How to Draw a Guitar?2 min read
If you are looking for a fun little art project for your kid to do, you’ve stopped by the right place. If your kid is fascinated by instruments and wants to learn how to draw them, we’re here to lend a helping hand! We have a really good step-by-step tutorial to teach your child how to draw a guitar – one of the most well-known instruments out there! But before we get into it, let’s learn something about this instrument.
The guitar is probably one of the most famous instruments in the world. It is fretted and plucked string instrument which makes music from the vibrations of its strings. There are a variety of guitars that are used and played in different kinds and genres of music. A typical guitar consists of a hollow wooden body with its strings stretched over it as well as along a narrow neck. Guitars can usually be divided into two main types – acoustic and electric.
Fun facts about the guitar
- The oldest guitars came from Persia, which is modern day Iran around 3,500 years ago. They were called ‘Tanbur’.
- Although today, guitar strings are made from nylon and steel, they used to be made from animal intestines.
- Most guitars usually have 6 strings. However, guitars with 4 and 12 strings are also pretty common. Also, guitars with 7,8 and 10 strings exist but are quite rare.
- Did you know that the classic guitar is also called the Spanish guitar?
Now that your child has an introduction to the guitar, let’s get to drawing it!
What materials are required to draw a guitar?
The materials that you will need to draw a guitar include:
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
- Crayons/colored pencils
How long will it take you to draw a guitar?
Drawing this simple guitar will only take you around 30-40 minutes. Why don’t you join your kid as he sits to draw?
How to draw a guitar?
We have a drawing tutorial for a classic acoustic guitar. We hope your child enjoys drawing!
Before beginning to draw, remember to divide your paper in half – horizontally and vertically – so that you have a reference.
Follow these steps to draw an acoustic guitar:
Step 1: Let’s start with the neck of the guitar. Draw a long rectangle.
Step 2: Draw the body of your guitar. Try to make it as symmetrical as possible.
Step 3: Now draw the end of the guitar neck.
Step 4: Add the sidelines of the body of the guitar.
Step 5: Now draw the tuning pegs.
Step 6: You can add the soundhole as well as the fret wires.
Step 7: Draw the strings of your guitar from the soundhole all the way to the neck.
Step 8: Finish your lines (guitar strings) by attaching them to the tuning pegs.
Step 9: Simply outline your guitar with a marker and color it. Also, color the background.
Congratulations! You have just finished drawing an acoustic guitar!
We hope you enjoyed doing this art project with us!