Drawing fall scenes is a wonderful way to express the beauty of nature during this colorful season. With this step-by-step guide, even beginners can easily draw an autumn landscape. Follow these instructions, tips, and techniques to create a stunning fall drawing.
Before we get started, you need to gather these materials:
- Pencils (HB, 2H, 2B, 4B)
- Paper (Preferably 11”x14” white drawing paper)
- Colored pencils (Optional)
Sketching the Basic Shapes
To start, use an HB pencil and lightly sketch horizontal lines to create the horizon line. Then, draw a rough outline of the trees, hills and any other object in your scene. If you find it difficult to get the proportions right, you can always reference a reference image.
Adding Details to the Drawing
Once the basic shapes are in place, it’s time to refine your drawing. Use a 2H pencil to add details such as the tree branches, leaves, and rocks in your scene. Keep it light and don’t worry about shading at this stage.
It’s important to pay attention to the details in the scene because it will make your drawing realistic.
Now comes the fun part! Use a 4B pencil to add shading to your drawing. Lightly shade the areas where shadows will appear. If you’re unsure of where these areas will be, imagine where the sun is positioned in your scene and shade the opposite direction.
Try to add various layers of shading to make it more realistic. Add more shading on the areas which should be darker.
If you feel like adding some extra touch to your drawing, you can use colored pencils to fill in the details of your drawing.
Final Touches and Cleanup
Once you’re satisfied with the shading and color, use an eraser to remove any remaining sketch marks and, messiness. You can also use a kneaded eraser to remove any unwanted lines.
Can I use any paper for my drawing?
It’s better if you use white drawing paper. The weight of the paper should be minimum of 140gsm for better results.
Do I need a reference image to draw?
It is not necessary, but it can be very helpful, especially for beginners.
Should I start with colored pencils?
Starting with pencils makes more sense as shading and coloring can be added on top of sketches.
How do I choose the colors for my drawing?
You can refer to the image and the fall season to choose the colors you need.
Do I need to be an artist to draw fall scenes?
No, you don’t need to be an artist to draw. Anyone can learn to draw if they start with beginner-friendly tutorials like this one.
How long does it take to finish a fall scene drawing?
It depends on how much time and effort you’re willing to put into your drawing. Allow yourself enough time to work patiently and carefully on the details.
Drawing a fall scene can be an easy and enjoyable experience, and it doesn’t require any prior experience or artistic talent. Follow our step-by-step tutorial and tips to create a detailed and beautiful autumn landscape. Don’t forget to take your time, be patient, and enjoy the process and outcome!