How to Draw a Neck Tie

Draw a necktie!
Draw a necktie! (Image: beenznrice)

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)

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

Basic shapes.
Basic shapes.

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

Top knot.
Top knot.

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

Long tie shape.
Long tie shape.

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

Skinny tie.
Skinny tie.

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

Rectangular shape.
Rectangular shape.

The tie shown has an allover basic color.

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

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

Tips & Warnings

  • 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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