Draw a Waterfall

A waterfall can add a paradisaical feel to your illustration, using some simple shapes you'll learn how to make one following these steps.


  1. Draw a curved line on the bottom of the scene, this will be the outline of the pond.
  2. Draw rounded cornered rectangles for the first tier.
  3. Draw another couple of rectangles. Make them smaller this time.
  4. Add a third tier. Remember that smaller they look, the farther they are, depth-wise.
  5. Draw some bushes sticking to one side.
  6. Complete the scene by drawing some more trees or bushes to the other side.
  7. Use teal, sky blue and white to color the water, and green for the plants.
    • Remember that foam forms on the base of the waterfall. Sketch this in like clouds.

Alternate Method

  1. Draw two vertical lines.
  2. To the left of these two lines, add two smaller parallel lines. On top of each line, draw a triangle. Draw a trapezoid on the bottom left of the image.
  3. Add four groups of parallel lines and one single line on the left side of the image.
  4. Draw close-together vertical lines in the center of the image. Begin adding foliage to your drawing.
  5. Repeat the vertical lines on the right side of the image. Also add some smaller vertical lines to the groups of parallel lines. Continue adding foliage.
  6. Continue adding detail.
  7. Erase unnecessary guidelines.
  8. Color the waterfall.
  9. Finish coloring the drawing.

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