How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 9

How to Draw a Tall Ship

Young artists will have fun learning how to draw a tall ship in 9 easy illustrative steps.

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these clear 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a tall ship.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons. This is useful for very young kids in the need of extra guidance and simply looking to color in a tall ship.

Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a fun & easy lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!

Materials

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

In this lesson, we will start with a blank piece of paper and learn how to draw a tall ship in 9 instructive steps. We will proportion out the proportions of each part of the tall ship.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Top Of The Hull

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 1

    Let’s first draw the top of the tall ship’s hull by forming the long horizontal shape as shown. Make sure to add the slope to form the back of the ship called the stern.

  2. Form The Sides Of The Hull

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 2

    Form the sides of the hull by creating two diagonal lines.

  3. Draw The Waves

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 3

    Draw the waves in the water using horizontal wavy lines. Don’t forget to close the bottom of the tall ship by drawing a wavy line.

  4. Add The Lining On The Hull

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 4

    Add the lining across the hull by creating two horizontal lines that are slightly curving upward.

  5. Draw Portholes

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 5

    Next, let’s draw portholes on the top part of the hull by drawing ring shapes.

  6. Attach The Masts

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 6

    Attach the masts on the tall ship by creating three thin vertical poles. Make sure to draw the center mast as the tallest pole.

  7. Attach The Boom

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 7

    Now, in order to draw the booms, let’s create three short thin poles attached on each mast.

  8. Form The Sails

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 8

    Form the sails by making two rectangular shapes as shown. Next, make a curved line attached to the bottom boom on each mast to draw the rolled up sails.

  9. Complete The Tall Ship Drawing

    How To Draw A Tall Ship: Step 9

    Let’s complete the drawing of a tall ship by adding colors! First, use an orange crayon to color each mast, boom, as well as the outer part of the portholes. Next, shade the sails with a light yellow crayon. Don’t forget to color the inner part of the portholes with a blue crayon. Now, fill in the top of the hull with a dark brown crayon and the bottom part of the hull with a lighter brown crayon. Finally, use different shades of blue to color the sky and water.

How to Draw a Tall Ship 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 Tall Ship. 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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