In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a colorful cartoon valley using some basic shapes and a little imagination! A typical valley is usually made of mountains and a small path (or a depression). If you wish, you can include a small river in the middle. This is exactly the type of valley you will try to create in this drawing lesson!
First, draw a mountain on each side of your drawing. Just look on the image above to see the exact shapes. Or you can just create your own. Just make sure to keep an empty spot in the middle.
Next, add a couple more mountains on the back. This is a nice trick to give your illustration more depth.
Finally, add some oval shapes in the sky to create the clouds. You can also draw a circle to form the sun (seen in green in the image above).
Work on the outline of the valley and add the river in the middle.
Do the same for the clouds.
Add some basic colors to give life to your work. Notice that mountains on the back are darker and smaller.
If you are able to, add a gradient effect to each element of your illustration. And you are done! A simple valley drawn in only a couple of minutes! A drawing doesn't have to be complex to be effective! And this tutorial is proving it! Have fun!
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