How to Draw a Beach Scene

Artist: Dawn / June 3, 2014

Step 1.

Let's get started by drawing the fabric for our lounge chair.

Step 2.

Next, draw in the stick like wooden framing which will support the person who will be sitting in this beach chair.

Step 3.

Add some decorative stripes down the seat.

Step 4.

Then draw in the remaining legs in the back of the chair.

Step 5.

We are now ready to start drawing the beach umbrella. Start by drawing the staff or pole of the umbrella and then stick it in the sand. Make a small darkened circle at the base of the pole to show that it is indeed stuck in the sand.

Step 6.

Next, draw the hoovering shape of the umbrella like so. Some people like their umbrellas to be directly over them, others use them for privacy.

Step 7.

Draw a simple small beach ball like so and don't forget the stripes.

Step 8.

Make a horizontal line to separate the sea and shore from the summer sky.

Step 9.

Here you will draw in the wavy shore line which is the mark where the water and sand meet.

Step 10.

I imagine my beach somewhere in the Bahamas so here draw in the stem or trunk for the palm tree.

Step 11.

You will now draw in the palms to complete your palm tree like so, then add small detailing to the leaves which are notches.

Step 12.

Add more leaves to the tree like so, then proceed to step thirteen.

Step 13.

Off in the distance there is another palm tree, draw in the leaves for that tree.

Step 14.

Draw in some small bushes and foliage like so, then erase the mistakes that you made.

Step 15.

Here is how your beach scene looks when you are all done. Now you can color in your drawing.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: June 3, 2014
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Tags: how to draw beaches, beach drawing
Description: The weather is starting to really warm up which means city and state beaches will start piling in the people. Today I will show you "how to draw a beach scene" and I know I've done beach tuts in the past but they weren't too colorful and didn't really have the "beach" setting. In this lesson I have a lunge chair, umbrella and beach ball. Even though I'd like to have my own quiet spot on the beach all to myself, I know in reality that isn't possible. For some reason I notice more and more people just go to the beach to lay in the sun, read a book, and to build sand castles. Although I do see some folks swimming in the water, you don't see as many that should. Anyways, this is a colorful, simple lesson that anybody can tackle. Have fun with it, and happy summer folks!