Drawings of boats can serve as a basis for many pictures. You can draw a fisherman on a boat. You can draw a little sailboat out at sea, etc.
To begin, you should draw the precise primary contours of a boat. It is better to draw a boat in stages, as shown in my lesson. Boat structure has many straight lines, so you can use a ruler to simplify the drawing process.
Now let's learn how to draw a boat step by step in # 2 pencil.
Drawing a boat. The primary sketches.
A boat has a very strict symmetry and all proportions must be precise. The first thing you should do is to draw the primary contours of a boat. It is very important to sketch those correctly.
As you see here, first you need to draw two straight lines for beams and then draw an oval around it. Despite what you may think, it's not as easy as it first appears. The key is not to press hard on the pencil yet. It may be the case that you will need to erase some pencil strokes and draw new lines.
It is very important to convey the right proportions, so double-check your drawing before moving on to the next step.
The boat's boards.
At this stage you need to draw another oval on the inside of your boat. Its shape will resemble that from the first step to drawing a boat. Note, the seat lines cross its lower part. When drawing the boards, keep in mind that you see the inside of the boat from the left-hand side and the outside of the boat from the right-hand side. Always refer back to my drawing for guidance.
It might also help you to look at the photos or drawings of actual boats. Pay attention to the many details of a fishing boat.
Details of boat.
At this stage drawing a boat gets a little easier. Work on the contours of the upper and lower lines, including the nose and the back of the boat. In the end, you should erase the extra lines from your rough draft.
A wooden boat is built from many bent lengthwise boards, which are fastened to its sides like ribs. Add those boards as well for a more realistic effect.
Now you are almost done with your drawing. All you have to do is go over the tentative lines pressing firmly on your pencil and add more expressive lines to the boat.
Boat drawing is nearly complete.
So far you drew all the mainframe lines and major parts of a boat. Since boats float on water, of course it will be better to draw your boat on the river or sea. Your boat drawing is practically completed. Next step is optional. If you prefer to make your drawing more detailed, let's continue the lesson on how to draw a boat.
Well, then you must draw a cross-sectional "skeleton" of the boat.
The boat is built using long wooden boards.
The boat is built using long wooden boards. Fishermen seal cracks between those boards so as to prevent any leakage. You should draw these joints between the boards. Since you drew the details inside the boat, now draw details on the outer part of the boat. It is easy, just draw a few horizontal parallel lines along the side of the boat.
It is very important to convey the right proportions, so double-check your drawing before moving on to the last step. For example, the seat inside the boat must be of same thickness as the boards.
The final step of drawing a boat.
Now your drawing is finished. A boat can be painted virtually any color you like. This is why you can use color pencils if you decide not to shade in your drawing with # 2 pencil.
Draw a river or sea surrounding the boat. You can draw a fisherman or a rower inside the boat. Drawing the rowers is separate and rather difficult lesson. See more in other tutorials on my site.