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How To Draw Snowflakes in 10 minutes

teacher avatar John Anderson, Artist / Adventurer

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5 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro & Tools

    • 2. Part 1: Simple Designs

    • 3. Part 2: Adding Details

    • 4. Part 3: Varying Details

    • 5. Snowflakes Project

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About This Class

This class will help you get started drawing snowflakes. We will start with a basic concept and work up to adding varying details to create more complex snowflakes.

Snowflakes are a great addition to winter themed cards. You can add an extra little bit of winter detail to Christmas cards, winter greeting cards, holiday decoration, or even gift tags. 

This easy line drawing class is for young and old alike. If you are an artist or wannabe artist it is a great way to explore your creativity and try something new. It also can be a fun drawing to teach to children or grand kids, keeping them busy but still learning!

Here's what others are saying!
"I really liked this class, and all your classes! I like the simplicity of it, easy to follow with fun ideas."
“Great class! Clear and straight forward, gave me a feel good sense of accomplishment.”
"He has a fun way of explaining his drawing process."
"So much fun!"

Drawing is a great way to expand your creativity. Putting pen to paper helps you gain confidence in your capabilities, boosts self-esteem and inspires, drawing helps you relax and increases your fine motor skills.

In this class you will learn:

  • What tools I like to use for making line drawings
  • How to sketch your drawing out before putting the pen to the paper
  • Different types of snowflake drawings. From simple to detailed.

You will be starting out by learning simple ways to draw snowflakes and then working up to adding finer details to create a more complex design. Snowflakes vary in sizes and shapes as well as many different types. Mix up the little designs to make each snowflake unique! You will need a pencil or pen and paper or sketchbook.

John likes to draw, he’s been drawing since he could hold any drawing utensil! He has filled many sketchbooks ranging from simple shape drawings to detailed outdoor scenes and fun castle drawings. His favorite type of drawings to create are the fun little knights and castles that you can learn to draw in his class How To Draw A Simple Medieval Castle. These simple line drawings can be quick and easy or be made into just about any size and complexity you want. And they look great framed too!

Even if you’re new to drawing, you’ll find this class quick and simple to learn a new drawing and expand your creativity.

If you liked this class be sure to check out these:
How to Draw Mountains:
How to Draw a Cabin in the Pines:
How to Draw a Simple Medieval Castle:
How to Draw Broadway Tower:
How to Draw a Medieval Scene:
How to Draw Simple Trees:
How to Draw Pine Trees:
How to Draw a Fairytale Castle:
Get Started Drawing with Simple Art:
Getting Started with Stippling & Dotwork:
Coloring Line Drawings with Colored Pencils:
How to Draw Bridges:

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1. Intro & Tools: Hello everybody. I'm Jon and I'm gonna be teaching knew how to draw snowflakes in the class. I'd like to do simple line drawings of castles and trees and all sorts of different things. If you haven't seen them already, be sure to check out my other classes after you're done here and find out some more things to draw. So let's get into today's Join. Today we are going to be learning how to draw snowflakes. These are great for winters themed cards and letters and other decorations. So let's get right into it. So a few things you'll need for this. A sketchbook that can be a just a piece of paper or small sketchbook. I use a large sketchbook with some large sheets of paper, normal-sized. And you'll also need a pencil and eraser and a felt tip pen is what I like to use for the simple line drawings. So let's get right into it. 2. Part 1: Simple Designs: And get started with some little snowflakes here. So the most easiest way to make a snowflake is just to make little dots. And you can put these all around randomly on your piece of paper. And it gives kind of a snow effect. And you can also vary the size of these dots, so making them a little bit bigger. We'll give you a little bit bigger sized flakes. And then we will make little circles. And this will make it look like the inside of the flake is white. And again, you can vary the size of these, making them larger or smaller. Another type of snowflake we can do is simply drawing a little x like that. And just very Those all around the paper. And again, we can vary the size of those, making them larger and smaller. Their type of snowflake is the six-pointed one. And we will just draw one line like that. And then another one there, and another one there. So you're dividing this other one kind of into thirds. Again, you can vary the size of these, making them different sizes. And you want to try to keep your lines as even as possible in a circular shape. So this one here is a little long and sometimes they'll get a little off. So it's good to practice this. And if you're making it for custom card or something, I would recommend trying it in with pencil first. So you make sure your lines are all even. And that will give you a pretty good end result. Alright, another type of snowflake here we can do is an eight-sided one. So for this one, we will draw an X and then we will draw another X. And the opposite of the first x. And that will give us eight points for this snowflake. So making it an x. And then we're gonna put another x over that one. 3. Part 2: Adding Details: All right, to give our snowflakes are little more variation. We can add more details. So I'm gonna make a little v on the end of all these points. And that will give our snowflake, those special variations. So simply make your six-pointed snowflake. And then on each of these points, we will just draw a little V-shape on the tip of it. And there we have another type of snowflake. So I'll make this a little larger. So you can see, you can make two movies on that 0.2 V's on this point. So we're just gonna go round on every single one and add two little v's working our way all the way around, movies at the tip. Or you can go on each of these points individually are another thing we can add. For some more detail. We can add those little v's. And then just add a little diamond out at the tip of the snowflake. So on the tip of each of these, we're going to make a little diamond shape. Make another six pointed one here. Another way to do this is making a little circle at the end of each point. And that gives you another type of snowflake. And then you can add these different details together, making those little circles at the end. And then you can add those little v-shaped on each of the points. And then I'll give you another type. Okay, so for this one we're going to make a little point. We will make a V-shape like so. And then just add those little v-shaped out at that point. You can also do this with eight sided snowflakes. Through just create a eight sided snowflake. You can pick any one of these designs and mix and match if you want, and put that on this snowflake. So I'm going to do these little v's on the inside and then I'm going to add little fees on the tips of them. 4. Part 3: Varying Details: Another thing we can do here is add a circle in the middle and then just make six points off of that circle. So divide your circle into six sections and draw a little line and each one of those. And then again, just adding those little v details. And there you have another type of snowflake. So another type is to make a little box and then make a box in the other direction. And then you'll just draw a point off of each of the sides of the box. And then off of those side as well. And then just add those little v's like we made on the other ones. So you can see there's a lot of different ways to make a snowflake. There's very near details on the snowflake, starting off with a four-sided, six-sided or eight sided. So they are even are another type of snowflake here at our little v's and the middle. And then between each of these, we're going to make a straight line and connect each of them together. So we have a six-sided shape and then just add those little v's we had on our simple snowflake to make a little star shape in here, six-sided star shape. And draw your lines out from that point there. And then again, just adding those little v shapes or you can make circles or diamonds on the end each of your points, as you can see, there is a lot of different ways you can make a snowflake. Is we can mate little arrows. So just grab a sheet of paper and you can come up with any design on your own, just mix them up and see which ones you like. So that would be another way to make a snowflake, making those v's in the other direction. And little v's in between each of these lines for the center of my snowflake. And then just do a little diamond shape on the end of these. And then just doing a double V on each of these points. And we could add a little circle at the end of this. Alright, so there you can see, you can make any type of snowflake by just varying the details on it and mixing and matching those little details. And really use your creativity to make up any design you like. 5. Snowflakes Project: Alright, so that's about it for this class. Thanks for watching, and I hope you'll check out some of my other classes I've made on here for the class project, be sure to go back through, pick one of your favorite snowflakes that you liked to draw the most and be sure to share a picture of it in the class project section. So I hope you enjoyed this class. Thanks for watching. I'll see you in the next class.