Thursday, April 5, 2012

How to Draw a Young Girl's Face

How to Draw a Young Girl's Face

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Drawing a little girl's face is not all that difficult. You just need a picture and some patience, and the results can be breathtaking.

draw young girl's face


  1. Select an image. Put it on a powerpoint slide and make a square grid on it with horizontal row markings with alphabet and vertical column markings with numbers.
  2. Copy the outlines of the image onto your paper by making a similar grid on paper and using the powerpoint slide as a guide.

    draw young girl's face - step 2

  3. Start with the eyes, as eyes are often the defining feature of a sketch

    draw young girl's face - step 3

  4. Draw the cheek contours, following the parent image as a guideline

    draw young girl's face - step 4

  5. Fill in other details, such as the hair and chin etc.

    draw young girl's face - step 5

  6. Complete the hair strands on all sides and correct for shades to make the sketch look three-dimensional
    draw young girl's face - step 6


  • Spend sufficient amount of time in making the backbone of the sketch by focusing on the outlines. This will make sure that the image doesn't look disproportionate.
  • Check for shades as you progress.
  • Use a good sketching pencil set. For most light tones, use an HB or 2B pencil. For hair and irises, use 4B or 6B.
  • You will not get the sketches looking life-like in one go. So, have patience and keep trying. You'll improve with time
  • For soft tone areas (like the forehead and cheeks), use cotton or your finger for shading


  • Watch for smudges because of lead powder sticking on your hands as you sketch. Wash your hands intermittently to prevent such accidental smudges

Things You'll Need

  • A good sketch book. Paper thicker than 200 gsm is recommended
  • A good sketch pencil set (preferably in the range HB to 8B)
  • A good ruler
  • Computer with powerpoint enabled
  • A target image (you may gift such sketches to your family/friends too by making them from their photos)
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