How to Draw a Bus

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!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a black fineliner pen and a ruler to add a diagonal line to the center of your page.


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Add a curved line to the right end of this, take it to a point, and bring a curved line into the left.


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Add a short curve to the left end, and then take this line across to the left, down, and across to the right.


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Add an “n” shape to the end of this…


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And then bring a line across to the right.


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Add another “n” shape to the end of this, and then continue the line to the right.


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Bring a line across from just below the top, taking this up at an angle, and then bring this downwards.


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Add another line below the one you have just drawn, and connect the lines at the bottom with a slight angled line.


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Bring a line across to the left, and then take this up and to the left.


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Use a ruler to add a line below this…


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And then add a square shape above the top of the back “n”.


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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.


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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.


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Add another mirror to the right of this line…


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And then add a long, thin rectangle to the bottom of the shape, with two small circles at either end.


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Bring a curved line across the top of the bus, just above the mirrors on the front.


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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.


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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.


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Bring a curved square above this for the windshield…


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And then add another shape to the outside of this.


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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.


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Repeat this at the back to create a second wheel…


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And then add a series of curved lines all across the window on the side.


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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.


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Use a gray pen to shade the outside of the wheels…


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And a black pen for the inside of the wheel arches, and the section on the front of the side window.


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Next, use the gray pen for the frame of the windows and the windshield as well as the top section on the front.


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Use a yellow pen for the small circles – the reflectors – in this section…


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And then a brown pen for the rectangle at the bottom.


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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?

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