You might ride your motorbike every day and want to learn to draw one, too. Perhaps you watched a bike race with your parents. Seeing this race, whether up close in person or on TV, may have sparked an interest in the subject. Perhaps you read some books or watched some movies about bikes and now want to learn to draw them. You might have spent some time getting creative with bike coloring pages and feel ready to move on to creating original artwork.
The bike has provided a two-wheeled conveyance for humans and a few circus animals for many years, since 1817. It may seem complex to draw, but we will explain how to create a bike on paper line-by-line. You need to know how to draw a straight line, a curved line, and the basic shapes. You can easily draw a bike by following the instructions in this drawing lesson. You need a pencil and paper.
Step 1: Draw A Curved line with a C-shaped Curve Facing the right side
Turn your paper long ways, called landscape orientation. This offers the best orientation for long items.
Close to the bottom of the page, about two inches from the bottom of the sheet, draw a straight line about one and a half inches in width. From its right end, draw a very slightly angled line with an angle to the right. From the left edge of the bottom line, draw a curved line with a C-shaped curve facing the right side. From the top of that curve, draw an angled line that almost touches the top of the right-side line.
Step 2: Draw A Circle
Draw a circle around the outside edge of the curve. Draw another circle around that one, about a quarter of an inch away.
Step 3: Draw the Spokes by Drawing Two Straight Lines
At equidistant, meaning equal, points on the wheel you just drew, draw the spokes by drawing two straight lines from the inner circle to the outer circle. Make each spoke two lines with only about an eighth of an inch between them. Draw another circle around the outside of the spoked wheel.
Step 4: Draw the Other Wheel
Connect the base of the towers with a horizontal line that is a centimeter or two above the bases About two to three inches to the right of your wheel and bike frame, draw a tiny circle of about a quarter of an inch in diameter. Draw another circle around it about an eighth of an inch outside it. Add a third, larger circle, with the same amount of distance between the second and third circles.
Step 5: Add Spokes on the Second Wheel
Just as you did in step three, draw eight sets of spokes at equidistant points. Draw a straight line from the top left of the interior circle of the wheel to just past the outside of the outermost circle. About an eighth of an inch from that line, draw a parallel line the same length.
Step 6: Draw a Squiggly Line
Draw a squiggly line that begins about half an inch from the top of the wheel post you just drew to about two inches over to your right. Your curve should be slight with a C-shape facing the ground. From the right edge of that line draw a straight line up about two inches. Angle a straight line down to make it seem like you are drawing a triangle, but stop the line about one inch before the two lines would equal in length. Draw a half-inch line to the left from the end of the previous line. If you have a tough time, draw a triangle with a small box next to it, then erase the inner lines to match your drawing with the finished drawing you’re following on this site. From the left edge of the bottom line of the bike’s windshield, which you just drew, draw a straight line about one and a half inches in length, then from its top, angle a half an inch line. Use a C-shaped line to connect the two lines you just drew to the rest of the bike’s windshield.
Step 7: Draw the Headlight
Inside the front, bottom of the windshield, draw a half-inch-long straight line, then draw a slight C to connect with both ends. This becomes your bike’s headlight. From the top of the windshield shape, but behind the shield portion, draw a nearly half-inch line with a slightly shorter line about an eighth of an inch to its left. On top of this, draw a half-inch-long rectangle.
Step 8: Draw the Body of The Bike
To connect the front of the bike and the back, draw a half an inch line, angled slightly from the bottom of the short line forming the body of the bike. (You drew that in step seven.) Form the tip of that line on the left side, draw an angled straight line of one and a half inches. From the top of that line, draw another half-inch straight line. From the top of that line draw a slightly squiggly, angled line to connect the two pieces. Draw a tiny straight line from the top of the body on the rear of the bike to the bottom. About an eighth of an inch from it, draw another straight line with a very slight angle to the left at the bottom. You’ve got shock absorbers on your dirt bike now.
Step 9: Draw the Body of The Bike
From the bottom outer tip of the inside of the rear of the bike, to the bottom of the front-end body, draw three C-shaped lines that might appear to be an upside-down ocean wave. Between the one closest to the bike’s body and its center curve, draw a small square, then round its edges.
Off of the back of the bike’s body, draw a triangle that extends about an eighth of an inch from the top of the bike body. At the bottom of the triangle on the angled side close to the bike body, draw a straight line of an eighth of an inch with a second line an eighth of an inch above it. Draw another triangle with the longest side facing out. Draw a C-shape along the backline of the triangle.
Clean up you’re drawing by erasing overlapping lines. Round any corners to match the drawing.
Explore the rest of this site to learn how to draw many other objects and animals. With practice, you can draw anything. As you develop your skills, you can move from the instructions and drawings for children to those for youth and adults. Sharpen your pencils, grab some drawing paper, and get started.