How to Draw Aphrodite

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"My Venus in blue jeans
Is everything I hoped she'd be -
A teenage goddess from above
And she belongs to me."
- "Venus in Bluejeans," song by Bobby Vinton

In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty, a fertility goddess. In ancient Rome, she was known as Venus.

Her name comes from a word meaning "foam," and she was said to have been born from seafoam produced from its contact with her father, Uranus. Other stories identify her as the daughter of Zeus.

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Aphrodite is associated with a number of symbolic objects, among them roses and birds such as the dove, the swan, and the sparrow. She was married to Hephaestus, a god of fire and blacksmiths. Her feud with Athena was said to have played a role in the Trojan War.

Would you like to draw a cartoon of the beautiful Aphrodite? All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker, and this step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial. You'll use simple lines and shapes to complete a cartoon portrait!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Aphrodite

Aphrodite drawing - step 1
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing Aphrodite's eyes. Use overlapping curved lines to enclose the irregular rounded shape of the eyes. Shade a circle within each to indicate the pupils. Use curved lines to contour the eyelids above each eye and the shape of the nose.

Aphrodite drawing - step 2
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 2

2. Use long curved lines to outline Aphrodite's hair, ear, cheeks, and chin. Notice that the lock of hair consists of two wavy, roughly parallel lines that meet at a point. Then, draw her lips. Start with a curved line, with tiny curved lines on each end. Then, draw a curved line below it and a rounded "M" shaped line above it.

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Aphrodite drawing - step 3
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 3

3. Use curved lines to sketch the eyebrows and additional hair. Notice the double wavy lines that form a lock of hair, and the rounded "M" shaped line on the top of the head.

Aphrodite drawing - step 4
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 4

4. Sketch Aphrodite's neck, shoulders, and arms using a pair of long curved lines. Then, use a series of connected lines to enclose her hair on each side of her head. Texture the hair with additional curved lines.

Aphrodite drawing - step 5
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 5

5. Complete one arm, hand, and fingers using curved lines. Then, begin to draw Aphrodite's garments. Draw a flower shape - a circle surrounded by curved lines - on each shoulder. Connect these to the top of the shoulders with short lines. Then, use curved lines to enclose the top of the garment and contour her collar bones and torso.

Aphrodite drawing - step 6
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 6

6. Draw the remaining arm and hand using curved lines. Note the short lines that detail the bend of the elbow and the palm. Draw a long curved line from the arm down to begin outlining the side of the dress.

Aphrodite drawing - step 7
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 7

7. Draw Aphrodite's dress. Extend a long curved line down from the chest, and allow it to cross below the other side of the dress. Use long curved lines to complete the outline and contour the material. Draw two parallel curved lines at Aphrodite's waist.

Aphrodite drawing - step 8
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 8

8. Draw the legs. For each leg, extend a long curved line and double it back upon itself. Notice how the lines converge at the ankles and the slightly scalloped texture of the toes. Then, use a series of curved lines to complete the hem of the dress. Draw a sideways "C" shaped line beneath her.

Aphrodite drawing - step 9
How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 9

9. Use long curved lines to enclose the scalloped shape of a seashell beneath Aphrodite's feet. Contour the shell with long curved lines.

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How to Draw Aphrodite: Step 10

Color your drawing of the goddess Aphrodite.

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