How to Draw a Spaceship – A Comprehensive Guide

Hello artists! Let’s go on to an amazing spaceship experience. We’ll try to draw a beautiful spaceship.

Sputnik 1 was the first spaceship built on Oct 4, 1957. It weighed about 83.6 kg. After Sputnik, we embraced our journey to improve our craftsmanship of spaceship making. Since that time we have made hundreds of spaceships. The spaceships used in Apollo missions were faster than a speeding bullet. NASA’s Juno spacecraft is the fastest spaceship recorded at 365,000 km/h (16,500 mp/h). When spaceships are in space there is no gravity whatsoever and so the astronauts float around in the spaceships.

Without any further ado, let’s get to work and build and draw a spaceship.

What you will need:

  •  A pencil
  • An erases
  • A sheet of paper
  • Coloring kit 
  • Ruler
  • 30 minutes

Draw a Spaceship:

Today we will learn about how to draw a spaceship by following very easy steps presented below in the guide. This guide will help you in your task. We will make each part in a different step so that it doesn’t feel like a lot at any step. Let’s start this journey without any further delay.

Step 1: Draw the body of the spaceship

We will start the drawing of the spaceship by drawing its body. The body of a spaceship is a sphere but as we are looking at it from a side angle it appears a bit different. Draw two curved lines (curved towards their outer side) in such a way that they meet at the top but are distant from the bottom. Now at the bottom join them by another curved line (curved towards the inside). This will be the main part of your satellite. The gap at the bottom of the lines is neither very large nor very small but in proportion to the body of the rocket.

This is the outer body of the satellite and inside it is everything including astronauts to control the center to fuel. This is very strong as it has to withstand high pressures and temperatures. 

Step 2: Add the cockpit

 A cockpit is a small part of space in a spaceship from where it is steered driven or controlled. This is the part from where scientists control or operate the spaceship. 

To draw the cockpit window, draw two smaller circles inside the body of the spaceship near its center. This is a window from which astronauts look out into space.

Arguably we can say that the cockpit is the most important component of the spaceship. Because without a cockpit there would be no difference between a stone or any other object passing through space and a spaceship.

Step 3: Draw the Wings   

Wings are an important component of the spaceship as they help it in flying. To draw the wings of your spaceship, towards the bottom of your spacecraft’s body draw two small, curved triangles coming outward. Draw another oval in the middle. As we are seeing it from a side the oval looks a bit different. This oval can be drawn by drawing two curved lines starting from inside the spaceship’s body and ending outside.

Step 4: Draw the body’s upper shape

To draw the upper shape of the spaceship’s body draw two angled lines starting from near the bottom of the cockpit window meeting over the cockpit window. Make sure that you’re neither too close to the cockpit window nor the top of the spaceship body. Clear gaps between different parts will make the spaceship look more neat and beautiful.

Step 5: Draw fire

When spaceships travel they burn fuel which comes in the form of flame.

Draw the fire or flame at the bottom of the spaceship. To draw fire, make curved lines which after very small intervals make corners and go inwards and then again continue as curved lines. Make two to three layers of the fire. If you cannot make fire on the first try you can try again. You will get it right in the second or third try.

The fire comes out of the bottom of the spaceship because that is where the thrusters are. These thrusters burn fuel and push it out which helps the rocket to move.

Step 6: The spaceship is ready

Hurray!! Our spaceship is ready to explore different planets stars and space. We hope that you followed and enjoyed the process and made an amazing spaceship. Did you have fun while drawing? Well, there’s a surprise for you! The real fun starts here. Yep, you heard right. Now we will cast magical spells on your spaceship to make it look more real and amazing. Let’s begin!

Taking your Spaceship Drawing to the next level:

 Now this is where you should use your imagination to make your drawing different and better than others. We know art is fun. Anybody can make a simple basic drawing. So what’s something special in your drawing that will make it stand out? Most people draw a basic drawing and stick to basics but you should go out of your way to look at other parameters which will make your drawing look even better.

Don’t know how to do it? Well, say no more, because we are here to assist you. Following are some things that you can do to make your drawings stand out.

Adding background to your drawing:

 Adding background to your drawing gives it a more realistic enhanced and beautified look. Without a background, the story seems to be incomplete. So you should add a background to this painting to make it look better.  Where is your spaceship standing? Is it standing in the hangar or on the launch pad? Or is it in space in the middle of its journey to another galaxy? Guess what, imagination has no limitations whatsoever. Usually, a spaceship is on its voyage in the vastness of space in the middle of stars and galaxies traveling towards its destination. This is just one idea. You can your imagination to make other ideas which you find better.

Adding colors to your drawing:

You’re a young wizard and your color brushes are your magic wands with which you can cast beautiful spells on your drawings. These spells will make your drawings look more realistic and charismatic. You’re no less than Picasso, or Leonardo Da Vinci. This portion is all about your creativity and by adding colors to both the background and your spaceship you can make it more beautiful and more live. 

An amazing drawing is always colored neatly and tidily. Pick up any colors that you like and start filling different parts of your spaceship with different colors that you like. You can also try different combinations of colors. Contrasting colors enhance the drawing. While coloring you can also color one part of a spaceship in such a way that it has different shades at the edges and in the middle. These shades are produced by the intensity and stroke of your brush or pencils. So, try not to repeat a single shade of color in different parts of your spaceship. In the end, you will love your drawing. 

P.S Bonus Tips:

 Imagination has no limitations. We will give you some ideas about how you can add to your drawing and make it look more awesome. Imagine you’re in space and you see constellations outside in the vastness of space. You can add different kinds of stars and planets and other components of space to beautify your drawing. You can add other components to your background like big earth below it (giving an impression that your spaceship is just leaving Earth and entering into the atmosphere).

You can also beautify your spaceship with different components e.g., you can add a flag with your name on it. How awesome would that be right? You can also write a name on your spaceship on it and color it beautifully. These are just some suggestions that you can use to enhance the charisma of your drawing. You can use your imagination to think about different features like these to further beautify your art.


You have made an outstanding drawing and now you have come far away from when you started drawing. There is a little artist hidden in you and you just have to practice to bring it out. We hope you enjoyed the process and you understand it is just baby steps. If you look at a complex art like a spaceship which you just drew you might think it is very difficult. But if you follow one step at a time with devotion and use your imagination there is no way you won’t be able to draw something. We just followed the same procedure of making one part of our spaceship at a time starting with its body, cockpit window, its wings, its upper body shape and it’s thrusters or flame. While learning how to draw a spaceship we also learned a lot about spaceships in general their parts and the general functions of those parts. 

Take the drawing process easy and stay relaxed when you are drawing. If you make a mistake, it’s okay because practice makes a man perfect. Try to rectify your mistakes second and third time and you will see wonders of improvement in your drawing.  Hope you enjoyed this drawing and will continue your art.

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