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How to Draw a Sad Girl Crying

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Sadness has been described as "emotional pain associated with...feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow." These are emotions that everyone experiences from time to time.

Sadness is considered one of the six basic human emotions, along with happiness, anger, surprise, fear, and disgust.

In art, sadness is typically depicted using body language. Slumped shoulders, hands covering the face, or the body folded into what has been called the "fetal position" are common markers of sadness. Tears and pained facial expressions may also be shown.

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The 1672 sculpture entitled Entombment of Christ uses tears carved on the statue's face to represent this emotion. A number of famous photographs display grief-stricken individuals during times of war.

Would you like to express deep emotions by depicting sadness in your drawings? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial can help. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Anime Eyes, Knight, and Buddha.

​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a Sad Girl Crying

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 1
How to Draw Sad Girl Crying Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the girl's hair. Use long curved lines to outline the top of the head and hair. Use lines of various lengths to craft the tendrils of hair flowing over her face and shoulders. Each lock of hair should end in a sharp point.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 2
How to Draw Sad Girl Crying Step 02

2. Sketch the girl's arm and hand. Use sets of parallel lines to outline the arm. Notice how the lines connect at sharp angles to form the bend of the elbow. Enclose the tip of the sleeve and indicate folded material using short lines. Then, use two curved lines to connect the wrist to the hair, forming the hand.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 3
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3. Draw the remaining arm, sleeve, and hand, partially concealed by the first.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 4
How to Draw Sad Girl Crying Step 04

4. Use a series of curved lines to indicate the bent leg. Notice how the long line doubles back on itself to form the lower leg.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 5
How to Draw Sad Girl Crying Step 05

5. Sketch in the girl's shirt and pants. Use curved lines to enclose each.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 6
How to Draw Sad Girl Crying Step 06

6. Enclose the remaining leg using a long, curved line.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 7
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7. Use several short, curved lines, meeting in points, to outline the shape of the shoe. Draw a curved line across the top of the shape to differentiate the shoe from the foot.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 8
How to Draw Sad Girl Crying Step 08

8. Use curved lines to enclose the remaining foot.

Sad Girl Crying drawing - step 9
How to Draw Sad Girl Crying Step 09

9. Use straight lines to draw the edges of the walls and floor. This gives the image a three-dimensional appearance.

Complete Sad Girl Crying drawing
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10. Color your girl.

Don't be sad - there are plenty more tutorials where that came from. Check out our people drawing guides. You can learn to draw happy faces, angry faces, frightening faces, and everything in between.

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