Armchairs are an integral part of our home life. The design of an armchair should not only consider the appearance, but also carefully grasp the proportions of various structures such as the backrest, armrests, cushions, and chair legs.
The armchair combines ergonomics and aesthetics. To look comfortable, but also to sit comfortably. The armchair can not only be used alone, but also can be matched with a variety of furniture.
Armchairs can be combined with side tables, coffee tables, dining side tables, etc., to meet various needs such as simple dining, leisure, and work.
How to Draw an Armchair Step by Step
Step 1 Draw the back of this armchair
Let's start by drawing the back of this armchair. We will only draw part of it, the other part will be hidden by the two pillows.
Draw a long smooth curved line from left to right, forming an arch. This is the top edge of the backrest.
Draw a line down from the left end of this curve. Also draw a line down from the right end to get the outline of the backrest.
Step 2 Draw one arm of this armchair
Let's draw the left arm of this armchair. It looks like a number "6" and you have absolutely no trouble figuring out how to do it.
Draw a curved line down from the bottom of the left edge of the backrest. Then to the right of this curve, draw a curve from its middle height to the bottom right.
To the right of the bottom of the left edge of the backrest, we draw another short curved line from left to right.
Step 3 Draw the other arm of this armchair
The two arms of this armchair are not symmetrical, so they are drawn differently.
Let's look towards the right edge of the backrest. At its bottom, draw a curved line going down from left to right.
From the right end of the one we just got, draw another smooth curve down. This completes the drawing of the right arm of the armchair.
Step 4 Draw the cushion of this armchair
Let's look at the arm on the left. On its right side draw a curved line from top to bottom. Then draw a short line down from the end of this curve.
Add a curved line to the right handrail as well, to get a "C" shape. Then draw a short line down from its bottom as well.
Finally draw a long line from left to right connecting the bottom ends of those two short lines.
Step 5 Draw the sides of this armchair
Let's look at the first curve drawn in the second step. Draw a line from its bottom to the bottom right to get the side of the armchair.
In a similar way, we also draw a curved line down from the bottom of the armrest on the right to get the other side of the armchair.
So far, the general appearance of this armchair has appeared in front of us!
Step 6 Draw the bottom of this armchair
In the sixth step of this tutorial on how to draw a sofa armchair, we are going to draw the bottom of the armchair.
We drew two lines in the previous step, now draw a long curved line from left to right, connecting their bottom ends.
This gives the bottom of the chair and at the same time completes the armchair.
Step 7 Draw a pillow
We are going to add two pillows to this armchair. This is a common combination of sofas, which will make people sit more comfortably.
This pillow is rectangular and each edge is a smooth curve. Then each corner of it is a little bump that goes outward.
You need to draw this pillow a bit to the left, next to the armrest on the left. Next we will draw another pillow.
Step 8 Add another pillow
To the right of the already drawn pillow, we're going to draw another pillow. It looks a little smaller.
This pillow is also rectangular, and its left part is covered by the pillow we have already drawn.
Each edge of this throw pillow is a smooth curve. Then the three exposed corners are also a small bump outward.
Step 9 Color this armchair
Prepare the paints you like to use, such as crayons, watercolors, etc. Carefully color this armchair to make it real and beautiful.
Here we are going to color the armchair pink and then the two throw pillows red and yellow.
Plus, you can add pretty polka dots to those two throw pillows after the basic coloring. Alternatively, you can also design other patterns as decoration.
Download the PDF
Maybe you want to download this drawing tutorial. Just click the link below and you can get the PDF on "How to Draw an Armchair", it's free and printable. In addition to this, the pages of this PDF also contain a coloring page and the final sofa armchair.