There are days when life feels super stressful, and it can be tempting to simply get away from it all, get back to nature, and relax in a calming cabin in the woods – the ultimate way to escape the chaos of the modern world. To kick off your relaxation, let’s learn how to draw your very own cabin in the woods.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a gray pencil, and draw a small semicircle at the bottom of your page. Then, add two other “quarter” circles on either side of this.
Use a ruler to draw three parallel lines emerging from the top of these semicircles, each around one inch in length.
With the ruler, connect the left-hand line to the center line with a straight line. Then, bring another line up from the corner of this, at a slight angle, and add a short horizontal line to the top. Leave a gap, and add another short, horizontal line.
Connect the end of this line to the top right-hand corner, and then add another line coming down at an angle to make the other side of the roof.
Use the ruler to draw three lines on top of the roof, and connect these at the bottom to form the bottom of the chimney.
Then, join these lines together at the top.
Take a gray pencil, and draw a plume of smoke emerging from the top of the chimney, towards the top right hand corner of the page.
Now, add another line, just above the bottom of the plume, inside the smoke.
Use the gray pencil to shade in this bottom section, and then use the tissue to smudge the shading, leaving you with a soft texture.
Take the tissue, and gently smudge the rest of the cloud of smoke, giving you a smooth finish.
Use the gray pencil and the ruler to add a small doorway to the front of the building.
Then, add a window on either side of the door, and one on the side of the house. Use the ruler to add a “cross” in each of these squares to draw the window frames.
Use the gray pencil to add two lines, one on either side of the cabin, extending up from the bottom shapes.
Add another line just above the plume of smoke, and then add three small sections to the top of the left hand line.
Use a green pen to transform this into a rich, luscious conifer tree, which stretches up past the top of the house.
Add another, second tree just to the right of the first, disappearing behind the smoke.
Bring the other half of the tree out on the other side of the smoke…
And then add a third tree on the left hand side.
Switch to a light green pencil, and gently fill in the center of the outside trees with the shade.
Use a green pencil to add color to the tree in the middle…
And then fill in the rest of the remaining trees with the green pencil.
Take a black liner, and add a sharp, bold outline to the top of the roof.
Then, add details to the chimney to create authentic brickwork.
Use the black liner to outline the doors and windows…
And then take a ruler, and draw a series of straight, parallel lines all across the roof.
Use the ruler to add a series of horizontal lines heading straight across the front of the cabin, and then across the side.
Complete the details by adding these horizontal lines to the top of the roof, on the left hand side of the cabin.
Grab a green pencil, and use this to fill in the roof at the front.
Then use a red pencil to add color to the front of the house.
With a brown pencil, fill in the side of the house, leaving a small triangle blank at the top.
Grab a black liner, and add a small, circular “porthole” to this space.
Return to the brown pencil, and fill in the space all around the porthole.
Then, use a green pen to fill in the space inside the windows, and in the porthole you just drew.
Grab an eraser, and remove the pencil marks from the windows, leaving you with crisp, sharp outlines.
Use a pale orange pencil to fill in the section in the center at the bottom…
And grab an orange pencil to shade the shapes on either side.
Finally, take a black liner, and make small marks all across the top of the shapes, to add texture and detail to your cabin.
And there we have it – your very own stunning cabin in the woods – did you ever see a better spot to relax, kick back, and make the most of the natural world?