How to Draw a Dirt Bike (Step-by-Step Instructions)

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Drawing a dirt bike is as simple as gathering the necessary materials needed to draw and color and then putting together all of the steps so that it comes out to be what you pictured, and I plan to teach you just that!

To find out all of the details and see pictures of how to draw a dirt bike in ten easy steps, keep reading!

1. Grab Drawing Utensils

Some essential things that you will need to draw your bike will be a pencil, an eraser, and some colored pencils or crayons if you plan to color your bike at the end. It’s a good idea not to draw the dirt bike in pen, in case your lines aren’t good as they can’t be erased. Something that I am a super big fan of is the erasable colored pencils.

Mistakes are great, so draw your dirt bike in whatever medium you choose.

Something else to consider grabbing is a ruler. If you want your lines to be super straight and even measure the distance between your lines I would suggest grabbing a ruler. A compass might also help you create the perfect circle for the tires; if you are a perfectionist, I suggest this.

Also, don’t forget to grab some paper. I would make sure you have more than one because this will likely take you more than one try to get it just how you’d like. It’s totally fine to mess up in this process.

2. Draw a triangle and two lines

To first start drawing a dirt bike, begin with one triangle and two lines on opposite sides of the triangle. The triangle will be a little bent inward to form the line of the seat. So, if you want to make it easier, draw a triangle and then draw a crooked line inside of that line if that helps you draw the seat for the dirt bike!

The two lines should have some distance between each other, as they will be the poles that attach the tires to the dirt bike. If you need to grab a ruler to measure the distance between the two and make sure your lines are straight, do that! It could be super helpful. It’s not what I did, but it might help you get things looking great early on.

3. Start Drawing the Inside of the Body

Now, it’s time to start drawing other parts inside the body of the dirt bike. Draw another odd-shaped triangle above the line in the back of the bike, where the exhaust pipe will be. Instead of connecting the triangle in one line, make it come to a square-like bottom.

Draw the bottom of the bike. By adding an oval shape to the back line of the bike you will be able to connect the pole where the back tire will be. Make sure that the oval encapsulates the straight line.

Draw a square for reference for the other shaped part that is just below and to the front of the dirt bike seat, and then bend it in a little.

Next, near the intersection of this square-like shape and the long line, draw a half-circle.

You’ve completed the third step. Your bike won’t look like a bike yet, but the pieces are coming together. Don’t lose hope. Adding tires in the next step will make it look like a dirt bike.

4. Draw Two Tires

During the first step, we drew to lines that were parallel to each other, these lines are where the tires will go. Draw two large circles around these lines so that the end of the lines will be in the middle of the tire.

This will make everything look a little bit more accurate, as dirt bikes normally have that for balance and to keep the bike upright and moving with stability. It kind of looks like a dirt bike, right?

5. Draw the Exhaust Pipe and Another Odd Triangle

We are then going to add more details to the inside of the dirt bike. Add another circle to the inside of the odd oval shape we created earlier. This is where the chains for the tire are at on a bike.

An exhaust pipe should be drawn just below the second odd triangle. This can be down by drawing a shape similar to the barrell of a baseball bat. Start these lines even with the square bottom of the triangle-shape and circle. Draw the lines out to the tip and circle it back around.

Then, a square should be added to the middle of the dirt bike between the exhaust, chain, and seat.

One more thing to do here is to make the half-circle more dimensional. Draw another half-circle underneath the existing one, and connect them. It should look like a crescent moon.

All of these shapes may seem kind of repetitive at the moment, but it will soon come together, they all serve a purpose on an actual dirt bike, and if you can name them as you go, even better!

6. Draw Four More Circles

There are so many shapes inside of this dirt bike, but these shapes are certainly much easier to draw than most others. The four more circles that need to be added to this drawing are inside the two circles that are already on the dirt bike for the tires.

There should be two circles added to each tire, each within the other. These two extra circles are for not only the tires but for the spokes, which are a part of the tires themselves and add detail to the dirt bike drawing.

