Hello Fellow Art Lovers,
Today we’re going to Draw a Log Cabin in Pencil with Pine Trees.
If you want to draw this using the YouTube video instead of the written directions below, click on this picture:
OUTLINE THE CABIN IN PENCIL
Make the top of the door and the top of the window at the same level.
The same log will go across the top of both of them.
ADD BOARDS TO THE DOOR AND THE ROOF
Add logs across the front of the log cabin in pencil.
SHADE ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE LOGS
Leave the center of each log a lighter shade.
Let’s put some lines on the boards on the door.
Darken the window panes since we can’t see into the cabin from where we are standing.
Put some lines onto the boards on the roof.
draw in A PINE TREE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCENE
Start the base of the tree about halfway up the side of the cabin. This gives the illusion that the tree is further away from us than the front of the cabin. Then draw in the branches.
A tip to remember is that some of the branches are coming toward us. We easily remember to draw the branches that go out to the sides. But we need to also draw the branches that are coming toward us. These branches hide the trunk.
If there are fewer branches on a tree, some of the trunks would show in a few places.
DRAW IN 3 PINE TREES BEHIND THE CABIN
They should be of different sizes to add interest. Leave a space between the 2nd and 3rd tree. We we’ll put a chimney in that space.
DRAW IN A SECOND LARGE PINE TREE
Start the base of this pine tree lower on the page, below the bottom of the cabin. This gives the illusion that this tree is closer to us than the front of the cabin. Let’s make an effort to have some of the ends of the branches overlap the front of the cabin.
DRAW A CHIMNEY WITH SMOKE COMING OUT OF IT
The chimney is stove-pipe black metal, so let’s make it dark. You might like to try using the side of your pencil to make smoke.
DRAW A SHADOW WITH YOUR PENCIL FRONT AND AT THE SIDE OF THE CABIN
Add a path from the cabin door coming toward us. This path helps the viewer’s eye be led into the drawing toward the cabin, which is the focal point of the drawing.
Add shadow in front of the trunks of the pine trees.
Add some grass or shadow in the yard to break up the whiteness of the paper.
Now it’s time for the last-minute details and to add more contrasts to our cabin scene
– Smooth out the path and smoke with your finger or tissue wrapped around your finger.
– Darken the window pane a bit more.
– Put a few more lines in the logs and boards.
– Put a hint of scrubby grass in the yard to break up the plainless in those areas.
– Darken the metal of the chimney to add more contrast.
– Add 3 birds in the sky.
– Emphasizing that the tree that is nearest to us has branches that come out in front of the cabin.
ADD A FRAME
Let’s add our signature inside the frame.
And we’re done!
Good job everyone.
I hope you enjoyed this easy pencil drawing lesson of a log cabin with pine trees.
You’re invited to post your drawing on my Facebook page.
Contact me anytime by email: Elaine@SkillfulArtists.com
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