How to Draw Cinderella

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"They can't order me to stop dreaming. And perhaps someday the dreams that I wish will come true."
- Disney's Cinderella (1950)

The story of Cinderella is an old one. Over 500 different versions of the story are known in Europe - there may be thousands around the world. Another was created in China during the ninth century. Another was recorded in Greece about 2,000 years ago.

The Cinderella story involves a young girl who is persecuted by her stepfamily. Through perseverance, kindness, ingenuity, creativity, and often by divine intervention, she meets and marries a prince, escaping her situation.

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Many versions of the story involve a lost pair of shoes, but they are not always glass slippers. For instance, in the ancient Greek version, an eagle snatches sandals from a maiden and drops them in the lap of a king. He is enthralled and sends men to search out the owner of the sandals.

Would you like to draw Cinderella? This easy, step-by-step Disney princess cartoon drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a crayon, marker, pen, or pencil, as well as a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your completed character.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Cinderella

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 1

1. Begin by using curved lines to sketch the shape of the face. Extend two curved lines to form the neck. Draw a circle for the edge of the headband, and use overlapping curved lines to indicate the hairline.

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 2

2. Use a series of curved lines to enclose Cinderella's hair and headband.

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 3

3. Draw a partial oval at the base of the neck to form the puff sleeve. Draw a curved line through the middle of the oval, and extend a pair of lines from it to form the arm.

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 4

4. Draw the bodice of Cinderella's gown. Use curved lines to outline the neck and sides. Enclose the bottom with two straight lines. Draw a curved line down the center and just below the neck.

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How to Draw Cinderella: Step 5

5. Use a series of curved lines to enclose Cinderella's gloved arm and hand. For the fingers, double lines back upon themselves. Note the short lines that indicate the bend of the elbow.

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 6

6. Use curved lines to outline Cinderella's opposite arm and puff sleeve. Note the line that details the curve of the wrist.

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 7

7. Draw a pair of curved lines across Cinderella's neck, indicating a necklace. Then, draw teardrop shapes emerging from the bottom of the bodice. From one of these shapes, extend long, curved lines to form the skirt of the dress. Attach them at the bottom using curved lines.

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 8

8. Draw many curved lines to complete the skirt of the dress, connecting them with curved lines. Draw layers of scalloped lines between some of the sections, indicating the underskirts. Use a curved line to enclose a foot emerging from the skirts. Detail the top of the shoe - a glass slipper - with several curved lines.

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How to Draw Cinderella: Step 9

9. Shade small circles to form Cinderella's eyes. Detail the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth using short, curved lines.

How to Draw Cinderella: Step 10

Color Cinderella. She has blonde hair and wears a light blue dress.

Check out our character drawing guides, where you'll find plenty of other Disney princesses, including Anna, Elsa, and Rapunzel.

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