7. Draw the Handle Bars and Add More Detail to the Body

Just like we made the half-circle into a crescent moon, we will need to make sure the pole connecting the front tire to the body has more width. Draw a parallel line from the tire to the line.

Our dirt bike now needs something to start and steer it, so now it’s time to add handlebars to the dirt bike. On top of the pole where the tires are, it’s time to add some different shapes to the top of that pole. Make sure that there is a handle on top of that pole, as that is a key element for steering. Draw two horizontal lines and connect them by a circle. Next draw a headlamp shape, and a little mushroom on top of the handles.

Your dirt bike will definitely be looking more like a dirt bike right now, as there are more elements of a dirt bike, such as the tires and steering wheel, which are essential elements to driving and steering the bike overall.

8. Connect the Body

You may have noticed that the bottom of our body does not appear to be connected to the rest of the body parts that we have drawn so far. Not a problem. Now, we will draw a line on the bottom of our dirt bike so as to connect all of our pieces.

Where the chain cover is, draw a line connecting the tire to it, going under it, and then draw a line with a little bump in it. Curve this line up to meet the cover for the tire in the front of the dirt bike. Your parts should look more connected and the body should look more like a dirt bike.

Where the seat of the bike is, there will need to be more of a tail. So, draw another triangle shape, starting at the seat already there, and go back. Once over the exhaust and the middle of the back tire, bring the line back. Connect this line with the top of the odd-shaped triangle.

9. Add to the Inside of the Body

There are a few more parts that need to be added to the inside of the body of the dirt bike. Where we drew the curve from the previous step there will be another few curves and lines that should be added above it and connected to it to create more depth to the dirt bike. Draw a shark-fin shape.

There are a few more other odd things inside of the bike that is added for detail and is like the parts on an actual bike, as they make the drawing very similar to an actual bike. You can choose to add these if you want to make things look more realistic.

10. Add Details!

To make the bike more realistic and add depth, draw details such as the spokes and some large circles for the nuts and bolts of the bike. You can even add some ridges or bumps to the circles of the tires to give it some unique quality. These details are a good idea to add to the dirt bike, but not super important.

This is also the time to go back through and straighten up any lines that you might think are wonky. Hopefully, you have taken my advice to use a pencil instead of a pen. If you are not planning on coloring in your drawing, then erase any overlapping lines.

11. Color (Optional)

It’s now time to color in the bike! This is a completely optional step and doesn’t have to be included, but it is a super fun step and can greatly diversify and make your dirt bike your own. Plus, it can also get rid of any visible erase marks.

Something I like to do when I’m coloring in something that I’ve recently drawn is outlining the object I plan to color in so as to have a border to keep the color in more easily.

You can make your dirt bike any colors you want and add or take away any parts that you want to make your dirt bike completely your own. Have fun with this step!

Tips and Tricks

This bike that we have drawn together is a basic generic dirt bike. It’s something that someone would be able to identify as just that. If you are looking for something more specific to the model you have or want, there are some things you can do.

Something else that may be helpful, and even make your bike unique, is print out a different dirt bike, or even your own, and trace it! This is super great to do if you are a beginner. Tracing a dirt bike that you’ve wanted or something that you already have and want to replicate is a fun way to make your dirt bike unique and tailored to what you want.

So, if you want to have a certain model, find it and trace it. Or, after you practice a generic bike, like the one we have done, freehand your favorite model. Have the picture pulled up or printed out.

Practice tracing over your dirt bike multiple times to get a hang of what parts are more difficult for you or what parts you want to make different so that it’s either bigger or better than other bikes you’ve seen and wanted.

The perk about drawing a dirt bike is you can add or take away whatever you want to make it a completely unique dirt bike. Giving it whatever designs or new body parts to make it a totally new bike!

If you are a beginner and are struggling, print off our drawing and trace it.

May all of your dirt bike drawings go well!

Jim Harmer

I'm the co-owner of Dirt Bike Planet. I live in Star, Idaho and enjoy dirt biking with my wife and two boys throughout the Idaho mountains.

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