How to Draw a Boat

Learn how to draw a great looking Boat with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Boat.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Boat

How to Draw a Great Looking Boat for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon boat outline by drawing the hull. Outline the top of the hull with a short straight line and two long curved lines that meet at a sharp point, forming a flattened teardrop shape.

Then, enclose a nearly parallel shape around the first.

Easy Boat Drawing - Step 2

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Extend two curved lines below the top of the boat, one diagonal and one nearly vertical. Then texture the wood with horizontal curved lines.

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Easy Boat Drawing - Step 3

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Enclose the shape of the hull with waves beneath it. Use a series of curved lines that meet at points. Draw more waves at the front and back of the boat.

Easy Boat Drawing - Step 4

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw a straight, horizontal horizon line above the boat's hull. Then, draw more waves on the water's surface, using curved lines that meet at points.

Easy Boat Drawing - Step 5

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Extend two vertical straight lines from the middle of the boat. Connect them at the top with a short line, and erase lines from between them.

This is the mast that supports the sails. Then, draw rectangle-shaped seats inside the hull. Draw a straight line from the back corner of the hull to give the boat a three-dimensional shape.

Easy Boat Drawing - Step 6

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Extend two vertical straight lines from the middle of the boat. Connect them at the top with a short line, and erase lines from between them. This is the mast that supports the sails.

Then, draw rectangle-shaped seats inside the hull. Draw a straight line from the back corner of the hull to give the boat a three-dimensional shape.

Easy Boat Drawing - Step 7

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use long curved lines to enclose the first of the triangular sails between the mast and the boom.

Add More Details to Your Boat Picture - Step 8

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw the second triangle-shaped sail using long curved lines between the mast and the boom. Then, stripe the sail with horizontal curved lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Boat Drawing - Step 9

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use curved lines to enclose fluffy cumulus clouds in the sky.

Color Your Boat Drawing

Boat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon boat outline is now complete. Color your sailboat. We've shaded the hull with brown like wood. Often the sails are white or brightly colored.

Easy, step by step Boat drawing tutorial
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Learn More About The Boat Drawing

Would you like to sail away on your own boat? This easy, step-by-step boat drawing guide is your dream come true.

The boat in this drawing is called a sailboat because it is powered by the wind and two large, triangle-shaped sails.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

There are lots of other types of boats, like this fishing boat drawing which is powered by a motor, or this canoe drawing, which is driven by human power - moving the rectangle-shaped paddles.

Did you know? Boats are usually less than 45 feet or 14 meters in length. Larger boats are known as ships. You can learn how to draw a ship here.

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