Fairy How to Draw

Step 1: Let’s draw the basic shapes and lines, applying gentle pressure on the pencil. First draw the base for the body — a five-angled figure, inclined to the left. Its left edge curves outward, other edges are straight. Draw a circle at the bottom of the body and another circle above it — for the head.

Step 2: Now let’s draw the three lines of the face — they are all inclined to the right, because the fairy turned her head to the right. Add three equal ovals for the hands — they are very narrow, and the top two stand out above the body. The bottom oval should lie almost in the middle of the basic circle.

Step 3: And now on to the legs. Each one consists of two long ovals and one short. The ovals of the thighs are shorter and wider. The left one is almost horizontal, the second is inclined to the right. The long narrow ovals start from the left ends of the shorter ovals. The right leg lies over the left leg.

Step 4: Now we start drawing the contours, pressing on the pencil normally. Let’s draw the contours of the fairy’s hair. The locks on the forehead resemble leaves of a tree. The contour of the hair is wavy and some locks stand out and curl upward or downward.

Step 5: Outline the face and the pointed ear. Mind the small pit on the right cheek. Draw the hands, following the basic ovals. The fairy has lifted her left shoulder, so it is very close to the head. The right contour of the neck is shorter than the left one, because the head is turned to the right. The right arm slightly thickens near the elbow. The hand is small and narrow.

Step 6: Draw the contours of the dress. Don’t forget about the position of the body: the left breast appears to be higher than the right. The wavy hem of the dress forms a sharp angle between the legs and then goes around the right leg.

Step 7: Now let’s draw the legs, following the basic ovals. The legs are bent, so the calves overlap the thighs. The calves are plump and rounded and the ankles are thin. Draw the small shoes with pointed toes.

Step 8: Draw the wings; the fairy has two long and two short wings, like a butterfly. The long wings are narrow, their top edges are straight and bottom edges a little curved outward. The short wings are a bit wider.

Step 9: Now the fairy needs a pretty face. Draw marquise-shaped eyes between the basic lines; the right eye lies right in the small pit of the cheek. The left eye is inclined to the right. The nose and the mouth lie on the central basic line. The right brow and the nose almost form one line. Erase all the basic shapes and lines before coloring.

Step 10: Now it’s time to color the fairy. Use a very light shade of beige for the skin. Don’t color the skin with a sharp pencil — it should look smooth and mat. Our fairy has chestnut hair and pale-pink wings and is dressed in a pink dress. Trace over the contours again if they got blurred after coloring. The fairy is complete!

Lesson added by Sergey Burlakov