To draw the nose, extend the two lines at the inner corner of each eye all the way to Line 3. This will serve as a guideline for the nose’s width.
Using a long, curved line, enclose a round, circular shape across the top of the head, from ear to ear.
Draw a circle and make a small horizontal line at the bottom for the chin. It’s position should be roughly half of the circle’s diameter vertically. This matters because the circle was drawn freehandedly, so the horizontal diameter could be different.
After you’ve drawn the lips, you might feel the need to lengthen or shorten the chin so it’s more proportional to the rest of the face. This is completely normal. Happens to me all the time. That’s why it’s important to draw using faint lines so you can easily fix things.
If you’ve gone through this tutorial a few times already and want to try it without the ruler, draw your lines in this order: CENTER LINE, 2, 3 , B, A, C, essentially breaking sections of your drawing in half over and over again.
When you draw the eyes, keep in mind that females generally have wider, more open eyes than males. If you want to learn how to draw realistic eye shapes and how to size your irises properly, visit this tutorial.
Extend two slightly curved lines diagonally from the left shoulder.
Each step of this simple drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. In each step, new lines added in that step are shown in blue. Lines drawn in previous steps appear in black. Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your early lines, called guide lines, as you go along.
The CENTER LINE and Line 2 are general boundaries for the ears. You can learn how to draw realistic ears here.
Draw a curved line across the top of each foot to form the shoes.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Princess, Fairy, and Angel.
Click here to see the SIMPLE version of this tutorial. It’s a faster method and it’s also paired with a video!
This tutorial is focused only on structure and proportions. If you want to learn how to shade a face, visit this page.
Color your cartoon girl. Does she have blonde, brown, black, or red hair? Is her skin pale or dark, and what color are her eyes? What does her dress look like? It’s all up to you, so be creative!
Connect the long, curved lines using another curved line. Draw a roughly rectangular shape around the base of the neck.
Draw a foot at the bottom of each leg by enclosing the figure with a curved line.
Click here if you want to learn how to draw realistic eyebrows
Draw two large circles in the middle of the face. Draw a “U” shaped line for the nose, and a curved line to form the smile. Place a dot at each end of the smile line. Draw a curved line beneath the smile to indicate the chin.
Extend two lines from the right shoulder, creating a mirror image.
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Remember to give the hair some volume by leaving lots of space between the head and the hair. For more detailed instructions on how to draw hair, visit this tutorial this tutorial.
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Draw a series of connected, curved lines across the upper portion of the circle, allowing the lines to meet in points. This forms the detail of the girl’s hair.
Extend a short, straight line from each side of the neck. From these lines, extend a long, curved line downward.
Draw the eyebrows using two curved lines each. The lines should meet in a sharp point on each end.
If you’ve already read my tutorial on drawing noses, place your circle above Line 2. I’m going to go with a short, narrow nose with a narrow bridge.
After cleaning those lines, I like to use a kneaded eraser to dab away dark spots from where the lines intersected with my drawing.
Note: Remember to use an HB pencil with light pressure for all steps so you can easily erase your guidelines in the end. I used a lot of pressure in the examples so you can clearly see what I’m doing.
All you will need is a piece of paper and a pencil. You may also want to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color your finished drawing.
And click here for a super detailed tutorial + video on how to draw a pair of realistic eyes.
Finally, use a ruler to draw a faint line down the middle of the face vertically.
The picture on the left shows the top of the brow bone. I added this so you can see how the eyebrows are positioned naturally in regards to the bone structure.
Using a curved line, enclose an oval to form ears on each side of the head.
Extend four curved lines from the bottom of the figure. These lines will form the legs.
Once you’re happy with your results, use a hard eraser to clean up all the lines. An electric eraser works very well for this kind of work.
When drawing hair on females, keep in mind that females generally have narrower and shorter foreheads compared to males. I drew the hairline for my character well below Line A and drew more hair at the sides of the temple, making sure not to bring the hair in too close to the eyebrow.
Draw a curved line to add detail within each ear. Draw a smaller circle within each eye, and two tiny circles within the inner circle. Shade the area between the tiny circles and the inner circle. Draw a series of curved lines across the torso.
I know there are a lot of measurements in this tutorial, but I think it’s very important, especially if you’re a beginner. Once you understand proportions you can try this tutorial again without the ruler method.
Measure the length of the face and draw a ruler to the side of your drawing using a straight edge. Then divide it into 8 equal spaces length-wise.
After you’ve grasped the drawing method above, try drawing faces without the ruler. Here are a few faces I created using rough measurements. Stretch your imagination and get comfortable with drawing faces quickly. How many faces can you draw in under 20 minutes?
Another highly requested tutorial fresh out of the oven! This one is, again based off my original method, but with a few small changes here and there to create a female face with soft features. I’ll explain the differences in each step as we go along.
On the CENTER LINE, draw 4 ticks that separate the face into 5 equal spaces horizontally. If you’re like me and you drew a very narrow cheek/jaw line, you’ll want to take the full diameter of the circle into account (The two dotted lines mark the full diameter of the head).
Click the following link and hit the download button beside the printer icon to download the PDF: RapidFireArt Tutorials – How to Draw a Female Face
From the center of each iris, draw a vertical line all the way down to Line 3. This will give us a boundary for the mouth.
Draw pigtails on each side of the girl’s head. For each pigtail, draw two curved lines extending from the head, meeting in a sharp point.
Label each of the ticks like the image on the left and once you’re done, use a ruler to carefully draw faint lines on the face through the ticks labelled: CENTER LINE, 2, 3, A and C.
HB pencil Ruler Sakura electric eraser to quickly remove guidelines Prismacolor kneaded eraser Canson Recycled Sketch Paper
If you’ve already practiced my tutorial on drawing lips, place your triangle under the nose. The base of the triangle should be drawn inside the square. The top of the triangle should extend to wherever the bottom of the nose is.
In the image on the right, you can see that the eyebrows are drawn below Line C. For a surprised expression, the eyebrows will be pulled up closer to Line C.
Drawings of people are an integral part of most cartoons, comic books, and fine art. Yet, many artists find drawing people accurately to be a difficult task.
Extend two short lines from the bottom of the head. Connect the lines using a short, curved line.
I like to do a final check before I erase all my guidelines. Check to see if the facial features need changing. Perhaps you’d like to change the nose length or eye shape.
When you’re done, draw the jawline to connect the circle to the chin. Females have all sorts of face shapes, but for this example I’m going to stick with a smooth, tapered jawline that’s less angular.
Females tend to have shorter chins than their male counterparts, so a long chin can display a more masculine look.
Draw hands at the end of each arm. For each hand, draw several connecting, overlapping lines to form fingers.