how to draw a bike

How to Draw a Bicycle

Step 1.

This will be a relatively easy object to draw. All you ave to do is draw a square box. At the bottom corners of the box draw two circles for the bike wheels and one smaller circle for the gear system where the bike chain sits.

Step 2.

You will now start sketching out the frame of the bike and in this case you will be drawing a mens bicycle. Once the frame is drawn, you can then draw the handle bars, brake cables, and then the seat neck and seat.

Step 3.

The first thing you need to do in this step is draw the tire of the front wheel and then draw the wheel well fender. Next draw the gear contraption where the pedals go, and then draw the pedal. Next finish drawing the bike's frame and then draw the back wheel in more detail but not complete.

Step 4.

Now that you are on your last drawing step, you will finish the back tire and then draw the detailing for the gear pulley. Next draw in the rims and in this case these bike rimes are spoked. Erase all the guidelines and shapes and then move to the last step to see what your drawing should look like.

Step 5.

You are now done with this tutorial on "how to draw a bike step by step". Color it in and you are all done. I know it is not realistic looking, and because of that you can even consider this a lesson on "how to draw a cartoon bike".

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Uploaded: October 21, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: February 24, 2010
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Hello everybody and welcome to I have had such a long day yesterday, but I still managed to get four lessons done for you all to enjoy today. I think I will start the day off with a tutorial on “how to draw a bicycle, step by step. The bike is a fun, enjoyable, ridable object that is used by many people around the world. There are even some countries that rely solely on bicycles to commute back and forth to work, stores, and just to simply get around. But when was this fantastic two wheeler invented? Well the answer to that question is debatable. Some historians think that the father son team, Pierre and Ernest Michaux, are the ones responsible for the creation of the bike. Supposedly, the first bicycle was made sometime during the 1860’s. After researching over the years, historians now believe that the bike was invented long before 1860. What they do believe the Michaux’s invented, was the bike pedals and cranks back in 1861. The first bicycle concept was invented back in 1818 which was basically made from all wood. Users had no pedals, instead they sat on the wooden contraption, and pushed their way around using their feet, almost like Fred Flintstone did with his car. The wooden bicycle concept was invented by Baron Karl Drais von Sauerbronn from Germany. He called this invention the “Laufmaschine” or in other words, the “Running Machine“. Before the wooden contraction was made, a Frenchmen named Comte Mede de Sivrac invented a machine called the "Celerifere" back in 1790. Then along came the Penny Farthing. This bike was called the “High” and or “Ordinary bicycle”. These bikes had a small back wheel, and a large front wheel. Today, we have the pleasure of buying all different types of bikes. There is mountain bikes, BMX bikes, road racing bikes, Time Trial or Triathlon bikes, hybrid or commuting bikes, kids bikes, trailer bikes, and also unicycles and tricycles. This lesson will teach you how to draw a simple bike step by step. I think you will enjoy this tutorial even though it is just on “how to draw a bike”. I will be back again with more drawing fun. In the mean time hang out, and draw your hearts out.