Musical instruments are diverse, each with its unique sounds and tones. Among them, the trumpet stands out as one of the most recognizable and versatile instruments, used in various genres from jazz to rock. Drawing a trumpet can be both fun and challenging, but with this step-by-step guide, we’ll focus on the enjoyable part!
Let’s Get Started!
Step 1 – Drawing the Bell of the Trumpet
To begin, let’s focus on the front of the trumpet, specifically the bell. Start by drawing a slightly curved vertical line to outline the rim of the bell. Then, extend two curved lines inward from the mouth of the bell opening. Once you’ve captured the shape shown in the reference image, you’re ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Adding More Components
In the second part, we’ll add more components to your trumpet drawing. Extend the lower portion of the sliding tube from the previous step. Then, draw three thin rectangles close to one another near the center of the trumpet to represent the valves. For now, we’ll keep the details minimal, but we’ll add more in the next steps.
Step 3 – Adding Further Details
In the third part of our guide, we’ll add additional details to the components we started in the previous steps. Extend the top of the sliding tube using straight lines, and add a small curved shape to the bottom of the tube, as shown in the reference image. Then, add small round shapes on top of the valves with stalks extending upward. Finally, add small shapes to the bottoms of the valves before moving on to step 4.
Step 4 – Finishing the Sliding Tube
This step involves finishing the sliding tube of the trumpet. Draw another curved shape at the back of this part of the trumpet to complete it. After that, we’ll move on to some final details and elements in the next step!
Step 5 – Adding Final Details
In this step, we’ll focus on the final details and elements of your trumpet drawing. To finish off the outline, draw thin shapes on the right-hand edge of the trumpet to represent the mouthpiece. Additionally, add some curved line details throughout the various parts of the trumpet for a more dynamic look. Feel free to add your own final touches and elements to make the drawing uniquely yours!
Step 6 – Bringing Your Trumpet to Life with Colors
Now it’s time to add colors to your hard work! In the reference image, we used bright yellows for most of the instrument, with highlights of greys to accent certain areas. To create a more dynamic and shiny look, experiment with different tones of the same colors. You can use acrylic paints, colored markers, watercolors, or colored pencils according to your preference and the effect you want to achieve. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
4 More Ways to Make Your Trumpet Drawing Unique
Create your artistic music with these additional tips for your trumpet drawing!
- Showcase the type of music being played by adding lyrics, music notes, or relevant images to the drawing.
- Include a player alongside the trumpet, depicting them in any style you prefer, be it simple cartoon or realistic.
- Explore different artistic mediums and textures to enhance the visual appeal, such as metallic art pens for a bronze trumpet effect.
- Incorporate other instruments to create a visual symphony, like saxophones, tubas, violins, or cellos.
Your Trumpet Drawing is Complete!
Congratulations on completing this guide on how to draw a trumpet! You should be proud of the finished product in front of you. Drawing a trumpet can be challenging due to its intricate details, but with this step-by-step guide, we hope we’ve made it easier for you. Now it’s time for you to add your own creative additions, colors, and art mediums. Don’t forget to share your finished trumpet drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. We look forward to seeing your masterpiece!