Learn how to draw a winter landscape with moonlight shadows on white snow. It’s a great study in contrast.
Winter Landscape Drawing
Winter landscape drawing projects needn’t be complicated and involve lots of fancy supplies. This one is pretty simple, focuses on silhouettes of trees on a moon lite night, and can be made with just a couple of crayons and a black marker.
This drawing would also make an excellent example of one of the Principles of Design — Contrast. The black trees that cast a shadow against the white snow, are so much more striking than say brown trees against green grass. It’s a great way for students to learn how much impact contrast can have in their work.
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Materials for a Winter Landscape Drawing
- Black Sharpie Marker (affiliate link)
- Prang Crayons (affiliate link)
- Crayola Crayons (affiliate link)
Step by Step Directions to Draw a Winter Landscape
Time needed: 35 minutes.
How to Draw a Winter Landscape
- Draw the snow banks.
- Space out 3 tree trunks.
- Add branches to the left tree.
- Draw more branches to the middle tree.
- Add branches to the right tree.
- Draw a moon.
- Draw shadows that point to the moon.
- Color the trees black and the shadows gray.
- Color the sky, leaving spots for snow.