Drawing Together Episode 50: Drawing a Boat

Drawing Together Episode 50: Drawing a Boat

this episode is Part of the Drawing Together live video series – learn more here

This is a subject I haven’t approached in quite some time, so I’m excited to jump in! Let’s take a look at drawing a boat in the water! Follow along using this reference image: https://bit.ly/3i6tj0k

We want to see your drawings! Share your finished pieces and any tips with us in the comments section below.

Today, I’m working with:

  • Smooth Sketch Paper
  • Ebony Pencil (Or any soft Graphite)
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers
  • Shading Stumps

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Drawing and sketching a boat
  • Drawing refections in water
  • Realistic shading techniques


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  1. Loving this class; thanks, Scott! I feel like my boat appears to be sitting on top of the water instead of in the water; any suggestions? Maybe the size of the reflection is too big, or I need more shading between the boat and the reflection? Thanks for any input!

  2. Thanks Scott for another great Drawing Together session. The angles of the boat are wrong so I did draw a boat, just not the boat in the picture. For some reason I just couldn’t get into this drawing… but pushed myself to finish it, even though I’m not happy with it. Just received my ebony pencils so looking forward to playing with them this weekend on the Older mans eyes.

  3. A little improvement on the reflection as compared to the Heron. And I didn’t count slats, I just wanted to get an impression of the boat on the water. Canson drawing paper, Ebony pencil.

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