Learn how to draw cartoon t-shirts in this easy step-by-step drawing lesson! There is no doubt that this piece of clothing is one of the most popular one on the net! Creating your own t-shirt is easy and affordable!
Drawing one is also quite easy. All you need to do is create all four basic shapes (the circle is used as a guideline for the neck of you shirt) and then add a couple of shapes to display the effect of lightning on your t-shirt.
Also notice that the outline of my shirt was made using a color other than black. I usually use a similar tone that I have used to fill the shirt. You can start with the video version found below.
Great! Now that we are done with the video version of this lesson, let's try using this simple written alternative. First, you can sketch a large rectangle to form the main area of the subject. Your shape needs to be placed vertically.
Next, draw a small circular shape on top of the rectangle to illustrate the collar. Leave some space on both sides for the shoulders. Complete this step with the addition of short rectangles. These are used to represent the sleeves.
It's now time to use the shapes drawn in the previous step to create the silhouette of our subject. It's important to end up with short sleeves and a nice collar as shown in the image below. Great! This lesson on how to draw cartoon t-shirts is progressing nicely. :)
Now that we have a template to work with, it's time to add some irregular outlines to draw the silhouette of the subject. I like to use a thick outline for this step.
Using a mix a curved lines and straight ones, you can draw the cartoon t-shirt as shown in the illustration below.
Inside the t-shirt, you can add a plain color like blue. Of course, feel free to use any color that you want to. It can also be a good idea to change the color of the outline. In this case, a darker version of the blue color is used for the outline.
If you want to add some realism to your work, you can add creases to your t-shirt using a mix of darker and brighter colors. You can see a few examples of nice patterns that can be added to the subject below.
Nice work! I hope you had fun with this lesson on how to draw cartoon t-shirts. Below, you can see all steps required to complete this lesson. Don't hesitate to use this image as a reference.
Now that we are done drawing this fun t-shirt, you are invited to try more lessons based on the same theme below. Have fun sketching these illustrations and don't forget to practice as often as possible.