When it comes to real-life heroes, firefighters should definitely be considered to be part of that description!
These brave people throw themselves into danger to save lives every day, and they’re carried into duty with their firetrucks.
These vehicles have become iconic to this profession, and many people would like to know how to learn how to draw a fire truck.
How to Draw A Fire Truck – Let’s Get Started!
To kick start this guide on how to draw a fire truck, we shall start with some fairly basic shapes. You would definitely benefit from using a ruler for this step!
It would also be a good idea to use a pencil for now, as you will be drawing extra elements onto the truck later.
You can draw two rectangular shapes near each other to form the two sections of the fire truck.
The square on the left will have a slight slope at the upper left-hand corner for the windscreen of the truck.
There will also be a small bump shape at the upper corners of the one on the right. Once you have it looking like the reference image, you can move on to step two.
Step 2 – Start adding more elements onto the truck
Let’s add some more details to your fire truck drawing in this second step. First, draw a circle underneath each of the two sections of the truck to add the wheels.
You’ll be glad if you used a pencil in the previous step, as these wheels will go over the line on the bottom.
Then, connect the two sections of the truck at the bottom with two lines. You can draw two small rounded shapes on top of the first section of the truck for some lights.
Finally, you can add a long, thin shape above the truck to represent the ladder being stored there. Then you can add some rounded square shapes at the front and back of the truck for the bumpers.
Step 3 – Now, keep adding some more details and elements
We will be adding some more elements in this step of our guide on how to draw a fire truck. First, draw another long, thin shape above the one from the previous step to create more of the ladder.
Then, you can add more lines between the two sections of the firetruck to complete the middle section of the truck. Finally, draw some curved lines over the wheels for the mudguards above them.
As you can see in the reference image, there are some more small details you can add to areas like the bumper.
Step 4 – Next, finish the ladder and wheels
In this part of your fire truck drawing, you will be finishing off some details on the ladder and wheels of the truck.
First, draw a series of short lines between the two thin shapes that you drew above the truck. That will finish off the ladder nicely!
Then, draw two smaller circles within the wheels to finish off their detailing.
Then, finish off this step by adding a few more small line details throughout the truck before we add the final details in the next step.
Step 5 – Finish off the final details of your fire truck drawing
You’ll be able to break out your favorite coloring mediums very soon, but before you do that we shall add some final details for this part of our guide on how to draw a fire truck.
The main aspect of this step is to add some windows to the truck. First, you can draw three equally sized squares on the back section of the truck.
Then you can draw two windows on the front section, then have a thin rectangle right at the front of the truck for the windshield.
Finally, add some lines for the grill at the front of the truck. Before you move on to the final step, be sure to add any details that you would like!
You could draw a background or even draw some firemen to go with the truck. What extra details can you think of for your drawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your fire truck drawing with some color
Now that your fire truck drawing is almost complete, you can have some fun coloring it in! Fire trucks are known for their bright, red coloring, so that gives you a great excuse to use some beautifully vibrant colors.
As you can see in our reference image, we went with a nice, muted red for our fire truck.
Even if you stick with a typical red color scheme, there are ways that you can incorporate more varied colors into the mix.
Some ways you could do this would be to color in any extra details and background details that you added. You can also choose which art mediums will best suit what you want for your drawing.
If you want more vibrant colors then some acrylic paints, colored pens or markers are your best best. On the other hand, watercolors and colored pencils would be good for a more muted, classic look.
We can’t wait to see what you choose!
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Firetrucks will drive around to reach any places that they are needed, and you can find them in all sorts of places.
You could show where this particular firetruck is driving by adding a background to this firetruck drawing!
You could show it speeding through some city streets or maybe have it in a more rural environment.
That would be a great way to show where this firetruck is heading to help out!
Where are some places that you could show this firetruck driving through?
Firetrucks are cool, but we always hope to never have to need one. Despite this, it could be cool to add some fire to the background of this drawing of a firetruck.
This could be combined with the previous tip of adding a background. Adding fire would also allow you to incorporate some bright and vibrant colors into the image.
With this firetruck on the scene, the fire should soon be defeated, so what kinds of fire effects could you add here?
It could also be fun to add some human characters to this firetruck sketch. Because of the scale of this firetruck, they will probably look pretty small on the page.
Even so, you could create some exciting scenarios and situations for these characters in the scene. You could show some firemen bravely going at the fire using their hoses and ladders.
What other characters could you add to this artwork to really finish off the scene?
There are many other vehicles that are used by various organizations to keep us all safe. Adding some of these to this firetruck drawing could be a really interesting way to finish it off!
You could compare this firetruck with other vehicles such as police cars, ambulances and construction vehicles.
If you need some help adding your favorite vehicles, you could look up some pictures online.
What are some other helpful vehicles that you could add to this image to complete it?
Your Fire Truck Drawing is Complete!
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to draw a fire truck was very useful for you on this drawing journey!
We wanted this guide to break it down into easier steps to show you that drawing a new thing can be made more manageable when shown what to do.
Above all, we hope it was lots of fun for you to use!
Now you get to take charge and show us what you can do. We have made a few suggestions such as drawing extra elements, creating a background and choosing some fun colors and mediums.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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