How to Draw Fashionable Jewelry and Watches

Drawing jewelry on your fashion figures is all about using basic shapes to create necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or watches. Going back to the basics applies whether you’re creating simple or elaborate jewelry.

1

Draw a fashion necklace.

Draw the head, neck, and shoulders of a woman. A swan-like neck is essential to show off a necklace.

Add a line to show the chain or metal of the necklace. Draw the line so it follows the shape of the neck; curve the edges away from the neck slightly to show how the necklace wraps around the back of the neck.

Draw a simple shape for an understated look. A circle can represent a pearl or a round diamond. A diamond shape or square can represent an eye-catching bead or any cut gemstone you like. Use your imagination or browse through a jewelry catalog or website to gather ideas.

Draw extra curves and lots of shapes (trinkets) for an abundant design statement. Add dangles, multiple beads, or several wraps around the lady’s neck to create a fancy showpiece.

2

Draw a bangle for wrist or ankle.

Draw a woman’s wrist and hand. Sketch a wide curve around the wrist area for each thin bangle. Think about gravity when drawing bangles; the top of the circle should touch the wrist and the bottom should be hanging below the wrist.

For a thicker bangle, sketch two parallel curves and connect them with two short, curved lines to show the bangle’s curve. Shade for texture.

Draw an anklet exactly as you would a bracelet, but curve it around a cute-looking fashion ankle rather than a wrist.

3

Draw a women’s watch that tells more than time.

Draw the back of the wrist and hand of a woman. Draw an oval for the watch face at the base of the wrist. Edge the oval with tiny circles for diamonds. Draw little rectangles to form the links of the watch band. Make the links curve around the wrist.

Add tiny markings to represent the numbers. You can put 12 of them on the face of the watch, or you can simply mark the quarter hours. Be sure to include hands on the face of the watch. Without those, your model will never be on time for anything!

4

Draw a guy’s simple watch.

Sketch the back of a guy’s wrist and hand. Draw a circle for the watch face on the wrist.

Add a leather strap on each side of the face of the watch by drawing two parallel lines that curve around the wrist. Join them with a curved line to show the shape of the strap and then shade in the straps.

Don’t forget to add numbers — or marks that stand in for the numbers — and hands to the face of the watch. Or you can draw a digital face for your watch.

5

Draw a little lady’s locket.

Draw the head, neck, and shoulders of a girl. Draw a curve around her neck for the chain. Draw a little heart shape in the middle of the curve, just below the collarbone.

6

Draw a surfer-dude choker.

Draw the head, neck, and shoulders of a young man. Sketch several curves around his neck to show twine. Keep the curves close together.

Draw an oval for a bead. The bead should be big enough to contain all the curves you drew. If you show the bead from the side, make sure you draw the hole that the twine passes through. You can substitute a masculine charm for the bead — think simple geometric shapes, claws or shark teeth, snakes, skulls, or dogtags.

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