How to Draw a Neck Tie

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Things You'll Need

  • Pencil

  • Pen

  • Colored pencils (optional)

  • Paper

  • Markers (optional)

  • Patterned paper (optional)

  • Glue stick (optional)

Draw a necktie!

Neckties can be extremely expressive. We see them every day, and even though neckties are simple to draw, a bit of reference helps. There are many different types of neckties that can be drawn to reflect different personalities and styles; this article will cover the basic shapes. Be creative with your patterns and colors.


Step 1

Basic shapes.

Start by separating the basic shapes visually before drawing. The basic necktie is made up mostly of triangles and one small square shape.


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Step 2

Top knot.

Draw the top knot of the tie. The basic shapes are a triangle inside of a square base.


Step 3

Long tie shape.

Add the long tie shape, which is made of two trianges, one long shape and one short shape to make the end.


Step 4

Skinny tie.

Make a skinny tie by creating a long rectangle with a small triangle at the end.


Step 5

Rectangular shape.

Make a rectangular tie by omitting the smaller triangle point at the end.



Step 6

The tie shown has an allover basic color.


Step 7

Draw in patterns or cut out patterned paper and paste it onto your drawing for more elaborate effects.

Step 8

Erase any excess pencil lines, unless you like the effect.


A great way to create a tie effect for a drawing is cutting out fabric in the basic shapes and pasting them on paper.


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