Drawing a Young Girl’s Face

How to Draw a Young Girl’s Face

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit
Drawing a little girl’s face is not all that difficult…….you just need a picture and some patience……let me tell you how


  1. Select an image. Put it on a powerpoint slide and make a square grid on it with horizontal row markings with alphabets and vertical column markings with numbers.
  2. Make a similar grid on paper and using the powerpoint slide as a guide, make the outlines of the image
  3. Start with the eyes as eyes are often the defining feature of a sketch
  4. Draw the cheek contours, following the parent image as a guideline
  5. Fill in other details, such as the hair and chin etc.
  6. Complete the hair strands on all sides and correct for shades to make the sketch look three-dimensional


  • Spend sufficient amount of time in making the “backbone” of the sketch (outlines etc). This will make sure that the image doesn’t look disproportionate
  • Check for shades as you progress
  • Use a good sketching pencil set. For most light tones, use HB or 2B pencil. For hair and irises, use 4B or 6B
  • You will not get the sketches looking life-like in one go. So, have patience and keep trying. You’ll improve with time
  • For soft tone areas (like the forehead and cheeks), use cotton of your finger for shading


  • Watch for smudges because of lead powder sticking on your hands as you sketch. Wash your hands intermittently to prevent such accidental smudges

Things You’ll Need

  • A good sketch book. Paper thicker than 200 gsm is recommended
  • A good sketch pencil set (preferably in the range HB to 8B)
  • A good ruler
  • Computer with powerpoint enabled
  • A target image (you may gift such sketches to your family/friends too by making them from their photos)

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  1. June 12, 2009 at 5:36 am

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  2. Emma said,

    June 13, 2009 at 1:50 am

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