How to Draw Princess Zelda

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"All shadows must eventually meet the light."
- Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda is the title character of the Zelda video game series, which debuted in 1986. She is often a "damsel in distress" who must be rescued by the game's protagonist, Link. At times, she takes on a more active role. She was named after the American novelist Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of the famed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Did you know? The game's Triforce emblem could be based on the real-life symbol of the Japanese Hojo clan, a powerful family of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. There are also a number of shrines in Japan that use this symbol.

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Would you like to draw the lovely Princess Zelda? This easy, step-by-step video game character drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Princess Zelda

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 1

1. Begin by outlining Zelda's face. Use two long, curved lines to form the cheeks and sides of the face. Extend two more lines downward to form the neck. Draw a long, curved line across the top of the face, and double it back upon itself to form the bands. Draw curved lines on each side of the face, and connect them using a short line that meets the other at a sharp point. This indicates Zelda's hair.

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 2

2. Draw three circles, one larger than the others, at the base of the neck. Then, use curved lines to sketch the shoulders of the garment. Beneath each shoulder, draw a pentagon. Between the pentagons, draw a larger, inverted pentagon. Draw another smaller, parallel pentagon within it. Finally, Draw a "V" shaped line at the bottom of the pentagon to give it a three-dimensional appearance.

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 3

3. Draw Zelda's crown, erasing guide lines as necessary. In the center of her forehead, draw a curved diamond shape, with another, smaller diamond inside it. Texture the smaller diamond with small marks. On each side of the diamond, use straight and curved lines to draw figures like bent triangles. Finally, enclose curved shapes to form the eyebrows.

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 4

4. Use curved lines to enclose pointed shapes on one side of the head, forming the ear and ornaments. Use a curved line to form the torso, and sketch Zelda's extended arm and hand.

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How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 5

5. Sketch Zelda's remaining arm and hand. Note the curved lines at the base of the sleeve, elbow, and palm.

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 6

6. Use curved lines to draw the remaining side of Zelda's torso. Draw a belt of squares and circles. Draw a smaller circle within the first, and use lines to give the squares a three-dimensional appearance.

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 7

7. Enclose two elongated pentagons, one within the other, beneath the belt. Then, sketch the characteristic wings and triangle within a triangle, the Triforce of Power, Wisdom, and Courage.

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 8

8. Use long, overlapping curved lines to draw the folds of Zelda's dress. Decorate the dress by drawing a double wavy line across it.

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How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 9

9. Detail Zelda's face and hair. Shade large circles for eyes, and draw curved lines at the top and bottom of each. Use curved lines for the nose, mouth, and chin. Enclose the ear and ornaments using curved lines that meet at points, and detail the inner ear and swirled portion of the ornaments using additional curved lines. Enclose the hair using long, curved lines that meet at jagged points.

How to Draw Princess Zelda: Step 10

Color Princess Zelda. She has blonde hair.

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