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How To Draw A Chair

One of my favorite pass times is to spend time on Pinterest looking at interior design and decorating ideas. I just love it. And this got me thinking, it would be quite fun to share a tutorial on how to draw a chair. But, not one of those plain and boring four-legged chairs.

So, I found the kind of chair that I find attractive and put together an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide on how to draw a chair.

This chair drawing is great by itself but can prove to be useful when you level up and start to draw more complex drawings which include environments, backgrounds and accessories.

So, without further ado, let’s get into my guide on how to draw a chair.


For beginners, I encourage the use of reference images because it can be a great way to line your subjects and then transfer those lines onto a page for your drawing.

Chair Drawing Reference

This is a fairly simple chair drawing with mostly smooth and straight lines. We can start at the top and work out way down.

Steps For Drawing A Chair

Step 1

Let’s begin this chair drawing with the backrest. This will appear like an incomplete square with completely rounded sides that eventually curve inwards.

Think of an hour glass shape as it tends to curve in towards the middle except that this won’t be as drastic of a curve.

Step 2

Since our chair is facing towards the left, we have to draw the seat at an angle. As you can tell, I simply curved the left line outwardly.

Step 3

I created a similar line on the right except it’s much shorter and slopes down relatively quickly. The left side should have a similar straight line which will essentially create the base for the seat.

On the right side, I also added a reverse L-shaped line or a 90 degree line that connects to the curved line.

Step 4

To show that there’s a seat that extends all the way towards the backrest, we need to add a rounded line that starts at the endpoint of the left side and ends towards the beginning of the curve for the right side.

Step 5

How to draw a chair step 5

Complete the seat by adding a line slightly curved line from the endpoint of your right side that curves and connects with the endpoint of the left side.

Step 6

How to draw a chair step 6

Now, let’s draw the wooden framework for the seat by basically adding a line that follows the exact same direction of the seat.

Curve your corners and add one line towards the right to break up the sections of the wood.

Step 7

How to draw a chair step 7

In this step, we’ll add some legs to our chair drawing. These are basically long and thin rectangles that are connected to the base/seat of the chair.

The back leg is slightly slanted to the left, this helps with the perspective that this is a 3-dimensional drawing.

The front leg is fairly straight and simple but will be drawn longer than the back leg.

Step 8

How to draw a chair step 8

Adding another rectangle to the front leg will help more with creating a 3-dimensional drawing.

Step 9

How to draw a chair step 9

You’re going to repeat the same steps that you did above.

The only difference is that you won’t have to add two rectangles to front left leg.

The back leg will be shorter and slanted to the left as well.

Step 10

How to draw a chair step 10

To finish this chair drawing, I suggest coloring it in as you would like. I decided to change the tones of the wood and material but you can play around with different tones of brown.

Feel free to let your creative juices flow and have fun during this final part of this drawing.


This brings us to the end of our tutorial on how to draw a chair. As you can tell, it really wasn’t difficult at all and was something that can be mastered in a few minutes.

If you would like for me to cover a specific drawing tutorial, please head over to the comment section below and let me know.

Additionally, be sure to check out some of my other drawing tutorials that I have linked below.

They’re just as fun as this one, if not more. And there are some really detailed drawings that would offer more of a challenge than this one.

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