Friday, March 16, 2018

How to Draw a Jukebox

I've been drawing jukeboxes lately. 

Colored Sharpies

They're all quick sketches with a black Sharpie - no planning, no erasing, no changing. 

Black Sharpie, colored pencils, and Stickles


My jukeboxes are far from perfect. They're lopsided and irregular, but I love them.

Crayons

I've colored in each one with different media. 

Mr. Sketch Markers


You can draw your own jukebox in just a few easy steps! First, draw an arc. Draw a rectangle connecting the two ends of the arc. Your arc can be tall and narrow or short and wide. 


Add a semi-circle just inside the top of the arc. Add a rectangle (or an inverted semi-circle) at the bottom. This will be the speaker. Again, there are no rules about any of this. You're the designer!


Add a rectangle in the middle of the jukebox where the songs are listed. Fill the bottom rectangle with crosshatches. Now add details - a record, musical notes, or whatever else you can dream up.


Finally, add some color! Jukeboxes come in every color you can imagine and often feature neon, sparkle, or other attention-getting shades. Turn on your favorite retro music to inspire your designs! If you draw a jukebox, let me know. I'd love to see your drawings.

Just for fun, I checked my theory that you can buy literally anything on Amazon and, sure enough, there are plenty of jukeboxes to choose from. Awesome! As much as I'd love to have a house big enough with a designated jukebox room, I do not. (I would also like to have a spare $9000, but I don't have that either.) How fun would the desktop CD player jukebox be though? Or the docking station?! So cute!  


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