How to Draw an Easy Cartoon Space Rocket

Create a wonderful Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing with easy, step-by-step instructions and video tutorial. Great for kids and beginner artists!

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Let your imagination blast off when you learn how to draw this easy cartoon space rocket outline!

Have you ever dreamed of exploring outer space? Most people have. Since ancient times, the movements of the planets, stars, and other celestial objects have fascinated humans. But it was not until the last century that we actually believed we could go there.

During the 1880s, the idea of space rockets first emerged in fiction. During the 1930s, rockets known as missiles were invented as military weapons.

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By the 1960s, the "Space Race" was on. The United States and Russia competed to see who could first put people in space, then land on the moon. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin "orbited Earth in the world's first manned space flight" in 1961. In 1969, American Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon.

Did you know? In early science fiction books and movies, space rockets looked a lot like this one.

They were modeled after the submarines used to explore the ocean at that time. That's why they have small, round, port-hole-like windows with visible bolts.

Even though real rocket ships look quite different today, this design still captures our imaginations and the golden years of the Space Age.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Spaceship, Space Shuttle, and Astronaut Helmet.

Easy, step by step Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing tutorial
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Cartoon Space Rocket

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 1
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin to draw your easy cartoon space rocket outline by tracing a single curved line. This will become the side of the rocket ship.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 2
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Draw another curved line, a mirror image of the first.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 3
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Draw two curved lines across the bottom of the rocket.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 4
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Extend the curved lines upward until they almost meet at a gentle point.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 5
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Connect sides of the opening at the top with a short line. Then, draw another long curved line across the body of the rocket. This one distinguishes the nose cone.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 6
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw the rocket's window or viewport. Draw a large circle on the side of the rocket with a smaller circle inside it. Then, draw numerous tiny circles between the two larger circles.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 7
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Extend two curved lines in a triangle shape at the tip of the rocket, but don't let them touch. Connect the lines by drawing a small circle at the top.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 8
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Draw the rocket's tail fins or stabilizers. Extend curved lines from the base of the rocket in a triangular shape, but don't let them touch. Draw an irregular oval shape at the tip of each triangle.

Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing - step 9
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Draw the flames of the booster rocket. Use curved lines that meet at gentle and sharp points to outline the fire.

Complete Easy Cartoon Space Rocket drawing
Easy Cartoon Space Rocket step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your easy cartoon space rocket outline. Red, blue, and gold were popular colors.

But don't let your space exploration end there... give your astronauts something to explore! Learn how to draw the wonders of outer space, including stars, planets, meteors, and entire galaxies. You might even meet a friendly alien or two!

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