Learn how to draw a great looking Satellite with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Satellite.
A satellite is an object that orbits a space structure, such as an asteroid. Learn how to draw a satellite floating in space with stars and planets.
While cartoon satellites look complex, they're made up of ovals, squares, rectangles, cylinders and semi-circles. If you can draw basic shapes, you can draw a satellite.
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This drawing uses mostly cool colors with a few warm colors for balance.
Add a spaceship to your drawing if you want to make things a little exciting. Maybe aliens could use the satellite to communicate with Earth. You can also draw different planets and stars in the background to explore a new region of space.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Satellite
How to Draw a Great Looking Satellite for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Draw a semicircle with a round bottom, then sketch a cylinder behind it. You can use a ruler for the straight lines and trace a circular object, such as a soda can, for the curves.
Easy Satellite Drawing - Step 2
2. Sketch a curve inside the satellite, then draw two straight diagonal lines and connect them with a curve. Draw two curved lines inside the cylinder.
Easy Satellite Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw an oval outside the satellite dish, then connect it to the dish with two diagonal lines. Sketch a narrow oval inside the dish. Add a tilted oval on the side of the satellite with a smaller oval inside it.
Easy Satellite Drawing - Step 4
4. Use your ruler to draw two squares tilted at opposite angles. Sketch two loops on top of the first square. These shapes should overlap the cylinder.
Easy Satellite Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw another angled square on the left with a line connecting it to the satellite. Sketch a straight line inside the cylinder and a dome on the right side.
Easy Satellite Drawing - Step 6
6. Sketch rectangle grids inside the squares to outline the solar panels.
Easy Satellite Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw the last lines inside the left square, then sketch a circle with a smaller circle and swirly lines for the cartoon planet.
Add More Details to Your Satellite Picture - Step 8
8. Add another circle underneath the satellite. Sketch two angled ovals to form the ring.
Complete the Outline of Your Satellite Drawing - Step 9
9. Use straight lines to draw pointed stars scattered throughout space. Make some stars bigger than others to show the different distances.
Color Your Satellite Drawing
Outline your drawing with black ink, and erase the pencil lines. Color the sky and the oval on the satellite dark blue. Use different shades of gray for the satellite and teal for the solar panels.
Make the planets teal and orange, then use orange for the small parts on the satellite. Use light gray for the stars, or leave them white. Try adding another structure to your drawing, such as a cartoon space rocket.
For more great Space drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy Space Drawing Guides.
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