Tallship How to Draw

Step 1: Let’s draw the basic shapes and lines, with aapplying gentle pressure on the pencil. Start with a vertical mast line. Then goes on to the boat itself: draw a small oval at the bottom of the mast and place it inside a larger oval, slightly inclined to the right.

Step 2: Now we start drawing contours, pressing on the pencil normally. Draw two curved lines for the left half of the sail — it should resemble a crescent moon. Mind that the other half of the sail starts to the right of the mast.

Step 3: Draw two diverging lines from the top point of the mast. The mast’s base is thicker than its top.

Step 4: Draw the boat. Start with a vertical nose plank. Just a small part of the port side is visible, but the starboard side we can see almost entirely. Its outline goes down from the nose gradually and then follows the basic oval. Follow the inside oval to show the thickness of the board.

Step 5: Now let’s detail the port side with some planks.

Step 6: Let’s draw some waves. Make their crests sharply angled. The one that carries the tallship should embrace the boat all over. Draw it right over the bottom of the boat.

Step 7: Mark the horizon line. It’s also the line of the sea, so don’t make it perfectly smooth. For the flag on the top of the mast, draw a line, curving in the middle, and another one above it. The second line curves earlier. Erase all the basic shapes and lines before coloring.

Step 8: And now for the most fun part—let’s color the picture! The tallship is lit from the left; therefore, the highlights should be on the left. That’s why the sail’s left half is white and the right half is light-gray. Use four shades of brown еo color the boat. The darkest part is the inside of the boat. Draw the waves as separate stripes, meeting near the tallship — like the teeth of a comb. Trace over the contours again if they got blurred after coloring. The tallship is complete.

Lesson added by Sergey Burlakov