How to Draw a Boat

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How to Draw a Boat
Drawing boats is a fun and creative activity. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Nothing says summer like a boat out on the water. A boat out on the water is the subject of many paintings and drawings. You can capture that tranquil feeling with a drawing of a boat setting sail on a lake or in the sea. Drawing a boat comes down to drawing simple shapes. Once you have mastered the drawing technique, you can draw many different tranquil summer scenes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Markers or coloured pencils

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  1. 1

    Draw a large triangle with a vertical line down the middle to make the sails.

  2. 2

    Sketch a long rectangular shape under the triangle to form the hull of the boat.

  3. 3

    Draw two lines parallel to the right edge of the sails and a short vertical line just to the left of the vertical line that divides the sails.

  4. 4

    Sketch a curved line from about one-third of the way down the left edge of the sail that crosses over the centre line. Connect the bottom corner of the sail on the left to the curved line to form the head sail.

  5. 5

    Draw thin triangles between the sails and the rectangular hull. Add details to the hull like a cabin, steering wheel and stripes on the sail on the right.

  6. 6

    Erase any visible guidelines. Colour the boat and sketch in the background.

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