How to Doodle a Desk Lamp

Step 1

Begin by doodling a small oval and two elongated rectangles on your page. Doodle the shorter rectangle on top of the longer rectangle, as shown in the example below.

doodling desk lamp

Step 2

Use a couple of straight even lines that connect the bottom section of your desk lamp to the oval. Make sure to angle these lines at 45-degrees to the left and to keep the spacing between each line consistent from beginning to end. Now, extend these lines at a 45-degree angle from the oval and off toward the right.
how to draw lamp desk

Step 3

Doodling the head of the lamp might initially look a little complex and overwhelming, however, if you take a closer look you will notice that we only use simple visual alphabet shapes. Rectangles, lines, arcs, and eye shapes are used. Use these shapes to progressively doodle the head of the lamp. Start at the point where the two straight lines you drew within the previous step touch the head of the lamp, and move down from there using the visual alphabet shapes you learned when you went through the 40  Day Doodle Course.

doodle desk lamp

Step 4

Time to add some finer details to your desk lamp. First, add some shading using straight lines to the base and to the lamp head. Next, we may want to show that the light is switched on. To show this, simply doodle several straight lines extending outward from the light bulb. This will give the impression that the light is shining onto the surface below. Be sure to pay particular attention to the angle of these light beams. For reference, please see example below.

drawing desk lamp

Step 5

The final step is to add some color to your doodle. You can either use different shades of the same color or you can use complementary colors. Feel free to flex your creativity and use your imagination. You can if you wish, maybe even add some patterns to the neck of the lamp. This will give it even more personality and character.

How to Doodle Desk Lamp

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