Learn how to draw a great looking Flood with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Flood.
What does a flood look like? Have you ever seen one on the news, in a film, or in person? You can use this flood drawing guide to sketch this type of natural disaster.
What causes a flood like the one pictured? According to the World Health Organization, floods happen when "water submerges land that is usually dry."
Do you see the dark storm clouds and the short, diagonal lines indicating rain in the illustration? Excessive rain caused the flood in our picture.
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How can you use this drawing? You might incorporate it in a story you are illustrating. Or, you could write a school report on storm safety.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Flood
How to Draw a Great Looking Flood for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. First, sketch the flooded house drawing. Use straight vertical lines to create the corners, and straight diagonal lines to sketch the waterline - the lowest point visible on each wall.
Use straight lines to outline the frame and cross bars of a window with four panes. Then, draw curved lines near the waterline to indicate ripples in the water.
Easy Flood Drawing - Step 2
2. Use straight lines to continue drawing the three-dimensional walls and roof of the house.
Easy Flood Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw an oval in the pointed eave on the front of the house to represent a window. Enclose a rectangle on the side of the house. Draw one vertical line and many horizontal lines across it. This forms the garage door.
Easy Flood Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw curved and loosely "V" shaped lines to indicate waves or ripples in the flowing water.
Easy Flood Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw a half-submerged tree in the background. Use curved lines to sketch the trunk, branches, and leafy crown. Don't forget to draw curved lines at the bottom of the trunk to represent ripples in the water.
Then, draw a straight, horizontal line from the tree to the house. This is the horizon line, where the flooded land disappears in the distance.
Easy Flood Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw a log floating on the water. Use curved lines to draw a wavy rectangle shape. Extend curved lines from one side and allow them to meet at a point, forming a tree branch. Texture the bark of the log and the ripples around it using curved lines.
Easy Flood Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw a door floating on the water. First, draw a rectangle. Then draw straight lines parallel to two sides. Enclose a smaller rectangle on top, and draw straight lines across it in a perpendicular manner. Use curved lines to enclose the doorknob and the wavy ripples around the door.
Next, draw a cartoon person clinging to the door, erasing as necessary. Use curved lines to outline the shoulders, arms, hands, neck, head, and spiky hair.
Add More Details to Your Flood Picture - Step 8
8. Draw another cartoon person waving from the top of the house. Again, use curved lines for the torso, arm, hand, head, and hair. Enclose large clouds in the background using curved lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Flood Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw short, diagonal lines across the whole picture to indicate the rain falling down.
Color Your Flood Drawing
Your sketch of a flooded landscape is now complete. Color your picture. We've shaded our clouds a foreboding gray and the water dark blue. Often, flood waters appear brown due to the dirt and debris that they wash away.
For more great landscape drawing tutorials, see the collection of Step-by-Step Landscape Drawings.
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