How To Draw a Girl

Sharpen your pencil, grab some sketch paper, and learn how to draw the girlish charms of the female species.

You will need

  • A graphite pencil
  • Paper
  • An eraser

Step 1 Draw body and head shapes Draw an upside-down triangle to represent her shoulders to her waist, and then a right side-up triangle whose top point overlaps the bottom point of the first triangle by about a third to be her waist to her hips. Add an oval on top of the shoulders for her head.

Step 2 Add legs and feet Add two legs extending from the bottom of the lower triangle and attach small elongated ovals for feet.

Step 3 Add arms and neck Add a thin rectangle extending from each shoulder. For bent arms, divide the rectangles into upper arms, elbows, and lower arms. Connect the head to the shoulders with a small, thin trapezoid.

Step 4 Refine the form Round your shapes and refine the contours of your drawing, adding two half circles on the chest for breasts. Erase the unnecessary guidelines.

Step 5 Add face and hair Divide the face oval in half vertically and horizontally, and draw eyes along the center horizontal line, one on either side of the vertical line. Add a nose along the vertical line, and a mouth below the nose, bisecting the vertical line. Then erase your guidelines and add outer and inner hairlines.

Step 6 Add clothing Give your girl style by adding clothing, jewelry and shoes.

Step 7 Add shading Add shading to shadowed areas to create a realistic look.