# How to draw a sailing ship

**Grid step**

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.

2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.

3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.

4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

**Step 1**

Mark off the width and height of the sailing ship, its body and masts.

**Step 2**

Add lines to define the body (with a bow and a stern) and the sea.

**Step 3**

Delineate the deck and bowsprit.

**Step 4**

Outline the ship sails.

**Step 5**

Draw masts with the necessary parts and components.

**Step 6**

Add lines to show the shapes of the masts, sails and the body.

**Step 7**

Sketch ropes and an anchor.

**Step 8**

Add details.

**Step 9**

Contour the sailing ship. Draw some details on the deck, the sea and birds. Erase all the guidelines.

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