How to Draw a Tank for Kids

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How to Draw a Tank for Kids
Kids love toy tanks, and tanks in general. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

While a military tank is a complicated piece of machinery, drawing a tank does not need to be complicated. Military crafts such as boats, aeroplanes, and tanks have been popular doodle fodder for kids of all ages. Take the time to practice your drawing so you can become a master basic tank sketch artist. Don't forget to allow for plenty of room to add your own flair.

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  • Paper
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    How to Draw a Tank

  1. 1

    Draw the caterpillar tracks, which is the looped conveyor belt tracks that surround the wheels. To draw them, make a long, horizontal oval, with a slightly smaller oval inside. Tanks are easiest to draw in profile, so now is when you need to decide whether the tank will face right or left.

  2. 2

    Fill in the wheels. Draw the wheels within the caterpillar track loop that you just drew. Tanks technically have eight of these, but draw what looks right to you. You can make the wheels however you want, either dark solid circles, or lighter coloured doughnut shapes.

  3. 3

    Draw a small oval over the wheels. The circle should be anywhere from one-quarter to one-half the size of the first oval. This will be the top of the tank, where people can ride or pop out of it; it is called a hull.

  4. 4

    Make two lines, going straight down, from either side of the oval to complete the hull.

  5. 5

    Draw a cannon, or a big long gun, coming from the hull. It's best to make the rectangle point up slightly.

  6. 6

    Embellish to your heart's content. Now that you have a basic tank done, there is a lot that you can do. Draw trees or buildings around it. Add soldiers, and places for them to fight. Maybe you even want to add an opponent, like another tank or a dinosaur. If you have coloured markers or crayons, you might want to make the tank bright green or camouflage.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't worry about getting things perfect on the first try. By practicing, the tanks will just get better and better.

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