Swan in Pencil Drawing

Swan in Pencil Drawing – Draw this Easy Drawing for Beginners – This Pencil Drawing is Perfect for Spending Quiet Time Doing a Drawing

All you need for this drawing project is a regular pencil, an eraser and a piece of paper.

Start by outlining the swan. Leave room all around. There will be water below and sky above. Set the swan a little to the right side of the paper so there is more room in front of its face than behind its tail.

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Next, outline the feathers.

How to draw pencil in step by step In Swan Drawing

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Darken the feathers to make them stand out more. The feathers underneath the tail of the swan are darker than the feathers at the top, nearest the sun.

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Add an horizon line to separate the water from the sky.

swan pencil drawing step by stepAdd the sky and birds. The slanted lines of the sky should be spaced out and never darker than the swan, which is the main element in the drawing. Make the sky lines wispy. Leave some sky untouched. Put an odd number of birds in the sky, 1, 3, 5, or whatever.

swan pencil sketchAdd water and the swan’s shadow in the water. Add a bit of swirly water in front of the swan. Make the shadow in the water darkest nearest the swan, where very little sunlight can reach. Make the shadow lighter as it is further away from the swan because the sunlight can lighten the shadow out away from the swan.

how to draw swans in loveNow add your final shadows and see what your drawing looks like in a frame.

DRAWING TIP:

Adding shadow is one of the best ways to improve the looks of your drawing, even a simple drawing. This is usually done over the course of the drawing, not all at once. In this easy drawing, you start by drawing in the swan’s feathers. Then you darken the bottoms of the feathers a little. When you add the lines in the feathers, the overall drawing appears a bit darker. Since the swan’s tail feathers under the swan are away from the sunlight, those are shaded more than the upper feathers.

Often the final touches to a drawing are increasing the shadows. This creates a wider range of “values” in the drawing. White is the lightest value and black is the darkest value. Almost every good drawing has a full range of values – some areas are white and some are black and there is almost every value (shade) in between somewhere in the drawing.

Don’t call a drawing finished until you’ve asked yourself if you can add any more drama to the drawing by darkening some places and lightening (with your eraser) some other places.

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