Taking the time to relax on the open water is always a treat, and what better mode of transport could you find than a stunning swan boat? Want to see this brought to life? Then let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start your drawing by taking a black pen, and drawing a wavy line in the right of your page – this should go up at a diagonal, and then flick down at the end.
Add a “bump” below this, and then connect this to the left-hand side of the line with a curve.
Add a line to the bottom right of the shape to create the beak of the swan…
And then add two circular shapes connected by a long, thin strip to the right of the beak.
Switch to a black fineliner pen, and add two small circles inside the right shape, with a smaller circle right in the middle, creating an eye…
Grab the black pen, and bring a line up from the left “circle”, curving this across to the right, and then waving down towards the bottom of the page.
Continue this off to the right at the bottom…
And then bring a line across from the bottom of the beak, before following the other line down to the bottom of the page.
Continue this across to the right…
And then connect the top and bottom lines with a large “C” shape, making sure that the top of the “C” is longer than the bottom.
Connect the ends of the “C” with a series of “bumps” to create the wing of your swan.
Now, add a bumpy line to the front of the swan, just above the curve of the chest.
Bring a line across from the top of the wing towards the left…
And then add other layers of feathers inside those at the back of the tail.
Draw a large, oval shape above the back of the swan, with a small circle shape on top of this.
From the bottom of this, add three large “teardrop” shapes…
And then add another shape to either end. This is the cover for your boat.
Take a black fineliner and a ruler, and connect the cover to the back of the swan with four sets of parallel lines.
Use the fineliner to add a curved line inside the top section of the back…
And then switch back to a black pen to add another set of feathers to the top.
Now, take a brown pen, and add color to the section on top of the beak, as well as around the eye.
Use an orange pen to add color to the umbrella at the top, and the beak of your swan…
And then use the brown pen to color the pillars and the top of the back.
Grab a brown pencil, and use this to gently shade the body of the swan.
Now – doesn’t that look like the perfect boat for a romantic moonlight paddle across the river? We sure are tempted!