Phones are an essential electronics in our everyday lives. We use it all the time to communicate with family and friends.
Without a phone, there’s no way to connect with our loved ones who aren’t by our side.
Thankfully, in 1876, the first ever telephone was invented, forever changing the game of communications.
Today, phones are becoming more and more advanced. Modern phones allow you to not only call someone, but you can also send a message, take pictures, browse the internet, and many more!
In this tutorial, we’ll look back in time by drawing the traditional telephone. We have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a phone, made easy with 9 quick and easy steps.
Each instruction comes with an illustration that serves as your visual guide as you follow each step.
Have fun and take advantage of your artistic skills!
How to Draw a Phone – Let’s get started!
Begin by drawing a slightly diagonal oval shape on the upper portion of your paper. This creates the outline of the speaker, which is the upper part of the phone that we place over our ear whenever we’re talking on the phone.
Make sure that the outline will be drawn in the correct spot by creating reference lines. Simply draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line across your paper and use it as a guideline.
The vertical line above the horizontal line marks the spot where you should draw the outline.
Step 2 – Outline the Speaker and the Microphone
Draw another diagonal oval shape on the lower right portion of your paper. This creates the outline of the microphone.
Keep in mind that the speaker and the microphone should not be aligned vertically.
The speaker must be on the upper middle while the microphone should be on the bottom right side to make the phone appear diagonal.
Step 3 – Afterwards, Draw the Handle of the Phone
Draw a diagonal curved line connecting the speaker and the microphone. This forms the handle of the phone.
Step 4 – Next, Connect the Speaker to the Handle
Draw a curved line at the bottom of the speaker. This is what connects the speaker to the handle.
Step 5 – Then, Connect the Microphone to the Handle
Draw another curved line at the top of the microphone.
Similar to the previous step, this is what connects the microphone to the handle.
Step 6 – Now, Finalize the Structure of the Phone
Draw a curved line in between the curved lines that we drew in the previous steps. This connects both the speaker and the microphone to the handle of the phone.
At this point, the structure of the phone should now be complete.
Step 7 – Create the Detail of the Phone’s Speaker
After completing the structure of the phone, we will now be moving on to its details and patterns to make it look more realistic.
Proceed by drawing an oval shape within the outline of the speaker. Keep in mind that this shape should have the same form as the outline surrounding it.
Step 8 – Create the Detail of the Phone’s Microphone
Repeat the previous step on the microphone of the phone.
At this point, both the speaker and the microphone should have an inner oval shape inside.
Step 9 – Add Patterns on the Speaker and the Microphone
Draw multiple shaded dots within the inner oval shapes of both the speaker and the microphone.
This creates the distinct holes on the speaker and the microphone that helps keep the audio loud and clear.
There you have it—we have successfully drawn a phone! Now, it’s finally time for the most exciting part, which is choosing the colors and coloring the phone.
Traditionally, phones are predominantly black in color. Nowadays, however, phones are becoming more modern and they also now come in a wide range of colors.
The colors you will be using for the phone is entirely up to you! Feel free to use any colors you like. Have fun playing with colors and watch as the phone ultimately comes to life!
Here’s how you can make your phone drawing even better…
You won’t need to phone a friend to get some great tips for your phone sketch!
With this phone drawing we created together, we focused on just the receiver. This is just one important part of the phone, so you could add some more parts!
First, there would be a twisty cord attaching the receiver to the body of the phone. This can be a bit of a challenge to draw, but it will look cool!
Then, you could draw the body of the phone. This could be a rotary phone or maybe one with standard keys.
What kind of phone will you create?
If you went with our previous tip and added some more to this drawing of a phone, you could take it even further by adding a background.
The phone could be sitting on a desk or a table in a house, and you could add some more objects around it. This would be a fun chance to create a fully-realized setting!
Where do you think this phone could be located?
To make this phone sketch even more interesting, it could be fun to have a person holding it. This would also be a challenge, but it would be a worthwhile one!
If you’re not used to drawing people, it could be done in a simple cartoon style. Then, you could add some text to show what the person using the phone is saying!
If you struggle with this one, then you could get a friend or a family member to pose with a phone to help you. Who do you think is using this phone?
We went with a bright red for our example of this phone drawing, but you could use any colors you like! Not only that, but you could also play around with different art tools and mediums.
You wouldn’t even need to stick to just one color, and you may even want to portray some patterns and shapes on the phone. This is a great way to bring it to life, so what colors will you choose?
Your Phone Drawing is Complete!
Hopefully, you had an enjoyable drawing activity with this step-by-step phone drawing tutorial.
What’s most fun about this drawing tutorial is that it enables you to customize your drawing every step of the way to further hone your artistic skills.
Remember, all of our drawing tutorials are completely free for you to use as materials or references to help you draw a wide range of subjects.
We are regularly updating our “How to Draw” catalog, so don’t forget to keep re-visiting to continuously enjoy all-new drawing tutorials!
As soon as you’ve finished drawing and coloring a phone, make sure to show off your artwork! Take a picture of your drawing and share it on our Facebook page and on Pinterest.
Completing a phone drawing is an achievement, so you should definitely feel proud of your masterpiece!
We would love to see your realistic and colorful phone drawing!