How to Draw a River

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STEP 1. The first step is simple because all you have to do is draw out two aligning lines that in the end will resemble a road. The lining should be wavy.   STEP 2. Thicken the left lining for the river bed, and then add some defined rocks both big and small. Streams and rivers seem to have some sort of filtering system in place. The gravel and rocks at the bottom of a river are used for filtration purposes.   STEP 3. You will now start sketching out the foliage around the river and this can be foothills, trees, bushes, grass, flowers, or whatever else you would like to see in a river landscape. Add some detailing and defining on and around the riverbed, and then move to the next drawing step.   STEP 4. Continue to sketch out your trees, and bushes like you see here and remember that they can be pine trees, oak trees, or any other type of tree.   STEP 5. For the last drawing step all you need to do is sketch out more trees and then add some spurts of grass here and there, as well as some extra detailing on the water and solid surfaces.   STEP 6. Once the drawing is all cleaned up, you should have a nice drawn out landscape or scene of a river. Color in the landscape and you are all done.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6.