This easy tutorial will help you learn to draw a cartoon helicopter! These nice machines are fascinating! They can fly at high speed or stay in a stationary position in the sky for a long period of time!
No wonder they are so popular in rescue missions or in military intervention! Let's try to draw a helicopter using some simple and basic shapes! You can start with the video version found below. The written version is located after the video. :)
First, draw a big circle to create the fuselage. Draw a rectangle over the fuselage to illustrate the swash plate that will eventually hold the rotor.
Next, draw a rectangle to form the tail of the helicopter. When you are done, you can draw the rotor on top. You can make it bend a little like shown above for more realism.
Then, add some rectangles to form the tail fin and the tail rotor. Make sure the rotor is not drawn in the same orientation as the tail fin to avoid confusion. You can also sketch the landing skids.
Now work on the fuselage to make it more accurate. You can add windows and joined the landing skids to the fuselage itself.
You can also refine the rotor and the top part of the helicopter.
Finally, work on the tail so that all parts are joined together. You can add the remaining part of the landing skids on the far side. I also added a small logo on the side of the fuselage to make it more appealing.
And you are now done! Drawing a nice helicopter isn't too difficult. This type of machine is rather easy to draw since it doesn't have complicated parts. I hope you had fun drawing this simple helicopter and keep practicing!