How to Draw a Simple Fire Truck

With its bright red design, loud, powerful siren, and distinctive shape, the fire truck is a recognizable sight for almost everyone. They play a crucial role in society, and so we must give them the respect they are owed. With no further ado, read on to learn how to bring a simple fire truck to life!


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Start with a yellow pen and a ruler, and draw two parallel lines just to the left of the centerline. End these around an inch from the bottom of the page.


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Using the same yellow pen and ruler, add a series of small, horizontal lines connecting both of these lines, creating a ladder.


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Switch to a red pen, and use the ruler to draw a horizontal line just below the top of the ladder, extending out towards the right. To the left of the ladder, add a large “box” shape, but keep the top corners unconnected for the moment, and extend the line in the bottom left corner out a little towards the left. Then, add a vertical line below this corner – once again, leave a small gap.


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Grab a black pen, and use the ruler to add another horizontal line, this time just above the bottom of the ladder, bisecting the bottom of the vertical line you just drew.


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Now, repeat this line just below the first, giving you two long, parallel lines. Connect the ends with a short, straight line.


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Grab the red pen, and connect the corners in the “box” with soft curved lines, and then add another vertical line to the left of the right-hand side. Next, use a white correction fluid or white watercolor to erase the black pen marks for the wheels.


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Take a black pen and drawing compass, and add two circles in the spaces you just created.


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Using the black pen and drawing compass, add another circle immediately outside the first, and then a larger circle outside of these, creating the wheels.


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Use a black pen to fill in the “ring” on the outside of the wheels.


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Grab a red pen and a ruler, and draw a line heading upwards from the back of the truck, and connect this to the red horizontal line at the top with a curve.


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Use the yellow pen and drawing compass to draw three circles towards the left of the main body of the truck – these should get smaller as they move inwards.


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Use an orange pen to fill in the central circle, and outline the middle ring of the circles.


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Before using a yellow pen to fill in the rest of the circles.


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Now, use the orange pen to make a slight mark to the bottom right of the circle.


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Beneath this mark, use a black pen to add a horizontal rectangle shape, and fill this in. Then, add two parallel shapes, heading in at an angle, and connect these at the bottom with a straight line.


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Use the black pen to fill in the shape you just created.


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Next, use an orange pen to add a “ball” to the top of the shape, and fill this in.


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Grab the red pen and ruler, and draw a long, thin horizontal rectangle in the middle of the body of the truck, leaving gaps for the circle you created.


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Take a red pencil, and use this to fill in the main body of the truck and achieve that distinctive fire engine red.


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Next, use the red pen to outline the gaps between the rungs of the ladder…


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And then fill in these spaces with the red shade.


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Use a cyan highlighter pen to fill in the right-hand section of the front of the truck…


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And then use the same cyan pen and a ruler to draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.


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Fill in the top half of this with a cyan highlighter pen…


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And use a blue pen to fill in the remaining triangle.


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Keep hold of the blue pen as you fill in the circle in the center of the wheels.


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Take a black liner, and create a very small rectangle at the top of the front of the truck.


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Using a red pen and a ruler, draw a short line heading up from the left-hand corner of this, at roughly a 45-degree angle.


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Use the brown pen and a ruler to mirror this on the other edge, and add another short brown line in the middle.


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Continue with the brown pen to connect the center and right lines, and then a red pen to join the left and center lines.


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Using the red pen, fill in the left-hand half of this shape…


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And use a brown pen for the other half.


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Now take an orange pen, and add a small rectangle to the front to create a lamp for your fire truck.


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Use a blue pen and a ruler to add a thick blue line to the back of the truck, emerging just inside the top right-hand corner.


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Using a cyan pen and a ruler, add two parallel lines emerging from this, both heading towards the top left-hand corner at a 45-degree angle. Join the ends of these with a short line to create a rectangle.


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Now use the blue pen and ruler to add two more lines emerging from this shape, just slightly narrower than the cyan ones.


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Use the cyan highlighter pen to connect the ends with a line, and then turn this into a small, solid rectangle.


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Use a black pen to add a series of circles inside this shape…


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And connect the end to the truck with a black line.


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Use the cyan highlighter pen to fill in the bottom…


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Before taking a blue pen to complete the design.


And there we have it – your very own simple fire truck! Why not take some time to learn a little about how fire trucks operate and the amazing work that firefighters do every day? Who knows – you may be inspired!

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