How to Draw Ariana Grande

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“Girls, respect yourselves. Keep your head held high and speak only kind words. Know your truth. No one can ever take that away from you.”
- Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is an American actress and singer, best known for her expansive vocal range which includes the “whistle register” - the highest pitch of the human voice.

Grande was born in Florida and began her career in a Broadway musical at age 15. She starred in several Nickelodeon television series before signing with a record label in 2008.

In 2019, Grande became the first solo artist to simultaneously hold Billboard Hot 100’s top three spots. In 2020, she broke the record for Billboard number-one debuts.

Grande has also won numerous awards, including the Grammy, Brit, Billboard Music, MTV Video Music, and American Music Awards, as well as several Guinness World Records.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon or caricature of the famous singer Ariana Grande? This easy, step-by-step cartoon celebrity drawing tutorial is here to show you how.

All you will need is a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished portrait. Step up to the mic and get started! After you're done, you can also check out the Billie Eilish drawing tutorial.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Ponytail, Woman Side Profile, and Anime Cat Girl.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande drawing - step 1
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing the nose using a curved line. Outline the eye with a rounded point at each end. Above the eye, extend curved lines and allow them to meet at a point; shade between them. This indicates the eyelashes. Draw curved lines above the eye to contour the upper lid. Within the eye, enclose two partial circles. Shade the smaller to indicate the pupil.

Ariana Grande drawing - step 2
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 2

2. Draw the remaining eye in a similar fashion to the first. Outline the eye with a rounded point at each end. Above the eye, extend curved lines and allow them to meet at a point; shade between them. This indicates the eyelashes. Draw curved lines above the eye to contour the upper lid. Within the eye, enclose two partial circles. Shade the smaller to indicate the pupil. Shade a thick pointed line above each eye to indicate the eyebrow. Use curved lines to draw the nostril and side of the nose.

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Ariana Grande drawing - step 3
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 3

3. Use a long curved line to outline the cheeks and chin. Use curved lines to sketch the lips and smiling mouth.

Ariana Grande drawing - step 4
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 4

4. Use overlapping curved lines to outline the ear, forehead, and top of the hair. Draw the hairline between the ear and the opposite side of the face using a series of short curved lines.

Ariana Grande drawing - step 5
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 5

5. Use overlapping curved lines to detail inside the ear. Use a pair of lines that meet at a gentle point to draw the headline across the top of the head. Then, use curved lines to enclose the rounded triangular shapes of the cat ears. Enclose the back of the head with two overlapping curved lines.

Ariana Grande drawing - step 6
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 6

6. Use long curved lines to outline the hair. Notice the jagged points forming locks of hair near the bottom of the ponytail.

Ariana Grande drawing - step 7
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 7

7. Use long and short curved lines to draw hair across the opposite shoulder, again noting the jagged locks.

Ariana Grande drawing - step 8
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 8

8. Detail the hair of the head with short curved lines. Then, use curved lines to contour the neck and outline the top of the blouse.

Ariana Grande drawing - step 9
How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 9

9. Texture the hair with long curved lines running down its length.

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How to Draw Ariana Grande: Step 10

Color your cartoon portrait of Ariana Grande. Choose a warm skin tone, various shades of brown for the hair, and rich shades for the lipstick and eyeshadow. Get your camera and call the paparazzi! She's ready for her closeup!

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