How to Draw the Grand Canyon

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

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Grand Canyon.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing the Grand Canyon

How to Draw a Great Looking Grand Canyon for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the Grand Canyon outline by drawing a series of overlapping curved lines. These form a rocky outcropping on one side of the canyon.

Easy Grand Canyon Drawing - Step 2

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use short curved lines and longer, overlapping curved lines to contour the rocks, giving them a three-dimensional appearance.

Then, draw long, overlapping curved lines to form another rocky prominence opposite the first.

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Easy Grand Canyon Drawing - Step 3

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Continue drawing the cliffs on both sides. Use long, curved lines to outline each section of the cliff. On one side, use horizontal and vertical curved lines to outline the faces of the rocks.

Easy Grand Canyon Drawing - Step 4

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use long, curved lines to outline another segment of cliff on each side. Texture and contour the cliffs with curved lines.

Easy Grand Canyon Drawing - Step 5

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use long, curved lines to outline three more sections of the canyon in the distance.

Easy Grand Canyon Drawing - Step 6

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Connect the distant sides of the canyon with two curved lines. These indicate a bend in the canyon and mountains in the distance.

Then, draw two wavy, zig-zag lines down the center of the canyon. This is the Colorado River.

Easy Grand Canyon Drawing - Step 7

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Add more detail to the cliff faces. Use lines that are vertical, horizontal, and that cross at perpendicular angles.

Add More Details to Your Grand Canyon Picture - Step 8

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use curved lines to texture the distant cliffs, as well as the banks of the river and the surface of the river itself.

Then, use a series of connected curved lines to outline a fluffy cloud hanging over the canyon.

Complete the Outline of Your Grand Canyon Drawing - Step 9

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw another cloud on the other side of the canyon. Use two "V" shaped lines to outline the silhouette of a large bird of prey in the sky above the canyon.

Color Your Grand Canyon Drawing

Grand Canyon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your Grand Canyon outline is now complete. Color your landscape. The rocks of the Grand Canyon are a rich red in color.

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Easy, step by step Grand Canyon drawing tutorial
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Learn More About The Grand Canyon Drawing

True to its name, the Grand Canyon is one of the most breathtaking of North America's natural landmarks. You can learn how to draw the Grand Canyon thanks to this easy, step-by-step drawing guide.

The Grand Canyon is a deep, rocky gorge carved by the Colorado River. It is hundreds of miles long and in some places, it is more than a mile deep and as much as 18 miles wide.

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In this drawing, you can picture yourself looking down from a helicopter or a bridge at the center of the canyon. Cliffs loom on either side, and the river is below you.

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