Good for the planet and for the wallet, and offering a chance to study your fellow citizens, buses are an integral part of cities and towns across the world. Now is the time to sit back, get comfy, and learn how to draw your very own bus seat!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Use a blue pen and a ruler to draw two parallel lines around an inch from the bottom of the page. The bottom line should be slightly shorter than the first.
Connect the ends of the lines together with a curved line on the left-hand side, and a slanted line on the left.
Fill in the shape with a blue to make it solid.
Use the blue pen and a ruler to add another line beneath the shape you just drew.
Next, use a cyan pen and a ruler to add a line to the top of the solid blue shape.
Fill in the space between the line and the solid shape with the cyan and add a cyan line to the left-hand side.
Now, add a small circle to the right-hand side of the shape, above the bottom line.
Add a square shape to the bottom line, angling the lines in slightly.
Now, add another horizontal line beneath this shape with your ruler…
And use the blue pen and ruler to add another square shape, once again with angled lines, surrounding the inner shape.
Use the blue pen and move to the top line. Bring a curved line across, up and down to join the straight line.
Now, bring another curved line to the right and up, with a straight line at the top. Use the ruler for the straight line.
Return to the cyan pen and add another circle above the straight line you just created.
Use the blue pen to add a curved top to the straight line, encasing the circle.
Now, bring a line up from the top of this at an angle, bring it to a point at the top, and bring a line back down and in to meet the edge. This is the outline of your seat.
Use the blue to fill in the main body of the seat with a rich shade.
Grab a black pen and fill in the square at the bottom.
Now, use a green pen to create the cushion. Add a semicircle to the top, and another, longer semicircle below this to create the seat cushion at the back. Bring the line across horizontally, parallel with the others, and end with a straight line connecting the shapes together.
Thicken the cushion at the very top and add another small semicircle to the left of this.
Use the green pen to thicken the line of the cushion…
And repeat this on the horizontal line to create a thicker cushion top.
Finally, use a light green pen to fill in your comfortable cushion, and complete your bus seat!
And just like that, you have created your very own super comfortable bus seat – perfect for taking a well-earned rest on after all your hard work!
The humble bus is very much a part of everyday life in towns and cities across the world – so much so, but many of us would struggle to imagine life without them. In fact, for many of us, buses are so mainstream that considering that origins is something which simply never crosses our minds.
Until 1662, however, buses simply didn’t exist. A man named Blaise Pascal was responsible for their invention, with the first concepts appearing in Paris, France, in the mid-17th century. Unlike the sleek, elegant vehicles we see today, these buses were powered and drawn by horses, and could only fit eight passengers a bus. This exclusivity came with significant price hike – only very wealthiest members of society could afford to travel by bus – but this also proved to be its downfall, as the price of tickets meant that horse-drawn buses went out of business within 15 years.
In 1812, the bus saw a resurgence, and it was at this point that they were named as the buses we recognize today. The term “bus” came from Latin “Omnibus”, which translates as “for all” – a pretty apt description of the bus’s primary intention.
Technology continued to grow and develop, on the buses of 1812 soon gave way to steam-powered vehicles, until 1895 when the very first bus powered by internal combustion engine was invented.
In our modern world, technicians and engineers are coming up with increasingly creative ways to make buses more eco-friendly, and this is an exciting, innovative industry which is constantly growing and changing.