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How to Draw the Pyramids

Follow this step by step tutorial to not only learn how to draw the pyramids, but also how to place them in their natural surroundings, hot sun, sand, shadows and all.

After drawing your pyramid in its natural setting, you could get out paint and mix some colors to get two shades of sand. OR, you could use my favorite markers and just color an extra layer to get the darker shade. It’s all up to you and the lesson you want to share / and have time for. Either way, you’ll end up with a lovely scenic set of Egyptian pyramids.


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  1. To make the horizontal and vertical center guidelines, fold the paper in half twice to make creases.
  2. Use a pencil to draw the pyramids, as shown in the downable tutorial.
  3. Trace the drawing with a permanent black marker. (If you use one of the water based ones to trace, the lines may smear when to go back to fill in with color.
  4. Color the sand, water, pyramids and sky with marker color.
  5. Add another layer of sand color to one side of the pyramid to make it have a shadow.

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