There are few things that are as refreshing for the mind as getting to travel to some beautiful mountains and get away from it all.
Mountains have captured the imaginations of people for millions of years, and they continue to inspire us to this day.
This has made them a popular subject for art, whether it’s with drawings and paints or the setting for stories and poetry.
If you would like to learn how you could draw some mountains of your own, then this guide will show you how!
We created this step-by-step guide on how to draw mountains to have you drawing your own beautiful mountains with ease.
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw Mountains – Let’s get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw some more mountains
- Step 3 – Next, add some hilly terrain to the foreground
- Step 4 – Draw in one more layer of terrain
- Step 5 – Next, draw some snowy peaks
- Step 6 – Draw the final details for your mountains
- Step 7 – Finish off your mountains drawing with some color
- Your Mountains Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Mountains – Let’s get Started!
In this first step on how to draw mountains, we shall start quite simply. To start with, simply draw a rectangle that will act as a frame for your mountains drawing.
With that drawn, you can start to draw the first part of your mountains. These will be made using a sharply curving line going horizontally along your rectangle.
There will be a sharp triangular curve near the left-hand side of the picture as you can see in the image. This will be to show one of the taller mountains in the image.
Step 2 – Now, draw some more mountains
In this step, we shall add some more mountains to your mountains drawing. To do this, we shall use some more sharply curving lines between the dips in the mountains that you drew in the previous step.
These will make it look like there are some more tall mountains in the background, and will give this drawing some more depth.
Step 3 – Next, add some hilly terrain to the foreground
Let’s add some slightly flatter hill areas to the foreground of your drawing in this step of our guide on how to draw mountains.
To do this, we will draw another horizontal line below the others that you have drawn so far.
This line will still have some curves to make it look hilly, but it will be a lot less sharp than the previous ones. With that element added, we can move on to step 4.
Step 4 – Draw in one more layer of terrain
Before we head on to some details for your mountains drawing, we shall draw in one more layer of terrain to give this picture even more depth.
Simply draw in some more slightly curved lines beneath the hilly area that you drew in the previous step.
It will also be just above the bottom line of the rectangle from step 1. This line should be the flattest of all the mountain layers so far, but it should also still have a bit of curve to it.
Step 5 – Next, draw some snowy peaks
Mountains are even more magnificent when they have snow on their peaks that bring a chill rolling down, so we shall add some snowy peaks in this part of this guide on how to draw mountains.
To do this, simply add some curvy lines near the tops of the mountains in the first two layers of your drawing, as you can see in the reference image.
This simple yet effective detail will add a great atmosphere to your drawing!
Step 6 – Draw the final details for your mountains
Your mountains drawing is already looking great at this point, but you can make it look even better with some small details.
First of all, you can draw in some puffy clouds over the mountains to make it look like a beautiful, clear day for these mountains.
Then, you can draw some beautiful pine trees dotted along the mountains.
This is a detail where you can change it up a bit to suit your preference, and you could add lots more trees to your mountains if you would like! What other details do you think would suit this picture?
You could even add some of your own details such as a house on the mountains for an extra touch!
Step 7 – Finish off your mountains drawing with some color
It’s time to get out your favorite art tools, because in this step you can add some beautiful colors to your mountains drawing!
Some colors will really bring this peaceful scene to life, so you should really let your creativity flow on this one. We’ve shown you just one way to color in your amazing drawing with our image, but you should feel free to show us how creative you can be with your colors for this step!
This image is also perfect to use for some art medium experimentation. I would use some watercolor paints to give this picture a softer feel to it.
Because the snow on the mountains makes me think of a chilly morning, I would also use some cooler colors to give it a chillier feel.
That’s also just one way you could go about it, though, and any art mediums and color schemes that you use will definitely look incredible!
Your Mountains Drawing is Complete!
You have reached the end of our guide on how to draw mountains, and you have a beautiful drawing to show for it!
We really hope that you had a fun time learning to draw this beautiful picture alongside us.
We created this guide to show you how easy it can be to create an amazing picture if you break it down into steps and take it slow.
Now it’s up to you to personalize your mountains drawing with your own fun details. You could draw some extra elements for the picture, such as some little houses, more trees, or even more mountains in the background.
If you’re feeling extra creative, you could even draw a cool dragon circling the mountaintops to give the image a fantasy feel!
Details like this along with your color and art medium choices can really help to put a personal spin on your picture, so we can’t wait to see the creative additions you choose for your picture!
We hope that you will check out our site frequently, as we have many more great step-by-step drawing guides like this one coming out constantly for you to enjoy!
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