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Uploaded: April 26, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: April 26, 2011
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Now that I have two lessons down, there is only two more to go. For number three, I will be showing you "how to draw a ship", step by step. I was surprised to see that I had never drawn or made a tutorial on a plain old traditional looking ship. There are many types of boats that are labeled ships, and for this reason I wanted to make one that you would expect to see when you think of a mental picture on a ship. Believe it or not but, just the very name 'ship' refers to a specific type of boat. Usually they are extremely big vessels that are on a whole other type of scale. The more people and cargo a ship can hold, the bigger and heavier they are. Some ships that you may be familiar with are ones used for cruises, transportation of goods, warfare, fuel transportation like oil, fishing vessels, and even full rigged ships that you may seldom see in harbors. The lesson is going to be pretty simple to tackle because I made sure to make a tutorial that almost everyone can handle. Learning "how to draw a ship" is one of the first things that many beginning artists, kids, and folk attempt to do at some point in their life even if you have no urge to take on an artistic career. I just thought that this would be a fun lesson that members and visitors would enjoy. I still have one more submission coming your way guys so stick around now, or come back later. Adios mi amigos!

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How to Draw a Ship

how to draw a ship step 1

STEP 1.

Begin this first step by drawing out the base or foundation of your ship. This should be an angled shape with at least four points.
 
how to draw a ship step 2

STEP 2.

Begin drawing out a very simple railing for the bow, and then draw out the top part of the ship which is where the captain and passengers will be.
 
how to draw a ship step 3

STEP 3.

Draw in the windows, and here is where you can make them round, or square and you can even make more than three. Next, draw the double lining along the bottom of the ship's hull like so.
 
how to draw a ship step 4

STEP 4.

Draw two life rafts, and then draw out the steam stacks with some smoke puffing out from the top. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up the simple drawing.
 
how to draw a ship step 5

STEP 5.

Here is how your ship should look when you are all done. Now you can go ahead and have fun coloring it in. Thanks a lot for joining me with this lesson on how to draw a ship.