How to Draw a Satellite

Drawing is a wonderful way to relax and show your creative spirit. Not everyone can draw something just by memory. Most individuals can learn to draw using easy-to-follow directions in a step-by-step format. Read on to learn how to draw a simple satellite.

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Draw a short diagonal line in the center portion of your page and just to the left.

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Create two curved partial circles beginning on each side of the line rounding them until they meet at the top. Your drawing should look like a mushroom. Add a tiny knob at the top of the mushroom-like shape.

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At the bottom of the mushroom shape, make two short lines, then draw a straight line that connects the lines on each side together. This should look like half of a rectangle now.

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Draw two lines from bottom side of the rectangle outwards, making a triangular shape when the two angled lines are connected with a straight line across the bottom.

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Make two more short lines each side and draw a connecting straight line between them. This should appear as a very thin rectangular ribbon.

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From each side of the triangle/ribbon shape, draw two longer lines. These lines will taper inwards as the line becomes longer.

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Make a small circular shape at the bottom of top left sided line. This resembles a concave shape. Add a short, curved line right in the center of the circular object. Draw a small line moving outwards from circle center to look like an antenna.

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Draw a bottom line to connect both side lines together. Make a small ribbon-like shape by drawing another thin half rectangle a bit down from bottom connecting line. Leave a space on the right side of the satellite body.

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Make three small dots across the bottom ribbon section.

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Draw two lines from beneath each side of the central dot within ribbon. Extend the lines down, tapering in as the lines come closer together near the end. This should look like a cake decorating funnel. Draw a small thin rectangle at end.

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At the center bottom of that funnel, draw a squiggly line with two small notches like a heart-rate monitor feed.

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At the bottom of the left rectangle with three dots, draw a small concave circle on the opposite side of the right antenna. This is only a portion of a circle. Draw a short line out from the center of that circle, creating a second antenna.

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Draw two straight lines that divide the main body of the satellite image, creating 3 evenly sized/spaced sections. The result gives the form a 3-dimensional look as the wider top portion narrows inward towards the bottom tip.

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Midway down the main body, draw two very narrow parallel lines going outwards. These will look like small stick arms on each side.

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Begin drawing the rectangular wings. First draw a straight line almost the height of the satellite’s body.

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Draw four square-like sections on each side of body. The lines may angle slightly to get that 3-D look. The square closest to the body is the smallest.

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The other three square-like shapes get progressively larger somewhat as the wing sections continue outwards.

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There should be four square-like rectangular shapes now for the right wing.

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Repeat steps #16 through #18 on the opposite left side for the second wing.

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Go back to the first rounded mushroom shape up top. Draw two parentheses curved lines for each side. Draw these inside of the dome. Add a few short straight lines on these curved interior brackets. This gives the top dome a more rounded and 3-dimensional appearance.

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Draw a few different-sized rectangular shapes within the main satellite body. These should be staggered shapes giving the appearance of outer parts of the machine.

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Inside each of these rectangular to square-like shapes of each wing, draw a second rectangular shape inside the edges of each of the 4 wing panels. This should look like an outline.

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Draw two parallel lines downward in each rectangular wing section. Draw 3 shorter lines evenly spread out across the first lines. The result should resemble a hopscotch or tick-tack-toe outline on each wing section.

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Use a darker pencil. Shade the main outer lines of your satellite shape. Darken the outline and the inside wing section outline too.

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Darken the main outer body lines a bit more for emphasis. Shade in the top and bottom small ribbon-like sections. This can be done in a dark purple shade if desired.

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Use a lighter blue shade and color in the main body of your satellite with a pencil. You should still see the interior haphazard shapes.

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Still using the lighter sky-blue hue, color in those four-wing section outline edges. Color in that small ribbon of space at the very outer edge of wing rectangles to that next interior line. Repeat on other side wing sections.

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Using a brighter mid-blue shade, color in the triangular-shaped region directly above the body section and beneath the rounded dome top.

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Use the sky-blue shade and draw over each grid lines on each of the 6 total wing sections.

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Take the same bright blue shade from triangle-shaped region and shade in sections of the wings on both sides. Note, leave some bare spaces that show the underlying light sky blue color or the white.

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Using the light blue shade, color in those above left bare spaces.

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Use soft mid-gray shade and softly shade in the top mushroom dome area. Leave a curved small area white. This creates a deeper dimension. Do the same on small circular antenna bases too.

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Color in the satellite’s bottom funnel-shaped tube with the same bright blue used on the interior wing sections.

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Use the lighter blue and draw over wing portions where grid lines are to make them stand out.

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Congratulations on your finished satellite!

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