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How to Draw a Coat

Today I will tell you and show you in detail how to draw a coat. Be sure to complete this tutorial to improve your artistic abilities.

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How to Draw a Coat: Basic Information

A coat as a piece of clothing appeared a long time ago, and is one of the most popular types of clothing for the cold season.

In fine art, coats can often be found in paintings of the 19th century, and this is not surprising, because this was the main type of warm clothing in those days. And of course, all the great artists of the old era knew perfectly well how to draw a coat, and showed it in their artworks.

By drawing a person in a coat, we can give him a more classic and discreet look. In addition, taking into account the above, it is imperative for a young artist to know how to draw a coat if he wants to recreate, for example, the aesthetics of the 19th or early 20th century.

The picture shows a classic coat model. The coat in our drawing lesson has pockets and fastens with buttons. For coloring, you can use the same color that is suggested in the instructions or any other color at your discretion.

As you work, carefully draw all the lines that are marked in red and maintain symmetry. Now I will ask you to prepare your art supplies, and you can get to work. I wish you a great job with this creative task.

Coat Drawing Tutorial


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies (beige or dark colors)

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a Coat

  1. Sketch the base of the coat.

    Using smooth lines, draw the main part of the coat of the same shape as in my example. As you can see, I’m drawing a medium length coat, but you can make it longer or shorter.
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  2. Draw the sleeves of the coat.

    Depict the long sleeve on each side, while maintaining symmetry. Sleeves may also vary. They can be more tight-fitting or, on the contrary, wider.
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  3. Add the collar to the coat drawing.

    Continue adding elements of the coat and now draw the collar, which consists of several parts. Try to make sure that the left and right parts are the same in width and length.
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  4. Sketcg the front slit of the coat.

    Draw a straight line from the collar to the bottom of the coat. The location of this line may depend on whether the coat is single-breasted or double-breasted.coat drawing lesson

  5. Depict the buttons of the coat.

    Draw three identical circles along the front shelf. These buttons should be the same size and spaced the same distance from each other.coat drawing tutorial

  6. Add the pockets.

    On the sides of the coat, draw the pockets that have a rectangular shape. These parts of the coat should also be the same size and located at the same level.coat drawing guide

  7. Remove the guidelines from your coat sketch.

    Compare the drawing with my example and if you notice any mistakes, correct them. You can also add details such as a chest pocket or seam lines.coat drawing for kids

  8. Color the coat drawing.

    For coloring, use different shades of brown. Or you can make your coat artwork more formal by painting it dark gray or black.simple coat drawing

Final Touches

So, this coat drawing lesson is completed, but you know that this is not all. Above I have described in eight very simple steps the basic principles of drawing a coat. But using the knowledge gained in this drawing guide, you can take your skills to the next level.

You are unlikely to just sketch a coat hanging in the air (you won’t, right?). Using this lesson, try to draw a man standing on a winter street wearing a coat.

When drawing things like clothing, you need to be able to sketch fabric in motion, so try drawing a man in a coat in different poses to get the hang of drawing a coat (or jacket) in motion. Add some folds in the right places to make your coat artwork more convincing.

Additional Content

I hope you have a great coat drawing. If you remember all the drawing steps, you can easily depict a person wearing such a coat if necessary. You can practice further and sketch a few more drawings by slightly changing the style of the coat. Feel yourself in the role of a clothing designer. Don’t forget to download the PDF file, which contains quick instructions and additional practice materials needed to complete this lesson.

Conclusion on How to Draw a Coat

As you may have noticed, drawing a coat is quite simple. It is from such simple things that the art of drawing consists.

By following the eight simple steps of this drawing guide, and repeating the tips I gave at the end, you can definitely learn how to draw clothes without any difficulty.

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