Draw a Tugboat

Use some very basic shapes to learn how to draw a tugboat. Then make two shades of blue with one crayon. (Psst, press harder for the ocean.)

How to draw a tugboat

This is a good tutorial for very young artists as all the shapes are super simple. It’s a good way to even introduce the idea of following step by step instructions.


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Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Tugboat

  1. Make guidelines. Draw a line of waves.

  2. Draw the bottom of the boat.

  3. Add a boat top.

  4. Add a roof to the top.

  5. Draw pipes on top of the roof.

  6. Add the details shown.

  7. Add a door and window.

  8. Draw smoke coming out of the pipe.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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