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How to Draw a Lamp Step by Step

Lamp drawing step by step

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to draw a table lamp with a lampshade, look no further. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process with easy-to-follow steps and illustrated examples. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, you’ll find these instructions valuable.

Step 1 – Drawing the Lampshade

Lamp shade drawing

To begin, sketch the lampshade. Imagine it as an inverted bucket shape with a wider bottom and a narrower top. Add a slight curve to the top and make the bottom flat.

Step 2 – Drawing the Pipe

Lamp pipe drawing

Next, draw the pipe extending downward from the lampshade using two short straight lines.

Step 3 – Drawing the Column

Lamp column drawing

Now, depict the column of the lamp. Start by drawing a small rectangle with rounded corners for the top. Then, form the rest of the column with two curved lines for the sides and a smaller curve for the bottom. Remember to make it wider at the top and narrower at the bottom.

Step 4 – Drawing the Base

Lamp base drawing

For the base, draw a circular shape that may appear slightly oval from this angle. Follow the example to get the proportions right.

Step 5 – Drawing the Switch & Completing the Line Drawing

Lamp line drawing

Add the switch by drawing a string hanging down from the lampshade with a small ball at the end. This represents the on/off pull switch. Once you’re satisfied with the overall drawing, trace over your lines with a black pen or marker. If you don’t have one handy, you can simply darken them with a pencil.

Step 6 – Coloring the Lamp

Lamp drawing

To bring your lamp to life, consider using paints or colored pencils. In this example, the lampshade is a light yellow/orange—typical for this type of lamp. The pole, upper part of the column, the little ball, and the base should be colored grey to depict a metallic appearance. The main section of the column should be brown. Additionally, make the upper side of the base slightly lighter grey to simulate the light shining down on it.


Table lamps come in various styles, but this tutorial focused on a standard design with typical elements. We hope you found these tips and examples helpful in learning how to draw a table lamp. If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might also be interested in our other drawing guides, such as “How to Draw a Light Bulb Step by Step,” “How to Draw the Sun in Different Ways,” and “How to Draw Fire Step by Step.” Happy drawing!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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