Drawing Trains in One Point Perspective with Easy Step by Step Tutorial

Step 12

Now draw a few lines to the vanishing point as I did.

Step 13

Now draw a line from the top and from the bottom of the circle to the vanishing point to make a cylinder shape.

Step 14

Close off the cylinder by drawing a second, smaller circle, like I did. Then erase the parts of the circle that you don’t need. Also draw a vase type shape at the bottom of the circle.

Step 15

Now draw 2 vertical lines at the top of the bigger cylinder. Now draw a line from the center-bottom of the vase type shape to the bottom point of the triangle at the front of the train.

Step 16

Now draw the top of the stack (cylinder). Draw a curved line to close the cylinder that you just drew and then draw 2 outward pointed diagonal lines with and connect it to a larger curved line.

Step 17

Now draw a bunch of oval wheels that get smaller as they get farther away (except for the 2nd wheel).

Step 18

See the horizon line behind everything (green)…draw a curved line from the vertical lines that hit the green horizon line ( as seen above).

Step 19

Now draw cylinders at either side of the vase-like shape (draw a circle and then draw lines to the vanishing point…then draw a smaller circle in the back and erase the lines that you don’t need … reference steps #12 – #14)

Step 20 – Finished Drawing of a Locomotive Train 1-Point Perspective Lesson

Erase the lines that you don’t need and darken the ‘right’ lines. Make things look less like they were drawn with a ruler by giving the drawing some flavor and personality.

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  1. Michelle

    Wow! You are a great teacher! I needed this for a gift for a little boy who loves trains and was so well mannered at a recent bible study. I drew this on a rock for him with his name and would have never been able to do this without your directions! Thank you so much!

  2. kewl guy

    thanks, this really worked and helped me out a lot! I will certainly share this site with my family and friends! šŸ™‚

  3. Bren

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  4. H

    WOW! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This clears it up for me FINALLY! I have been trying to understand this for two years. It scared me bc it seemed like geometry which I failed. But the way you do it makes it so easy and bring out SUCCESS! THANKS!

  5. Donna

    Thank you. This is just what I was looking for. I am doing a scrapbook page of my son playing with a toy train set at christmas. I wanted to draw a traiin on the page and have that picture in the middle.

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