How to Draw Willow Smith

Artist: Dawn / February 23, 2011

Step 1.

Ok folks, let's begin this tutorial with the very basics. In this case, I'm going to start off by drawing a large circle that will be in place for her head and other major facial details. Use a compass for this part since it can be tedious work drawi   

Step 2.

Next, it's time to draw the basic face shape for Willow. She has a rounded complexion and short face shape, mainly because she's a young child. Once you get to her chin, make sure you square it off subtly. Yes, she is the child that obtained most of    

Step 3.

Then, it's time to work on her ear to finish off the face shape. Once you're done with that, work on the neckline and collar for her spiffy coat.

Step 4.

We'll simply move onto drawing the very basic facial details. To begin, work on the upper lids of her eyes. She doesn't have long lashes since she's not wearing much mascara and she's still a child. Her lashes aren't fully grown yet. Keep it simple!

Step 5.

Now, it's time to work on her lower lashes. Take your time since rushing can really distract and destroy your drawing! Remember, lower lashes aren't as long as the upper ones. Keep them short, especially for Willow.

Step 6.

Next, it's time to work on the pupils as well as the iris for Willow. Her irises takes up the entire middle of the outer eye. Make sure you slant your pencil to the side and shade in the upper half of the iris until you get to the lower half. Take yo   

Step 7.

Then, work on the very airy brows. Her brows are not full and thick like most children. Each of her brow hairs are moderately spaced apart.

Step 8.

Next, work on the large and flared nose. Her nose is wide and only stretches the corners of her eyes (the edges of the tear ducts).

Step 9.

This will probably be a bit difficult for all the novice artists viewing this tutorial. We'll be moving onto the lips. The top and lower lip are equally thick. Make sure the midsection of the upper lip meets the center of the nose ridge and the guide   

Step 10.

Now, here's another hard part. It's time to draw the hair, and her hair is bent straight to the left. It's like an oversized fringe, similar to Rihanna's current hairstyle, just not so long. Anyways, it's best to start from the base of the scalp and    

Step 11.

Then, add a few brief details to the inner side of her hair. This will rid of the bald look to her hair and add some spice for realism.

Step 12.

Lastly, add the earrings and the right ear. Finish off by drawing the rest of her jean vest.

Step 13.

With patience and practice, you should have a drawing that resembles this. There isn't much details to add, except coloring or graphite shading. Get references online for her skin tones/lighting. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did, tha   

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: February 23, 2011
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Tags: draw famous, draw music, draw real people, how to draw real people, how to draw people, how to draw celebrities
Description: Has anyone heard of Willow Smith? Well now that I just told you about her you will understand that I had to create a tutorial especially on her. I think you will like this tutorial, mainly because Willow is so cute looking! She has obtained a lot of her father's features, like the jaw, eyes, nose, big ears xD, and pretty little eyes. Smith is getting really popular in the music world ever since she's done the new hit single "Whip My Hair". In the video, she spins her hair in various directions and paint splatters from it. It's pretty cool and it reminds me a mix of Miss Gaga and Rhianna. Her new hairstyle (the one I drew her in), looks much like Rhianna's, but with a twist. I know for a fact ya'll will enjoy this tutorial. Be sure to check out the video tut too! Have fun learning "how to draw Willow Smith", step by step, and keep those pencils a' movin'!