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Since its release in 2013, Disney’s feature film Frozen has become a beloved addition to the Disney princess movie collection.
In the film, Elsa the Snow Queen shares the spotlight with her younger sister Anna. Elsa has the magical ability to create ice and snow.
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Would you like to be able to draw Frozen’s Elsa the Snow Queen? Simply follow this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. You will need a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to use an eraser and color your drawing using crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
In each illustration, new lines added in that step are highlighted in blue, whereas previous lines are shown in black. Sketch lightly, as you will need to erase some of your early lines to complete the drawing.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Elsa from Frozen
Begin by drawing two slightly curved lines.
Connect the lines on each end with a curved line.
Form Elsa’s ear using a curved line, nearly enclosing an oval. Use a long curved line to draw her chin.
Erase the guide line from the middle of the face.
Use a series of long, wavy, curving lines to begin outlining Elsa’s hair.
Draw more wavy hair lines. Allow some of the lines to meet other lines in a sharp point.
Enclose the area of her hair by using curved lines to connect those already drawn. Continue the curved lines on the far side of the face.
Add more detail and depth to the hair by drawing a few more short, curved lines. Allow two lines to meet in a curving point on the forehead, forming a lock of hair.
Erase the guide lines from the hair. Add detail by drawing wavy, curving lines along the length of the locks of hair. Draw a series of lines meeting in a point in front of the ear.
Draw the neck using two nearly parallel curved lines that flare apart at the bottom.
From the left side of the neck, draw two more nearly parallel, slightly curved lines to form Elsa’s arm.
Draw Elsa’s torso by extending a curved line down from her right shoulder. Add the details of her dress by drawing a curved line from shoulder to shoulder, allowing it to dip and form a point just before meeting the right shoulder. Extend another curved line from the arm to the opposite side of the figure. Draw one more slightly curved line extending downward from the last line.
Draw Elsa’s braid. Begin by extending a long, curved line from the back of her head to the base of her neck. Then, use a series of overlapping curved lines to form the braid across her shoulder and the front of her torso. Allow some of the lines to meet in points.
Use curved lines to complete the strands of the braid across her shoulder. Add detail by drawing several short, curved lines running the length of each braid section.
To draw Elsa’s eyes, begin by drawing two irregular egg shapes that come to a blunt point near the center of the face. Above each eye, draw an eyebrow using two curved lines. The eyebrow lines will meet in a sharp point towards the outside of the face, and a blunt point towards the inside.
Detail the inner ear using a curved line. To draw the mouth, begin with a curved line. Draw a wavy line above and a curved line below to form lips. Draw a short line below the mouth to indicate the dimple of the chin.
Draw an oval in the interior of each eye. Draw a curved line crossing the eye, just above the oval. Draw several jagged points above this line to form eyelashes. Shade the eyelashes.
Draw the nose using at least four curved lines. Within each eye, draw another oval. Draw two smaller ovals within each oval. Shade the area between the larger and smaller ovals.
Draw a series of irregular squares and rectangles to detail the front of the dress. Draw small stars and a flower on the braid.
Color your drawing. Elsa is typically drawn with blonde hair, pink lips, pale skin, and a blue gown.
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