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How to Draw a Pickup Truck Tutorial and Pickup Truck Coloring Page

Learn how to draw a Pickup Truck with this step by step tutorial. It starts with some basic shapes, but adds up to one classic looking truck.

A drawing of a pickup truck, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

The world of transportation offers a huge amount of inspiration, so if students have been drawing lots of organic things lately, try mixing in how to draw a pickup truck. An old-fashioned one with simple shapes can appeal to young artists of all ages.

This one is especially easy as the main shapes fall right on the guidelines, so they can’t help but draw a truck that fills up the entire page.

For some extra fun, have students add some seasonal things in the truck bed. Flowers, pumpkins, Christmas trees, you name it. The more colorful it is, the more eye catching their drawing will be. Scroll down past the directions for an example of a pickup that was finished with watercolor paint.

Getting Started with Drawing Guides

The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this website have a dashed line running through the center of each step, both in a horizontal and vertical direction. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.

For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, the cab shape lines up on the center vertical fold line, half way from the top to the bottom. It’s important to draw that shape large so students end up with a truck that fills their paper.

When students get their drawing off to a good start, there’s a better chance of them feeling successful by the time they are done. Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper. Having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.

So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big fat line down the center of their paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.

And now, on to the pickup truck drawing project.

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A step by step tutorial for and easy pickup truck drawing.

Pickup Truck Coloring Page

Pickup Truck Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for How to Draw a Pickup Truck

Directions for How to Draw a Pickup Truck Step by Step

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw a Pickup Truck in 9 Easy Steps

  1. Draw the cab shape as shown.

  2. Add the front end.

  3. Add the back end of the truck.

  4. Draw half circles for the wheels.

  5. Erase the gray line and add curved lines.

  6. Draw two wheels tucked inside.

  7. Add a window and pumpkin in the back.

  8. Finish with a ground line and the sky.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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A watercolor painting of a picktruck with pumpkins

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