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How to draw an excavator

Do you want to learn to how to draw an excavator? Do not miss our content off easy drawings for children in which we explain step by step how to improve your drawing technique.

In this tutorial you will learn to draw an excavator by step.

You can also download this file that we have prepared so you can draw it yourself and practice as many times as you need.

Austa-wasta is going to help me with today’s drawing lesson! We’re learning how to draw an excavator. Austin is three so this lesson is meant for younger artists. We’re going to work on drawing simple straight lines, a couple shapes, and using a few colors. It’s important for young artists, to keep their activities within their attention span…that usually means short.

This would also be a fun activity to cut out of different colored construction paper and glue it together.  

Though it may look like a creature from outer space, this versatile construction vehicle is useful for everything from demolition and digging up dirt to open-pit mining and placing pipes.

In this article, we’ll show you how to draw the above excavator. You can draw this construction vehicle freehand while looking at your ­computer monitor or print out this page to get a closer look at each step. Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in gray. Here, we’ll show you an illustration of each step and then give you a description of how to draw it.

Are you ready to get started drawing this amazing machine? Head over to the next page for the first step.

How to draw an excavator Step by Step

With this step by step guide you will learn how to draw an excavator, gain useful skills and enjoy the process of drawing.

  1. First step Draw the shapes that make up the excavator’s cab and platform. On the next page, we’ll draw the windows.
  2. Add windows on the cab. There are two in front of the cab and four on the side. Add a roof by drawing two rounded rectangular shapes side by side.
  3. Draw two circles on the front of the roof and a safety light on top. Draw a muffler, which is oblong with a curved pipe running through it. Draw a circle at the end of the pipe.
  4. To draw the track, start with a rounded triangle. Draw another triangle just inside the first one. Inside the triangle, draw a rectangle and add part of a circle at each end. Draw three more circles above the rectangle, adding lines for depth.
  5. This step Draw the track on the far side, where only some of the parts can be seen. Finish the tracks by using a ruler to draw evenly spaced lines around the outside of each one for tread.
  6. Now Draw the shape that makes up the bottom of the boom — a long, skinny oval with a bump on one side. Outline it to add depth.
  7. In this step Draw the two hydraulic cylinders that attach the boom to the body of the cab. Draw the line behind the cylinders to complete the platform.
  8. Use a felt-tip pen to trace over the lines you want to keep, and erase the extra pencil lines.

All done, but there’s just one problem. Once the excavator scoops all of the materials up and out, what on earth will they use to move it all? You guessed it — a bulldozer!

Some excavator Drawing pictures:

Excavators are popular earthmoving vehicles that feature a bucket, arm, rotating cab, and movable tracks. When you need to lift heavy amounts of soil, an excavator is a must on your job site. Now join us and learn how to draw a an ecavator using some basic and simple shapes.

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