How To Draw A Boat: Step 9

How to Draw a Boat

Kids can learn how to draw a boat by following the photos in this easy tutorial.

There are 9 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy creating their own boat on paper. Also included is a printable version of this boat drawing tutorial.

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their own water vessels.

Finally learn to draw boating scenery by following this lesson at your own comfortable pace. Have fun!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Boat Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Boat: All Steps

In today’s basic drawing lesson, we are going to learn how to draw a boat on paper. The shape and proportion of each part will be pointed out in each step of the how-to article here. Take notice that the blue pencil lines are used to indicate the new lines being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Hull

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 1

    Outline the hull by creating a wide rectangular shape curving upwards.

  2. Draw The Hull Details

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 2

    Draw the details on the hull by creating horizontal lines curving upwards.

  3. Attach The Mast

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 3

    Attach the mast by drawing a long thin rectangle.

  4. Form The Sails

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 4

    Form the sails by creating two triangular shapes attached to the mast.

  5. Add Pattern On The Sail

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 5

    Add a striped pattern on the sail by making horizontal lines curving downward.

  6. Draw A Burgee

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 6

    Draw a wavy rectangular shape to create the little nautical flag on top of the mast.

  7. Create The Waves

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 7

    Create the waves in the water by drawing wavy horizontal lines.

  8. Draw The Clouds

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 8

    Draw the clouds by creating bumpy rounded shapes.

  9. Complete The Boat Drawing

    How To Draw A Boat: Step 9

    Complete the boat drawing by first coloring the hull with a light brown crayon. Next, shade the mast with a darker shade of brown. Now, color the sails with yellow, orange and white crayon. Then, shade the burgee on top of the mast with a red crayon. Let’s color the sky and water with different shades of blue. Finally, fill in the clouds with a white crayon.

How to Draw a Boat PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Boat. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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