How to draw a Volcano with Pencil Step by Step

How to draw a Volcano with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions.  Pencil drawing tutorials for beginners and everyone.

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

Video produced by the channel: Marcello Barenghi

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

It’s always helpful to start with some quick sketches. Try using a medium that you don’t always use. I used water soluble pencils for my sketches. I started by sketching the volcano. Then I roughly shaded it.

Step 2

Then I review the sketch using water and brush. Don’t get too caught up in details. Just treat your sketches as warm-up exercises.

Step 3

Next is a sketch of an erupting volcano. Again, I started out by sketching the volcano and then roughly shading it.

Step 4

I finished my sketch using water and brush here.

Step 5

Start by shading almost on your paper with 7B. Shading is very light. Then blend in your shade with a blend stump. The only pencils you should need are 7B for sketching/shading and HB for any shading.

Step 6

Next, delete the volcano and any other background blocks into the artboard. Then approximate the shadows in your sky using the 7B pencil. Hints of smoke coming from a volcano.

Step 7

Use the 7B pencil to shade the range on the volcano and mountains. Then roughly shade in the foliage in the foreground.

Step 8

Blend sky and smoke using a blend stump. Then blend with the background mountains. You can use an HB pencil to sharpen the shading if it’s too blurry.

Step 9

Use the 7B pencil to add a layer of shading to the volcano then blend your shadows in.

Step 10

Add multiple layers of shadows and make sure that the flames and lava are the whitest parts of the drawing. Try to gradually turn black towards the bottom of the volcano.

Step 11

Finalize the drawing by darkening the volcano and shading the foliage in the foreground. Now, let’s move on to the next volcano.

Step 12

Start over by shading and blending in the background. I used a 7B pencil for this.

Step 13

Next outline roughly/shade in the volcano. After that sketch went up in smoke.

Step 14

Blend in your sky. Then mix and determine you smoke. Use a kneadable eraser to add highlights to the smoke. Use the HB pencil to add shine and details. Blend through the smoke to give it a soft look. After you’ve done that blend, I

Step 15

Next shade in the volcano with a 7B pencil. Make you the darkest towards the outline of the volcano. Try to make your pencil strokes move naturally down the volcano. Use an eraser to make the light coming from the crack in the volcano the brightest part of the canvas. This will give it a glow effect.

Step 16

Finalize the drawing by shading and blending the smoke/clouds below the volcano and cleaning up your shadows and details. I hope you found this guide beneficial. As always, comments and questions are welcome!

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