I suggest you learn how to draw a snowman, as if you were molding it on a piece of paper. By the way, we had our first snowfall yesterday, but it has already melted overnight. This is a classic of our city. You will sculpt the snowman on the same principle as me, but we will all have a different pattern, and that’s okay. The main thing is to follow the sequence of steps.
How to Draw a Snowman Step-by-Step
Total Time: 20 minutes
1. Creating a background (How to Draw a Snowman)
Let’s start composing the background. My snowmen are usually some kind of dreary night, so black blue well as night, 4 pm is already dark. I associate the snowman with the night, so I immediately make a black blue up there and will be such a dark darkness. You can also use gouache if you have it. or acrylic if you also have it. In general any other paint, they are quite interchangeable, but still, of course, acrylic in my opinion wins in many, such bright, tasks, it always looks more powerful brighter. That’s why I use acrylic.
Going down to the bottom. Between them is such a smooth transition. You can add a little bit, if you feel that it is difficult without water. But I’m fine without water. After that I add some whitewash, maybe a little bit of blue. You need to get a little bit of a blue hue. We take the white paint and draw the snowdrifts. And here we have the area where you can put the snowman.
2. Drawing Stars (How to Draw a Snowman)
We take a toothbrush. We take the white paint. This is the most trivial way to paint stars and other winter things. Dilute the white paint with water, dab it on the brush and gently run it over the lint pattern. The splashes chaotically create us stars in the sky. You can use a brush instead of a toothbrush. Just a toothbrush does it perfectly so it will definitely come in handy for the winter, you can already put it off.
3. Draw body of snowman (How to Draw a Snowman)
Do you want me to teach you how to draw with your finger? Because it will be very easy for you to make an even plus or minus circle with your finger. Luckily the snowman will forgive us for being uneven. Put some white paint on your finger and apply it in a circular motion, as if you were rolling snow. All in all you need to make three snow balls. Add a blue color to each of the balls. This way we will emphasize its irregularities and shadows.
4. Volumizing the snowman (How to Draw a Snowman)
If you are using acrylic paint, I recommend creating a texture paste of flour or starch. Simply mix the paint and flour, and then apply the paste to the snowman. This will give it volume and ruggedness, as if it were made of real snow.
5. Putting a bucket on the snowman’s head (How to Draw a Snowman)
Now let’s draw a bucket on his head. Just draw a cylinder with a handle. Use gray tones and smooth transitions to create the volume of the bucket.
6. Face and hands
Take a thin brush and black paint. First we put black charcoals and pebbles in the snow, creating a face and buttons. And then we’ll stick twigs and hands. Make the strokes light and uncomplicated, you don’t need precision.
7. Wrap the snowman in a scarf (How to Draw a Snowman)
Use red and white paint. Without tearing off the brush, with one stroke, stroke from one end of the scarf, down the neck of the snowman, to the other end. As if you were wrapping him up.
8. Drawing a broom
Black paint a broom and add white highlights to give volume.
9. Variety in the background (How to Draw a Snowman)
Why not draw a Christmas tree? In green, draw a small Christmas tree. Use simple, light brush strokes from the top of the tree and down to the bottom. Then dress it up with toys using bright colors.
10. Adding snow (How to Draw a Snowman)
Let’s put on some white paint and start covering the Christmas tree with snow. What is beautiful about winter paintings, that you paint them cover with snow and it’s just some kind of magic. Gradually cover all the places where snow would accumulate. On the snowman’s hands, broom, bucket.
- White thick paper
- Acrylic paint: white, black, yellow, blue, red
- White flour
- Thick and thin brushes
Materials: White thick paper Acrylic paint White flour
That’s it. Our snowman is ready. If you like to draw with Christmas and winter themes then you can read this article about Christmas drawings.