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How to Draw a Microphone Step-by-Step

Updated April 17, 2017

Microphones come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functions for the specific type of recording that is needed. If you wish to draw a realistic image of a microphone, you will need to sort through a collection of pictures and select the one that best matches what you have in mind. This type of drawing is going to be relatively easy no matter how little experience you have with creating such objects.

Sketch a medium-sized circle to create the rough draft of the part of the microphone that records sound. This particular design is common to many microphones, whereas other designs can feature more sleek body types or squared casings.

Draw two vertical lines down from the circle to represent the part of the microphone that connects to the stand or can be held for mobile use. These two vertical lines should be mostly parallel to each other, with a width that tapers slightly down to the base.

Add two horizontal lines to the circle to begin detailing the microphone. These lines should be placed somewhat close to each other, as this is just a basic strip that encompasses this part of the audio equipment.

Create small, cross-hatched lines throughout the rest of the circular portion of the microphone. Be sure that these cross-hatched lines form a consistent design, just as it is depicted in the picture you are using as a reference guide.

Draw a horizontal line just below the base of the circle to represent the connecting piece. Move down the body of the microphone and sketch an oval to act as the button that connects the circular piece to the shaft. Draw the connecting piece that holds the wire or wireless adaptor on the very bottom.

Add any remaining details to the microphone body as they are shown in your reference picture. This may include microphone brand or any other type of design feature. Compare your drawing with the picture and fix any proportional inconsistencies.

Trace all intended lines that define this microphone with an ink pen to create a bolder appearance. Let the ink completely dry, then erase any remaining visible lines.

Things You'll Need

  • Drawing pad
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Pictures of microphones
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About the Author

Matt Wooddy has been a freelance writer since 2006. His work has been featured in local and national audio magazines. Aside from graphic design and illustration work, he has also taught several classes on painting and drawing basics. Wooddy is also a DJ and technical engineer.