Boeing 737-800 blank illustration templates

By Norebbo •  3 min read

Right off the heels of my DC-10-30 blank template illustrations, I’m proud to say that I just finished blank templates of the Boeing 737-800! I was actually planning on doing the 777-200 next, but I’m currently working on an unrelated project where I need a drawing of a 737-800 – so there was a real need to make this set.

Just like that DC-10 set, I made a wireframe drawing and an all white version of this 738 – both with winglets. I’m going to hold off on doing a bare metal version for now, as I don’t need it and there are very few airlines these days with exposed-aluminum in their livery. Except for American Airlines – wow…they certainly have one of my favorite color schemes at the moment, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. Bare metal is a very difficult texture to recreate!

737-800 side view all white

2d side profile illustration of an all white Boeing 737-800 with blended winglets

Technical line drawing

Technical line drawing

buy source file 737-800 airliner template

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I’m actually learning quite a bit about aircraft design by creating these templates. In order to illustrate accurate representations of these aircraft, I have to pour over hundreds of photos and illustrations to make sure I’m getting everything as correct as possible.

And the frustrating part is that there are still things in my drawings that aren’t totally accurate! Believe me, the perfectionist in me is not proud, so please don’t send me email reminding me about the little errors you spot. 🙂

Update: I just finished up reworking this template to include a version with split scimitar winglets, so I thought I’d add it to this existing post instead of creating a new one. Here’s it is:

737-800 split scimitar winglets side view

All white version with split scimitar winglets

And here’s the line drawing version of the split-scimitar wing. This is the way the 737-800 was supposed look IMHO, as it looks killer with these aggressive winglets:

737-800 with split scimitar winglets blueprint

Wireframe line drawing of a 737-800 with split scimitar winglets

Also, we can’t forget about the version without winglets either. This is by far my least-favorite 737-800 of them all, as it looks downright naked without anything on the wingtips:

737-800 without winglets side view

2d side profile illustration of an all white Boeing 737-800 without winglets

737-800 without winglets blueprint

Wireframe line drawing of a 737-800 without winglets

Norebbo

My name is Scott, and I started in the design industry over 20 years ago with a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. I have an extensive background in both 2D and 3D illustration, and these days, I spend a majority of my time creating aircraft templates and airliner art. I’m basically an airplane dork.

Keep Reading