Fairies are magical creatures of European mythology, although their origin is not entirely clear.
Some folklore holds that fairies were evil spirits; others, that they were unworthy angels. Some stories paint fairies simply as a different race of creatures that inhabited woodland areas.
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Modern popular culture includes a number of fairies, the most famous being Tinker Bell. She first appeared in Disney’s Peter Pan (1953), and has since starred in a number of films and television series.
Would you like to draw your very own fairy? Doing so is simple with this easy, step-by-step tutorial. All you will need is a piece of paper and a pencil, and perhaps an eraser and something with which to color.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Fairy
Draw a hand at the end of each arm. Use narrow, overlapping “U” shaped lines to form the fingers, and detail the palm with short lines.
Draw two parallel curved lines at the bottom of the torso, forming a belt. Extend a curved line outward from each side of the belt. Then, connect these lines using a long, wavy line, forming a skirt.
Draw the legs. Extend an “L” shaped line from the skirt, forming a leg bent at the knee. Draw a line parallel with each section of the “L” to outline the other side of the leg. Then, extend two parallel, slightly curved lines downward from the knee of the bent leg. This outlines the far leg.
Draw ribbons on each wrist. Draw three curved lines across the arm, then extend two sets of curved lines from each. Connect each set of lines using two straight lines. Then, use straight, parallel lines, to draw a wand in one hand. Enclose the wand on the bottom by drawing a small circle.
Draw the hair. Use a long, curved line to outline the hair from the top of the head to the shoulder. Around the face and at the end of the hair, enclose the shape using several curved lines of various lengths. Allow the lines to meet in points. Draw curving lines down the length of the hair to add detail.
Draw a circle for each eye. Within the eye, draw a small oval and a curved line across the bottom; shade between the oval and the line. Draw curved lines above each eye, forming the eyelid and eyebrow.
Draw the wings by extending long, curved lines from the head and lower back, allowing them to meet in a point. Draw a smaller, parallel shape within each wing. Draw rounded wings beneath these using curved lines.
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