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Saturday, March 26, 2016

How To Draw A Fire Engine, Free Printable Worksheet

Free printable how to draw a fire engine worksheet.

This is a very simple project that is popular with the young artist.

Learning to draw takes time and practice. If your drawing does not turn out just the way you had hoped it would do not give up.  No one is as hard on themselves as a person who has the gift of art. The frustration shows you have the talent but skill is different and needs to be developed to reach the same level as the talent. So practice and draw every day. Come back to my blog often and try some of my other projects. I am always adding new ones and I am sure you will find some you like.

  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

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Printable How To Draw A Fire Engine Worksheet

Here are two links that have been modified to print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in JPEG photo format.
CLICK HERE for a fIle in PDF format. (With some computers you may need to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing button in the toolbar at the top of the link, next open the file by clicking on the window at the bottom of your screen, then you can print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would do normally. If you still have a problem, try saving it to your desktop and printing from there).

Start by drawing lightly so you can erase later on. 

Use a ruler or straight edge to draw the straight lines. Trace around a coin or small jar lid to make the circles for the wheels.

Use shapes like rectangles, triangles, and squares to build the basic shape. 

The view is at a slight angle so the front and the side are both visible. To make the effect correct be sure to put the tires on the far side a little ahead of the ones on the near side. 

Use a guideline for the ground so the wheels are on the same plain and not one higher than the other. The guideline will be part of the shadow later on.

The front of the fire engine slopes down, make sure that both sides have parallel lines and slope the same on both sides.

Use dark areas to give interest. Like the wheels hoses and shadows.

The wheels on the far side are slightly in front of the wheels on the near side. Perspective makes them look just slightly higher than the ones on the nearer side.

Draw around the lines on the ladder so they look like thick strong steel. Every line should have a second so the ladder is made of pairs of lines.

Add knobs and dials on the side control panel. Use rectangles to draw the shapes of the cabinets on the side.

Leave a little light on the far wheels to set them apart from the wheels on the near side.

Put a shadow underneath.

Teachers, Homeschool families, and parents will be able to use this in many ways.
  • It can be an extra activity to fill in the time.
  • It can be part of a homeschool program.
  • It can be a art lesson handout.
  • It can be a take-home project.
  • It can be a stand-alone lesson. 
  • It can be part of an after school art club.
  • It can be a lesson filler or part of a sub's art lesson plans.
  • It can be given out as a take home activity.
  • You can print this and give it out at a child's theme party.
Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you.  To find more like it see the labels at the right or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c) Adron 3/26/16

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