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Easy How to Draw a Ship Tutorial Video and Ship Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Ship and a Ship Coloring Page. It also works for a pretty good looking Mayflower ship too.

Drawing of a Ship

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

How to Draw a Ship Tutorial Video

If students enjoy studying the history of ships, they will probably enjoy drawing one too. Even though there are many different types, and some can get pretty complex, they do have lot in common too. Those that want to learn how to draw a ship that has the really old look, with wind in its sail, can follow this easy step by step tutorial.

In real life, many of the masts are layered, and that can get complicated to draw really quickly. If students just draw the poles first, and then the masts that are attached to them, they can can quickly get a lively looking drawing of a ship that appears to be sailing along in the water. These amazing ships do make quite a sight in real life, so it’s always fun to create a drawing that looks like the real thing!

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy ship, also available as a free download.

Another media option

Ship drawing on brown kraft paper

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Ship Coloring Page

Ship Coloring page, available as a free PDF

Materials for a Ship Drawing

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Step by Step Directions to Draw a Ship

Time needed: 45 minutes

How to Draw a Ship

  1. Draw the water line.

  2. Start the bottom of the ship.

  3. Add an extra layer to the right side.

  4. Draw the mast poles.

  5. Add the yard poles.

  6. Draw the attached masts.

  7. Add the connecting ropes and flags.

  8. Finish with the windows.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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