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Uploaded: May 12, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: May 12, 2011
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I was trying to think of something to draw that would be educational as well as fun. How many many times have you heard of a kid or teen say that they wanted to be an astronaut when they grow up? I must of heard this same statement at least twenty times from twenty different people I know in my family. I don't know why an astronaut is such a big career to set goals for, but I bet it's because astronauts have a job that allows them to travel through space, and see the universe at first glance. Today, I thought I would make a lesson that will teach all you aspiring future astronauts, "how to draw a space shuttle", step by step. I was at the NASA website and saw that there is five space shuttles; space shuttle Atlantis, space shuttle Challenger, space shuttle Columbia, space shuttle Discovery, and space shuttle Endeavour. No matter what shuttle it is, they all lift off from the Kennedy Space Center launch pad. One of the most exciting things to witness when a shuttle begins lift off is the powerful balls of smoke and steam. As the shuttle begins it's journey, it leaves a trail of bright flames and heavy thick smoke. Typically a space shuttle can carry an astronaut crew of six or seven depending on the task at hand. I have never personally witnesses a liftoff, but maybe one day I have the opportunity to see a shuttle eject itself up into our universe. I hope you have fun with this lesson on "how to draw a space shuttle". I may or may not be back today, but whenever I do return there is going to be a trail of more drawing fun behind me. Peace out people!

how to draw a space shuttle, draw a shuttle

How to Draw a Space Shuttle, Draw a Shuttle

how to draw a space shuttle, draw a shuttle step 1


Begin by simply drawing a torpedo like shape like you see here which is going to act as the frame for the shuttle.
how to draw a space shuttle, draw a shuttle step 2


Using the shape you drew in step one, begin drawing out the actual body of the shuttle which should include the wing and tail.
how to draw a space shuttle, draw a shuttle step 3


Draw in another wing on the opposite side, and then draw a fin in the back of the shuttle. Draw in and color some bold lines on the edges of of the wings, and then add some solid markings on the front and sides of the shuttle.
how to draw a space shuttle, draw a shuttle step 4


Now lets draw in the front window or windshield like so, and then sketch in some definition and details along the whole body of the shuttle like you see here. Take your time so you can get every nook and cranny sketched in.
how to draw a space shuttle, draw a shuttle step 5


For the last drawing step, all you have to do is draw in the extremely hot flames that is shooting out the back end. Erase any mistakes that you drew during the steps.
how to draw a space shuttle, draw a shuttle step 6


This is how your drawing looks when you are all done. Now you can color it in and draw some planets and stars all around the shuttle for added scenery.
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