How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast

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“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell. And for once it might be grand to have someone understand, I want so much more than they’ve got planned.”
– Belle, Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The animated cartoon Beauty and the Beast (1991) is one of the most beloved Disney fairy tales. It follows the story of a cursed prince and an adventurous young woman. The prince must find love in order to regain his humanity.

Beauty and the Beast originated as a French fairy tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740. It was influenced by earlier tales, such as the mythology of Cupid and Psyche and the Italian fairy tale “The Pig King.”

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In 2017, Beauty and the Beast was recast as a live-action musical. It was one of the most expensive films ever made at that time. The investment paid off, as it also became the highest grossing live-action musical of all time.

Would you like to draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Belle from Beauty and the Beast

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 1

1. Use curved lines to sketch Belle’s face. Notice the “V” shaped hairlines at the forehead and in front of the ear.

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 2

2. Next, sketch Belle’s neck and hair. For the neck, extend two curved lines downward from the face – one from below the ear and the other from the chin. Then, use long, curved lines to enclose the wavy shape of the hair. Notice how the lines of the outline overlap each other. Then, detail the texture of the hair using curved lines.

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 3

3. Draw the collar of Belle’s dress. Extend a pair of long, curved lines from the chin and the base of the neck. Allow them to meet at a point.

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 4

4. Draw Belle’s hair, tied back in a ponytail. Beneath the hair at the base of her neck, enclose a partial circle to form the knot of the bow. Then, enclose an irregular shape to form the side of the bow. Texture the contours of the bow using curved lines. Then, outline the ponytail using long, curved, overlapping lines.

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How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 5

5. Draw Belle’s shoulder. Extend a curved line from the collar. From this line, extend a pair of lines downward to form the strap of the overdress.

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 6

6. Detail Belle’s neck with a small, “U” shaped lined. Then, draw her remaining shoulder. Extend a curved line from the ponytail. Then, draw a pair of lines downward to indicate the strap of the overdress.

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 7

7. Begin to detail Belle’s face. Use a series of curved lines to outline the irregular curved shape of the eye. Enclose three round shapes within it, each smaller than the last. Shade between the two smallest to indicate the pupil. Draw short, thick lines at the corner of the eye to indicate lashes, and a curved line above the eye to form the lid. Finally, enclose a pointed, curved shape above the eye to indicate the brow.

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 8

8. Continue to detail the face. Use curved lines and a small shaded oval to form the nose. Then, draw the remaining eye and brow as before.

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How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 9

9. Use a series of curved lines to craft Belle’s open lips.

How to Draw Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Step 10

Color Belle. She typically has brown hair, and her outfit is blue and white. Then, check out our cartoon characters drawing guides for more Disney fun!

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