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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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