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How to draw an iceberg

Updated July 20, 2017

An iceberg may be the exact element missing from a drawing of the ocean. Drawing an iceberg takes little time. Icebergs are large masses of ice that were once glaciers. They take several forms based on how they break apart or melt and change.

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  1. Find a picture of an iceberg for reference.

  2. Draw a straight or wavy line across your paper that depicts the water. Add waves to the water by drawing curves throughout the waterline.

  3. Lightly draw a rough diamond shape, with most of the shape under the water you have drawn. Erase the water line in the middle of the iceberg.

  4. Add detail to the iceberg by drawing curves and shades to create a three dimensional angle; refer to the reference picture for ideas.

  5. Draw crevices close to the outer lines of the ice. Shade away from the crevices, making the crevices darker, then fade them to lighter.

  6. Tip

    If your iceberg looks too much like a diamond, erase some sections of the shape and make them rough edges, creating more of an ice look.

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Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Reference picture

About the Author

Oklahoma native Tristan Swang began writing in early 2003 for such magazines as "A Global Voice" and "Msaada Articles." Swang writes and edits articles for developmental organizations that inform the world about four specific countries. He received the STEDD Ribbon in 2004 for his essay entitled "Affluent America."

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