Posts Tagged ‘house on stilts’

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Drawing – Log Cabins

cabins Drawing   Log Cabins

Drawing Log Cabins and wood houses

So, most of the time my drawings are pretty clean and they aren’t textured.  However I found a few photos on the web of wooden houses that looked like they were from Norway or one of the Scandinavian countries. I fell in love with the look so I had a shot at sketching them. I left the windows unshaded but everywhere that there are planks of wood, I drew lines.

The plus here is that old wooden houses tend to be a bit warped and uneven so that’s the effect I’ve achieved here – an old rickety style wooden house. Basically the shapes are simple – particularly those below – but the texture really sets them apart from my standard drawing style.

It’s good to mix things up a bit. Until you try a style you won’t know if you like it and if it’s something you want to include in your skill set.

I’m thinking that these might be cute rendered as sketches in Photoshop too – there’s a skill involved in creating pattern fills that are organic like this so they look hand drawn. But, for now, here are some wooden houses for you to enjoy and, perhaps draw yourself too.


cabins2 Drawing   Log Cabins


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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Drawing Houses on Stilts

stick houses Drawing Houses on Stilts

Learn to draw cute houses on stilts

Once you’ve mastered drawing simple houses why not draw houses on stilts. Draw your regular houses and then, below them draw the trunks of trees. You’ll want a couple of trunks per house so they don’t topple over. Of course, when you’ve drawn the trees you will have plenty of room to draw other elements. I’ve added a washing line, a ladder, a cat, water, a  jetty and a boat. Then, just so we realize that this is all about fantasy, I’ve added some flying fish.

As always, I’ll sketch the basics using a 2B pencil then ink over it with a Sakura Micron pen. Finish off, when the ink is nice and dry with a white eraser to remove any remaining visible pencil lines.



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Monday, November 4th, 2013

How to draw a house on stilts

how to draw a house on stilts How to draw a house on stilts

See, step by step, how to draw a house on stilts


To draw a house on stilts it is best to start with a reference image and a grid. Using a grid ensures that the elements of the house will be upright so it doesn’t look like it is falling over – very important for tall buildings!

Pencil in the rough outline of the building from your reference drawing and using the grid as a guide. Don’t hesitate to use a ruler (or the edge of a business card!) to make the lines perfectly straight. If you’re penciling in the details perfection is great at this stage.

Then, when you are done, go over the design in ink and this time don’t use the ruler. The lines will get a nice handdrawn look but the basic structure will be sound and not crooked. Once the ink is dry go ahead and erase the lines.



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