How To Draw Drums Step by Step

How To Draw Drums easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Simple drawing for kids and everyone.

How To Draw Drums

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Let’s start this first step of drawing out the instructions and shapes for this amazing drum set. Start by drawing all the lines starting with the top line horizontal. The fact that you will draw a total of four horizontal lines in all of the lines is hidden on the left cymbal stand. Next, draw out all the vertical guides you see here. All these lines will help to locate the drum in the following steps. After the instructions are drawn, you can start drawing the shapes of the drum. First a large circle for the bass drum, then a total of three smaller circles, two for toms and one for the floortom.

Step 2

Now in step two you will begin to draw the actual shape of the drums themselves. Start with round cylinders of toms or two small drums in the middle, next draw the shape of the guitar as you see here and then start shaping the bass drum to give it a three-dimensional look. After the shapes of the drum are drawn, you can start drawing small details like the knobs and screws on the set.

Step 3

Now this is where the tutorial begins to take a turn for the complex part. What you will do here is draw all the detailed definitions on the drum set. Start by detailing and painting the bass drum as shown, including the chrome rim and feet holding the drum. Now switch to toms and floortom. You have to draw contours on all three drums and then the chrome details that go with it like the frame itself. Then you can move on to the cymbals and the high hat. You have to draw the shape of the spaceship of the cymbals and then the stand. Finish this step and then move on to the next step.

Step 4

What you will do in this next step is to detail and complete the drawing of the tom. You will need to draw the frame of tom and then start drawing the stand including the legs. Move to the left a bit and then start detailing the stand for the tall hat and the holder for the cymbals. Move to the right and complete the details of the lute and stand for the larger impact cymbals.

Step 5

In this next step, you’ll add some finishing touches to the drums and stands. On all stands you will need to draw into their rubber knobs like feet, and then on two smaller drums complete the frame drawing as you see here. An easy way to draw details is to simply overlap the circles with the existing shape.

Step 6

In this last and final step you will just add some finishing touches to complete the drawing. Once this is done, the next thing you need to do is neatly erase all the guides and shapes that you drew in step one. I keep it short because you don’t want to erase any of the detailed lines and shapes you just finished drawing.

Step 7

This is what your final finished drawing will look like when you’ve finished the whole thing. All you have to do is color it or just leave it as a simple sketch. I know this tutorial is long but look what you got after all your hard work. This step will conclude this lengthy tutorial on how to draw a drum, drum set. Have a nice day.

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