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How to Draw an Airplane

You can learn how to draw an airplane with this easy step by step tutorial.

It’s got just a bit of a tilt to it, so it looks much more realistic than just drawing a simple side view.

How to draw an Airplane

Simple details like curving the front window will make the body of the airplane look more three dimensional too. After that, feel free to add some style to your plane. After all, when was the last time you saw one that was all gray?


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Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw an Airplane

  1. Draw top half of plane body.

  2. Draw bottom half of plane body.

  3. Add center tail.

  4. Add two side tails.

  5. Draw two wings.

  6. Draw an engine on each wing.

  7. Add windows on plane body.

  8. Add clouds around sky.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

How to Draw a WW2 Airplane

I like how this perspective of the plane keeps things simple, yet offers a little perspective at the same time. Who needs to draw a flat looking airplane, when just a few touches like angled wings can make it look so dimensional.

Another bonus? When you have lots of open space, it’s always easy to add a little perspective by having smaller clouds going off in the distance. For that matter, make a whole sky full of little WW2 planes for an amazing panorama.


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  1. Print tutorial for each student.
  2. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases.
  3. Follow the tutorial to draw the WW2 plane in pencil.
  4. Trace the plane with a black marker.
  5. Color the drawing carefully with crayons.

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