Trucks serve many purposes in our modern society. These can range from carting important goods from point A to B to being used to help people move to new houses or even just take a joy ride!
For many people, trucks are more than just a vehicle but represent a way of life. Trucks can be big or small, but each one serves a valuable purpose to someone.
If you love trucks and would like to learn how to draw your very own one, then this is a guide you will have lots of fun with!
We created this step-by-step guide on how to draw a truck to have you designing your own awesome trucks in no time.
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw A Truck – Let’s get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Start building up your truck drawing
- Step 3 – Next, start drawing the doors and windows
- Step 4 – Now, start drawing some extra details
- Step 5 – Finish off the last few details
- Step 6 – Finish off your truck drawing with some color
- 4 More Ways To Make Your Truck Drawing Unique
- Your Truck Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Truck – Let’s get Started!
This guide on how to draw a truck will have a lot of basic shapes in it. For this first step, we shall be using a pencil for now because we will be erasing them later.
To start, you can use the reference picture to guide you as you draw these three shapes. The first one on our left will be a short, long rectangle.
Then, there will be a shorter, taller rectangle followed by a slightly shorter one. These will help you in the next few steps, so let’s move on!
Step 2 – Start building up your truck drawing
In this part of your truck drawing, we will be using the shapes from the previous step to start drawing the final lines of the truck.
First, you can use two simple circles in the first and third rectangles to create the wheels. Then, carefully round off the upper right corners of the second and third rectangles.
Once it’s looking good, then you can go over the lines with your pen, and once the pen ink is dry you can erase the pencil lines.
Step 3 – Next, start drawing the doors and windows
We will start to add some doors and windows in this step of our guide on how to draw a truck. Much like the other steps in this guide, these will be made from some fairly simple shapes.
The door of the truck will be made with a simple square within the second rectangle of the truck. Then, you can use a simple oval shape that is very small for the door handle.
Finally for this step, you can draw a square with a rounded upper corner to create the window of the truck.
Step 4 – Now, start drawing some extra details
The next few steps of your truck drawing will be dedicated to adding some details to the picture.
For these details, we will be showing you some that you can use, but you should also feel free to add your own fun details to create your own unique truck.
For our details, we will be using some straight and curved lines in all sections of the truck to give it some extra features.
Also, you can draw a small, round shape to the back of the truck for a tail light.
Step 5 – Finish off the last few details
You’re almost at the final step where you can have some fun coloring in your amazing truck! Before we move to that last step, however, we have a few more finishing touches to add.
The main thing you will need to add in this step is some detailing to the wheels of your truck drawing.
To do this, you can draw some circles within the wheels with some lines inside of them for some rims.
Once you have those elements drawn, you can draw some great final details. This is another step where you can use your imagination to add some incredible final touches of your own.
We’ve shown you some details you can add by drawing some lines, but what else can you think of to add?
Perhaps you could add some flame decals or maybe some stickers for some extra fun!
If you’re feeling extra creative, you could also draw a background for your truck. What kind of terrain do you think your truck is navigating?
Trucks can go over a wide variety of environments, so you could really switch it up with some amazing backgrounds.
Step 6 – Finish off your truck drawing with some color
Now that you have reached the final step of this guide on how to draw a truck, you’re ready to start expressing yourself with color!
We used a nice classic dark blue for our truck, so that’s just one of the many options you could choose.
Trucks can come in any color imaginable, so you should use any of your favorite colors for your truck, no matter whether they are bright or muted!
If you’ve drawn a background for your truck, then that adds even more coloring fun to the mix.
Once you’ve decided on the colors that you would like to use for your truck drawing, then you can have some fun picking some amazing art mediums.
You could use acrylic paints or colored pens and markers to make your truck pop with color! If you want a more realistic, musted look then you can use some colored pencils or crayons for that look.
If you have some glitter, you could use a light sprinkling of it over the truck to give it the appearance of having shiny chrome!
4 More Ways To Make Your Truck Drawing Unique
Get ready for a drawing adventure as we show you some tips on how to make it even better!
Trucks are used to cart all sorts of goods around, and the bed of this truck has been left open and empty.
That leaves you with a lot of room to get creative with it as you show what could be on this truck! It could be transporting rubble, trash or maybe even furniture for a few ideas.
What do you think you could draw to show what is being transported in this truck sketch? We would be interested to see what you can come up with!
In our guide, we made the windows of the truck colored and reflective, but you could also change that detail! It could be fun to draw a person sitting in the window so that we can see who is driving the truck.
For a fun extra detail, you could draw your own face in the truck to make it look like it is you driving the truck! Do you think you will add a passenger?
This truck drawing we have created together shows one model of a truck you could create, but you could change some of these details to make another one.
By changing details like the wheels, bed and windows of the truck, you could create a whole new model.
These details would be easy enough to change, but while they’re small they can still be effective! What model of truck would you like to create?
Lastly, we think it would be fun to show where this truck is driving! They are built to withstand a wide variety of environments and locations, so you could pick any kind of background for this truck to be driving through.
Adding a background would also allow you to have many more elements to color in as well. It’s up to you, and we are sure that whatever you choose would make this drawing of a truck even better! It will be great to see what you come up with!
Your Truck Drawing is Complete!
You have reached the end of this guide on how to draw a truck, and you should be very proud of your incredible drawing!
We created this guide to show you that designing your own awesome truck is easy if you know what to do.
Now that you have mastered this guide, you can start to put your own incredible details on it to make it your own.
Whether you add a cool background or change up the design of the truck, we will look forward to seeing what you do!
This step-by-step drawing guide is one of many more that we have in store for you, so we hope that you will keep checking out our website!
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Once your truck drawing is finished, we would love to see what you have done, so please do share your artwork on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to admire!
We can’t wait to see how you finished your drawing.