A steam engine is an object of fantasy for the little kids. Though they look simple with just a few carriages, they need some intricate detailing to look perfect. Let the historical mode of transport light up your canvas with this exercise.
Step 1: Draw three horizontal lines.
Step 2: Draw two rectangles in contact.
Step 3: Make smaller rectangles at the top and the sides.
Step 4: Draw a rectangular rear carriage.
Step 5: Sketch the outlines of the wheels.
Step 6: Draw tiny rectangles with dots on top along the lowermost line of step 1 signifying the tracks.
Step 7: Form a striated triangular structure in the front.
Step 8: Start detailing the mechanical parts of the engine with tiny rectangles and circles.
Step 9: Similarly, do the top and the frontal part.
Step 10: Focus on the machinery on the upper part, just below the roof.
Step 11: Continue it with the mid-section.
Step 12: The rear part of the engine is striated and juts out.
Step 13: Draw and define the small windows.
Step 14: Now it’s the turn of the lower part to get some minute detailing.
Step 15: Define the connectors between the carriages and the engine wheels.
Step 16: Draw the rims and the spokes of the engine wheels.
Step 17: Define the rectangular structures at the top and show smoke coming out of the front one.
Step 18: Draw the spokes of the wheels of the rear carriage.
Step 19: Traverse it with horizontal double lines.
Step 20: Sketch the square windows to complete the train.
The train would look complete and realistic with some color. Keep it simple with your browns blacks and yellows for the windows. The surroundings, painted green, would stand in a beautiful contrast.