Of all the forms of public transport available to us, the bus remains an enormously popular choice, and many fans have a particular interest in older, vintage-style buses. To celebrate the wonders of these vehicles, we are going to learn to draw our very own bus in just a few short, simple steps – let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Use a black fineliner pen and a ruler to add a diagonal line to the center of your page.
Add a curved line to the right end of this, take it to a point, and bring a curved line into the left.
Add a short curve to the left end, and then take this line across to the left, down, and across to the right.
Add an “n” shape to the end of this…
And then bring a line across to the right.
Add another “n” shape to the end of this, and then continue the line to the right.
Bring a line across from just below the top, taking this up at an angle, and then bring this downwards.
Add another line below the one you have just drawn, and connect the lines at the bottom with a slight angled line.
Bring a line across to the left, and then take this up and to the left.
Use a ruler to add a line below this…
And then add a square shape above the top of the back “n”.
Return to the middle section, and bring across two parallel, horizontal lines, curving these down at the end. Add a wider, slightly curved shape to the bottom. This will be one of the mirrors of your bus.
Return to the right “n” shape at the bottom, and bring a line across and then up to meet the one at the top – the outline of your bus is starting to take shape.
Add another mirror to the right of this line…
And then add a long, thin rectangle to the bottom of the shape, with two small circles at either end.
Bring a curved line across the top of the bus, just above the mirrors on the front.
Now, add two curved lines above the shape on the bottom of the front. Add a short line to the left of this, another to the right, and then a dot to the right of this second line. Finally, add two small circles beside this.
At the left end of this shape, add three circles, growing larger as they reach the left, and then enclose these in a wider shape.
Bring a curved square above this for the windshield…
And then add another shape to the outside of this.
Now, add an oval shape to the right “n” shape at the bottom to form a wheel. Add a curved shape behind this, and then a smaller oval shape in the center, with a curved shape just behind for the center of the wheel.
Repeat this at the back to create a second wheel…
And then add a series of curved lines all across the window on the side.
Use a red pencil to shade the main body of the bus, leaving the windows, the wheels, and the front details white for the moment.
Use a gray pen to shade the outside of the wheels…
And a black pen for the inside of the wheel arches, and the section on the front of the side window.
Next, use the gray pen for the frame of the windows and the windshield as well as the top section on the front.
Use a yellow pen for the small circles – the reflectors – in this section…
And then a brown pen for the rectangle at the bottom.
Finally, use a cyan pencil for the windows and windshield.
And voila – you have your very own cute bus, ready to take you from A to B. The real question now is where would you like to go?