You can learn how to draw an airplane with this easy step by step tutorial. It has a bit of a tilt, so it looks more realistic than just drawing a simple side view.
Airplanes come in many shapes and sizes, but there is one easy way to categorize them – by how they are propelled forward. Those three categories include jet engine, propeller and rocket engine. Most airplanes are flown by a pilot, but some are designed to be remotely or computer-controlled with drones.
The very first plane, was of course invented by the Wright brothers back in 1903. Since then, aircraft technology continued to develop through the development of the first jetliner in 1952. This tutorial is a nod to that classic looking looking aircraft that was in service for over 50 years.
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Airplane Drawing Materials
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- Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have in the smaller boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors, and seem a bit richer than ones Prang has.
How to Draw an Airplane Directions
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw an Airplane in 9 Easy Steps
- Draw the main fuselage of the plane.
- Draw the vertical section of the tail.
- Draw the horizontal section of the tail.
- Draw the two wings.
- Erase the gray line inside the wing.
- Draw the two engines.
- Erase the gray lines and draw the windows.
- Fill the sky with clouds.
- Trace with a marker and color.