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How to Draw a Girl in a Dress

Learn how to draw a girl with some very simple shapes. This one is perfect for those just learning how to draw bodies.

Girl in a Dress drawing

Children learning how to draw, particularly when it comes to bodies, sometimes just need to see some an example of how clothes can look, and how arms and legs are attached to them.

You can also see How to Draw a Boy which shows a child in shorts and tee shirt. Girls that prefer to draw themselves in shorts, but might want see how pigtails are added, could use a little of both projects.

This tutorial is targeted for those that want to go the dress route, which could be fun to customize and decorate too.

Preview of the step by step Girl in a Dress tutorial


  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.


Time needed: 25 minutes.

How to Draw a Girl

  1. Draw a circle for the head.

  2. Add a hair line with bangs.

  3. Draw eyes, nose and a mouth.

  4. Add two pigtails.

  5. Draw a neck and simple dress.

  6. Add two legs and feet below.

  7. Draw two arms.

  8. Add a pocket and ground line.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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