How to Draw a Cartoon Valley
Let’s tackle a cartoon valley in this week’s Landscape drawing lesson, which is very popular when it comes to backgrounds and backdrops for your cartoons. With a careful’swoop’ of the wrist, you should be able to sketch some truly nice looking hills like the ones below.
First Step – Plan and Design Your Cartoon Valley
If you’re planning a large-scale painting project, you should spend some time planning out what you’ll draw; I’ve done the same here, outlining key components and how I’d like them to appear in the finished version of this painting.
Second Step – How to Draw a Cartoon Valley
If you look back at the beach lesson, you’ll notice that the clouds and sun are nearly identical, but with some well-placed lines, drawing a valley becomes a lot easier. Subtle changes in lines can reveal an entirely different world.
How do you draw a valley?
How to Draw a Cartoon Valley with Amazing Effects
- Draw a mountain on each side of your drawing, then a couple more on the back.
- Finally, add some oval shapes in the sky to create clouds.
- Work on the outline of the valley and the river in the middle.
- Do the same for the clouds.
How do you represent a hill on a map?
The ground slopes down in all directions from a hilltop, which is depicted on a map by contour lines forming concentric circles, with the hilltop being the inside of the smallest closed circle. Hill = an area of high ground; usually smaller and rounder than a mountain, and less steep.
How do you draw a map step by step?
My method for drawing a map is fairly consistent:
- Doodle an outline. doodle in the outlines. doodle detail lines. doodle dark areas. doodle overall light and shade. doodle base colors. doodle detailed light and shade. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle label. doodle
What do a valley look like?
Valleys are depressed areas of land that have been scoured and washed out by the conspiring forces of gravity, water, and ice. Some valleys hang; others are hollow. Mountain valleys, for example, have near-vertical walls and a narrow channel, whereas plain valleys have shallow slopes and a wide channel.
What does a steep slope look like on a topographic map?
Contour lines that seem to touch indicate a very steep rise, such as a cliff or canyon wall, and contour lines that are closely spaced indicate a steep slope because the elevation changes quickly in a small area.
How do you read a slope map?
To determine the slope of a feature, measure the horizontal (run) and vertical (rise) distances between two points on a line parallel to the feature. The slope is calculated by dividing the rise over the run and multiplying this ratio by 100 to express slope as a percentage.
How do you read contours?
Contour Lines: How To Read Them
- Index lines are the thickest contour lines and are usually labeled with a number at one point along the line.
- Intermediate lines are the thinner, more common lines between the index lines.
What is Wonderdraft?
Wonderdraft is a fantasy map-making program that might be just what you need.
What is MAP key?
A key or legend is a list of symbols that appear on a map, such as a cross, a cross attached to a circle, a cross attached to a square, or the symbol Sch, which stands for school. Symbols and colors can also represent different things such as roads, rivers, and land height.