Get a summery sense of freedom by drawing landscapes on the beach. Start by creating a line for the horizon, water, and sky. Then, add beach details like coconut trees, umbrellas, and towels. Finally, color this beautiful beach scene of yours!
Method 1 of 2: Sketching the Background
Step 1. Draw a horizon line with a pencil
Draw a straight horizontal line in the middle of the paper. This line is the horizon that connects the sea and the sky.
You can use a ruler to draw these straight lines
Step 2. Add wavy lines for the water's edge
Below the horizontal line, but not directly under the paper, draw a wavy line on the drawing paper. This is the wave line, which is where the water reaches the beach sand.
Create wavy lines of various sizes to make the waterline look more realistic
Step 3. Make small arcs in the water to form waves
Your landscape image will consist of the beach at the bottom, followed by the water above, then ending with the sky at the very top. Explain the state of the ocean filled with water by adding small curves to describe the waves.
No need to worry too much about the perfection of your image. Drawings are made in pencil and can still be corrected later with color
Step 4. Draw the clouds in the sky
To draw clouds, draw short curved lines that connect each other. You can draw large or small clouds as you wish. You can also add a circular line in the middle of the cloud to make it look more realistic.
If you want a beach view bathed in sunlight and without the presence of clouds, that's fine, you know! You don't have to draw clouds there
Step 5. Draw the sun or the moon
If you want to draw a beach at sunrise or sunset, draw the sun in a semicircle on the horizon line, right in the center of the page. If you want a beach view in broad daylight, draw a full round sun in the sky. However, if you decide to draw a beach scene at night, add a moon, it can be a circle or a crescent.
- Don't worry if your circle isn't perfectly round. People rarely look directly at the sun. So, they don't really find a perfect circle.
- If you want, you can draw a sun with a smiling face.
Method 2 of 2: Adding Details and Color
Step 1. Draw a coconut tree for a beach in the tropics
Use 2 straight and slightly curved lines as coconut stalks. Draw a palm leaf like a large wing: draw a curved line, then short lines on both sides pointing downwards.
- You can add coconut trees as you wish. However, if your beach is in a place where there are no coconut trees, there's certainly no need to force yourself to add it.
- Draw a small wavy line under the coconut tree to make it clear that the tree is standing on a tree, not just floating.
Step 2. Add a beach umbrella to impress someone on the beach
Drawing people can be difficult, but you can create the impression of a beach full of life by adding a beach umbrella. Use a slightly sloping line as a post stuck in the sand. Draw a downward curved line as the umbrella, and a series of short curved lines that connect each other as the base of the umbrella.
You can also add stacked beach towels by drawing a rhombus. Later you will see a tilted towel
Step 3. Draw the boat in the water as a fun detail
Draw the hull of the boat by making a semicircle, then erase the part that is under the water. Then, draw straight lines for the mast of the boat, and triangles for the sails.
If you want to draw a boat far over there, make a very small boat on the horizon
Step 4. Bold the drawing with a pen and erase your pencil strokes
Have a pen or marker ready and bold the lines that you will retain in the drawing. Maybe your pencil sketch earlier contained too many wavy lines and now you think it's unnecessary. After thickening all the pencil strokes with the pen, you can erase all the pencil lines.
Make sure the ink has dried before you start erasing the pencil lines. Otherwise, your eraser will spread the ink all over the place
Step 5. Color the drawing with colored pencils, crayons, pastels, or markers
The sand can be colored yellow or brown. Leaves may be colored green. If your beach background is daytime, color the sky a light blue and the ocean a slightly darker turquoise. If your beach is depicted against a sunrise or sunset backdrop, color the sky with streaks of color. Also make sure the colors of the sky are also reflected on the surface of the water.
- The ocean will look more real if you apply a variety of colors, such as blue, green, and purple, instead of just one color.
- You can color your beach umbrellas and beach towels pink or yellow for a fun contrast!
Step 6. Done
- Draw lightly with a pencil so that it can be easily erased if it's wrong.
- Add anything to your beach pictures! Consider details such as birds, sandcastles, crabs, fish, beach balls, or people.