Rocks are an essential part of natural scenery. So if you’re passionate about drawing beautiful nature landscapes, then learning how to draw a rock is crucial.
To make it a lot easier for you, we have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a rock. This comprehensive guide consists of 9 easy instructions paired with simple illustrations.
What’s more, you can customize the rock as much as you like as well as its colors! So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab a piece of paper and a pencil and let’s draw together!
Have fun and use your creativity to draw a rock!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw a Rock — Let’s get started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 — Create an Outline of the Shape of the Rock
- Step 3 — Add the Edges at the Top of the Rock
- Step 4 — Finalize the Edges at the Top of the Rock
- Step 5 — Afterwards, Add Cracks and Ridges on the Rock
- Step 6 — Next, Draw Patterns All Over the Surface of the Rock
- Step 7 — Then, Add the Dimensions of the Rock
- Step 8 — Add More Ridges on the Surface of the Rock
- Step 9 — Now, Finalize the Structure of the Rock
- Your Rock Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw a Rock — Let’s get started!
Start drawing this flat-topped rock by drawing the edge or the outline.
Draw five connected diagonal lines (this will form the top part) and two curved, unconnected lines (this will form the bottom part) as seen in the illustration.
Step 2 — Create an Outline of the Shape of the Rock
This time, you will connect the bottom part by adding the middle section.
You will draw two connected diagonal lines at the bottom and two short vertical lines (one on each side), as shown in the illustration. You have finally drawn the outline of the rock!
Step 3 — Add the Edges at the Top of the Rock
In this step, you will start making the rock look realistic!
Draw the inner part of the flat top by adding three connected diagonal lines, like the ones in the illustration. The third diagonal line will look like it’s fading away
Step 4 — Finalize the Edges at the Top of the Rock
This step is simply a continuation of Step 3. You will draw a shorter version of what you made on Step 3: just two shorter diagonal lines.
This will also have some “fading away” effect just like the one in Step 3.
Step 5 — Afterwards, Add Cracks and Ridges on the Rock
Here, we’re trying to make the flat-topped rock look more realistic.
You will add more diagonal and curved lines on the flat top section of the rock, as shown in the illustration.
Step 6 — Next, Draw Patterns All Over the Surface of the Rock
We will add more realism to your flat-topped rock in this step.
Add two short diagonal lines to the bottom-left side of the rock.
Step 7 — Then, Add the Dimensions of the Rock
Here, you will simply draw a long diagonal line.
This diagonal, near-vertical line will connect the part you drew on Step 3 to the one you drew on Step 2, as seen in the illustration
Step 8 — Add More Ridges on the Surface of the Rock
In this step, you will add two relatively shorter lines right beside the near-vertical line that you drew on Step 7.
Step 9 — Now, Finalize the Structure of the Rock
Here, you will simply recreate what you did in Step 6.
But this time, you will add those short lines two times to the right side of the rock.
There you have it—we have successfully drawn a realistic rock! Now, it’s finally time for the most exciting part, which is choosing the colors and coloring the rock!
To make your flat-topped rock pop out, it’s time to add colors! We used various tints of gray in the illustration, but you can choose to add a few other colors or tints as well.
Your Rock Drawing is Complete!
We hope you enjoyed drawing a rock with this step-by-step drawing tutorial. Now that you can draw a rock, what are you planning to draw next?
Beautiful natural sceneries with intricate rock drawings sounds wonderful! What do you think?
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Drawing a rock successfully is a milestone, so you should feel proud of yourself for completing a masterpiece!
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We are excited to see your realistic rock drawing!