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Easy How to Draw Helen Keller and Helen Keller Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Helen Keller and a Helen Keller Coloring Page. She is still regarded as one of the most powerful advocates for people who are blind and deaf.

Helen Keller Drawing

About Helen Keller

Students who are studying leading figures of the twentieth century now have some help in learning how to draw a likeness of Helen Keller. Her books and speeches have inspired many, so adding a portrait drawing to any lessons about Helen Keller will add an even greater understanding of who she was, and how she lived.

Helen was a U.S. author and educator who was blind and deaf. Keller lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months, and her speech development soon ceased as well. Five years later she began to be instructed by Anne Sullivan, who taught her the names of objects by pressing the manual alphabet into her palm. Eventually Keller learned to read and write in Braille.

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Helen Keller Coloring Page

Materials to Draw Helen Keller

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  • Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright. *affiliate link
  • Stabilo Markers. The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks! *affiliate link
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. *affiliate link
  • Black Sharpie Marker. Great for making a crisp outline to your drawing. Use them when you want your outline show up, but not be so heavy that it detracts from other things. *affiliate link

Step by Step Directions for a Helen Keller Drawing

Time needed: 45 minutes

How to draw Helen Keller

  1. Draw the basic shape of the head.

  2. Add two eyes as shown.

  3. Add the eyelid lines and two eyebrows.

  4. Draw the nose, mouth and cheek lines.

  5. Add the hair lines around the head.

  6. Erase the head line and add details, including the ears.

  7. Draw the neck, shoulders and a pearl necklace.

  8. Add block letters in the background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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