How to Draw a Woman

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Learn how to draw a great looking Woman with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

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Complete Woman drawing
Complete Woman drawing

The female form and artwork go hand-in-hand. Since ancient times, women have been the subject of paintings, sculptures, and sketches.

Hundreds of famous paintings feature portraits of women. This has not changed with the passage of time. Even today, popular culture such as anime cartoons are often centered around depictions of feminine characters.

Many of the women in art are religious icons. Ancient peoples made statues of their goddesses, such as Artemis and Athena.

Some of these statues were huge and housed in temples. Others were small icons kept in private homes.

Artwork featuring women has had many meanings. Some are used to represent fertility or parenthood. At other times, women represent innocence or temptation.

Inanimate things, such as "Mother Nature" have been represented in female form.

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The woman in this drawing guide could likewise be used as a canvass on which meaning is painted. Her attire can also be full of meaning.

If her gown is left unshaded, white, it could represent matrimony. Such elegant evening gowns are often associated with high school proms and the lifestyles of the rich and famous - yachts, cocktail parties, and red carpets.

Or, the clothing could be considered seductive, as in the case of Jessica Rabbit.

Would you like to draw a gorgeous cartoon woman? This easy, step-by-step woman drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this drawing tutorial, see also the following guides: Cartoon Princess drawing, Man in a Suit drawing, and Jessica Rabbit drawing.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Woman

How to Draw a Great Looking Woman for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

How to Draw a Woman Step 01

1. Begin by drawing an oval. This will help you to outline the woman’s face.

Easy Woman Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw a Woman Step 02

2. Draw two curved lines descending from the head to form the neck and shoulders.

Easy Woman Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw a Woman Step 03

3. Connect the ends of the shoulders using a curved line, simultaneously forming the neck of the dress. Extend a pair of curved lines from the top of the shoulder and just below it to form the upper arm. Bend the elbow by drawing another pair of curved lines extending from the first at an opposite diagonal angle. Band the end of the arm with two short lines to form the cuff of the sleeve. Then, use curved lines to enclose the hand and fingers. Draw a curved line from the underarm to the hand, forming the side of the torso.

Easy Woman Drawing - Step 4

How to Draw a Woman Step 04

4. Extend two long, curved lines, one from the opposite shoulder and one just below it. This outlines the remaining arm and side of the torso. Draw curved lines across the bottom of the arm and connect them with an additional line, forming the cuff. Use curved lines to outline the hand and fingers.

Easy Woman Drawing - Step 5

How to Draw a Woman Step 05

5. Extend the curved line of the torso, curving inward beneath the hip and outward to facilitate the flare of the evening gown. Then, overlap “L” shaped lines to form the pleats of the dress. Complete the central pleat by draw a third line.

Easy Woman Drawing - Step 6

How to Draw a Woman Step 06

6. Draw more “L” shaped lines, facing in the opposite direction, to complete the skirt of the dress. Extend the final line to the hand, completing the outline. Note the bulge of the hip.

Easy Woman Drawing - Step 7

How to Draw a Woman Step 07

7. Use a long curved line to draw the hair. Use two short, curved lines that meet at a point to draw a lock of hair falling across the forehead. Erase as necessary.

Add More Details to Your Woman Picture - Step 8

How to Draw a Woman Step 08

8. Use curved lines to form the eyebrows, and shade two small teardrop shapes to form the eyes.

Complete the Outline of Your Woman Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw a Woman Step 09

9. Use curved lines to indicate the mouth and nose.

Color Your Woman Drawing

How to Draw a Woman Step 10

Color the woman and her beautiful dress. Then, check out our full collection of people drawing guides to expand your skills.

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