How to Draw Flatcars in 5 Steps


Flatcars are a necessary addition to any freight train, real or illustrated.
Flatcars are a necessary addition to any freight train, real or illustrated.
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­Flatcars carry cargo from point A to point­ B, an essential part of any freight train. Use these step-by-step instructions to draw your own flatcars.

In this article, we'll show you how to draw the above flatcar. Either draw it 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.

Ready to get started? Head over to the next page for the first step.

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