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How to Draw Princess Leia

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"Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."
- Princess Leia, Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope

Princess Leia Organa made her film debut in 1977. In the time since, she discovered she was actually a Skywalker - Luke's twin sister and the daughter of Darth Vader - married Han Solo, had at least one child (depending on which canon you're reading), lead the rebellion to numerous victories, and even earned a rare spot as a Disney princess.

As an infant, Leia was adopted by Bail Organa, a politician and a member of the royal family of Alderaan. Leia was thus raised as a princess, trained in diplomacy, and groomed for a career in galactic politics. She would become a member of the Imperial Senate.

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By her teens, Princess Leia was already leading secret missions on behalf of the Rebellion. When captured by the Empire, she courageously endured torture and the tragedy of seeing her homeworld, Alderaan, destroyed. Her courage didn't end there - at various times, she's taken on Imperial troops, vile gangsters, alien creatures, and even survived the cold of outer space for a time with the help of the Force.

Would you like to draw Princess Leia? This easy, step-by-step Star Wars character drawing guide can show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Lightsaber, Luke Skywalker, and Yoda.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Princess Leia

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1. Begin by drawing a curved line to outline Leia's face.

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2. Sketch a rounded rectangular shape above the face using curved lines. Notice that the lower side of the shape is made from an overlapping series of short lines. Then, detail the shape with lines of different lengths. This indicates one side of Leia's hair, which is parted in the middle.

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3. Use curved lines to outline the irregular shape that is the other half of Leia's parted hair. Again, texture it with curved lines.

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4. Uses a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the bun on the side of Leia's head. Notice that the bun is in three twisted sections. Texture each section with curved lines.

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5. Use curved lines to outline the bun on the opposite side of the head. Again, notice the three sections and the texturing of the curved lines.

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6. Extend two short lines beneath the head, forming the neck. Use curved lines to enclose a curved shape at the base of the neck, forming the collar of the garment. Notice the overlapping lines at the sides of the collar, indicating ripples in the cloth. Then, extend lines outward, forming the shoulders.

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7. Draw curved lines downward from the shoulders, outlining the arms. Use curved lines to outline the torso. Then, use a number of lines to indicate the seams at the shoulders and the lay of the material throughout the garment.

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8. Detail Princess Leia's face. Draw large, round eyes, each with a small circle inside them. Use curved lines at the top to contour the eyes, and short lines beneath to indicate eyelashes. Enclose a curved shape above each eye, forming the brows, and use a curved line to indicate the nose.

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9. Use curved lines to draw the smiling mouth, the teeth, and the chin.

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Color Princess Leia. She wears a white gown and has brown hair.

Now is the time to sharpen your skills, young padawan. You can learn to draw Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, the droid BB-8, Yoda, Boba Fett, and other Star Wars characters.

May the Force be with you!

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