Fairy Drawings in Pencil.



The following fairy drawings were the first stages for an illustration. You can learn how to draw a fairy by follwing the process.

As we often tend to draw fairies like humans we need to be able to draw the human figure to some degree.

Drawing a fairy need not be too complicated and a lot of us use a mannikin to help us with the positioning and proportions of the human body.

artist's mannikin

1. I start with a oval for the face and divide it to give me the centre of the face and angle the fairy is looking. I draw an eye line in so I can place the eyes correctly.

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2. I draw another oval to give me the side of the head. I sketch where the eyes, nose and ear will be.

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3. I sketch the shoulders and torso.

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4. The legs are two tubes beneath a rectangle where the figure's hips should be.

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5. I sketch in the arms and feet.

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6. The breakdown is complete with the addition of wings. I am basing them on butterfly wings.

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7. Now I draw in the face. It has a semi cartoon look.

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8. A close up will help if you are copying the drawing. The features are childlike.

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9. The hair is piled up on the head.

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10. Another close up.

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11. I sketch the shoulders and neck muscles.

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12. Now the arms. This is where some knowledge of human anatomy will help. Life classes are always a great idea for anyone who wants to depict the human body but if this isn't something you want to do buy a good book on the subject. There are dozens of very good books available.

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13. Now I draw in the character's dress.

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14. Take your time getting the bottom of the dress right. It folds in a particular way as the fairy moves forward.

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15. I carefully draw the feet. Again this takes some practice even for a relatively simple drawing like this.

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16. I sketch in the upper wings using lines and dashes.

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17. The lower wings.

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18. The image traced. Tracing your sketch will help to refine it.

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19. This is the next stage after adding colour.

Fairy Drawings in colour

This is the work in progress. I have turned simple fairy drawings into a more complex illustration. Everything starts with the sketch.

Fairy Illustration

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