Scarves are often underappreciated items of clothing. They not only help keep our necks warm but also serve as stylish fashion accessories. With their wide variety of colors and patterns, learning how to draw a scarf allows you to design your own unique versions. Whether it’s winter or any other season, this step-by-step guide will provide you with winter-themed fun.
Let’s Get Started!
Step 1 – Outline the Scarf
In this first step, we’ll begin with the outline of the scarf. Use curved lines that connect to give the impression of fabric wrapped around itself. Draw three curved lines on each side of the scarf, with the ones on the left longer and larger than the ones on the right.
Step 2 – Add More Folds
In this second part, we’ll add more folds to the scarf. Take your time with the placement of the lines, closely following the reference image. Draw curved lines on both sides of the scarf, connecting them to the lines drawn in the previous step. There should be a larger gap at the top and a smaller one at the bottom.
Step 3 – Complete the Outline
Fulfilling the promise made in the previous step, we’ll fill the gaps of the scarf. Add more curved lines at the top, creating a roughly oval shape. For the bottom gap, draw slightly curved lines to create two ends of the scarf falling down. Add bumpy lines at the end to make them appear furrier.
Step 4 – Add Another End
Draw another end of the scarf. Use slightly curved lines to make this section thicker than the previous ones. Now, your scarf is ready to be decorated with patterns!
Step 5 – Add Pattern Details
To finish off the scarf, add pattern details. In the reference image, stripes were used for the design. Drawing stripes can be a bit challenging due to the fabric’s folds, so closely refer to the image. However, feel free to get creative and create your own unique patterns, such as polka dots, snowflakes, or bobbles.
Step 6 – Color Your Scarf
The final step is to add colors to your scarf drawing. In the reference image, reds, greens, and yellows were used. You can choose any combination of colors that best suits your vision. Get creative with different art tools and mediums to make the colors contrast or blend in interesting ways.
5 Tips to Enhance Your Scarf Drawing
Wrap up your scarf sketch with these five tips to make it even better:
- Customize the pattern: Experiment with complex tartan patterns or simple shapes and lines to add your unique touch.
- Pair with warm clothing: Showcase how the scarf complements other winter attire like hats, sweaters, gloves, pants, and shoes.
- Play with colors: Use different color combinations and explore how they contrast or blend using various art tools and mediums.
- Add a person wearing the scarf: Draw yourself or a character wearing the outfit, either realistically or in a simple cartoon style.
- Create a cold background: Enhance the chilly feel by placing the scarf in an icy environment like a snowy forest or next to other cold weather gear.
Your Scarf Drawing is Complete!
You’ve followed all six steps of this guide on how to draw a scarf, resulting in an incredible picture. Drawing the folds of the fabric may have been challenging, but we hope this guide made it easier and more enjoyable than expected. However, the fun doesn’t have to end here. Get creative with unique patterns, colors, and even drawing a person wearing the scarf. Share your cozy scarf drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. We can’t wait to see your artistic expressions!
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