Learn how to draw a chair with some very simple shapes, and then finish it in any number of colors or styles. That’s what furniture design is all about!
Students that enjoy drawing homes and what goes in them, might find careers as future architects or furniture designers. Their job can include researching new furniture designs, improving existing ones, preparing sketches of ideas, and much more. Feeling comfortable with drawing their ideas could be a good start to that line of work.
This chair tutorial is very basic, with a simple seat and back, and four round legs. Its format would make a fun starting point for students to decorate as they wished. Or they could finish one in the style of their favorite artist, like sunflowers for Van Gogh. All kinds of possibilities!
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How to Draw a Chair Step by Step Materials
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
How to Draw a Chair Directions
Time needed: 25 minutes.
How to Draw a Chair
- Draw a rounded diamond as shown.
- Add a side edge below it.
- Start two poles at the back.
- Add a rounded rectangle for the back.
- Add an edge to the side.
- Draw the front left leg.
- Draw the front right leg.
- Finish with two back legs.
- Trace with a marker and color.