How to Draw an Airplane
By Stephen Bucaro
Drawing an airplane is much easier if you first construct two-point perspective guidelines.
The first step is to draw a horizontal horizon line. On the horizontal horizon line you would
place a vanishing point, or in this case two vanishing points (2-point perspective).
A vanishing point would be placed on each end of the horizon line. A set of lines would be
drawn from the bottom of the picture plane to each vanishing point. Using these construction
lines as a guide allows your drawings to have a three-dimensional appearance.
Step 1. Using your prospective lines as guides, draw cylinder guide lines as shown.
Step 2. Of course, an airplanes body is not a perfect cylinder, so using the cylinder as
a guide, draw the shape of the airplane's body.
Step 3. Using your prospective lines as a guide, draw two guide line rectangles representing
the planes of the front wings. This is the trickiest part of drawing an airplane, so be patient.
Remember, they're just guidelines. Don't be afraid to erase your first tries. Step back and see how they look.
Step 4. Using the two front wing guide line rectangles draw the actual shapes of the
front wings. Note the air foil shape of the top of the wing.