How to Create Grass Texture

Sponsored Links

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a simple grass texture! While drawing a background for a comic strip or for a simple cartoon drawing, we are very often tempted to use a simple recipe. 

A blue background for the sky and a small, green rectangle for the grass. This is nice and effective, but why not try to go a little further and create something more complex and enjoyable to look at! 

To make things even simpler, I have included in each step two different images to help you figure out how I did it. On top, you will see the lines (on a white background) I have used for this particular step. On bottom, you will see the results of this step and the previous ones combine together. Cool! Now let's draw!

Step 1


First, use a dark tone and fill the entire area where you want to sketch your grass. Don't choose a color that is too dark. Also, make sure that the grass is drawn organically and randomly. After all, we are not looking to create a synthetic grass!

Step 2


Next, add some lines using a tone that is lighter than the previous one. Don't make it too dark (we want to see it) and don't go for a light color yet. We will save this one for the last step. Fill the entire area, but leave some space on top and make sure that the darker grass is still visible.

Step 3


For this third step, choose a tone of color that is lighter than the first one, but darker than the second one. Cover the same area as you did in the last step, but this time don't draw the lines too close to each other. 

Step 4


Try to grab the same color that you have used in the first step and cover the lines you've just drawn in the previous step. Of course, don't cover this area entirely and leave some room for us to see a little bit of all previous steps.

Step 5


Finally, use a light color and add some lines all over the grass. In this case, just draw a couple of lines since only a partial section of the grass is hit by the light of the sun. Congratulations! 

You've just created a simple grass texture in only five easy steps. The real challenge is to apply enough colors in each step to make the whole thing alive and pleasant to look at. And that is something you will achieved only with practice!

Good luck and happy drawing!

Go back to Creating 2D and 3D textures
Go back from How to create grass texture to home page

More Characters to Draw Available Here!

Looking for more fun characters to draw? Great! You can now enjoy even more tutorials from my second site called "Axel Dankko". Don't miss the opportunity to work with original drawing lessons not found anywhere else!

9 High Quality Printable Resources for Just $9

Learn how to draw hundreds of adorable cartoon animals and characters using high quality printable resources that are easy and fun to work with. Everything you need to learn how to draw quickly and effectively is included! For just $9, you can get your hands on 9 exclusive e-books and several additional bonuses that will keep you busy for days!

680+ Cartoon Illustrations for Less Than $0.04 Each!

Do you like images available on Good news! You can now get creative and enhance your work using the best cartoon characters and animals from this site now! Enjoy the freedom to create unlimited products and copies and get your hands on everything you need to create successful products today!

Perfect Custom Character for a Perfect Price!

It's the best time to enjoy custom cartoon characters that can be used to enhance any project of yours. For as low as $19, I will draw a simple animal or character made from basic elements and filled with gorgeous colors. Don't miss the opportunity to get your hands on an illustration designed and drawn especially for you!