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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to Draw the Mayflower Pilgrim Ship Worksheet

This printable project and free worksheet below will give the young artist pride in their drawing. The Mayflower was a ship of simple design and perfect for the young artist.

Parents, homes school families and teachers may print a copy for their personal use and for class use.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Do not give up if your drawing of the Mayflower Pilgrim Ship does not turn out the way you wanted. Drawing takes practice so dray every day and you will become a great artist in no time. I have a lot of worksheets for drawing so come back daily and print off another one or two and draw them. You may find a different subject is your talent so try portrait or landscape or animals soon you will find where your talent is.

The free worksheet below may be printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer. Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there. If you have problems printing this see the how to print tab above for suggestions, or try one of the links below for a different format.

How To Draw The Pilgrim Ship the Mayflower, free worksheet.

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Begin with just the boat shape. It curves across the top and comes to a point at the front; the back is straight up and down.  There is a raised deck at the front and a double step deck at the back.

Lightly draw the mast without the sails first, this will help to place the sails correctly.The mast are thick so use two lines one for each side. Use a ruler or straight edge to keep them straight; they were wider at the bottom. There are two major mast; one in the center and one half way from the center to the front. There is a smaller mast at the back and a tilted mast at the very front.

There are two cross beams on each big mast. A small cross beam is at the top and a long one is at the center of the mast. The little mast at the front and back each has one cross beam. The back cross beam goes up and down at an angle.

The sails would be rectangle except the blowing wind and stretching makes them taper to points at the bottom corners. The top sales are wider at the bottom and very narrow at the top. Where they connect to the cross beams the sails dip in a series of "U"shapes.

There are four cannon ports low on the side.
The side has several lines going from front to back.
There is a ledge below the mast on the outside of the ship where the rigging connects.
The flags are The Dutch Cross on the front mast and the British Union Jack on the second mast.
There is a railing around the decks.
The rudder is a curved line and a vertical line going down.
The water in the foreground should be darker and the water in the distance should be lighter.

(c) Adron

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