Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Windmill and a Windmill Coloring Page. Many artists have been fascinated with their look over the years.
Artists have been learning hot to draw windmills for hundreds of years. They must have looked pretty modern to them, at one point in time. Many of these buildings still be seen in Denmark, still have a fascinating look to them.
To learn more about the history of windmills, you can go look back to a man named Poul la Cour who grew up on a farm in Djursland, Denmark in the 1850s. He is noted for his early work on wind power which laid the foundation for modern windmill technology and wind power plants found today.
Preview of step by step Face tutorials
Windmill Coloring Page
Materials for Windmill Project
- Prang Crayons (affiliate link)
- Crayola Crayons (affiliate link)
Step by Step Directions for Windmill Project
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Windmill
- Draw the top dome.
- Add the curved sides below.
- Fill sides with windows, door.
- Draw center circle and large X.
- Add panel attached to each.
- Fill the panels with grid lines.
- Draw background landscaping.
- Fill foreground with flowers.
- Trace with marker and color.
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How to Draw a Windmill on a Plate
This clever idea to paint a windmill on a paper plate comes from Dream, Draw, Create.
It’s another great alternative when you don’t have good watercolor paper to work with. I found these uncoated super cheap plates took the color beautifully, and kept all that lovely texture that watercolor paint is known for.
The fact that you could stick these all on a wall with just a little tape, and have a “framed” windmill art show in about 10 minutes is pure genius. Thanks ‘Dream, Draw, Create’!
- How to Draw a Windmill PDF tutorial
- Paper plate, uncoated (the super cheap kind found at your grocer or Costco)
- Black Sharpie marker
- Watercolor paint