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Uploaded: December 1, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: December 2, 2009
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Once in a while I will do a lesson on something that nobody else would dare to draw or submit. I love learning about different things from our history's past no matter if the subject is good or bad. Dragoart has come a long way since its start, and one of the main reasons why we are the worlds best drawing tutorial site, is because we take chances and do things that nobody else would. In all reality, we as humans have seen, experienced, and felt things as individuals, that no one else has. Sometimes thinking or remembering the past can be painful or brutal, but what I have learned is, everybody is different, and no one can be blamed for the actions of someone else. World War II was a brutal, and humanly suffering war. Many countries fought as a unit to stop a situation from becoming a dominating disease. There was all types of planes, jeeps, trucks, weapons, and tanks that was used to conquer over another no matter what. This tutorial that I am about to submit is going to be on a tank that was commonly used during World War II by the Nazi German army. Even though this tank was used to wipe out armies of others, it is still part of our past no matter if we like it or not. I definitely want to say that this lesson is going up for educational purposes, as well as artistic intrigued purposes too. I will show you “how to draw a Panzer tank step by step”. The Panzer tank that I drew is the Panzerkampfwagen IV, which was without a doubt THE tank that Nazi Germany used during WWII. It was not only a tank, it was also famous for having superb accuracy, and supreme firepower. It was also an easily accessible tank to move, and it provided a significant amount of armor protection. The Panzer VI was used to replace the Panzer III, and from the years of 1939-1945, over nine thousand of these tank vessels was produced, and used as the primary tank of choice. Not only was the Panzer VI an ultimate fighting weapon, the specs on this particular tank was also supreme. In total this tank was able to house five German soldiers which consisted of a commander, a gunner, a loader, the driver, and the bow machine gunner. This capacity was pretty intense back in the late thirties. The total weight of a Panzer VI was approximately eighteen and a half tons, about twenty three feet long, and almost nine feet high. Krupp, Steyr-Daimler-Puch is the company that manufactured the Panzer VI, and it was also designed by Krupp. The original reason why the Panzer VI was created, was to be used as a support tank against anti-tank weaponry, and it was also used to take out military constructions. Although some may think that twenty three feet is not a big size, the Panzer VI was designed to be a medium sized construction. The Panzer VI was also equipped with a MG 34 which was a German machine gun that fired the 7.29x57mm Mauser cartridge, and a 7.5 cm Kampfwagenkanone 40 or better known as KwK 40. This was the primary chief weapon of the Panzer VI and this projectile was made to omit high explosive rounds. Nazi Germany was not the only country that used a Panzer VI, countries like Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, Spain, and Syria also used this tank that was developed and used by Germany. In all reality the Panzer VI was truly an incredible tank that served its purpose during WWII, and as for other countries, the Six Day War that took place in 1967. Just a quick note, the Six Day War was a war that was between the Israeli army, and the armies of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. At the end of that war, Israel took control over the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. All this was conquered in a matter of six days. This tutorial will show you “how to draw a Panzer tank step by step”. This is an advanced lesson, so if you are a novice or intermediate artist, be sure to take your time, and maintain patience at all times. I will be back later with more drawing fun so stay tuned in and enjoy this lesson on one of WWII's battle tanks of Germany. Peace!

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how to draw a panzer tank

How to Draw a Panzer Tank

how to draw a panzer tank step 1

STEP 1.

To start drawing your Panza tank, you will need to draw out the outlined shape of the tanks form. This may seem a bit difficult and if you have a problem with drawing straight lines, you might want to use a ruler. You will first start at the top and work your way down. Draw a rounded box like shape which will be for the top of the tank which is called either the hatch or cupola, then you will draw the mid section of the tank which is called the turret, and then draw the shape of the bottom base of the tank.
 
how to draw a panzer tank step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start sketching out the actual shape and detailing of the tanks hatch. This includes the sketching design of the latch that allows soldiers to go in and out of the tank, and some of the design construction for the barrel of the projectile.
 
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STEP 3.

You will now complete the designed drawing of the projectile which is the main gun, and then sketch out more of the tanks detail and construction as drawn for you here on the side of the tank. Once that is complete you can then draw the shape and style of the tanks antenna. Be sure to include the detailing of all the parts of the Panzer tank.
 
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STEP 4.

You will start sketching out the armored skirt as you see here which basically looks like the tracks flaps or protective shields. Once that is done you will start drawing out the machine gun barrel or nozzle. After that you can draw the hinges that holds the detailing pieces and construction of the tanks design.
 
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STEP 5.

You will now start sketching out the left track of which is the essentially the tire that folds on the wheels. Once that is complete, you can then start sketching out the construction details of the Panzer tanks front parts. Add some coloring or shading inside of the drivers optic view. You can choose to draw the Nazi symbol if you want on the front of the tank, it is included with the design because that is what was stamped on all Panzer VI tanks.
 
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STEP 6.

The left side of the tanks wheel. Start sketching out the tracks like you see here. Be sure to add all the lines which makes up the tracks grooves and definition. Draw the lining for the base of the tank and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a panzer tank step 7

STEP 7.

Well this is your last drawing step and all you have to do now is take your time and draw out each road wheel, and then draw the drive sprocket which is the larger circle in the front of the tanks track. Detail, define, and refinish the tanks make-up and then you can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one. Though these steps didn't seem hard, drawing a panzer tank is quite time consuming.
 
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STEP 8.

When you are done your tank should look like the one you see here. Pat yourself on the back because you have just finished this lesson on "how to draw a Panzer tank step by step".