How to Draw a Girl In a Dress

Artist: Jedec / January 26, 2011

Step 1.

First we need to establish a basic shape. The girl I have drawn is standing in a very basic cute girl pose with her hands clasped behind her back and her toes turned slightly inward. To establish an appropriate form, draw a basic circle for the he   

Step 2.

First, lets establish how her head will look. Use the circle to make your anime chin and draw in some guide lines for the face. It's best to use the curve of the right side (Your right, not hers) of the circle and start to dip in with the curve and    

Step 3.

Using the guide lines, draw in the outer section of the eyes, a nose (If your nose crosses your head line like mine, you may need to redraw it later) and a smile. Keep the smile a little higher than normal because her mouth is going to be open.

Step 4.

Now, create the circles or iris of the eyes. Create a low dip curve that touches the corners of your smile and draw a little hill in the mouth for the tounge. Under the low curve, draw a small curve to show the lower lip. Draw in some eyelid lines   

Step 5.

Now we want to work towards erasing the head circle, so lets draw in the top part of her bangs and the shape of her hair. Just above the tip of her bangs, there should be a slight curve and a puff out to show the other side of the bangs that get pus   

Step 6.

Now you can erase your head lines and guide lines, they are no longer needed. Leave the neck and the rest of the body alone though. Draw in the rest of the bangs that are in the clip, and some hair spilling over the shoulders.

Step 7.

I have lightened my guide line so the lines won't get confusing. As you can see, I've drawn draw the sleeves of your dress not touching, but hovering over your guide lines. Towards the bottom of the sleeve, poof it out a bit. Starting at the bottom   

Step 8.

Before we move on, wish can finish the entire upper body. Draw in the bottom of the hair that hides behind the sleeves. Draw in two small curved rectangles at the bottom of your poofy sleeve and her two arms hiding behind her. Draw in a neck and t   

Step 9.

Before we start the lower part of the dress, there are a couple things you need to know about how the folds will work. Notice the blue line establishes how the folds are going to go. This is the bottom part of the dress and must -not- disconnect.    

Step 10.

Now! Lets try it for real this time. Draw in a flowy connected line, with a couple lines coming from the upper points of the flow to show how the dress folds.

Step 11.

Before we finish the underside of the dress, we need to place the legs and feet. Follow your stick guide lines to create your foot. If you are having trouble, try to think of one of those ball joint dolls and how the foot would look and move. I've   

Step 12.

Now you can draw in the under sides of the dress, where the fabric connects and the flow behind the legs as well. This gives your dress depth and shows that it's not just a flat cardboard plastered on her. You can finish up your drawing by adding r   

Step 13.

Once you're finished you can erase any guide lines that may still be showing, and clean up anything that may look messy and you're finished! Great job and happy coloring!

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Artist: Jedec
Date Added: January 26, 2011
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Description: Hey ya'll! This tutorial is actually partially inspired by some beauty shots I did with my mom when i was about 6 years old. They were done with lots of flashy lights and shiny material so I tried to make it as shiny as possible. This is not quite a chibi, but it's very close. I tried to keep it a mix between both anime and chibi. Enjoy!