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A Toadstool Drawing

These nature drawings are done in their simplest form, so you can discover yourself how easy they are to draw as you create an imitation of each one.

Using basic lines helps to uncomplicate the process and you soon become familiar with seeing and copying various subjects.

If you practice with simple drawings first, it saves you from becoming impatient and possibly quitting the hobby - that is not what I want for you! Copy the basic line drawings here and you get to see results straight away.

I am happy because I drew these sketches in a very short amount of time.

It is very possible to teach yourself to draw and it's probably way better than an art class where you are required to do drawings that don't interest you.

Add a dash of imagination to your next nature drawing and have some fun.


A Nature Drawing

Although the above illustration looks busy and complicated, it is actually made up of simple lines, squiggles and strokes. I just jumbled everything together and this sketch is the result.

When you study the landscape outdoors, take notice that you will never see a true straight line -- it is only man who makes things mathematically exact.

What Is Nature?

Maple Leaf Drawing

Nature is everything that is not man-made and it encompasses the universe.

To get back to nature, a lot of people go hiking to observe animal life, admire the wild flowers and different types of plants.

City dwellers visit parks, garden and zoos.

The artist in you will call out to put these little memories on paper.

Framed landscape-type pictures always look enchanting on any wall. (When you gift your artwork to someone special, it has more meaning than anything store bought.)

A Tuft Of Grass

Copy the simple outlines on this page to create a nice collection of black and white nature drawings.

The natural wonders of Earth provide every artist with great material for sketching, right down to a tuft of grass!

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Some Tips For Nature Drawing

An Old Fashioned Rose Drawing

I know we all have different tastes but I think this drawing of an old fashioned rose is so pretty.

Copy it and find that this little rose drawing is very straightforward and easy to illustrate.

There are many way to commence a drawing but it's a good idea to look at the larger shapes first and lightly sketch them onto your paper.

You now have something (an outline) to work with and build upon. Immediately, this action takes care of any block you might experience by looking at a blank sheet of paper.

You want drawing to be a pleasant task so just relax and give your pencil permission to move over the paper wherever it wants to go. This results in carefree strokes and ultimately some wonderful sketches!

Now, with those carefree strokes, develop your sketch with more shapes that you can see within or beside the outline that you created.

Lily Drawing

As your drawing takes shape, correct any lines that don't look quite right but let the incorrect lines remain in place.

I copied a lot of nature drawings from books before I ventured to sketch outside but this decision is a personal choice, just follow your instinct.

See the simple lines in this drawing of a lily?

You will increase your confidence if you copy these drawings over and over again.

With each and every drawing you do, you are practicing and you will improve without realizing it.

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Do Comparisons

Compare some of your older drawings with those you did today. This is a very enjoyable task because it is the best form of encouragement that you will ever receive.

For this reason alone, it is important for you to remember to date every piece of artwork. Actually, I write everything on the back of my drawings. Using a soft pencil, I note:

  • the date.
  • where the reference picture was from (if applicable).
  • the name of the original artist (if applicable).
  • any new technique that I was experimenting with.
  • the grade of pencil used and the type of textured paper.

This information also comes in handy when you refer back to your experimental drawings because it's impossible to remember absolutely everything you use at that time.

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