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Uploaded: October 6, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 7, 2008
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Well we are at the last two tutorials of the day and I hope that you have enjoyed them all. I have such a fun time drawing new objects for the site so that all of you new and experienced artist can learn from to help make you a better artist. For my next tutorial I will be giving you a drawing lesson how to draw a lamp. Now this piece of accent furniture is a lovely attraction to any living room, parlor, kitchen, den, loft, office, or bathroom. The lamp was first invented in the year of 70,000 BC. This device was a hollowed out object such as a rock and they were filled with moss or other porous material that has been soaked in animal fat then the filler is later ignited. Some year’s later folks started experimenting by creating shapely units to form a lamp structure that resembles a flame. The materials used to create lamps were pottery, alabaster, and metal. It wasn’t until the 7th century BC, that the Greeks began making terra cotta lamps. They did this to replace the use of hand held torches. During the eighteenth century a new design concept was developed for the lamp which contained a central burner. These lamps were made from metal and the fuel sat in the middle of the device joined by a long wick that would soak in the fuel on one end, and stand dry on the exposed end. Once the wick is lit it can be adjusted to control the flow of fuel and the amount of light that is burning. Some time later the glass chimney or kerosene lamp was invented. This time these were tear drop shaped glass tubes that sat on top of the lamp construction. The tube controlled and covered the flame. It allowed light to burn brighter or dimmer when controlled. The types of oils used in these fuel burning lamps was either in the form of olive oil, beeswax, fish oil, whale oil, sesame oil, and nut oil. The year 1859 brought the discovery of kerosene and this became the new fueling agent for lamps. Today we use not any lamp oil to light our way, instead we rely on light that comes from the light bulb. The lamps of today come in stylish designs and in many models. Do we still use kerosene lamps you ask? Yes we do. We use these lamps as a back up for when we have no electric current running through our homes. There are still some counties that depend on oil fueled lamps to light there living space as well as their eatery’s. The lamp is a beautiful invention that can not only light your room, but add some style and sophisticated sense to your life. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a lamp step by step. I hope you have fun with this drawing lesson. I will be back in a bit with more drawing fun.

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how to draw a lamp

How to Draw a Lamp

how to draw a lamp step 1

STEP 1.

This is another very simple tutorial. You will start it by drawing the two horizontal lines for the lamp shade. Now you draw a vertical line for the lamp post and then the table line. You will then add two more short dash line on the post for the decorative aspect of the lamp.
 
how to draw a lamp step 2

STEP 2.

Now in this next step you will draw the first side of the lamp shade which is slightly slanted inward. Then add the ball shape at the tip of the post and then draw the shape of the lamp post as seen. You will then end this step by drawing the base shape as well as thicken the table top as shown.
 
how to draw a lamp step 3

STEP 3.

You will repeat step three by drawing the ride side of the lamp shade which is also on a slanted slope. Draw the shape of the neck post and then the other side of the shape of the post as seen. You will finish off this step by drawing the rest of the base shape as seen here.
 
how to draw a lamp step 4

STEP 4.

At the very top of the lamp above the lamp shade you will add the decorative screw that holds the lamp shade on. You will also detail the top neck with definition lines. Thicken the table and then start erasing all the guidelines that you drew in step one. This will prepare your drawing for added colors.
 
how to draw a lamp step 5

STEP 5.

In the end your lamp should come out looking like this. All you have to do now is color in your drawing and that is it. You have just learned how to draw a lamp step by step. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I will be back with more cool drawing lesson in a while. So see you later alligator...