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How to Draw a Stethoscope

Follow this really simple tutorial to learn how to draw a stethoscope in 9 easy steps. Let’s start sketching right now!

how to draw a stethoscope
how to draw a stethoscope step by step

I am happy to offer you a new very exciting drawing lesson. This time you will learn how to draw a stethoscope. A stethoscope is a medical diagnostic device that is used to listen to the heart, lungs, bronchi, and other organs.

The first stethoscope was invented back in 1816. A stethoscope has become a real symbol of medicine, as it is currently the most recognizable medical instrument.

So let’s get down to the stethoscope drawing tutorial.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 20 minutes

How to Draw a Stethoscope

  1. Outline the ear tubes of the stethoscope.

    Start your stethoscope drawing by sketching the outer lines of the ear tubes. Draw two smooth, curved lines resembling an open and upside-down U-shape. The lines should be slightly angled towards each other at the top, capturing the typical shape of a stethoscope’s ear tubes.
    Outlining the ear tubes of the stethoscope

  2. Add the inner lines of the ear tubes.

    Inside the previously drawn outlines, add another set of curved lines to represent the inner lines of the ear tubes. These should follow the curvature of the outer lines but be placed slightly inward, creating a thickness to the ear tubes.
    Adding the inner lines of the ear tubes

  3. Draw the sound conductor.

    At the bottom center of the ear tubes, where they meet, begin sketching the sound conductor, a crucial part of the stethoscope. Extend a small, rounded line downwards, which will later connect to the PVC tubing. This small part acts as the junction between the ear tubes and the tubing.
    Drawing the sound conductor

  4. Start drawing the pvc tubing.

    Draw a smooth, elongated line extending downward from the sound conductor. This represents the beginning of the PVC tubing, which is flexible and carries the sound from the chestpiece to the ear tubes. Ensure the line has a gentle curve, mimicking the natural hang of a stethoscope’s tubing.
    Start drawing the pvc tubing

  5. Comple the pvc tubing.

    Draw another line for the tube to create the effect of thickness and volume. This line should exactly follow the line from the previous step so that the tube is of uniform thickness throughout this part of the stethoscope.
    Completing the pvc tubing

  6. Draw the chestpiece.

    At the end of the PVC tubing, add a large, round shape to represent the chestpiece. This part of the stethoscope is used to listen to heartbeats and other bodily sounds. Make sure the circle is proportionate to the rest of the drawing, reflecting its importance in function.
    Drawing the chestpiece

  7. Add the eartips.

    Draw oval shapes at the tips of each ear tube. These represent the eartips that go into the user’s ears. The eartips should be slightly angled to follow the orientation of the ear tubes, suggesting how they would fit comfortably in the ears.
    Adding the eartips

  8. Illustrate the diaphragm of the chestpiece.

    Inside the circular chestpiece, draw a smaller circle to depict the diaphragm. This is the part that captures sound. You can add a tiny knob or indentation on this circle to illustrate the detail where the diaphragm can be adjusted or pressed during use.
    Illustrating the diaphragm of the chestpiece

  9. Color the finished drawing.

    Finalize your stethoscope drawing by adding color. Choose realistic colors like shades of blue or gray for the tubing and metallic or black for the earpieces and chestpiece. Color the eartips softer, often represented in grey to indicate the softer material.
    how to draw a stethoscope

Your drawing is ready! You did a great job of drawing a stethoscope! I hope it was easy and you enjoyed following the stethoscope drawing tutorial. I’m sure your drawings are getting better every time. You can use the drawing skills you learned this time in your next projects.

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Share your impressions in the comments. I have prepared a short PDF version of this tutorial that you can download and use whenever you want.

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