How to Draw a Jacket

Jackets come in many shapes and sizes. Both men and women wear jackets, and they can be formal or casual in style.

The jacket in our drawing guide is versatile as well. It could be a...

  • Varsity jacket, also called letter jackets or letterman jackets, worn by high school and college athletes to represent their teams.
  • Bomber jacket or flight jacket, originally designed for military pilots but now popular as a casual style.
  • A leather jacket, often worn by motorcyclists and popularized by mid-century movie stars such as James Dean.
  • A windbreaker or tracksuit jacket, often worn by athletes.

In popular culture, especially in music, television, and film, performers have worn some very memorable jackets.

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Among these are the leather jacket worn by Fonzie on the television series Happy Days, and the Pink Ladies' jackets of the cult classic Grease.

Would you like to draw a jacket? This easy, step-by-step clothing drawing tutorial is here to help.

All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Jacket

How to Draw Jacket: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing two loosely parallel, vertical curved lines. These outline the front opening of the jacket.

How to Draw Jacket: Step 2

2. Beginning at the bottom of the jacket opening, extend a long line running loosely parallel to the jacket opening. As it reaches the top of the opening, allow the line to curve outward, forming a point as it curves back in. Repeat this three times, forming a larger triangular protrusion each time. This forms the collar lapel, collar notch, and front upper collar of the jacket. Then, run the line over the jacket opening. Form points as the line descends, creating a near-mirror image of the first side. Attach the line to the bottom of the jacket opening.

How to Draw Jacket: Step 3

3. Draw a pair of curved lines spanning the top of the jacket opening, and at the bottom of the opening. Within the upper set of lines, enclose a small rectangle to form the jacket's tag.

How to Draw Jacket: Step 4

4. Draw a set of short, curved, parallel lines descending from each side of the jacket opening. Draw a circle at the end of each, followed by a smaller circle. These represent the zipper or other closures to secure the jacket tightly.

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How to Draw Jacket: Step 5

5. Draw a long line to one side of the jacket. At its top, form a "V" using a short line to detail the underarm. At the bottom, connect the line to the jacket opening using a pair of curved lines.

How to Draw Jacket: Step 6

6. Use long curved lines to outline the sleeve. Draw a curved rectangle at the bottom of the sleeve to indicate the cuff, and detail the elbow with short curved lines, indicating creases in the fabric.

How to Draw Jacket: Step 7

7. Draw the opposite side of the jacket in a similar manner to the first, with a "V" at the top and connected at the bottom using two curved lines. Draw curved lines along the jacket opening to add texture and dimension.

How to Draw Jacket: Step 8

8. Use long curved lines to draw the remaining sleeve. Draw a rectangular cuff at the bottom, and creasing at the elbow using short lines.

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How to Draw Jacket: Step 9

9. Add the finishing touches to your jacket. Draw two narrow, horizontal rectangles on each side. Draw a rounded triangle at the end of the upper rectangles to indicate the zipper, and use curved lines to enclose a pocket beneath the lower rectangles.

How to Draw Jacket: Step 10

Color your jacket. Will it be a cool black leather jacket, or will it match your school colors or favorite sports team? the choice is yours.

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