A tractor, as a man-made machine, is characterized by high symmetry and straightness. Therefore, a realistic drawing without a template is very difficult. With this step by step guide you can draw a realistic tractor in eight steps.
⚠️ For this drawing you will need a pencil, a ruler, a dividers, an eraser, a drawing pencil and good crayons to your taste. Important: overall, you need to draw very precisely so that the tractor looks as real as possible. Take enough time for this.
First, you need guide lines so that the proportions of the tractor are correct in the end. Divide your rectangular drawing sheet into three equal thirds and draw the straight guide lines with a thin pencil.
Use the dividers to draw a wheel at the front and back end of the sheet, with the large rear wheel extending two-thirds of the height of the image and the front wheel extending one-third. Change the radius of the dividers to draw parallel circles to delineate the tires and rims.
Two further guide lines with the pencil mark the position of the driver's cab. They lie one third behind the center of the rear wheel and exactly in the middle between both wheel centers and lead across the upper two thirds of the image.
From here on, use a drawing pencil. Now use the guides to draw the outline of the tractor, making sure that the lines are straight.
Add the first details with the exhaust pipes and the fenders.
Finish the drawing of the tractor with more details like windows, door, step, tire tread, lights and vents. Pay attention to straight lines and symmetry.
Carefully erase all guide lines and preliminary sketches with the pencil.
In the last step you can color your tractor. Work with shading and color gradations to create a three-dimensional effect.