Friday, November 16, 2007

How to Draw a Cello

Step 1.Draw three potatoes stacked on top of each other. Big one on the bottom, medium one on the top, and small one tucked in between. You can also think of this as an awkwardly constructed snowman.



Step 2. Connect the potatoes and add "cello corners."



Step 3. Erase the parts you don't need.



Step 4. Add a celery stick at the top and a toothpick at the bottom, held in place by a gumdrop.



Step 5. Add a crescent roll on top of the celery stick and decorate with four lollipops.



Step 6. Turn it around, and there's your cello.


With apologies to B. Kliban and his "how to draw a cat" cartoons.

11 comments:

Guanaco said...

An edible cello!

alejna said...

That's loverly!

I'll never look at a cello the same way again. ("Can I turn the lollipops?")

Gottagopractice said...

Thanks - excellent pointers. Excuse me, though, for some inexplicable reason I'm feeling hungry.

cellodonna said...

The "lollipops" are my favorite part.

CelloGeek said...

Your 3 circles reminded me of my grandfather's drawings of a cat. He would start with 2 circles, add 2 pointy ears, and a tail, and voila! A cat! He drew this for every grandchild and great-grandchild.

melissa said...

Very cute!

It reminds me of the thing on how to carve an elephant....look at the stone and get rid of everything that isn't part of the elephant. :)

Maricello said...

Thanks for your comments! I hope you will all sally forth and draw cellos now. Violins can be drawn in the same manner. Just use smaller potatoes, omit the toothpick, and add a chicken liver chin rest.

Inferno said...

hey, nice drawing
is it hard to play the cello?
i've thinking of getting into it... idk

kurayami said...

Nice Cello :)

Anonymous said...

year it is cool

Anonymous said...

Great cello, i just need to know how to draw the front! i hope it includes more gumdrops and lollipops!