How to Draw a Locomotive. Art lesson, Worksheet

This drawing project makes the train engine easy to draw by using basic shapes to simplify the design. It will give the young artist confidence in drawing.

 This free drawing worksheet, How to Draw an Old Time Locomotive, may be downloaded to your device and printed easily. .

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawings do not turn out the way you like do not give up, learning to draw takes time so draw every day.  Come back to this blog and find other projects to do and soon you will be making beautiful pictures.

Worksheet for how to draw a locomotive.

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Start by using basic shapes to create an outline. There were many different locomotives. Some had 2 or 4 or 6 wheels or even more. Some had big smoke stacks and some had smaller ones. There were different pipes and things on them so you cant go wrong whatever you draw there probably was one like it.

Draw the lines for the train tracks before you draw the wheels that way the wheels will be setting on the tracks and not too high or low. You can trace coins or bottle lids to make perfect circles. There is a metal shaft that goes across the big wheels draw it first before you do too much detail on the wheels.

The main part of the locomotive is the tank it is a rectangle going across the engine and the cab where the engineer stands is a rectangle going up and down at the back of the first rectangle. Draw some squares in the cab for the windows.

The front has a "cow catcher" it is a triangle with some lines in it.

There is a small rectangle between the two smaller wheels that is the piston to make the drive shaft move. It is darker on the bottom.

Add shadows to make the tank look round.

Don't forget to draw the coal car. called the tender.

Make smoke darker on the bottom and lighter at the top.

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