Learn how to draw a great looking Swamp with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Swamp.
Swamps are wetlands filled with water instead of soil like a regular forest. Learn how to draw a swamp so that you can visit this ecosystem at home.
You'd have to strap on your rain boots if you visited a swamp. Many people avoid swamps because of the deep waters.
However, swamps are home to thousands of valuable plant, animal and insect species, maybe even some that we haven't discovered yet.
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Many swamps are located in coastal regions. If you can't visit a swamp in person, this guide teaches you how to draw one with a pencil, paper and coloring tools. Once you're done, you can learn how to draw another landscape, such as this cartoon sunrise drawing.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Swamp
How to Draw a Great Looking Swamp for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Draw an oval for the flat part of the tree trunk. Add a triangle on the left, then outline the trunk with vertical lines. Use curved, uneven lines for the roots and tall loops for the grass.
Easy Swamp Drawing - Step 2
2. Sketch incomplete ovals on top of the tree trunk. Draw a half-oval on the right with more tall loops above it. Sketch loose triangles on the right for the grass, then add a wavy horizontal line in the center.
Easy Swamp Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw a rounded rectangle shape for the boulder on the left. Sketch a wavy vertical line that reaches the top of the page, then draw curves, loops and triangles for the tree trunks. Add a line behind the roots.
Easy Swamp Drawing - Step 4
4. Outline the rest of the trunk with a curved vertical line with a wavy branch near the top. Use curved lines to sketch the other branch. Sketch wavy lines inside the trunk.
Draw more loops and curves on the right for more tree roots.
Easy Swamp Drawing - Step 5
5. Sketch the tree trunk with two wavy vertical lines. Use curves and a narrow triangle for the branch. Use small loops for the grass and wider loops for the roots.
Draw wide loops beneath the tree.
Easy Swamp Drawing - Step 6
6. Sketch the tree branch on the left with skinny tubes with a triangle between them. Add loops and wavy lines inside the trunk. Add another wavy vertical line to the right.
Use narrow triangles for the short branch, then sketch a semi-oval underneath and connect the shapes with a vertical line. Draw pointy curved lines that resemble waves for the grass.
Easy Swamp Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw more trunks behind the trees from the previous steps with curves and uneven straight lines. Add swirls inside the trunks and narrow triangles for the branches. Use fluffy shapes for the grass.
Add More Details to Your Swamp Picture - Step 8
8. Sketch a final branch on the left, and draw swirls inside the remaining tree trunk. Draw ovals with triangles cut out for the lily pads, then sketch a loose oval surrounded by curves in the water.
Complete the Outline of Your Swamp Drawing - Step 9
9. Add rounded triangles for the trees in the background, similar to the trees in a cartoon landscape. Start the frog's body with two ovals, then use tiny ovals for the eyes and curves for the legs.
Sketch more rounded triangles for the grass around the stone.
Color Your Swamp Drawing
Outline your cartoon marsh with black ink. Color the trees reddish-brown, and use gray for the rocks. Add blue for the sky, dark green for the pine trees and different shades of lighter green for the frog, grass, water and lily pads.
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