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How to Draw a Crane

I suggest you complete a lesson in which you will learn how to draw a crane. This lesson will be very useful for beginner artists.

simple crane drawing for kids
how to draw a crane step by step

So, I am glad to offer you a drawing lesson in which I will tell and show you how to draw a crane step by step. With the help of this drawing lesson, you will practice drawing various geometric shapes. If you want your drawing to look more beautiful and perfect, you can use a ruler and compass when necessary. This lesson is suitable for all novice artists and children.

The crane is the main lifting mechanism on the construction site. The crane is a machine for grasping, lifting and moving piece and bulk cargo in a horizontal direction over relatively short distances within a workshop, construction site or warehouse. Cranes constitute a special group of lifting machines.

The crane has the following mandatory elements: a metal supporting structure, the main lifting mechanism with a drive and control levers, devices and devices for grabbing and hanging the load—hooks, brackets, clamps, supporting and guiding elements—rope and chain blocks.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a Crane

  1. Draw the main part with the crane cabin.

    To complete this step, you should use straight and curved lines as shown in the picture.how to draw a crane easy

  2. Depict the main hoist.

    Above the previously drawn shape, draw two straight lines, and also add a circle at their ends.how to draw a cartoon crane

  3. Add the grips and hangers.

    Draw a straight line below the drawn detail, add an incomplete circle and details near it.how to draw a crane for kids

  4. Add elements on the hoist and at the bottom of the crane.

    To complete this step, draw several straight lines of varying lengths, as shown in the picture.сrane drawing lesson

  5. Draw the elements on the main part of the crane.

    Inside the shape drawn in the first step, draw two curved lines from the right and left sides.crane drawing tutorial

  6. Sketch out the bottom of the crane.

    Depict one large shape, as shown in the figure, using straight horizontal lines and arcs.crane drawing guide

  7. Continue drawing the bottom of the crane.

    Inside the previously drawn figure, draw two identical circles on the right and left sides.how to draw a crane for kids

  8. Finish drawing the bottom of the crane.

    Connect the two previously drawn circles with two straight, parallel horizontal lines.how to draw a crane for beginners

  9. Color the drawing.

    To color the crane, use yellow, brown, and various shades of gray.simple crane drawing for kids

I remind you that you can download the PDF file that I have prepared especially for your convenience. This file contains a short version of this lesson and has additional useful training materials. Download this file so as not to lose it and return to this lesson at any time convenient for you.

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