How to Draw a Sailing Ship

How to draw a Sailboat, step by step

Nowadays it is easy to come across a picture of a wooden sailing ship and it is relatively simple to draw. But that is not the case with vintage Sailboats. They have very complex sails. In this lesson we will learn how to draw a ship step by step.

Step 1

How to draw a Ship, step 1

Draw the ship's deck. Start with the foundation of the ship. Draw a shape in between a polygon and a trapezoid for the chassis.

Step 2

How to draw a Ship, step 2

Add the mast of the sailing vessel. Now draw the sailboat's masts. To do this, first draw three long lines: shorter, medium, and very long in length. Then add a crossbar. Next draw a long keel in front of the stern of the ship.

Step 3

How to draw a Ship, step 3

Outline the sails. Now we need to draw the contours of the sails. The sails are rectangular in shape. Begin adding two to three sails at a time from the far right of the mast.

Step 4

How to draw a Ship, step 4

The front of the vessel. Now draw the stern of the ship. The front part of the stern must be higher than the back and middle ones. Add the railing at the top of the stern. The next step is to add some windows to the Boat.

Step 5

How to draw a Ship, step 5

The mast of the sailing vessel. In this step, we will draw the mast of our sailing vessel. Erase the original contours and draw a thick mast in place of tentative lines. Darken the mast with a pencil. We will need to do the same thing with the keel.

Step 6

How to draw a Ship, step 6

Finish drawing the sailboat. Let's come back to the first triangle. Divide it in half, splitting it into two sails. Draw the two sails with a little bend as if from the wind. The rest of the sails will be bent inwards.

Step 7

How to draw a Ship, step 7

Shading in the sailboat. To complete our drawing of the vessel, add color to the bottom part of the stern and make it as dark as possible. Darken the upper part just a touch. Sails also need to give shade. Color the windows and add check boxes on top of each mast.

Step 8

How to draw a Ship, step 8

After a couple of times of practice, you can color it with paint. I painted vintage Sailboat using a Wacom Tablet.

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