Learn how to draw a princess with big hair and an even bigger dress! A step by step tutorial makes it easy for artists of all ages.
Thankfully, children now have a lot more choices when it comes to drawing a princess. No need to make the same Cinderella-like version over and over again when countless books and movies now offer so many more variations of beautiful young women to admire and to draw.
This tutorial is made for young artists that like to draw the classic big hair, puffy dress, and tiara, of course. Encourage them to add lots of fancy extras like more flowers on the dress, jewelry on her neck and more diamonds on her crown. There’s no one right way to draw a princess!
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Materials for a Princess Drawing
- 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.
Directions to Draw a Princess Step by Step
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Princess
- Draw a U shape.
- Add the neck and bodice of the dress.
- Start the top of the skirt.
- Add the bottom of the skirt.
- Draw two arms.
- Add the hair around the head.
- Draw the face and ears.
- Add the eye details, crown and floor.
- Trace with a marker and color.