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How to Draw a Helicopter

Here’s an easy way to learn how to draw a helicopter. A step by step tutorial shows students where to start.

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How to Draw a Helicopter

If your students are learning about transportation, here are a few fun facts to know about helicopters.

  • Helicopters are able to take off and landing vertically, hovering and flying in different directions.
  • The lift and thrust of helicopters are provided by spinning rotors, usually with two or more blades.
  • Helicopters typically have one main rotor and one smaller rotor in the tail which keeps the helicopter from spinning around.

This tutorial is designed to help students draw a helicopter that is a bit fancier than just an oval with a tail, but is not a complicated 3D shape either. The fuselage is made by stacking a few simple shapes together, which when complete, looks like a pretty detailed helicopter.

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Preview of step by step Helicopter drawing tutorial



Time needed: 35 minutes.

How to Draw a Helicopter

  1. Start the fuselage with the middle shape shown.

  2. Add the windows inside and nose shape below.

  3. Draw the top of the fuselage as shown.

  4. Add the skids below the fuselage.

  5. Draw the tail boom extending from the back.

  6. Add the round rotor to the tail boom

  7. Draw the main rotor on top of the fuselage.

  8. Finish with a pilot and add clouds all around.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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