How to Draw Easy Scenery by Oil Pastels with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Sunset Scenery Drawing easy for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
Sunset Scenery Drawing Step by step
Step 1: Composition
Decide on the composition of your drawing. Think about the placement of the coconut trees, river, and the sun on the horizon. You can create a rough sketch or mental plan before starting.
Step 2: Outline the Horizon
Begin by drawing a horizontal line near the upper part of your paper to represent the horizon where the sky meets the river.
Step 3: The Sun
Sketch the setting sun. It can be a simple circle or a slightly flattened oval. Add rays extending outwards from the sun to create the impression of a setting sun.
Step 4: Sky
Create the sky above the horizon. Depending on the mood you want to convey, you can use warm colors like oranges, pinks, and purples for a classic sunset. Start with the lightest color at the horizon and gradually darken the sky as you move upwards. Blend the colors to create a smooth gradient from the horizon to the top of the paper.
Step 5: Water
Draw the river beneath the horizon. Use a gentle, flowing line to represent the water’s edge. Make sure the water extends from one side of the paper to the other. Reflect the colors of the sunset in the water, but make the reflection slightly softer and lighter than the actual sky.
Step 6: Palm Trees
Sketch the coconut trees on either side of the river. These trees are tall and slender with long, feathery fronds. You can add details like coconuts hanging from the branches. Make sure the palm trees are silhouetted against the colorful sky, so they stand out.
Step 7: Land or Banks
Draw the land or riverbanks on either side of the river. These can be simple shapes or curves, and you can add some texture or vegetation to them for added realism.
Step 8: Details
Add any additional details you like, such as birds in the sky, rocks or boats in the river, or the shimmering reflection of the sun on the water’s surface.
Step 9: Shadows and Highlights
To make your drawing more realistic, add shadows to the coconut trees and the land, and highlight the edges of the trees where the sunlight catches them.
Step 10: Color (optional)
If you’re using colored pencils, pastels, or watercolors, start adding color to your drawing. Pay attention to the color gradients in the sky and the reflection in the water. Use various shades of green for the palm trees and appropriate colors for the land or riverbanks.
Step 11: Final Touches
Refine your drawing, make any necessary adjustments, and erase any unnecessary guidelines. Add any final touches or details you think will enhance the overall look of your sunset scene.
Remember, practice makes perfect, and you can experiment with different color palettes and techniques to create your unique version of a coconut tree and river sunset. Don’t be afraid to use reference images to help you with the details and colors.
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