Simpleboat Drawing

sailboat drawingIf you narrow down sailboats into basic shapes, and then fill them with patterns, you can end up with a very pretty painting.


  • Watercolor paper
  • Crayons
  • Liquid watercolor paint


  1. Some pencil planning is necessary to begin this painting, so students should first draw two boats and horizon grass lines in pencil as shown.
  2. Once those large shapes have been decided, they may be traced with a crayon. Additional crayon detail may be added, such as patterns on the boats, white lines in the water, lined grass on the hills, and sun and clouds in the sky. The more pressure used in making these crayon lines, the better.
  3. Liquid watercolor paints are applied to cover the boats, grass, water and sky.