How to Draw Police Vehicles

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How to Draw Police Vehicles
(Illustrations by Andrew DeWitt)

Police vehicles are fascinating to people of all ages. From playing with toy police cars to watching action movies with high speed police chases, there is just something exciting about the vehicles police use. Drawing a police car can be accomplished with relative ease by drawing out the basic skeletal frame of the car with simple shapes and added details as you go. This illustration is perfect for a class project. You can even invent your own Police Department name and place it on the side door of your new police car illustration.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Black ink pen
  • Markers in black, red, blue, grey, and orange

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw the body of the police car with a long rectangle. The corners of this shape should be slightly rounded. Add a trapezoid on top of this shape for the hood of the car. Do this with two diagonal lines coming off the body of the car. The left diagonal line should be pointing toward the upper right corner of the page. The right diagonal line should be pointing toward the upper left corner. Draw a horizontal line to connect these two diagonal lines.

    How to Draw Police Vehicles
  2. 2

    Add the wheels with two circles on the bottom line of the rectangle. Add the front windshield with a trapezoid. Do this by drawing a horizontal line coming off the bottom left corner of the hood. Add another horizontal line coming off the top right corner of the hood. Connect these two lines with a diagonal line.

    How to Draw Police Vehicles
  3. 3

    Add the front side window with a trapezoid. Make the left side of this shape diagonal. The diagonal line should point to the upper right hand corner. Place another trapezoid to the left of this shape for the back side window. The right side of this shape should be diagonal and pointing to the upper left corner.

  4. 4

    Add the doors with vertical lines coming from the side windows. Draw a vertical line extending from the bottom left corner of the of the front side window. Add another vertical line extending from the roof and running in between the side windows all the way to the base of the car. Draw a diagonal line coming from the bottom right corner of the back side window and extending to the base of the car.

  5. 5

    Draw the police lights on top of the car with a small, thin rectangle. Add the side view mirror with a small rectangle in the bottom left corner of the front side window. Add headlights with a small rectangle on the front of the car. Draw the door handles with two small rectangles in the upper right corner of each door. Add the tail light with a small square on the back of the car.

    How to Draw Police Vehicles
  6. 6

    Erase any guidelines you don't need. Ink the entire illustration. Let the ink dry and erase your pencil work.

  7. 7

    Colour the windows grey, the front and back section of the car black. Leave the roof and two side doors white. Colour the right half of the light blue. Leave a white space in the middle. Colour the left half of the police light red. Colour the tail light red. Colour the right end of the headlight yellow. Colour the tires black but leave the rims white.

    How to Draw Police Vehicles

Tips and warnings

  • You can add a shield, or the numbers "911" to the side doors to make the car look more realistic.
  • Place a sheet of paper under the illustration when you are inking or colouring it to prevent the ink from bleeding onto your desk.

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