How to Draw a Cruise Ship

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

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cruise Ship

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

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon cruise ship outline by drawing the ship's hull. Use a series of connected curved lines to enclose the roughly triangular shape.

Notice the waves of water at the bow and the rectangular indentation at the top of the hull.

Easy Cruise Ship Drawing - Step 2

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a long line across the top of the rectangular indentation. Then, draw the front of the towering upper decks. Draw a "Z" shaped line on one side, and enclose the rectangular shape in front of it.

Contour the near side of the decks with a curved line. Draw a long curved line above the decks, and connect them with shorter lines.

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Easy Cruise Ship Drawing - Step 3

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw the windowed bridge from which the captain steers the ship. Draw two parallel curved lines above the previous curved line.

Connect them on the ends, and draw straight lines between them to give the bridge a three-dimensional aspect.

Enclose a curved rectangle on top of the bridge, and use a series of curved lines to enclose another rounded shape around it.

Easy Cruise Ship Drawing - Step 4

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw vertical lines across the windows of the two decks of the bridge.

Then, draw a series of rectangles and curved rectangles parallel to the hull of the ship. Draw straight lines from the corners of the rectangles to the hull.

Easy Cruise Ship Drawing - Step 5

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Across the front of the decks, below the bridge, draw long, narrow, curved rectangles.

Draw horizontal lines along the side of the ship to separate the various decks. Beneath the straight rectangles, draw vertical lines as well.

Easy Cruise Ship Drawing - Step 6

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use curved lines to enclose a series of rounded shapes atop the decks.

Easy Cruise Ship Drawing - Step 7

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw curved rectangles along the rounded shapes and the side of the hull.

Add More Details to Your Cruise Ship Picture - Step 8

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw curved lines parallel to the top of the hull. Draw a straight horizon line extending from both sides of the ship, and wavy lines for the waves of the sea.

Complete the Outline of Your Cruise Ship Drawing - Step 9

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use curved lines to enclose the shapes of tropical islands on the horizon, clouds in the sky, and the "V" shaped wings of birds in flight.

Color Your Cruise Ship Drawing

Cruise Ship step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cruise ship outline is now complete. Color your cartoon ship. Most are at least partially white, but they all have bright colors as well that allow the cruise line to be identified from far away.

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Learn More About The Cruise Ship Drawing

Would you like to go on a tropical cruise this summer? Prepare for your big trip with this cruise ship drawing.

Cruise ships are huge, like floating cities. Does their size make them difficult to draw? Hardly!

This easy, step-by-step drawing guide will walk you through using simple curved lines and basic shapes to build your ship.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Today's cruise ships are an outgrowth of old-timey cargo ships like the one in this steam ship drawing.

The Titanic is one of the most famous of the early cruise ships. Did you know? Though it seems huge in the movies, Titanic was much smaller than today's cruise ships. Learn how to draw the Titanic.

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