No matter how you feel about winter, you can’t deny there’s a certain beauty of a snowy landscape. Snow formations on even the most demure object can turn it into a work of art, if just for a short while — but with a blank sheet of paper and your go-to drawing utensil, you can capture it forever. Here’s how you can draw your own winter wonderland.
Drawing Snow Around Buildings and Objects
What You Need
1. Draw Your Structures
The secret to drawing snow is all in the shading. Begin by drawing a very simple landscape — we drew a basic house with the outlines of trees surrounding it. Don’t worry about drawing the bottoms of your objects, as these will be obscured by snow in the next step.
2. Add the Snow
Using the straight lines of the roof as a guide, redraw it with curved lines. This will create the look of snow on the house. As you work, lightly erase the original roof lines. Draw mounds of snow on the chimney. Then move down to the windows and draw small mounds on the tops.
For the trees, use your pencil to detail foliage peeking through in just a few spots. This immediately creates a snow-covered look.
3. Make More Details
You can leave your snowy scene simple, or add a few more details. A few easy ways to add detail:
Bonus: How to Draw Footprints in the Snow
Draw prints that are similar in size and shape to the human or animal’s feet. Add some shading and depth on about half of the print — this adds realism, since a foot would push deeper into only some of the snow while stepping.