How To Draw A Guitar
How To Draw A Guitar
In this VideoJug video, a professional illustrator gives detailed tips on how to draw a guitar. If you want to improve your drawing, this is the perfect video for you!
Okay, today, I'm going to show you how to draw a guitar, and for this, you're going to need a ruler, a pencil, grease measure, a rubber is always a good idea, and I've made two templates as well. Now, these templates, you can actually make for yourself if you use Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher. If you've got a Mac, you need to use Mac Pages.
Okay. First of all, put your ruler aligned down the page. Next, I'm going to use the large oval template, and I'm going to use these lines to match up with the broad line behind.
Next, I'm going to make two marks in the ovals. I forgot to mention that you actually need a compass as well to do this. You're going to create a circle next, and we use the center here.
Lining it up on top of this oval just here, we then draw a circle, like so. And now, we're ready to do this part of the guitar and the length is exactly the length of these two combined. Mine's 50.
8, it just about fits on the paper, actually, and we need to measure across and we need to measure down. Now, I'm going to do this by eye. If you happen to own a guitar, it's quite useful to have it in front of you to use as a guide to get this, the length of this right.
Next, we need to draw the sides and we measure them up from here. Now, this is really guess work. All we need to remember is that it does taper a little.
So next, we need to measure across the top, and again, this needs to widen across the top, but not hugely so. And then we can rule it down, and I'm just going to tape it slightly. The next thing to do is the frets.
Now, these are actually quite hard to do. I'm doing a 19-fret acoustic guitar. So, let me just check between here and here, it's seven, and then we have the rest between here and here, and I have actually got a reference with this, here, so I can get it right.
If you're not used to doing things by eye, I would suggest you do this bit with a ruler and measure down. I'm going to measure down by eye, but if you'd rather measure it all out, then do. If you're more comfortable doing it that way and do this bit by hand, alright.
The inside section matches up, actually, so we can just put that in there, like this. Now, this is the complicated bit on the guitar, getting the strings in the right place. What I suggest you do is make marks across here to count out the strings.
Obviously, we've got two this side of the center, then two more, and then two more. You can evenly space them like this. This one runs to this, this one runs to this, and then the bottom one runs out like this.
That's the complicated bit over. Next, we need to just shape it a little bit, and we can soften these edges as well. Obviously, you can rub out the guidelines when you finish.
Next, we need to look at the bottom section here. I'm just going to do a basic shape at the bottom, obviously, you can make it more fancy if you want to. I'm going to measure across, then I'm going to measure this way and I'm kind of doing this by eye as well.
If you have a reference in front of you, you can just decide on the depth you want to use. For mine, I'm going to have a little line on this side, just need to measure again, and I'm just going to draw this by eye, actually. Next, we need to mark out where the strings are going to come down here.
There we go. Now, at the moment, we've got these two rather strange ovals, and next, we need to join them up. Now, I do actually do this by eye.
So we're getting closer and closer now to it looking like a guitar. Now, I'm going to put some decoration on it now, so I'm going to use my compass again and I'm just going to come just outside the original line a little bit and I'm going to go around with the compass, like so. And freehand, I'm going to line around the edge.
I'm doing this rather quickly; you'll have more time at home. Okay, now, we've got quite a few guidelines on there, that's why I've got my rubber with me. Probably an easier way to get