For many of us, there are few better ways to escape than by relaxing on the beach – and the millions of tourists who flock to the shores every summer seem to confirm this! Let’s create your very own beach getaway with an adorable beach house of your very own.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a brown pen and a ruler and draw a straight line in the center of your page, just over an inch from the top.
Now, grab an orange pen and a ruler, and draw two lines descending vertically from this top line, just inside either end. Stop these just above the bottom of the page.
Use a red pen and ruler to join these vertical lines at the bottom, making this line the same length as the top one.
Now use the red pen to double the thickness of the bottom line by adding another line, slightly shorter than the first.
Now add a third line to the bottom, around half an inch above the others. Join this to the thicker line with short, horizontal lines to create a “ladder”. Use the red pen and the ruler for this step.
Return to the lines at the sides and extend these down to the bottom of the page, making them slightly thicker at the bottom. Then, add two parallel, vertical lines emerging from the top of the “ladder”, roughly in the center of the main square.
Extend the bottoms of these parallel lines down and connect the tops with an arch. Add a little dot to draw the door handle.
Now add a series of horizontal lines to the bottom of the “arch” with your ruler, including joining the bottom, and add a dot around halfway up the right-hand line – this will be the door to your beach house!
Grab an orange pen and the ruler, and make two “windows”, one on either side of the door.
Use the orange pen and the ruler to add a roof to the top of the shape, by adding a triangle to the top of the initial line.
Next, use a brown pen and a ruler to add another line beneath the top of the triangle.
Draw two short, vertical lines descending from the corners of the roof, and add a small, filled-in circle to the bottom of each of these.
From beneath these dots, add two squares, each of which should be divided into smaller squares to create a “grid” effect. Add short lines to the bottom of these, and small, half circles in the bottom of the “grid”.
Now, add a jaunty flag to the top of the roof, and fill this in.
Add a small circle just below this, inside the top point of the roof…
And use an orange pen to add a small cross inside this circle.
Now, use the orange pen and the ruler to add straight, vertical lines heading across the face of the roof.
Grab a red pen and create a shape to the left of the house – this should have a curved line at the bottom, with curved lines moving up from each of the corners, meeting in a point at the top.
Use the red pen and the ruler to divide the shape into three sections. Fill in the sections on the outside with the red, and then add straight lines to help the middle section stand out.
Use a yellow pen to fill in the area underneath the house with golden sand…
And a green pen to add some foliage and detail to the right-hand side!
Take a light green pen and use this to connect the “spines” of the foliage to create a plant.
Now use the yellow pen to fill in the space between the top of the roof, and to create an arch above the top of the door.
Now, take an orange highlighter pen and fill in the main body of the house with the shade.
Then, fill in the rest of the roof with the brown pen, keeping the details clear.
Use a black pen to fill in the main body of the door…
And a pencil and the ruler to add cross shapes inside the windows, dividing it into smaller squares.
Go over these with a blue pen on the left-hand side to make the windows stand out…
And do the same on the right-hand side with a red pen.
Take an eraser and clean the pencil marks on the windows, leaving you with the crisp, clear outlines.
Take the red pen, and fill in the squares on the right-hand side…
Before repeating the process on the other side with a cyan pen.
Use an orange highlighter pen to add a sheen to the sand underneath the house…
And then use the same orange highlighter pen to add some detail to the lamps.
Finally, grab a black pen and the ruler to add a “V” shape and a straight horizontal line to the top of the house for a final touch of detail.
And there we have it – your very own adorable beach house to enjoy! Now, why not create the beach and stunning coastal scenery to really bring the landscape to life?
When the mercury rises and the sun emerges from behind a cloud, many of us will automatically flock to the perfect location: a golden, sandy beach. Where else do you get the chance to really enjoy the heat, dive into the water to cool off, and return to the sand to bake and feel the rays on your skin?
Despite being a staple of our summers, the beach did not become popular as a tourist attraction until the 18th century, when visitors flocked to the shore and began to enjoy the experience – including the invention of surfing in Hawaii. In particular, the Industrial Revolution in Britain helped to fuel the popularity of beaches, after doctors prescribed a trip to the coast as being the best cure for “bile” build up in the spleens of patients – as medicine developed, evidence emerged that this was not a genuine issue, but the popularity of the beach remained.
In addition to being a popular spot for tourists, beaches are also a fascinating part of the wider Earth, with the ocean covering around 71% of the surface of the planet. In addition, around 90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans across the globe, and beaches themselves are made largely from the mineral quartz.