Learn how to draw a great looking Merida from Brave with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Merida from Brave.
“I am Merida! First Born descendant of clan DunBroch, and I'll be shootin' for my OWN hand!” ― Merida, Disney's Brave
Merida is a headstrong Scottish princess with fiery red hair. She excels at archery, swordplay, and horseback riding.
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She is no damsel in distress. She wants to change her fate and uses her archery skills to outmatch her potential suitors. Later, she must mend her family bonds and outsmart a witch's spell.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Merida from Brave
How to Draw a Great Looking Merida from Brave for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing Merida’s face. Use curved lines to draw the eyebrows, pointed at the outer corners.
Then, draw the eyes. First, enclose an almond or teardrop shape. Then, enclose two successively smaller circles within each.
Shade the smaller circles to indicate the pupils. Use curved lines for the upturned nose and nostrils, as well as the lips. Finally, draw a wide “U” shaped line to outline the face.
Easy Merida from Brave Drawing - Step 2
2. Next, begin sketching Merida’s voluminous hair. Use swirling curved lines and connected “U” shaped lines to form the cloudlike shape. Don’t forget to draw the short lines that outline the ears.
Easy Merida from Brave Drawing - Step 3
3. Continue drawing Merida’s hair. Use connected “U” shaped lines as well as curved lines that meet at sharp points.
Easy Merida from Brave Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw more of Merida’s cloud-like hair. Use “U” shaped lines and curved lines that meet at points.
Easy Merida from Brave Drawing - Step 5
5. Extend a pair of lines below the head to form Merida’s neck. Then, draw a long curved line on each side, beginning at the base of the neck, to outline the shoulders and arms.
Draw a “C” shaped line on one side. Texture the hair with “U” shaped lines.
Easy Merida from Brave Drawing - Step 6
6. Detail Merida’s dress and arms. Draw a “U” shaped line below the neck. Under this, draw a small “V” shape, and connect it to the shoulders with curved lines parallel to the “U.”
Use curved lines to continue the arms and the sides of the torso. Notice the crescent shapes on each arm, which indicate Merida’s rolled-up sleeves.
Easy Merida from Brave Drawing - Step 7
7. Use curved lines to draw Merida’s hand. Then, draw the arrow she is holding. From her thumb, extend two long, parallel straight lines.
This is the shaft of the arrow. Draw wavy lines from the shaft to the hand, indicating the feathers. Band the front of the shaft with two lines, then draw a diamond shape at the tip - the arrowhead.
Add More Details to Your Merida from Brave Picture - Step 8
8. Use overlapping curved lines to draw Merida’s remaining hand. Then, draw her bow. Extend a pair of curved lines from each side of the hand.
On one side, allow the lines to meet at a point. On the other, connect them with a small oval, then draw a “V” shape on the opposite side of the oval.
Overall, the bow should look like a very wide “W.” Band the bow with a curved line on each side of Merida’s hand.
Complete the Outline of Your Merida from Brave Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw a line from one end of the bow to the other, indicating the bowstring. Then, use a long curved line to outline the skirt of Merida’s dress.
Use curved lines to indicate folds in the fabric, and to outline the tips of her shoes, visible beneath the skirt.
Color Your Merida from Brave Drawing
Color your cartoon of Merida from Brave. She has striking red hair and wears a blue dress.
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