How to Draw Mount Rushmore

Learn how to draw a great looking Mount Rushmore with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Mount Rushmore.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Mount Rushmore

How to Draw a Great Looking Mount Rushmore for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the Mount Rushmore outline with the George Washington drawing.

Use curved lines to trace his face, hair, eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth. Shade a round pupil in each eye. Notice the president's distant expression.

Easy Mount Rushmore Drawing - Step 2

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2. Use curved lines to trace the top of Washington's head, the triangular lapels of his suit jacket, and the necktie or cravat around his neck.

Then, begin the Thomas Jefferson drawing. Use curved lines to draw his eye and nose. Notice that he is facing in the opposite direction.

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Easy Mount Rushmore Drawing - Step 3

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines to outline Jefferson's face, hair, mouth, eyebrows, and his remaining eye.

Easy Mount Rushmore Drawing - Step 4

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use curved lines to sketch the face of Theodore Roosevelt. Outline the face, brows, eyes, nose, and mustache. Shade a round pupil inside each eye.

Easy Mount Rushmore Drawing - Step 5

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Finish Roosevelt's face, using curved lines for the hair and shorter lines for the chin, side of the face, and to texture the hair.

Then, begin the Abraham Lincoln drawing, using curved lines to trace the brows, eyes, nose, and mouth. Shade a round pupil inside each eye.

Easy Mount Rushmore Drawing - Step 6

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use curved lines to outline Lincoln's hair, the side of his face, his cheeks, and his beard.

Then, use long curved lines to begin tracing the mountains in the distance and the cliff face located next to Lincoln's head.

Easy Mount Rushmore Drawing - Step 7

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use long, curved lines to texture the mountainside. Then, begin an evergreen tree drawing at the bottom of the page. Use curved lines that meet in points to sketch the layered branches of the tree.

Add More Details to Your Mount Rushmore Picture - Step 8

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw more pine trees at the base of the mountain. Notice how some are larger, indicating they are closer to the view. Note, too, that many of the trees blend into a single outline rather than being discreet.

Complete the Outline of Your Mount Rushmore Drawing - Step 9

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use two long curved lines to draw the triangular pile of stone in front of the mountain and texture it with short lines. Then use connected "U" shaped lines to indicate fluffy clouds in the sky up above.

Color Your Mount Rushmore Drawing

Mount Rushmore step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your Mount Rushmore outline is now complete. Color your picture of Mount Rushmore. The rocky mountainside is brown or gray, with green trees at its base.

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Learn More About The Mount Rushmore Drawing

Have you ever been to Mount Rushmore? Take a trip with your sketchbook as you complete this Mount Rushmore drawing.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in South Dakota in the United States.

It is a rocky mountain carved with the faces of four American presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

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This sculpture is as big as the mountain itself. Each of the faces is about 60 feet tall. But all you will need is a regular-sized paper and a pencil to follow the easy step-by-step guide.

Want to explore more of the country's national parks? You can practice these landscapes to draw the Great Smoky Mountains or you can learn how to draw the mesas of the Southwest.

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