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Uploaded: January 28, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: January 28, 2013
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Thomas the Train is a popular cartoon character that many, many young kids love and enjoy watching. There is a huge collection of movies and other novelties that are available for purchase, and then again there are also some Thomas the Train replicas out there too that are just as popular. With Thomas in mind, here is a lesson that will show you "how to draw a cartoon train", step by step. Drawing trains can definitely be a challenge. When tackling such a complex object you might want to try learning from a much more easier version of Thomas before drawing the real thing. Drawing a cartoon train is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. You will draw a train from the side, making it more approachable then some other tuts out there. So have fun, and hopefully this lesson will aid you to drawing trains all together. Peace people!

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How to Draw a Cartoon Train

how to draw a cartoon train step 1

STEP 1.

First, make a simple line. Since this lesson has lost of straight lines and circles, you might want to use a ruler and compass.
 
how to draw a cartoon train step 2

STEP 2.

Using your ruler, draw the rectangular box shape for the train's hull. Next, draw two small circles for the front wheels, then a large wheel for the back part of the train.
 
how to draw a cartoon train step 3

STEP 3.

Make a triangular shape for the front part of your train. When that is done you can add smaller circle shapes inside of the wheels you just made. Add some lines for the side of the train, then the connecting rail that pulls the two wheels together, this is called a crank shaft.
 
how to draw a cartoon train step 4

STEP 4.

Here you will draw the box shape which is where the locomotive engineer sits and drives the train.
 
how to draw a cartoon train step 5

STEP 5.

Lastly, you will draw out the cylinder shape which is places right on the top part of the base for the train. Draw the smoke stack, then add the window, and face plate at the front part of the cylinder you just made. Erase the mistakes then you're done.
 
how to draw a cartoon train step 6

STEP 6.

Here is your cartoon train when you're done. Color in the train then that's it.