4 Coastline and Water Styles

4 Coastline and Water Styles - Featured Image

For this tutorial I sketched the examples below using Procreate, using the ‘Narinder Pencil’ in the ‘Sketching’ brush library, on my iPad with my Apple Pencil (1st gen). Style 1 This style is the simplest and easiest to draw. Simply add a few, spaced out, short lines following the curves of your coast. Style 2 For this second style draw similar length lines along your coast for waves but draw...

Drawing Mountains From A Birds-Eye-View

Top-down Mountains

Step 1 Start by drawing the ridgeline of your mountain range, this should be fairly jagged but you can draw a softer ridgeline if you’d prefer. You should also include some lines branching off from your main mountain line. Step 2 Draw in some more, thinner lines branching off from your range, and, ridgelines. Step 3 Draw in some more lines branching off from the lines you drew in step...

How To Draw Simple Mountains On A Fantasy Map

Mountains Tutorial - Featured Image

Style 1 For this first style, draw each mountain individually but draw them along a rough line to create a mountain range as mountains don’t generally stand on their own. Your first drawings of the mountains are the outlines or the silhouettes of the mountains, next add some shading to your mountains for detail. The shading should always be on the same side of the mountains. Style 2 For this...

Drawing Forests On A Fantasy Map – 3 Styles

Forests Tutorial - Forests

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to draw forests on your fantasy map in three styles! Style 1 This first style uses repeated tree shapes to create a forest. You can use shapes shown in the first example to create a traditional forest style and use the second, rectangular style of tree, to create evergreen forests on your fantasy map. Start from the bottom of your forest...

How To Draw Coastlines On A Fantasy Map (+ Other Coastal Features)

Coastlines Tutorial - Coastlines

In this fantasy map tutorial, I will be showing you one style of drawing coastlines for when you’reΒ worldbuilding and how to draw three commonΒ coastal features: waves, beaches, and cliffs! Drawing coastlines When you draw the coastlinesΒ on your fantasy map, you can start by drawing a rough outline of the continents and islands on your map, but I like to start by just getting straight to it. I’m a fan of...