How to Draw A Spring Scene with a Kite and Clouds – Jacki Kellum FREE Drawing Class – Make A Spring Greeting Card

How to Draw A Spring Scene
with A Kite and Clouds in the Air

Oh, Boy! Today, we are going to celebrate spring by drawing a spring scene. March is a windy month, and for that reason, it is a good time for flying kites–even if we are flying them in our art. After we draw the spring scene, we’ll make a spring greeting card.

How to Draw A Kite – Step by Step

Again, the only materials that you need to begin to learn to draw are a plain 8.5″ x 11″piece of printer or copier paper and a regular school pencil.

Step 1: Draw a line across the page, near the bottom. This is where our grass will grow. In art, we call lines like this the horizon line.

The horizon line is where, on your drawing or painting, the sky stops and the ground begins. 

Step 2: Next, draw a fairly large diamond in the upper left side of your page. Notice, that the diamond is slightly tilted. Our kites will be flying up, up, and away!

Step 3: Next, draw a slightly smaller diamond inside your larger diamond.

Step 4: Next, draw a straight line from the top of your kite’s diamond to the bottom.

Note: In order to fly, kites are very light. Traditionally, kites are made of paper. To help kites hold their shapes, a lightweight wooden cross is attached to the center.

Note: In order to fly, kites are very light. Traditionally, kites are made of paper. To help kites hold their shapes, a light-weight wooden cross is attached to the center.

Step 5: Draw another straight line from one side of the kite’s diamond to the other.

Step 6: draw a long, skinny triangle and attach it at an angle beneath the kite. This is the beginning of your kite’s tail. Kites need tails to help steer them through the air.

Step 7: Draw some more skinny triangle and extend them upward from the horizon line. Later, you can color these. They are blades of grass.

Step 8. Near the top of your kite’s tail, draw a small triangle. Let the tip touch the right side of your kite’s tail.

Step 9: Repeat step 8, but this time, attach your triangle’s tip to the left side of your kite’s tail.

Step 10: Draw a circle on top of the place where the 2 triangles touch.

You Have Drawn A Bowtie.
The Circle is Where the Tie Is Knotted.

Note: To help add weight to the kite, bowties are tied all along the tail.

Step 11: Draw several more bowties beneath the first one that you drew.

Note: Because the kite’s tail is floating farther and farther away from you, your bowties should be drawn smaller and smaller. This is the way to show that things are becoming more and more distant. This technique is called Perspective.

Perspective  Is the Way That Artists Show Distance.

Step 12: Draw 2 wiggly-lined circles. These are the clouds in your sky. Notice that the clouds are of different sizes.

Step 13: Draw an even smaller cloud in front of the bottom cloud. This is another type of perspective. Closer things often block things that are farther away. When one shape overlaps another, you must erase the blocked part of the shape that is behind.

Pat yourself on the back. You have drawn a Spring Scene. Now, we are going to have even more fun. We are going to make a Springtime Greeting Card.

Take another piece of paper, but this time, turn in on its side. The paper should be wider than it is tall.

Fold your paper along the middle to make a card.

Draw the following scene on the front of your card.

Notice that by drawing a little raindrop at the bottom, we have turned one of our squiggly cloud shapes into a speech bubble.

The raindrop normally points to the person who is speaking.