How to Draw a Flute

Learn how to draw a great looking Flute with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Flute

How to Draw a Great Looking Flute for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

How to Draw a Flute Step 01

1. Begin by drawing two straight lines. The lines should not be parallel but positioned at such an angle that they are slightly closer together at the bottom. This outlines the sides of the flute.

Easy Flute Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw a Flute Step 02

2. Draw a curved line across the top of the flute. It should both cross the outlines and ultimately attach to them. Beneath it, draw another curved line that doesn't quite reach the sides. Below this, draw a curved line from one outline to the other. Then, on each side, extend a curved line from this junction to the outside of the outlines. Draw another curved line across the flute, not quite reaching the outlines. This completes the outline of the head joint.

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Easy Flute Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw a Flute Step 03

3. Erase guide lines from the head joint. Then, sketch the mouthpiece or beck. Extend a pair of curved lines from the top of the head joint. Connect them using straight lines. Draw another curved line to give the windway a three-dimensional appearance.

Easy Flute Drawing - Step 4

How to Draw a Flute Step 04

4. Draw a small rectangle on top of the mouthpiece. Draw a straight line across the rectangle to give it a three-dimensional appearance. This is known as the window.

Easy Flute Drawing - Step 5

How to Draw a Flute Step 05

5. Connect the lines of the flute at the bottom using a small oval. Then, draw a narrow oval around the bottom end of the flute.

Easy Flute Drawing - Step 6

How to Draw a Flute Step 06

6. Draw short straight lines from each end of the oval. Connect them with a curved line. Then, draw curved lines from the corners of this curved rectangular shape to attach it to the flute's barrel or midsection. This is known as the foot joint.

Easy Flute Drawing - Step 7

How to Draw a Flute Step 07

7. Erase guide lines from the flute's foot joint. Draw a straight line down the barrel of the flute. Then, draw curved lines at the junction of the barrel and foot joint.

Add More Details to Your Flute Picture - Step 8

How to Draw a Flute Step 08

8. Draw narrow ovals overlapping the line on the flute's barrel. These are tone holes or finger holes.

Complete the Outline of Your Flute Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw a Flute Step 09

9. Erase the guide line from the barrel. Draw four additional ovals to create the flute's double holes.

Color Your Flute Drawing

How to Draw a Flute Step 10

Color your cartoon flute. Recorder flutes are often black, white, or cream in color, but these plastic flutes can come in bright red, purple, yellow, or other colors.

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Learn More About The Flute Drawing

Like the clarinet, the flute is a woodwind instrument. Wind instruments use vibrating air to produce sound.

For the flute, "a stream of air [is] directed against a sharp edge" which separates into eddies. The tone and sound are controlled by the placement of the fingers over the flute's holes.

The flute in our illustration is known as a recorder, fipple flute, or whistle flute. The recorder was produced during the fourteenth century; today, it is often used in schools as the students' introduction to playing a musical instrument.

Did you know? Researchers have discovered flutes that are thousands of years old. Ancient flutes were made out of bone, wood, or bamboo. Today, many flutes are made of metal, wood, or plastic.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon flute? This easy, step-by-step cartoon musical instrument drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

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