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How To Draw A Xylophone

how to draw a xylophone

Music has always been a source of information and creativity; there are many ways to express your love for it. Whether you are a musician, a music lover, or simply looking for a fun and easy way to unleash your artistic side, drawing a xylophone can be a great way to do so. The xylophone is a unique and versatile instrument that produces a distinctive sound, and drawing it can be fun and engaging to capture its essence and beauty.

This article will guide you through the steps of drawing a xylophone, from the basic shapes to the intricate details that make it come to life. So, grab a pencil and a piece of paper, and let’s get started on drawing a xylophone that will make your heart sing.

Difficult level Normal
Estimate time 20 minutes
Drawing materials Pen, Marker
Painting materials Watercolor, Color pencil, Crayon
Surfaces materials Paper, Canvas

How To Draw a Xylophone – Step by Step

Step 1: Creating the Foundation of the Xylophone

draw a xylophone step 1

Drawing the foundation of a xylophone is relatively easy. All you need to do is create a pair of trapezium that will serve as the backbone of your drawing.

  1. Start by drawing the first trapezium. Draw two small vertical lines with enough distance, as shown in the arrow in the first image. Then, complete the trapezium by adding two horizontal lines connecting the lines you draw earlier. Make another trapezium that is parallel to the first image you draw.
  2. Create a 3D frame by connecting the two trapeziums with a line. Please refer to the image for your reference.
  3. At the end of the 3D frame, draw two boxes.

Step 2: Enhancing the Image

draw a xylophone step 2

The next step is enhancing the image to make it appear like a xylophone.

  1. Create a flat piece drawn on top of the 3D frame.
  2. Start dividing this piece into smaller parts. Please remember that these smaller segments can be simple.
  3. You can enhance the segments by adding thickness to the drawing.

Step 3: Improving the Drawing

draw a xylophone step 3

This step will help improve your drawing by removing some lines and adding details.

  1. Start erasing the line that is not needed in the drawing. Then, start drawing the part that holds the pieces together.
  2. Draw the nails that attach the pieces to the frame.
  3. Refine the drawing by erasing unused lines. You can also add the drumheads in this step.

Step 4: Coloring the Xylophone

draw a xylophone step 4

You can now start coloring the xylophone. As for the color, we have our recommendations on the image above. However, you can combine and use your preferred colors if you like. A typical xylophone consists of six or more tiles. So, it is up to you to determine the number of tiles you want to draw.


Drawing a xylophone is more than just putting pen to paper. It is a journey that connects you to the soul of music, history, and culture. Following the step-by-step guide, you can create a beautiful representation of this unique and vibrant instrument, capturing its essence and beauty in every detail. And don’t forget to add your creative touch, whether it is a splash color or a unique twist in the design.

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So, share your creation with others, spread the joy and creativity of drawing a xylophone, and always remember to stay curious and let your imagination guide your hand. Drawing a xylophone is not just about the finished product; it is about the process and experience that comes with it. So, have fun, be creative, and who knows what other artistic journeys you will embark on next.

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