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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.
Would you like to be able to add a cartoon girl to your own art collection? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing guide.
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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.
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.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Girl
Begin by drawing a circle.
Using a curved line, enclose an oval to form ears on each side of the head.
Erase the guide lines from the ears.
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.
Using a long, curved line, enclose a round, circular shape across the top of the head, from ear to ear.
Erase the guide line left from the original circle.
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.
Extend two short lines from the bottom of the head. Connect the lines using a short, curved line.
Extend a short, straight line from each side of the neck. From these lines, extend a long, curved line downward.
Connect the long, curved lines using another curved line. Draw a roughly rectangular shape around the base of the neck.
Extend two slightly curved lines diagonally from the left shoulder.
Extend two lines from the right shoulder, creating a mirror image.
Draw hands at the end of each arm. For each hand, draw several connecting, overlapping lines to form fingers.
Extend four curved lines from the bottom of the figure. These lines will form the legs.
Draw a foot at the bottom of each leg by enclosing the figure with a curved line.
Draw a curved line across the top of each foot to form the shoes.
Draw the eyebrows using two curved lines each. The lines should meet in a sharp point on each end.
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.
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.
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!
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