How To Draw Girls Using

The Professional Tutorial Approach

How to draw girls can be a lot of fun as they appear in all shapes and sizes; tall and short, fat and thin (with a variety of sizes in-between.) Old and young with the majority in the middle; some are pretty and some of them ugly; some with smooth baby-like skin and others with sagging flesh and wrinkles. So it’s a question of "What type of girls do you want to draw?"

The easiest place to start would be learning how to draw cartoon girls of all shapes and sizes, with overstated characteristics that cartoon people love.

This means you can exaggerate to your heart's content whereas if you are drawing a serious portrait and aiming for a good likeness, you’ll need to brush up on your human (head) anatomy.

As for any portrait sitter who insists on his or her portrait painting, must be flattering, "You must take out the wrinkles and make me look ten years younger." If you are confronted with the situation, you’ll have to be quite a master portrait painter of notoriety. So let’s stick with cartoon styles which can be fun to draw and they are easy to do!

Drawing the figure in "how to draw girls" is an entirely different kettle of fish and the information and "How-to" drawings would take up more than one page on this site so it will have to fit in on a new page about "Girls Figures" or "Figure Drawing" or even a full e-book just to get the basics in so you fully understand and can USE the data effectively. If you put years of practice in studying the human forms you will surely reach the top of the pinnacle.

So let's start off with the head first – cartoon style; take note of these bulleted lists so they become second nature to you.

  • Face Shapes: (Front view) oval, round, heart shape, square. There is a HUGE variety of face shapes but don’t sweat it if it is nothing like what you had expected. Start drawing from the widest part of the face which can be the cheek bones or the lower jaw (or it can be a mop of hair) then draw the opposite outline of the face or hair (which should be symmetrical.)
  • Nose Shapes: There are some basic nose shapes which all noses can fit into. Broad and wide, thin and skinny, lopsided, flaring nostrils, hooked, pointed, check out your friends’ noses and see the variety, yeah, be observant! There is an unlimited number of nose shapes but they'll all fit into a few specific categories: Here are some examples:
  • Eyes and Eyebrow Shapes: Eyes are not difficult to draw and they are usually the most expressive feature where you can tell a lot about a person. We’ll go into this in more depth later. Eyebrows are also expressive and they can be thick or thin, bushy or bald, one pencil line or a series of lines. They can be slanted upward or downwards: See variety below:
  • Drawing Mouths: Mouths and their shapes can also tell you a lot about a person. An upward curve is a smile and the downward one can be sad or unhappy or angry or whatever emotion you want to create. Halfway curving up and halfway down can be a sneer. When we get going, we'll try and get some of these following mouth expressions to give you plenty of scope; amused, angry, contempt, curious, despair, humiliation, moronic smile, suffering, worry and about 50 or so other expressions. See examples of mouths below.
  • Drawing Hair: There are not as many hair styles for girls as there are for men. A man's hair can become a cartoon girl's hairdo just by brushing it in all directions. You know that men like to cover their bald patches with hair only growing on the side. Girls don't do this but you can use this idea for girl's hair styles. See below:

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