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How to Draw a Road

A road refers to a road for people, horses and vehicles to pass, a path from one place to another. Divided into highways, urban roads, rural roads, competition roads and school roads, etc.

Humans have been building roads for at least thousands of years, almost going back to primitive societies. No one can really tell when or where the world's first roads were built.

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In ancient times, people often walked along the tracks of animals or the most labor-saving path, that was, the path that others had traveled.

As a result, the often trampled places became trails, and day after day, year after year, the trails gradually developed into general roads.

How to Draw a Road Step by Step

Step 1 Draw the two edges of the road

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As you can see, the road is longitudinal and leads all the way into the distance.

So, looking at the road from our point of view, its outline is trapezoidal.

Start by drawing a not too long horizontal line for the skyline, which is also the top edge of the road.

Then start at the left end of this horizontal line and draw a long straight line towards the bottom right as the left edge.

Step 2 Draw the outline of this road

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Draw a long straight line from the right end of that horizontal line towards the lower right as the right edge of the road.

The left and right edges of the road should be symmetrical, so their bottom ends should be on the same level.

Draw a horizontal line connecting the bottom ends of the left and right edges, thus giving the outline of the road.

That is to say, at the beginning of drawing this road, we must first draw an isosceles trapezoid.

Step 3 Add a line along the left edge

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Along the left edge of the road, draw a straight line parallel to it to connect the two horizontal lines.

This line should be relatively close to the left edge of the road. You need to leave enough space to draw the rest of the road.

You can mark two points on those two horizontal lines that are the same length from the left ends, and connect them with a ruler.

It's easy to do, especially with the help of a ruler! Let's move on.

Step 4 Add a line along the right edge

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In a similar way to the previous step, draw a straight line along the right edge of the road as well.

Similarly, you can first mark two points on the two horizontal lines separately, and then connect them.

The line drawn in this step is also symmetrical to the line we drew in the previous step. You can think of it as drawing a slightly smaller isosceles trapezoid.

Looking at this road at this time, it is like a glassware in a laboratory.

Step 5 Add another line along the left edge

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Along the line we drew in step 3, we're going to draw a special dotted line.

Start by drawing a short straight line along that line. Then draw a small circle below it. Then keep repeating downwards.

These short lines are all the same length, and they should all be on the same line.

Those small circles should also be the same size and on the same line as the short lines.

Step 6 Add another line along the right edge

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Along the line we drew in step 4, also draw a special dotted line to the left of it.

Start by drawing a small circle. Then draw a short straight line below it. Then keep repeating.

You can use a ruler to draw a long straight line, just leave a gap every equal distance and draw a small circle in each gap.

These shouldn't be difficult for you, but you need to be patient.

Step 7 Draw a dashed line in the middle

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Draw a dotted line in the middle of this road. You can think of it as drawing a thick vertical bisector for the road.

First take two points in the middle of the upper horizontal line. Then draw a rectangle with the part between these two points as an edge.

Below this rectangle, draw a slightly longer rectangle. Then draw another rectangle below the one you just drew.

In order from top to bottom, these rectangles are roughly wider and wider.

Step 8 Continue to draw the dashed line

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Right below the three rectangles we've drawn, draw three more rectangles.

This completes the dashed line in the middle of the road. This is easy to do and doesn't even need to be precise.

You can extend this road as you like, or make this road turn.

You can also try to draw a car on the road, or add some flowers and trees along the road.

Step 9 Color this road

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When coloring this road, you only need two colors of crayons or watercolors.

We're going to color the sides of this road blue and the rest of the road light grey.

And the thick dashed line in the middle of the road, you can keep the original color of the paper. It's easy, isn't it?

The road that continues to extend into the distance is completed. Do you have any travel plans after finishing it?

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Download the PDF

Maybe you want to download this drawing tutorial. Just click the link below and you can get the PDF on "How to Draw a Road", it's free and printable. In addition to this, the pages of this PDF also contain a coloring page and the final artwork.

Development of road construction

In the 20th century BC, in order to build the pyramids and the Sphinx, the Egyptians needed to transport a large number of boulders from the quarry to the construction site. So they built roads.

In the ancient Roman era, the road has developed amazingly, realizing a road network with Rome as the center and extending in all directions.

To keep the distance between villages and towns as short as possible, roads run directly through hills or forests to form a road system linking the capital Rome with Italy, England, France, Spain, Germany, parts of Asia Minor, Arabia and northern Africa .

In the 18th century, a French engineer in the Napoleonic era invented the method of paving roads with gravel and advocated the establishment of a road maintenance system. Under his influence, the famous French road network was built during Napoleon's reign.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the automobile developed by leaps and bounds, and people began to build a large number of asphalt and concrete paved roads.

Before World War II, Germany built motorways. Since then, all countries have developed correspondingly, and the expressway has become the symbol of modern highway.