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Easy How to Draw a Sunset Tutorial and Sunset Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for How to Draw a Sunset and a Sunset Coloring Page. A curvy road makes it extra pretty!

A drawing of a sunset, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

This is another landscape tutorial that will help young students think more about layers in their artwork. This drawing has three very distinct sections of hills that will easily connect to the fore, middle and background concept.

To add a little more perspective, a winding road gradually gets smaller and smaller and trails off to the setting sun. It’s an easy way to give the drawing even more intrest and depth.

Finally, when it comes time to color, the choices could easily be adapted for the seasons. This drawing has some fall foliage going on, but springtime colors with pinks and yellows would be really pretty too!

Getting Started with Drawing Guides

The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this website have a dashed vertical line and horizontal line running through the center of each step. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.

For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, this sketch starts with a line that is almost in the center of the paper. It’s easy to do when students can see where the center line is sitting.

When students get their drawing off to a good start, there’s a better chance of them feeling successful by the time they are done. Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper. Having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.

So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big line down the center of their paper before they start? No, that will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. Instead, they simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.

And now, on to the sunset drawing project.

Use the Button below to Download a PDF Tutorial

A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy sunset, which is available as a free download.

Sunset Coloring Page

Sunset Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for a Sunset Drawing

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Directions for How to Draw a Sunset

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw Sunset Hills

  1. Draw a wobbly line for the first hill.

  2. Add another line for the second hill.

  3. Draw a line for the third hill.

  4. Start the road in the foreground.

  5. Draw the next two sections of the road.

  6. Add some bushy trees on each hill.

  7. Draw the setting sun.

  8. Finish with clouds.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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