Whether you are a child playing in the surf, or a playful adult visiting the beach for a breather, there is one thing that is certain: you are never too old to build a sandcastle!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black liner, and draw a line in the center of your page, around an inch and a half in length. Then, add two short lines, one at either end, poking upwards.
At the top of the lines, draw a series of short lines to connect the two sides, creating a “dashed” effect.
Now, fill in the space between these dashed to add a series of crenellations to the top of your shape – this is the top of your castle!
Bring two parallel lines downwards from the top of the castle, both just over an inch in length.
Now, add a curved line to the right-hand side, which dips back down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page at the end.
Now, bring another curved line back across from the point of the line you just drew. Bring this towards the left-hand side, curving up to make a point with the origin of that line. Next, bring another line out from this point, this time heading towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page. At the end of this, curve the line down, across to the right, and back up. Use a final shorter, curved line to finish this section. Finally, add a wavy line across the corner of the very edge.
Add a series of dashed lines roughly halfway down the length of your castle, and add a small dot above each line.
Use the dots as guides to turn the dashed lines into a series of arched windows.
Now create two lines: the first should extend up from the top right hand side of the castle, and the second from the center of the right hand section of the shape you just created.
Join these two lines at the top with a straight line, and add a series of crenellations to the top of this.
Now, add two arched windows heading vertically down the tower.
Next, replicate this shape, creating another tower just to the left of the first.
On the top of the second tower, add a large “triangle” shape, keeping the edges soft and slightly curved.
Now, add the walls of a third tower to the left of this, and once again, connect the tops with a line.
Add another set of crenellations to the top of this tower…
Before bringing two parallel lines up from the top of the crenellations, topping these with a horizontal line, and adding a second row of crenellations. Add a “triangle” point to the top, just as you did before.
Add one arched window in the second section down, and two arched windows in the lower section of this third tower.
Now, add a fourth tower, to the left of the third, and add a set of crenellations, topped by a “point”.
Finally, replicate the shape you created on the very right hand side – a tower topped with crenellations and no point – and add two arched windows.
Add a pointed “pyramid” shape to the bottom of this left hand tower, and connect this to the other shape at the bottom with a slightly curved line – this is the sand your castle is created from!
Add another “pyramid” shape just peeking out from the edge of the left hand tower…
And add a little detail by using a wavy line to bisect the first “pyramid”, bringing a line down and across to connect the shapes. Add a smaller “pyramid” below this, and a few small circles.
Now, take these small circles and dots, and add them all over the main body of your castle, to create texture and detail.
Now for some color! Start with a brown pencil, and carefully add shading to the right-hand edge of each tower, as well as a strip at the top – almost like an upside-down “L” shape. Use the same shade for the windows, and the right-hand sections of the sand.
Take a brown pen, and fill in the dots you made earlier on the castle walls.
Then, use a yellow-orange pencil to fill in the left hand “pyramid”, and the remainder of the one beside this, as well as the original shape, the smaller “pyramid”, and the section created by the connecting line. Add the same color to the points on the central tower and the one to the right of this, the crenellations on the right-hand tower, and add another strip inside the brown on this right-hand tower.
Grab the brown pen and orange pen, and add a few more dots at the bottom for a little extra detail.
Now return to the yellow-orange pencil, and add another “upside-down L shape” of color inside the brown sections. Repeat this across all the towers, as well as the remaining “points” and crenellations.
Finally, use a yellow pencil to completely fill in the rest of the castle with bright, vibrant color!
And just like that, you have created your very own majestic sandcastle to enjoy – next time, why not try creating taller towers, higher walls, or more sections?