How to Draw Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell is one of the most famous Disney characters. She is the pixie dust sprinkling fairy in Peter Pan films.

Tinker Bell, or Tinkerbell as she’s also commonly spelled, isn’t the easiest Disney characters to draw, but if you follow the step-by-step tutorial carefully, you can do it. There are a lot of details in the Tinker Bell drawing but it isn’t that difficult really.

We will start by drawing some basic shapes that will help with the proportions and getting things into their right places. Draw lightly as these early shapes will be erased later.

‚ÄčIn the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Princess, Fairy, and Angel.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Tinker Bell

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 1

Start by drawing a circle at the top of the paper. Leave a little room for the hair above the circle and a lot of room for the rest underneath it.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 2

Draw an oval below the first circle. The oval should overlap the circle. The two shapes will become Tinkerbell’s face.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 3

Draw two slightly curved lines. These will help when drawing the neck and shoulders later.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 4

Add two ovals for the body.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 5

Draw two curving lines for the thighs, two small circles for the knees, and another two curving lines for the lower legs. Note that the legs will cross. The left leg (from the drawer’s point of view) is behind.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 6

Draw two arms starting from the shoulders. The arms have two curving lines connected by a small circle for the elbow joint.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 7

Sketch two triangles for the feet and outline the hands with a couple of lines.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 8

Draw the hair with two curving lines and add an oval for the hair bun.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 9

The outline of the dress will connect the two ovals at the mid-body. Widen the dress around the lower part and connect the lines.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 10

Sketch the outline of the face around the lower oval in the face area and draw a small oval for the ear.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 11

Draw two curves for the top of the dress and a ragged line for its hem. Erase the old line for the hem.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 12

Next, we will draw the legs. Draw the one at the front first. Outline the back of the thigh and lower leg. For the leg at the back, we only need to draw the lower leg.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 13

Flesh out the arms the same way we did for the legs.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 14

Next, draw the fingers. This can be a challenging step. If you need more help, take a look at the video.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 15

Make the hair more real looking.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 16

Erase all the helper shapes and extra lines.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 17

Draw the shoes with small circles for the pom-poms.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 18

Sketch the wings as large leaf shapes.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 19

Draw the eyes, eye brows, nose, and lips.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 20

Draw a few short curving lines on the dress, wings, and knees to add some texture and shape.

How to Draw Tinkerbell: Step 21

Trace your drawing with darker lines and, if you want, color it. If you need more instructions, take a look at the video.

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