Monday, January 14, 2013

How To Draw A WWII Sherman Tank, Worksheet

This free printable drawing worksheet is a fun project for the young artist who is interested in military themes. It is not as hard as it looks and once you have the basic shape you can add all kinds of details, it is the little touches and attention to detail that makes this a rewarding project. Parents teachers and homeschool families will find lots of ways to use this project.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawing does not turn out perfect do not get discouraged, no one is as hard on themselves as a true artist. Learning to draw takes practice so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try some of my other projects.

How To Draw A Sherman Tank Worksheet
To print just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some find it is best to drag the image to the desktop and print from there. If you have problems see the how to print tab above for suggestions.

Start with a triangle that is wide at the bottom and not very tall. Draw lightly since you will want to erase the extra lines later on. Inside the triangle draw the horizontal lines for the lower flank, the base top, and the turret top. The line of the lower flank makes a wide space for the treads and trucks of the tank. The line of the base top curves down to connect to the lower flank. A second line departs from the base top curving up to shape the turret top. The back of the turret top is vertical. There is a dome at the top of the turret and a machine gun.

The cannon is two lines that go a little beyond the front of the tank, but not too much. The cannon has a sleeve and a buffer where it connects to the turret.  They are drawn as a cylindrical sleeve coming out of a rounded edged box, at the front of the turret.

The treads ran on three pair of rollers. These were suspended on trucks that were like three narrow triangles pointing down and three wide triangles pointing out. The wheels are mounted behind them so part of the wheels are hidden.  There is an arm with a roller at the top of the trucks for the treads to roll across. There is a spiky large wheel at the front and a smooth roller at the back.

The treads had spikes pointing inward.

Take your time have fun and you will be glad with the results.

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