How to Draw a Train in 8 Easy Steps!

How to Draw a Train - Step by Step

A train with a steam engine is always a nice motif for illustrating children's stories or invitation cards. Because of its clear and organized shape, a train is quite easy to draw with a good template. This step by step guide can help you create a train with appropriate proportions.

⚠️ This drawing requires care and some patience, because the train will only look really good if everything is drawn neatly and straight. For the drawing you will need a pencil, a ruler, a dividers, an eraser, an eraser-proof drawing pencil and good crayons.

Train drawing - Step by Step

Step 1: Division of the drawing area

For a good orientation on the drawing paper, you first need two guide lines, which you draw with a thin pencil line. Use the first to mark the lower quarter of the drawing area. Use the second guide to divide the area above the first guide into two equal halves.

Train drawing - lesson

Step 2: Wheels

Draw two large wheels on the back edge of the picture with the dividers, whose center is on the lowest guide line. The two smaller wheels at the front of the train extend from the bottom edge to the lowest guide line.

Train drawing - Step by Step Guide

Step 3: More guide lines for cab

Using a pencil, add four vertical guide lines that divide the locomotive into three equal sections.

How to Draw a Train - Step by Step

Step 4: First permanent contours for driver's cab and boiler

Now draw the outline of the locomotive with the drawing pencil and use the guide line to maintain proportions. It is best to use a ruler so that the lines are clear and straight.

Train drawing - Step by Step

Step 5: vent, tip signal and other details

Add the first details. These include, for example, the chimney, whistle, wheel housings and rail clearers. Here, too, note the guide lines in order to maintain the natural proportions.

How to Draw a Train - Step by Step

Step 6: Windows, smoke and boiler rivets

Add further details such as windows, rivets and smoke clouds. And trace everything neatly with a drawing pencil.

Train drawing - Step by Step

Step 7: Removing the guides

Carefully erase the underlying pencil drawing and all guides.

Train drawing - Step by Step

Step 8: Coloring

In the last step, you can color your train. Use different gradations of the individual colors to create a three-dimensional effect and give your drawing depth.

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