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Drawing the Wind: 3 Fun, Easy, and Cute Ways

Are you here to find a drawing of the wind? Or perhaps you’re here to learn different cute drawing ideas for how to do create your own easy wind pictures?

Hooray — you’ve come to the right place! Allow this artistic teacher to provide some hand-drawn art inspiration via three methods of wind depiction.

Drawing the wind
Drawing the wind #1: A tree being blown around.

Wind Drawing Method #1: Blowing Trees

If you look up “What is wind?” good old National Geographic explains that wind is movement of air caused by the sun’s uneven heating of the earth. In other words, wind is something that happens in air… which is invisible, and thus mighty hard to draw!

When I first was planning this article for inclusion in my list of drawing prompts, I giggled, scheming to have a totally blank white picture with the caption: “This is my drawing of the wind, because you can’t see it.” That would make a pretty boring image and art tutorial, though, so I decided it would be overly ridiculous and abandoned the idea.

Anyway, given that wind can’t be seen, but CAN be felt, the key to creative drawings of wind is to sketch things blowing, in order to indicate the forceful movement of air. Trees are particularly good to use in this technique, because you can show (as I have in my example picture above) how their branches are bending with the force of the gusts, and their leaves are hurling off into the air.

Want to make the art cuter? Add a distressed expression onto the tree’s face! Hey — we all get perturbed when our hair is blown out of place, right? Speaking of hair, this blowing method of drawing wind doesn’t need to just feature trees — it works for anything that can be sketched as billowing around: curls, clothes, flower crowns, the antennae of snails — whatever.

How to draw the wind
How to draw the wind with cloud personification.

Method #2: Puffing Clouds

The next two methods of drawing the wind rely upon the power of personification: a type of figurative language in which something that is not human is given human-like characteristics. In this next method of wind drawing, you personify a cloud to show it blowing out the wind, as illustrated by my picture above. (Related: Check out my cloud drawing tutorial!) Make sure to add some extra streaks in the background to signify the air.

Want to make it cuter? (Aww, of course you do.) Pick an exaggerated expression for the cloud as it puffs away! Perhaps Cloudie is extremely determined? Maybe it’s angry? Perchance it is exceedingly proud of itself? Use the eye, eyebrow, and mouth shape to achieve the desired comical effect. The expression I sketched above is “shyly excited.” Maybe this is the little cloud’s first time blowing wind! Good job little cloud — keep it up.

A drawing of the wind, personified.
A drawing of the wind, personified!

Method #3: Personification

If you’ve read my earlier article, “A Drawing of a Rainbow,” you likely anticipated the third method I have for drawing the wind: Personify it into a beautiful princess woman with a fabulous outfit! (Yes, my rainbow tutorial devolved into a rainbow princess fiesta, and this one sort of is, too — much like a certain Queen of Hearts escapade. Sorry and also not sorry.)

Basically, in this method of wind drawing, you sketch a woman whose colorful clothing, hair, and body movement mimic wind: flowing and blowing powerfully! Shall we name this lass Wendy the Windy Wizard? Ooo, that could be another fun set of art prompts: I provide the name of a princess, and the challenge is to draw them!

VIDEO: How to Draw the Wind

Wind Drawing, in Sum

I hope this tutorial has been helpful in seeing the many different methods for drawing the wind. I’m sure there are many more ways to do it well, so if you have an art tip on cute and easy wind drawing that you’d recommend, share it here in the comments section below!

If you love drawing, make sure to check out: “Why is Art Important?” or “Octopus Drawing,” and “Sea Urchin Drawing,” and “Aura Drawings,” in addition to “What Does Purple and Green Make?”