The waterfall is a cascade of water falling from a height. It is typically formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline.
Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful natural sceneries, some of the most famous waterfalls are Niagara Falls and Angel Falls.
The extreme beauty of waterfalls as well as the fascination about this natural scenery has created a huge demand for a free waterfalls drawing tutorial.
So, we’ve created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a waterfall, summed up in 9 quick and easy steps.
With this comprehensive tutorial, you can marvel at the wonder of a waterfall up close and personal.
What’s more, you can customize your waterfall drawing as much as you like! You can even handpick the colors to create a unique waterfall like no other!
Have fun and use your artistic skills!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw a Waterfall – Let’s get started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Create the Rock Formation of the Waterfall
- Step 3 – Draw the Puddle of Water Below the Rocks
- Step 4 – Then, Add More Water Flowing Underneath
- Step 5 – Afterwards, Draw the Water Flowing Above
- Step 6 – Complete the Structure of the Flowing Water
- Step 7 – Add More Rock Formation on the Right Side
- Step 8 – Then, Add Another Rock on the Formation
- Step 9 – Draw the Patterns All Over the Waterfall
- 5 Tips To Make Your Waterfall Drawing Even Better!
- Your Waterfall Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw a Waterfall – Let’s get started!
Start by drawing what we will call the “base rock” on the left side of the waterfall. Draw various curved lines to represent the base rock.
Don’t worry about perfecting the shape of the rocks! As a matter of fact, the more uneven the lines are, the more realistic the rock formation looks!
Step 2 – Create the Rock Formation of the Waterfall
This time, we will add another layer of rock “wall” right on top of the waterfall’s base rock.
Use straight and curved lines to represent this vertical rock wall.
Step 3 – Draw the Puddle of Water Below the Rocks
In this step, we will create what will look like the mass of water that has fallen from the waterfall.
Draw various curved lines to represent this, just like the one shown in the illustration.
Step 4 – Then, Add More Water Flowing Underneath
This time, we will create another layer of water flow.
Make sure to add this on the bottom part of the figure we drew in the previous step.
This time, however, use a wider set of curved lines to represent this.
Step 5 – Afterwards, Draw the Water Flowing Above
In this step, we will create the silhouette or outline of the waterfall itself.
Draw a curved line connected from the top of the rock wall towards the right side of the first water flow.
The curved line will fade away, as seen in the illustration.
Step 6 – Complete the Structure of the Flowing Water
In this step, we will create a short diagonal line that will connect what we drew previously on the fifth step with the one we drew in the third step.
Step 7 – Add More Rock Formation on the Right Side
In this step, we will create another rock wall, just like in Step 2.
But this time, we will create a smaller version and on the right side.
Step 8 – Then, Add Another Rock on the Formation
Now, we will be creating a small version of the base rock (the one you drew in Step 1) for the right side of the waterfall.
This will be drawn beside and behind the right side rockwall.
Step 9 – Draw the Patterns All Over the Waterfall
It’s time to make the waterfall look realistic! Simply add “crack” lines to the base rock and the rock wall on top of it.
Then, add lines inside the waterfall itself to represent the water raging towards the edge of the waterfall. Afterwards, also draw diagonal curved lines inside the water flow section you drew on Step 3.
Now, it’s finally time to put some color to the waterfall! This is the part where you
As you can see in the illustration above, we used color white with some shades of blue and white but you can add a bit more color to this drawing!
5 Tips To Make Your Waterfall Drawing Even Better!
You’re sure to fall for these tips we have for making your waterfall sketch even better!
We focused on the main feature of this waterfall drawing in this guide, but you can add many more features!
In this particular drawing, we have some rocks surrounding the waterfall that are arranged in various shapes.
This already looks great, but you could also build on these rock features even more. This could make the waterfall look even more distinct than it already does!
Adding more rocks to this drawing of a waterfall is one way to build on it, but you could also add some plants. These could range from smaller bushes and plants to big palm trees.
That is just a small selection of plant features you could add, but you should definitely add any others you have in mind!
Many people like to visit waterfalls not only to look at them but also to swim in them. For that reason, it could be fun to draw some people enjoying this particular waterfall!
They would probably look really small in this picture, but there are still all kinds of fun poses you could create. What sorts of adventures do you think people could be having around this waterfall?
We created a fairly small example in this waterfall sketch, but now that you can draw it, you may want to make it even bigger. You could do this by following the steps again and making it taller and wider.
The bigger it is, the more room you would have to add more rocks, fish and other details. How big do you think this waterfall could be?
Finally, you could bring it all together by adding a background for this waterfall drawing. There are so many backdrops you could add to really finish it off nicely!
There could be some mountains looming in the distance, or there might be a lush jungle. These are two ideas, but what else could you use as a background for this waterfall you have worked so hard on?
Your Waterfall Drawing is Complete!
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Successfully completing a waterfall drawing is a great achievement, so you should feel proud of yourself for completing a masterpiece!
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We can’t wait to see your realistic waterfall drawing!