How to Draw a Ukulele

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Learn how to draw a great looking Ukulele with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Ukulele drawing.

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Complete Ukulele drawing

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Would you like to learn how to draw a ukulele cartoon? This easy, step-by-step musical instrument drawing tutorial will help you quickly master the ukulele outline.

The ukulele is a small Hawaiian guitar. Whereas a standard acoustic guitar is typically 38 inches long, ukuleles do not exceed 24 inches in length.

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The ukulele was developed during the 1880s from similar instruments in the lute family. It has four strings and is strongly associated with the unique musical styles of Hawaii.

Ukuleles often appear in movies about Hawaii, like the 1960s Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii.

Did you know? The name of the ukulele literally means "jumping flea." This is because of the quick, jumpy movements of the player's fingers.

Get ready to be swept away to an island paradise as you master this instrument.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Drum, Saxophone, and Violin.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Ukulele

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Ukulele Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin the ukulele outline by sketching the instrument's body. Use a long curved line to outline the peanut-shaped frame of the guitar. Draw a circle to indicate the soundhole.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw a long curved line from the top of the body to the bottom, giving the instrument a three-dimensional appearance. Draw a small oval at the bottom.

From the opening at the top of the body, extend two straight lines to form the neck.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw a curved line connecting the lines of the neck at the bottom, and a straight line connecting them at the top.

Draw another straight line parallel to the neck, and connect it to the side of the ukulele using a short straight line.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use a series of curved and straight lines to outline the headstock at the top of the neck.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 5

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5. Draw the tuners at the side of the headstock. For each, enclose a shape like a small oval intersecting a larger one. Draw lines parallel to the headstock to give it a three-dimensional shape.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw the tuners on the other side of the headstock. Finish the side of the headstock with a curved line.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw a rectangle near the bottom of the ukulele body. This is the saddle that holds the strings. On the headstock, draw a circle within a circle beside each tuner.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 8

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8. Band the neck with straight lines and place small ovals between some of them. These are the frets that allow you to play different notes.

Ukulele Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete your ukulele outline by drawing the strings. enclose a narrow rectangle on the saddle. From it, draw a line to each of the ovals on the headstock.

Complete Ukulele Drawing

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Color your cartoon ukulele. We've shaded ours brown, a traditional color since ukuleles are made out of wood.

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