How to Draw a Ship

Ships are majestic, impressive feats of engineering, and dominate the oceans all across the planet. Are you ready to create your very own nautical masterpiece? Then let’s take a closer look at the steps we need to take.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a black pen and a ruler, and draw a short line to the right of your page.


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Add a long, “C” shape below this, with the top slightly wider than the bottom.


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Add an angled line to the left side of the line…


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And then use the ruler to extend this line right out to the left.


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At the end, bring the line in at a 45-degree angle, towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.


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Use a ruler to bring a horizontal line right across, connecting the two sides.


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Now, add another line below this, and join these at the sides…


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Before adding a large rectangle shape to the top.


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Divide this rectangle into small squares using the ruler.


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Then, add a series of vertical lines down the shape, dividing the rectangle into thin sections.


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Add two small dots to the top and bottom of each of these sections, across both rows.


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Use a ruler to add a vertical line to the left of this shape, and then add three vertical lines, two short and one longer, to the very left, stepping these in as you go.


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Connect these vertical lines, turning them into three rectangles stacked on top of one another. Extend the line on the top left corner up slightly.


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Now, add a black dot to the left of the body of the ship.


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Add a curved shape to the top of the stacked rectangles…


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Shade the top left section of this with the black pen…


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And then add a series of small pairs of squares all across the top of each layer of the rectangle.


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Grab a red pen, and shade alternate squares on the main rectangle – this is the cargo. Use the same shade for the stripe on the bottom of the ship.


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Use a blue pen to shade the main body of the ship…


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And then a bright blue pen for the remaining sections of bottom cargo.


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Use a yellow pen for the top left sections of the cargo…


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And shade the remaining space with a gray pencil.


And there we have it – a ship, hard at work, transporting cargo from one place to another. And we are all grateful for their hard work!

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