A piano is a generalized name for the main classical keyboard-type instruments. Nowadays, the piano has many varieties depending on the purpose of the application and the peculiarities of its structure. The harpsichord is considered the prototype of the modern piano. It is not known when and by whom exactly this instrument was invented. Originating somewhere in the 14th century, the harpsichord became widespread in Europe in the 16th and 18th centuries.
The first piano was invented simultaneously in 1800 and 1801 by the American and Australian inventors Hawkins and Müller. The current shape of the piano with a cast iron frame, cross strings, multi-level dampers was developed in the middle of the 19th century.
How to draw a piano in 10 easy steps
1) Since this is a simple piano drawing and not a professional graphite artwork, you can try different types of drawing pencils, using any pencil you like. First, draw a parallelogram with an innermost angle (close to the viewer) of 45 degrees.
2) Below, attach another parallelogram to the previously drawn one so that the lower base of it becomes the upper base of the new one. Make the second parallelogram 2 times narrower and add a rectangle to it from below, 2 times narrower than it.
3) Draw two straight, parallel lines extending from the upper right corner of the first parallelogram and the lower right corner of the third rectangle. Close these two lines with a vertical line at a 90 degree angle. Add two wavy lines connecting the upper-left and lower-right corners of the first and second parallelogram (the distant part of it), as well as two similar wavy lines connecting all three figures in the foreground. Erase the excess auxiliary lines with an eraser.
4) Add the second (far) side of the piano next to the previous one, slightly rounding the bottom right corner of the quad and making the top wavy. Wipe off excess lines with an eraser.
5) Draw the body of the piano by connecting the top of the first parallelogram and the back of the base in a flattened semicircle.
6) Trace the outline of the piano body with a parallel line within it. Then draw three visible piano legs, the fourth does not need to be drawn as it is invisible to the viewer behind the instrument. For piano drawings, it is important to monitor the position of the legs.
7) Now draw the upper part of the piano lid: add a flattened heart, adjacent to the upper part of the body.
8) Draw a pole-shaped lid holder and remove any excess lines with an eraser.
9) Draw piano keys by dividing the bottom parallelogram with longitudinal lines and adding small black keys on top of them. Since this is a simplified piano keyboard drawing, there is no need for great precision; a symbolic keyboard image will do it. After that, finish painting the pedals.
10) The last step is to color the drawing. As in the previous example, a daisy drawing, we use a background watercolor fill. Use gray color as the base fill (except for the keyboard and pedals). Then add some black watercolor: paint all the elements of the base fill except the ones you want to keep lightened (lid stand, lid, and rim of the upper body elements). Paint the hollow part of the body and the lid with a slightly lighter black watercolor. Finally, after the watercolors have dried, trace over all the elements and paint the keyboard with black marker to create more contrast.