For this week’s Drawing Challenge, we ask you to take to the seas and draw a boat. This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions to create your own boat drawing, so scroll down to learn more! 

Step 1: Sketch Outline

Using a thin black brush, sketch a rough outline of your boat. Reduce the opacity of your layer, add a new layer, and then trace a more refined final outline. Erase your previous layer.

how to draw a boat step by step

how to draw a boat step by step 

Step 2: Add Color

Add new layers below your outline and color in your drawing. Tap on the Color Chooser to change your brush color. Add a layer at the bottom and fill it with a light blue color for the sky.

how to draw a boat step by step

how to draw a boat step by step

Step 3: Add Shading

Add a new layer and draw shadows using a soft black brush. Lower the opacity of the brush or the layer to make the shadows more subtle.

how to draw a boat step by step

how to draw a boat step by step

Step 4: Add Lighting

Add a new layer for your lighting, and use a soft white brush to paint on lighting accents. Just like in Step 3, you can lower the opacity of your layer or brush to make the lighting more subtle.

how to draw a boat step by step

how to draw a boat step by step

Step 5: Add Final Details

Add the final details to your drawing, including a sail, clouds in the sky, and whatever else makes your drawing pop!

how to draw a boat step by step

how to draw a boat step by step

how to draw a boat step by step