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Uploaded: February 9, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 9, 2013
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Okay guys, here is a different version of an airship or Zeppelin. I wanted to make a fun, unique drawing of these air crafts because I just made a lesson of the very same think, just different model. Up next, we will learn "how to draw an airship", step by step. The airship in this lesson has an actual boat rigged up to the bottom of the airship’s surface. This tutorial is going to be a bit more complicated than the first Zeppelin, but at least the end results will be better, and you will have a challenge ahead of you. So enjoy drawing an airship folks and I shall return with another tut for you all.

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How to Draw an Airship, Airship

how to draw an airship, airship step 1

STEP 1.

Begin by drawing an oval shape like so, then draw in the strings as well as the boat shape.
 
how to draw an airship, airship step 2

STEP 2.

The shape of the airships is going to stay the same as the guide you just drew, which means what you have to do here is draw in is all the pieces that makes up the surface of the airship. You will need to color in the small bolt or rivet holes, then add the steam pipe, steam, and flags at the top part of each robe that holds the ship below.
 
how to draw an airship, airship step 3

STEP 3.

Next, draw in the support ropes, as well as the two tail fins. Sketch in the detailing on the fins like so, then move to the next drawing step.
 
how to draw an airship, airship step 4

STEP 4.

Define the shape of ship or boat which is almost exactly the outlined structure that you made in the first step.
 
how to draw an airship, airship step 5

STEP 5.

Here you will begin sketching in all the detailing and definition to make the boat look wooden. Add some texture to the front and back part of the boat. Draw in two different sized, and designed windows as well as the rope loops along the edge of the boat line.
 
how to draw an airship, airship step 6

STEP 6.

Before we finish this airship off, we will need to draw out the steam stacks like so, as well as the great big steam cloud that is coming from the steam stack. Erase the mistakes and guides before you sketch in the detailing on the rest of the boat.
 
how to draw an airship, airship step 7

STEP 7.

When you are done your airship should look like the one you see here. Color it in using the shades of your choice.