How to Draw an Airplane Window

Let’s draw an airplane window step by step. Tools needed: paper, black pen, green pen, blue pen, orange pen, cyan pencil, gray pencil.

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Let’s take a closer look, by learning to draw our very own airplane windows – read on to find out more!


How to draw an airplane window step 1

Start with a black pen and a ruler, and draw two sets of parallel lines – each with the inner line slightly shorter than the outer – in the center of your page, around one inch (2.5 cm) apart, and one inch from the top of the page.


How to draw an airplane window step 2

Connect the tops and bottoms of the inner lines by drawing a curved series of dots, reaching round in a semicircle.


How to draw an airplane window step 3

Connect these dots to create a curved shape at the top and bottom, with the inner lines at the sides. Go over this shape again to thicken the lines.


How to draw an airplane window step 4

Next, take your ruler, and draw a straight line, at around a 45 degree angle, around halfway down the shape, emerging from the right hand side. Then, add another line below, this one moving downwards, and add another line to connect this to the side of the original shape. Then, join the lines together at the right hand end with a short vertical line – this is an airplane wing! Add to straight lines, coming from the bottom into the center of the wing.


How to draw an airplane window step 5

Now add another two, straight lines next to the first two. Add a horizontal line which connects the first three, moving from the left hand edge of the wing, and heading inwards.


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Add a thick black line to the top of the window, just below the curve.


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Next, return to the wind, and add three triangles just below the bottom line. Add a vertical line to each of these triangles, so that they look like they are cut in half.


How to draw an airplane window step 8

Next, add a series of double-lines rings, starting in the bottom left hand corner of the window. Then, add another “half” ring slightly above this, and another two “ring” shaped from the bottom of the wing – these will be slightly cut off, and so only the top curve of the ring will emerge.


How to draw an airplane window step 9

Grab a green pen, and use this to fill in the center of the rings – leave the “outer rim” empty for now.


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Switch to a blue pen, and use this to fill in the space in between the rings with a bold, vibrant blue.


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With an orange pen, fill in the “outer rim” of the rings themselves with a cheerful orange color.


How to draw an airplane window step 12

Use a cyan-colored pencil to add a light blue shading to the section above the wing, and below the curve at the top – you can see the sky through your window!


How to draw an airplane window step 13

Next, grab a gray pencil, and use this to lightly shade in the wing itself.

And just like that, you can see the world through the plane window – but just where will your dream journey take you?

Interesting Facts About Airplanes

In many ways, the humble aircraft is a true marvel of engineering. Not only can you get from one side of the world to the other in a relatively short time (certainly when compared to taking the journey overland!), but you also do it at 42,000 feet in the air, and speeds of around 500 mph – when you really start to think about it, it is an awe-inspiring concept.

Airplane windows are another incredible element of the whole experience, allowing you to see the clouds and skies around you, as well as spit and map landmasses thousands of miles below. But just what is involved in helping these windows stay in place? The answer is good old-fashioned engineering.

In many ways, airplanes operate in a similar way to submarines. Both are structures which, due to their nature and use, are required to withstand a stark difference in both pressure and temperature, inside and outside the cabin – and, in both cases, the atmosphere and environment outside the cabin is incompatible with life.

In addition, aircraft face challenges due to their high speeds, and the not so uninterrupted state of airspace – everything from birds to debris can be a threat, and the windows must be able to withstand this. Every plan and blueprint works with this in mind, and planes use multiple plies of glass, or stretched acrylic material to construct windows – both plies have their own unique tech and advantages, as well as helping to resist incredible pressure.

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