While hot, sunny beach holidays have their place, there are few things more comforting and cozy than a cabin, nestled in the mountains. As you kick back after a long day’s hike, you can feel the warmth of a roaring fire, the heat of a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and listen to the sound of the snow gently tap against the windows. Sounds appealing? Then let’s bring it to life!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a gray pencil, and draw a large semicircle shape at the bottom of your page, roughly in the center. Then draw two “quarter circle” shapes, on either side.
Grab a ruler, and bring two straight, parallel lines heading up towards the top of the page, emerging from the central shape.
Use your gray pencil to draw a wavy shape on the top of these two parallel lines – this should be “wiggly” at the bottom, with protruding curves at the top.
With the ruler, bring out another set of parallel lines, this time heading at a 45 degree angle towards the top right hand corner of your page.
Next, draw a small rectangle, just to the right of the left hand parallel line you just drew, and extend the top line of this out to the right slightly, before bringing the line down at a 90 degree angle.
Now, connect the bottom right-hand corner of this shape to the bottom of the final line you just drew with a diagonal stroke. Turn this into a long, thin shape with a curved end at the bottom, and join the tops together with a line. Then, connect the tops of the long parallel lines with a horizontal line, and add another “strip” just above this. Repeat this on the other side of the rectangle. The roof of your cabin is starting to take shape…
Now, add another “strip” to the right-hand side of the roof. At the top of this, bring another line down at a 45-degree angle, heading towards the bottom right-hand corner of your page. Once again, this should be a “double” line.
Bring a vertical line downwards from the edge of the roof you just created, to meet the quarter circle shapes at the bottom and complete the basic outline of your cabin. Add a small rectangle around halfway up for a window.
Now, add another rectangle shape, this time to the front of your cabin, to create a doorway.
Add two rectangular windows, one on either side of the door…
And then add a little “drip” to the bottom right-hand corner of the roof.
Next, take a gray pencil, and add a cloud of smoke emerging from the chimney.
Add a tall, “triangle” behind the cabin, making the top of this slightly soft and curved – your cabin is now in the mountains!
Add another “mountain” just to the right of the first…
And another to the left of the original mountain shape.
Now, add wiggly lines to the tops of the mountains to create soothing snow-capped peaks…
And add a small circle to the right hand wall of your cabin.
Now, use a green pen, and go over the outline of the front of the roof.
Use a black liner and a ruler to draw a series of vertical lines connecting the top and the bottom of the roof.
Then, use the black liner to add small square shapes to the chimney, to create details on the brickwork.
Grab the black liner and ruler, and add a series of horizontal lines across the front of the cabin, leaving the doors and windows blank.
Next, repeat these horizontal lines on the sides of the cabin.
Use the black pen to add some definition to the top of the roof, and the right hand edge…
And then use a green pencil to fill in the front and ridge of the roof.
Use a red pencil to fill in the side of the house with the shade…
And then take a red pen to add color to the chimney.
Use the black liner and ruler to add smaller squares inside the doorway.
Use the gray pencil and ruler to add smaller squares inside the windows, and add a “cross” shape to create the frame. Then, add another, smaller circle inside the one on the right, and once again, add a “cross” shape.
Use a green pen to fill in the space inside the window frames…
Before using a black liner and ruler to add detail to the door.
Now use a blue pen to add shading to the mountains surrounding the cabin – this should be located mainly on the right hand side.
Then use a cyan pen to fill in the remaining space on the mountains.
Use a gray pencil to add another layer inside the cloud of smoke.
Add gentle shading to the inside of the “quarter circle” shape at the bottom of your page.
Take a tissue, and carefully smudge the color, leaving you with a smooth texture.
Use the gray pencil to make a series of marks leading to the door of the cabin – like footprints in the snow.
Then, shade in the right-hand section of snow with the gray.
Once again, take a tissue and gently smudge the shading for a softer look.
Use the gray pencil to add color to the bottom of the cloud of smoke, and the snowy peaks of the mountains. Then, use the tissue to smudge the shading as before.
Finally, use the gray pencil to add small bird shapes to the right of the mountain.
And there we have it: your very own super cozy cabin getaway! Now all you need to do is snuggle up, light the fire and relax.