How to Draw an Electric Guitar

Artist: Dawn / January 29, 2008
How to Draw an Electric Guitar

Step 1.


This is step one and in this step you will draw the frame work of a basic electric guitar. Since this is a 24 fret guitar the neck is long. The fewer the frets the shorter the neck. After you draw the neck draw the lower cavity of the guitar before m   

Step 2.


In this step make sure you take your time drawing all six lines starting from the bridge of the guitar all the way to the top of the neck. But before you draw the strings what you actually do is draw the frets first. You can't have the frets over lap   

Step 3.


After the time consuming step 2, here you will be focusing on the two floyd rose bridges that are just a pair of simple rectangles. The best thing to do is enlarge the image to see the details that need to be sketched in before you move to step 4. Do   

Step 4.


In this step you will notice that the skull and bones are high lighted to draw next, but the fact is you should actually do this very carefully because you have the strings already set in place. If you don't want to take the chance of drawing them in   

Step 5.


Here is what your sketch should look like when you are done. As you can see it looks awesome and totally rad. Color it in and I'll see ya later.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: January 29, 2008
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