A fun way to learn how to draw a girl is by starting with a really oversized head. It not only creates a cartoon quality, but leaves a ton of space for some very expressive eyes.
Many young artists that I know of, love to draw really large eyes with the reflection spot in them, which I imagine is inspired by the anime craze. Making a drawing this way with the head extra large leaves plenty of room to add all kinds of details in the eyes.
And the best circle template for the job? Old CDs. Try keeping a stash in your classroom as they come in handy all the time.
HOW TO DRAW A BOY
As you can see, the boys have not been left out of this tutorial, there’s a diagram included for them too.
An extra tip? Point out how the hair on the top of the head really needs to be added on. The circle really is the skin, so to speak, so the hair will always look very flat if the students don’t take the time to draw the hair above and around the circle.
- How to draw a Girl (and Boy) PDF Tutorial
- Drawing paper
- Black permanent marker*
- Colored markers (I recommend the Stabilo Power 30 Set)*
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1. Trace the CD. Draw two eyes.
2. Finish the face and hair.
3. Draw the body. Trace and color with markers.