As mentioned in our how to draw piano and how to draw drum set tutorials…I don’t have a single musical gene in my body. That’s not the kind of art skills I’ve been bestowed upon 🙂 Violins are delicate string instruments. Violins (also known as Fiddles) are not something known to be easy to play or easy to draw. Most violins have a hollow wooden body, a high soprano sound, and the smallest of the wooden string instruments of this kind. This tutorial is a simplified version of the violin, perfect for young kids to get familiar with the shape first. Let’s draw!
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🖍️ Tools For Success
- Paper (Our Free How To Draw Template PDF)
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Markers
- Coloring Tools (I recommend Crayola’s 140 Piece Coloring Case)
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need to use these how-to-draw tutorials are: an eraser, a pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
Easy Drawing Guide: Classic Violin (Viola) Instrument
Fascinating Facts About Violins
- The violin has been around for 500 years.
- It takes a lot of energy to play the violin, playing the violin burns about 170 calories per hour.
- The most expensive violin ever was made by Giuseppe Guarneri in 1741, it was sold for more than $16 million. The unknown buyer gifted this violin to musical prodigy Anne Akiko Meyers as a lifetime loan.
- Meyers has lifetime use of the 1741 Vieuxtemps Guarneri “del Gesu”. Anne Akiko Meyers does not know who the mysterious donor is!
- The body of a violin is typically made out of hollowed maple or spruce wood. There are more than 70+ parts to a violin.
- Italy is usually attributed for the creation of the modern violin.
- Research shows violinists have greater mindfulness and mental control over larger areas of their hands because it requires both brains to play their best.
- The Ashmolean Museum owns a $20 million violin.
- The violin and fiddle are the same instruments. “Violin” is used with classical music. “Fiddle” is used in Irish and folk music. But it’s the same instrument.
- Ew! Originally, the strings on a violin were made with dried intestines of animals.
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