How to draw a cartoon folding desk lamp (balanced-arm lamp) for kids

How to draw desk lamp

Desk Lamp Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorial

A balanced-arm lamp, sometimes called a floating arm lamp, is a lamp with an adjustable folding arm which is constructed so that the force due to gravity is always counteracted by springs, regardless of the position of the arms of the lamp. Many lamp brands (such as the Anglepoise, originator of the concept, and Luxo L-1) as well as other devices, such as drawing boards, use this principle.


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A balanced-arm lamp has a base, two connected arms fitted with springs, and a lamp-head. The lamp can be moved into any position, and the springs will maintain the position until moved again. The same mechanism can be employed in other devices with similar requirements, such as copy holders for typists and some computer display holders.

Here are the steps to draw Cartoon Lamp. Enjoy!

Step 1: Draw a lampshade with a circle and a semi-circle.

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Step 2: Draw the folding arm and the lamp-holder.

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Step 3: Draw a bulb in the lampshade and a switch on the lamp-holder.

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Step 4: Color a part of the desk lamp dark yellow.

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Step 5: Color the screws and the base of the lamp-holder grey.

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Step 6: Color the outline of the lamp black.

How to draw desk lamp

Lamp Song Lyrics for Kids

The flowers will fade in their beauty
But Your word travels, faithful and true
My hands on the pulse, I am listening
And the words come to life and the bloom

Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path
Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path

Let the power of Your words dwell here richly
Changing the ways that I see
Fill me with otherly wisdom
Plant me deep like a tree by the stream

Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path
Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path

I don’t put my hope in my wishes
I hang on Your promises true
Your word’s like a sword searching all of my heart
Dividing the lies from the truth

Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path
Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path
Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path
Ooh, Your word is a lamp to my path

Desk Lamp Video Drawing Tutorial for kids!