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.
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.
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.
Using a pencil, add four vertical guide lines that divide the locomotive into three equal sections.
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.
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.
Add further details such as windows, rivets and smoke clouds. And trace everything neatly with a drawing pencil.
Carefully erase the underlying pencil drawing and all guides.
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.