|Uploaded:||June 6, 2009|
|Updated:||June 6, 2009|
Some of the trains that are used in Japan are really cool because they are designed to look really neat, and aerodynamically artistic. One of my favorite trains ever built was made right in Japan, and that is what this tutorial lesson will be based on today. I am going to teach you “how to draw a bullet train” step by step. Bullet trains are called the “Shinkansen” in Japanese and this word is used for the train rail system that is operated out of Japan. The bullet trains are used to connect to all major points in Japan including Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. The very first network of high speed trains was created in 1964 and the Shinkansen train line was the worlds first high speed train service. Bullet trains have been recorded to reach speeds of up to two hundred seventy seven miles per hour with a best average speed of one hundred sixty four miles per hour. Now because these trains operate on a high-speed railway, there is a bunch of problems that can occur with the infrastructure of the railway system. Because of that, almost a third of all cost for having such a speedy transportation system is used up on maintenance to ensure that every thing stays stable and secure. The shinkansen runs on steel rails mounted on concrete sleepers. The real fast trains use a dedicated track to avoid contact and conflict with trains that move a lot slower than the high-speed railway system. A bullet train is shaped like a silver bullet and they can get commuters to a location that is 128 miles away in about forty four minutes. Pretty amazing huh? That means that a trip that would normally take a few hours is completely cut in more than half the time. I wanted this drawing to look fast and brand new so what I did was graphically enhance the colored image to look like it is a train in motion. I will let you guys get moving to drawing this tutorial on “how to draw a bullet train step by step“. I will be back soon guys!