How to Draw Nicki Minaj

Artist: Dawn / August 10, 2010

Step 1.

As with any drawing or sketch on a person, you will start by making a circle for her head, and then add the facial guidelines. Next, draw the lining for the back of her neck, and her shoulder and arm like so.

Step 2.

Now, begin sketching out the thick or bold shape of her top lid lashes like you see here, and then sketch her nose, and top lip line.

Step 3.

Now it's time to sketch out the shape of Nicki's face which looks a bit boxy, and when that is done you can finish drawing her eyes, pupils, and lashes. Finish the shape of her mouth, and then add some light detailing or shading to the bottom lip. Yo   

Step 4.

Okay, look how nice her image is coming out. What you will focus on here is the shape and style of her short, stylish hair. You will start sketching her hair out, and then color in under her chin. Detail the ends, and add some strand lines.

Step 5.

Well, you have now reached your last drawing step. All you need to do now is sketch out the rest of her arms, and then draw in her hands. Sketch the bracelets that she is wearing and then ink out the tattoo on her left arm or shoulder. begin erasing    

Step 6.

When you are all done, your sketch of this female rapper should come out looking great. Now that you are all done, you can wither color your drawing in, or leave it as a sketch.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: August 10, 2010
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