How to Draw a Girl Step by Step
This EasyLineDrawing.com tutorial demonstrates how to draw a girl in a cartoon style, with detailed illustrated examples, proportions, and drawing instructions. If drawing on paper, start with a pencil because you will need to erase parts of the character in between the different steps.
Step 1 – Draw the Top of the Head
Drawing a girl’s head can help you see if both sides of her face are the same width, as well as center the drawing on the page. Be careful not to draw it too high up, as you’ll need room for her hair.
Step 2 – Draw the Bottom of the Face
Because this is a stylized cartoon character, the lower half of the face will be smaller than in real people, with a pointier chin to make the character appear more cartoonish.
Step 3 – Draw the Neck/Shoulders
Because this is a stylized character, the neck and shoulders should be thin, and the shoulders should be small in comparison to the head. This tutorial focuses on drawing the head/face, but it’s a good idea to add some body parts here and there.
Step 4 – Draw the Ears
You don’t have to draw all of the guide lines, but it’s a good idea to include the horizontal line that divides the face in half (you can estimate the rest). At this point, most of the inner details of the ears will be hidden by the hair.
Step 5 – Draw the Eyes
Draw the eyes below the horizontal halfway point of the head, similar to the ears, with the irises slightly obscured by the upper eyelids, and the bottoms of the eyes depending on how large and dark you want them to be.
Step 6 – Draw the Eyebrows
If you’re drawing girl eyebrows, position them slightly closer to the middle as well as the sides of your face, and make them thicker towards the middle of the face and narrower towards the ears.
Step 7 – Draw the Nose
Draw the nose with its bottom halfway between the tops of the eyes and the bottom of the chin, with each side having only one small curve; if you don’t want the nose to look odd, don’t draw the other side.
Step 8 – Draw the Mouth
Draw the bottom lip as a single big curve and the upper lip as a flattened letter “M,” as well as the mouth (area between them) as a curve. You can now erase any of the guide lines you used to place the facial features.
Step 9 – Draw the Hair
When drawing this hairstyle, think of it as being split into two sections: first draw the front section, then add the back section; it’s much easier to estimate hair volume and place the ears if you can see the entire head.
Step 10 – Finished Line Drawing
Step by step, draw the basic shape of the eyes and irises (see How to Draw Eye Expressions Step by Step for more information), then add the pupils, eyelashes, eyebrows, and other details, as well as a hint of clothing.
Step 11 – Color the Drawing
Colored pencils are an easy way to color a drawing on paper because markers can be too bright and paints can smudge when trying to fill in the smaller details. You can use any combination of colors you want, but the example uses the following.
Step 12 – Add Some Shadows & Finish the Girl Drawing
The way shadows appear on anything is determined by the lighting, so this girl’s face will be shaded as if she were outside on a sunny day or inside in a well-lit room.
Drawing people (even in a cartoon style) can be challenging, but you can make it easier by following the right drawing approach, which includes starting with the larger parts of the head/face and working your way down to the smaller details, as well as using at least some basic guide lines.
How do you draw realistic Girls easy?
Drawing a Realistic Girl’s Face (Method 1 of 2)
- To make the head, draw an oval and divide it into three sections.
- Draw the eyes on the top horizontal line.
- Add pupils and eyelashes to the eyes.
- Draw an arched eyebrow above each eye.
- Draw the nose tip along the bottom horizontal line.
Why is drawing hair so hard?
Hair is difficult to draw because what we see differs from what we know; you can’t just draw all the hairs as lines because that’s not what we see when we look at hair; instead, what we see must be simplified to lines and shades, which can be done in a variety of ways.