This tutorial shows how to draw a table lamp with a lamp shade in six steps. It provides simple illustrated examples and quick instructions.
You can see a preview of the drawing steps in the example above. The lamp in this case has a fairly standard look with parts that table lamps tend to have.
Start the tutorial in pencil and make light lines that are easy to erase in case you need to make a correction. You can darken them later on with a black pen or marker.
Step 1 – Draw the Lamp Shade
Begin by drawing the lamp shade. It’s shape should be like that of an upside down bucket with a wider bottom and narrower top. You can draw the top with a slight curve and make the bottom flat.
Step 2 – Draw the Pipe
Going down from the shade draw the pipe with just a pair of short straight lines.
Step 3 – Draw the Column
Draw the top of the column as a small rectangle with rounded corners and draw the section that comes after it with a pair of long curves for the sides and a small one for the bottom. Also make it wider towards the top and narrower towards the bottom.
Step 4 – Draw the Base
In this case the base of the lamp will be circular in shape but viewed at this angle it will look like an oval so you will want to draw it as shown in the example.
Step 5 – Draw the Switch & Finish the Line Drawing
Hanging down from the lamp shade draw a string with a little ball on the end. This will be the on/off pull switch.
Once done with the string confirm that you are happy with the way your drawing looks up to this point. If so, you can go ahead and trace over your lines with a black pen or marker. If you don’t have one around simply darken them with the pencil.
Step 6 – Color the Lamp
To get the lighter colors that are used in the example paints or colored pencils can be a good option.
In this case the lamp shade will be a light yellow/orange (as is very common for these). The pole, upper part of the column, the little ball and the base will be grey (to show that they are metallic) and the main part of the column will be brown.
You can also make the grey on the upper side of the base slightly lighter than the rest as light from the lamp will usually be shining down on it.
Table lamps come in many different varieties. As was mentioned at the start, this tutorial shows how to draw a fairly standard looking one with parts that these types of lamps tend to have. Hopefully you’ve found the provided tips and example helpful.
For more similar tutorials also see the following:
- How to Draw a Light Bulb Step by Step
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