How to Draw a Neck Tie

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil

  • Pen

  • Colored pencils (optional)

  • Paper

  • Markers (optional)

  • Patterned paper (optional)

  • Glue stick (optional)

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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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