How to Draw Mountains

Before learning how to draw mountains: some fun facts before starting sketching!

  • Mount Everest is the highest at 8,848 meters above sea level.
  • The second highest mountain in the world is the K2 at 8,611 meters above the sea level.


Step 1

How to draw mountains step 1

They can be covered with snow. They can fight the hot temperature in the desert. Learn how to draw cartoon mountains from all around the world. Our example shows us some simple mountains in Alaska. Notice the light effect (3) that give us a sense of depth.

Step 2

How to draw mountains step 2

Looking at the shapes behind our little mountain, we can see that this one is really simple to figure out! A big triangle is used for the top of the mountains. Some lines can be drawn to delimit snow from the end of the vegetation. Using different shades of color can be useful to achieve the 3D effect for the mountains in the back.

Step 3

How to draw mountains step 3

I will use a simple mountain covered with ice for this example. First, draw some rectangles to form the different peaks. When finished, draw the outline of your mountain sketching. If possible, use some tones of gray to achieve the lighting effect. Finish your drawing by adding some snow on the top of the cliff.

Step 4

How to draw mountains step 4

We only try to sketch one type of mountain but they can all vary in size and shape. They can be covered with ice and snow (1) (5), made of sand (3) (6) or stand near a meadow. It's not really difficult to know how to draw nice mountains. You just have to know what type of hill you want to achieve and voila!


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