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Uploaded: February 9, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: February 9, 2013
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I just can’t get enough. Up next, we will tackle the task of drawing a Zeppelin, step by step. Some of you may recognize this bubble looking plane and you may even get them confused with blimps. But the truth is, Zeppelins where used and developed to carry passengers from point A to point B. Zeppelins where invented by a German named Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin back in the early parts of the twentieth century. They are actually called rigid airships, and yes blimps are also called rigid airships too. Even though the design and or idea of the Zeppelin’s creation were made between 1874 and 1893, the very first one didn't take flight until 1910. The airship was flown by Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-AG or DELAG, which was at that time the first airline company that provided air travel service. By the time 1914 rolled around DELAG Airlines had already carried more than thirty four thousand passengers, and over fifteen hundred flights. The funny thing is, when WWI broke out, the German military begin producing their own Zeppelins to advance them in battle. They would use the airships to drop bombs, as well as use them for scouting purposes. If you have ever watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana and his father actually board a Zeppelin after he rescued his father. Remember when the Germans were chasing them to obtain his father’s journal with all the writings and maps to find the cup of Christ. Man did I love that movie. Anyways, this is going to be an easy lesson to tackle because drawing a Zeppelin isn't gonna be hard since it’s shaped like a huge oblong balloon. So have fun folks and be sure to let me know what you think.

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How to Draw a Zeppelin

how to draw a zeppelin step 1

STEP 1.

Let us begin shall we? First, draw the shape of a pickle like so. Notice how the end to the left is smaller then the top part. This is because we are drawing the Zeppelin on an angle.
 
how to draw a zeppelin step 2

STEP 2.

Now we will turn a pickle into a cigar by adding some stripes, five to be exact.
 
how to draw a zeppelin step 3

STEP 3.

Continuing on we will draw in the lines that run horizontally through the Zeppelin. This is very easy to do, but when you draw in the lines, make sure to not attach them at the tip of the Zeppelin.
 
how to draw a zeppelin step 4

STEP 4.

Next, simply draw the three propellers that are peaking through the back end like so.
 
how to draw a zeppelin step 5

STEP 5.

Lastly, all you have to do is draw out the hull or area where the passengers are seated. Erase any and all mistakes.
 
how to draw a zeppelin step 6

STEP 6.

Here you have the finished drawing of a Zeppelin. Color it in and use it for one of your drawing projects.