Family Magazine

How to Draw a Truck

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro
How to Draw a TruckEvery time I do a geometric drawing lesson like this, I am reminded that some students who yawn at the idea of drawing organic shapes, will work for hours on rectangular trucks or houses. It could be the sign of a future designer, which requires a more methodical set of drawing skills. 1. Working with letter size paper, I gave my kinders a Dixie cup to trace two wheels in the lower center of the paper. They drew the middle section of truck around them as shown in the diagram. 2. The front and back of the truck are added.3. The cab and window of the truck are drawn. A wavy or straight line is added for the road. 4. A profile of a driver is drawn, along with the back cab support.5. Details or the truck and background complete the drawing. Students used a thin black marker to trace their drawing, and crayons to color it in.
Note: This lesson comes from Usborne’s “What Shall I Draw?” book, which has a lot of great drawing ideas.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • How to Draw a Lighthouse

    Draw Lighthouse

    My goal with this drawing was to show students how curves could add a lot of dimension when trying to draw round shapes, such as this lighthouse.1. Read more

    By  Kathybarbro
  • How to Draw a Lion

    Draw Lion

    I saw this basic idea for drawing a lion in an Ed Emberley book. I think his books have been around for awhile, but the step-by-step drawing ideas are... Read more

    By  Kathybarbro
  • How to Draw a Grizzly Bear

    Draw Grizzly Bear

    I was inspired to create this bear drawing from the diagram over at Appalachian Bear Rescue. I altered their instructions a bit to make the bear symmetrical,... Read more

    By  Kathybarbro
  • How to Draw a Floppy Ear Bunny

    Draw Floppy Bunny

    This was very popular with my drawing class students a few weeks ago. 1. Students first folded and creased their paper in half in both directions to make guide... Read more

    By  Kathybarbro
  • How Safe Is….

    Safe Is….

    How Safe is the Playground Sandbox? Recently, microbiologists from National Safety Foundation International (NSF) swabbed 26 different public places testing... Read more

    By  Jean Campbell
  • How to Draw a Ship

    Draw Ship

    Here’s a breakdown of how to draw a ship with masts. If you draw the masts from the bottom up, it’s easier to make sure all they are all connected at the corner... Read more

    By  Kathybarbro
  • How To Draw a Fall Tree

    Draw Fall Tree

    I found this project on, and I love how it makes students think of trees as a series of branches, and not just a fluffy shape that sits on a stick... Read more

    By  Kathybarbro