This eight step tutorial shows how to draw a jacket, the kind that you might wear during the winter or just in cold weather.
The jacket in this example has a fairly common and simple design to make it easier to draw. You can see a preview of the drawing stages in the illustration above.
Start the tutorial in pencil and make light lines that are easy to erase in case you need to make a correction. You can darken them with a black pen or marker before coloring.
Step 1 – Draw Half of the Jacket’s Main Body
Begin by drawing the first half of the main body of the jacket. At this stage it will look like half of a vest or a sleeveless shirt. Make it slightly wider towards the shoulders.
Step 2 – Draw the Second Half
Draw the second half of the “vest” mirroring the first half with a bit of space between the two for the zipper (added in a later step).
Step 3 – Draw the Sleeves
Add a pair of sleeves coming out of each of the two halves drawn in the previous steps. Try and keep these somewhat symmetrical for a nicer looking drawing.
Step 4 – Draw the Collar
At the top of the jacket add the collar. Make it’s overall shape slightly narrower as it goes up.
Step 5 – Draw the Hem
At the bottom add the hem and extend the zipper area downwards to go through it’s middle.
Step 6 – Draw the Cuffs
For this quick step add a cuff at the end of each of the sleeves.
Step 7 – Title Zipper & Finish the Line Drawing
For the final part of the jacket add the zipper. You can see a close up drawing of it below.
While the zipper is not particularly complex it may be hard to draw when it’s very small. If you find this to be the case you can simplify it even further as shown in this next example.
You can leave out all of the smaller parts and just outline the two main shapes.
Once you add the zipper you can trace over your lines with a thin black pen, marker or darker pencil lines. Just be sure that you are happy with your drawing before doing so as you may not be able to make corrections afterwards.
Step 8 – Color the Jacket
To color the jacket you can use any colors/medium (paints, makers, colored pencils, etc…) you like. In this case it will be blue with a bit of shading for the inner part of the collar. You can add this as a gradient that gets lighter as it goes up.
The jacket in this example is not particularly complex. It has a fairly common design with the parts that such clothing items usually have. Hopefully you’ve found it easy easy to draw.
For more similar tutorials also check the following:
- How to Draw Mittens Step by Step
- How to Draw a T-Shirt Step by Step
- How to Draw a Shirt Step by Step
- How to Draw a Beanie Hat Step by Step
- How to Draw a Scarf Step by Step
- How to Draw a Suit Step by Step