Today, we will be drawing a plane. Specifically, we will learn with our step-by-step tutorial how to draw a WW2 fighter jet with a propeller. Drawing a moving propeller is particularly interesting as the propeller's blades are even hard to see when at full speed. However, we still need to show that our plane is flying and this is why we show the propeller blades in movement. There are many ways to do this, and you may see other ways to do so, but we present you with one of the ways to show a propeller that you may like.
Step 1. Outline the plane's body and mark the axis for its wings and tail.
Start with a very simple ellipse to outline the torpedo-like body of our airplane. Next, mark the axis for its wings and tail.
Step 2. Outline the plane's wings and tail.
Now that you have drawn the main shape of the plane and the axis for its wings, you can start outlining the airplane's wings and tail. Also, we have put one line down for the cockpit of our fighter jet.
Step 3. Continue adding details to our fighter jet drawing.
Continue drawing the lines to outline the wings, the tail, and the cockpit of the airplane.
Step 4. Draw the plane's wings, tail, and propeller.
Now that we have outlined the main parts of our fighter jet, we need to continue to add the little details that are part of any machine made by humans. The planes are made of metal sheets and parts, making our drawing more realistic. We also outline the socket for its turret, which is located on its side. Then, we outline the propeller of our plane.
Step 5. Adding volume to our WW2 fighter jet drawing.
In the previous steps of our drawing tutorial, we focused on the little details, but the plane drawing remained 2-dimensional. In this step, we continue to add the little lines showing the different parts of the plane and its metal sheets. But we have to focus on the roundness of our plane, the slopes, and the curves of its wings and body. As you can see below, with a few lines we added the volume to the plane's wings. Also, in this stage, we add the hole for the air intake that is used to cool the engine.
Step 6. Finalize the fighter airplane drawing.
In this last step of our drawing tutorial, we go over the previously drawn parts to harden them here and there. Then, we draw the propeller blades and the round lines around them that show their circular movement. Lastly, we add a little bit of shading at the bottom parts of our planes and inside the cockpit.
The plane drawing is almost complete now. All that is left to do is to remove the original axis outline lines. You can also shade it here here and there to give it even more of a 3-D look. You can continue finessing the drawing to your taste.
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