Learn how to draw a great looking Angel with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Angel drawing.
Today, angels in statuary or art are typically depicted in one of two ways - either as females or as chubby infants. Did you know, however, that this has not always been the case?
Many angels depicted in antiquity were drawn as winged men. This can be seen in the art of Egypt, Assyria, and other regions.
Early Christian art also contained male angels, relying on the Bible's descriptions of these beings - such as "the man Gabriel" described in the book of Daniel and "Michael the archangel" of Revelation.
It is interesting to note that in the Bible, angels are described as having no gender, yet male in form.
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This was reflected in Christian art for centuries, but began to change around the time of the Victorian era. During the 1800's, artists began to paint angels with long hair and more feminine features.
Would you like to draw your own cartoon angel? You can, using only a pencil, a piece of paper, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. You may also wish to have handy an eraser and something with which to color.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Angel
Angel Drawing - Step 1
Begin by drawing a circle to outline the cartoon angel's head.
Angel Drawing - Step 2
Beneath the circle, draw a curved line to outline the chin.
Angel Drawing - Step 3
Draw a curved line on each side of the head to enclose the ears. Within each ear, draw a series of short, connected, curved lines to detail the inside of the ear.
Angel Drawing - Step 4
Erase the guide lines from the face.
Angel Drawing - Step 5
Draw two short, curved lines protruding from the bottom of the face to form the neck. Enclose the shape of the neck using a short, "S" shaped line.
Angel Drawing - Step 6
Below the neck, draw two long, curved lines to outline the shape of the body.
Angel Drawing - Step 7
Draw a scalloped, wavy line around the base of the neck to add detail to the garment. Connect the long, curved lines at the bottom using a long, wavy line. Detail the fabric folds of the dress by drawing several curved lines between the long, curved lines.
Angel Drawing - Step 8
Draw a sleeve by extending one curved line from the collar of the garment and another from the body. Connect the lines using a wavy line.
Angel Drawing - Step 9
Draw the other sleeve by extending a curved line from the collar on the opposite side. Connect this line to the bottom of the dress using a curved line.
Angel Drawing - Step 10
Draw a hand extending from one sleeve. Use narrow "U" shaped lines to form the fingers, and curved lines to detail the palm.
Angel Drawing - Step 11
Draw a hand extending from the other sleeve, again utilizing narrow "U" shaped lines to form the fingers.
Angel Drawing - Step 12
Detail the sleeves. Draw a wavy, scalloped line to form a cuff around each sleeve. Give the sleeve depth by drawing a curved line from the hand to the bottom of each sleeve.
Angel Drawing - Step 13
Give the angel flowing hair. Draw a long, curved line, beginning at one sleeve, surrounding the head, and ending at the other sleeve. Draw a number of curved lines extending from the head to the shoulders. Across the forehead, draw two curved lines that meet in a point at the top of the head.
Angel Drawing - Step 14
Erase the guide lines from the head.
Angel Drawing - Step 15
Draw the eyes. Draw a wide, "U" shaped line to form the bottom of each eye, and a thick curved line to form the top. Above the eyes, use curved lines to enclose a curved shape and form eyebrows.
Angel Drawing - Step 16
Draw an oval within each eye area. Inside the oval, draw a smaller oval and a "W" shaped line across the bottom. Shade between the small oval and the line. Then, Draw a wide "U" shaped line to form the smiling mouth. Draw curved lines beneath the mouth to dimple the chin, and a short, curved line to form the nose.
Angel Drawing - Step 17
Draw the wings. Extend a long, curved line from the angel's hair on each side. Then, extend a series of overlapping, shorter curved lines from the tip of the long line. Repeat until the form of the wing is enclosed by the overlapping lines, meeting the hair or sleeve.
Angel Drawing - Step 18
Detail the wings with additional feathers. Do so by drawing a number of connected, "U" shaped lines in each.
Angel Drawing - Step 19
Draw a halo above the angel's head. Do so by drawing an oval within an oval.
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Angel Drawing - Step 20
Color your cartoon angel.
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