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how to draw a straitjacket

How to Draw a Straitjacket

Step 1.

Start off by drawing the head and torso guide shapes like so and sketch in the facial guidelines.

Step 2.

We will now begin to work on the actual face and head of this patient. Define the shape of the head structure and begin drawing in the face. The eyes and mouth are probably the most prominent in this piece. Draw in the ear and all the detailing on the face.

Step 3.

Begin drawing the straitjacket starting with the shoulders. Then draw in the arms, notice how they fold into one another as the long sleeves get tied behind the back. Draw the buckles and straps and then add some detailing to the jacket as well.

Step 4.

All you will have to do here is draw the elbow portion of the arm.

Step 5.

In this unique design just draw in the crosshatching on the sleeves. Take your time so you come out with straight lines.

Step 6.

Draw the bottom portion of the jacket and then again, add the crosshatching.

Step 7.

Finally, draw in some stringy strands of hair on the head and some of the waist. Add more seam lines to the jacket and you are ready to erase the mistakes and guides.

Step 8.

Here is the line art now that you are done. Just add some color and that's it.

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Uploaded: October 15, 2015
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: October 16, 2015
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Another lesson coming your way is going to be on drawing a straitjacket, but you won't be just drawing the jacket, you will be drawing the patient inside the jacket as well. The idea for this tut actually came to me after learning information on what happened inside a house one of my relatives just bought. It appears that a whole family died in the house but not all at once. There was a son who was mentally unstable and violent. He had to stay strapped to a cast iron bed with electricity running through the metal frame and headboard. I guess whenever he became violent, he was electrocuted. I was in this house and it was so eerie. The bed had dried blood all over it as well as the walls. There was no mattress just the frame of the bed. The mental picture I got from seeing such a scenery made me think of what it must have been like to be trapped in your own mind. I really liked making this drawing because it says a lot even though there are no words to describe the hell this person is living through. Drawing a straitjacket is perfect for the Halloween season so enjoy.

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