How to Draw Ariana Grande, Ariana Grande

Artist: catlucker / February 1, 2012

Step 1.

Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture. The left side facing us is flatter than the rest of the oval shape. Notice how the chin slants to the left.

Step 2.

Now draw in the bisecting line to balance her facial features. Draw the neck line separate from the red bisecting line.

Step 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.

Step 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, and e. for her shoulder placements.

Step 5.

Now draw the eyebrows and eyes. Do not frustrate yourself with the jagged pen lines for shading. You can make a light outline

Step 6.

Examine the guidelines and notice how her smiling lines appear next to the guidelines. Draw in her nose, mouth, and dimple.

Step 7.

Now draw in the profile of her face, hairline (make sure you use small strokes to represent her fine hair), ear, and neck.

Step 8.

Only part of her hair is done so you can concentrate on the details. Draw in lightly the shine of her hair, back of her head, and dress strap.

Step 9.

Finally you can draw that juicy ponytail. Look closely at how the lines flow as you did with the rest of the drawing. Take your time. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing.

Step 10.

I made this line drawing especially for you if you don't want to do the pencil shading and blending part. Otherwise, let us continue to the pencil drawing part.

Step 11.

This time Acrylics has won! Sandpaper, the new kid on the block has to take a back seat to my wonderful Titanium White or Opaque White Watercolors for HIGHLIGHTS! Yaaaa! Try it, you'll like it!

Step 12.

The picture that goes with this step shows two different ways to hold your pencil to acquire certain effects. OVERHAND: Holding a sharpened pencil in normal writing form with fingers in the middle or near the lead gives you great control and thin/det   

Step 13.

PENCIL STROKES & TONE, SHADING, TEXTURE -- For your convenience, I have inserted this step with different pencils, strokes to use. And you can study the shapes that make up this drawing universe, along with tone, shading, and texture.

Step 14.

The picture here is a great exercise for value shading. I've got a little secret tip for you to make things easier. You can download this to your desktop. First click on the picture to have access to full size. By right clicking on your mouse, you ca   

Step 15.

After printing out a number of the above template, practice shading in the values like this picture. You become familiar with this shading technique that gives you more control and confidence.

Step 16.

This is the first start. This is where you would sketch in small circles or lines to shade the areas. It would take hours upon hours to cover all that area with a pencil. I chose to shade with pastels. In a few strokes I've got area coverage. Applied   

Step 17.

I added some more dark gray to her hair and eyes. What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a blending stump (since it won't leave lines and will cover a larger area) and shaded laying the stump tapered part flat (li   

Step 18.

I sketched in some more dark tones and details to her hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. For fine details in her hairline, eyebrows, and eyes, I used a .07mm mechanical pencil. At this point, I have not blended this layer. Adriana is sha   

Step 19.

As you can tell, I added background. This is with a 9B graphite pencil and some tissue paper rubbing. I darkened with some more 9B graphite and dark gray pastels. I added light pastel to the shine in her hair and parts of her face for a smoother look   

Step 20.

Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in her eyes, added more light stray hairs and shine, gave a little shine on her upper & lower lips--looks like lip gloss to me. Now Adriana "pops" out! To help out with spe   

Step 21.

Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!

Step 22.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Adriana Grande, who is an amazing upcoming star! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: February 1, 2012
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Description: Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an upcoming star, already an American actress, singer, and dancer. After she played her in first Broadway role amazingly at the age of 15, she created the role of Cat Valentine in the American sitcom Victorious, which is still running on the Nickelodeon channel. Talk about realizing your dream, I think she achieved it at an early age. I've seen the program a couple of times and enjoyed it. I am glad to submit this tutorial to you. I hope you have learned something from "How to Draw Adriana Grande." Go ahead, don't be shy--vote, comment, and fav. Thank you all for your support. Much hugs and love to you.