Tinkebell is considered to be the most famous fairy in modern times, all thanks to Disney’s Peter Pan movie. Because of this, a lot of people have started to have a soft spot for this small yet endearing fairy of all time. A lot of children also have developed a certain liking for her, wanting to become fairies just like Tink. If for some reason you need to learn to draw Tinkerbell, here are the steps in doing so.

Get Tink’s Picture

To start drawing, you should have a couple of her pictures. Go and refer to your favorite Tinkerbell images from children’s books. You can also find some pictures of her on the Internet. Do this so that you can have a very good visual idea of how you would want your Tinkerbell version to look like.

Do not feel restricted by your references. Have the liberty to exercise your creative freedom. Go on and think of your Tink version instead of copying an existing one. A lot of versions have been created as time passed by in both plays and books. Thus, there is really no reason why you couldn’t make your own and give her a new look.

Be Ready With Your Materials

Get a piece of paper, notebook, sketch pad or whatever paper that you want to place your drawing in. Be ready with coloring materials such as crayons, colored pencils or markers so that you can add some color after you have finished your drawing. Take note of the traditional drawings of Tinkerbell. These include colors such as green, silver, pink and yellow. Sometimes, there are also other colors that are similar with her skin tone. However, you can still opt to modify these if you want to.

Get Your Pencil And Draw

Start off by drawing Tink, using a pencil. Do not add color jus yet. Coloring should be done when you have finalized your drawing. Draw lightly at first, so that you can easily erase if ever you have some mistakes. Make the best out of your pencil by using it for shading various portions of your drawing so that you can achieve more visual depth.

Take a look at your images and try to see the basic shapes that Tink has. Sketch these basic shapes that comprise her face, body, head, wings, legs and feet. Try imagining each portion to be a distinct circle, line or curve. Do this so that it would be easier to break her down and draw her piece per piece. It's recommended that you start out with her head. This is because it would be your drawing’s focal point.

Think of the activity that she would be doing on your drawing. Would she be flying around? Is she standing still? Are her arms on her side or are they up since she would be sprinkling her fairy dust? Consider these things before you set out on drawing the details of her body.

Once you are happy with the way she looks like, get your coloring materials and color her. Use a crayon or marker for darkening the lines and outlining her. Also, clean up your drawing by erasing all the extra lines that you’ve drawn during your sketching period.

If a line does not really add anything to your image, erase it. Last but not the least, color her with your chosen media.

 

The human figure is considered to be one of the most difficult subjects to draw. One of the most commonly encountered problem of aspiring artists would be drawing it in proportion. So, if you want to learn to draw the human figure in the right proportion, here are some basic steps in doing so.

Materials

What you’ll need would be paper, pencil, a good eraser, ruler, and one good dose of imagination! Once you have all these, you are ready to start drawing.

Start With The Head

One of the easiest portion to start with would be the head. Draw the head. Create an oval for the head. This is because most heads are said to be oval in shape. Place this oval at the top portion of your paper. Try not to put too much pressure with your pencil stroke just yet. Draw lightly, and consider this to be a sketch.

Get The Body Size

Use your ruler to determine the body size. Get the measurement of the rest of your subject’s body. The ideal measurement can be taken from the principle that the human head’s size is approximately 1/7 of the total body height. So, measure the height of the oval that you just drew. Compute for the height of six more oval heads, and you would get the height of your body. It is best that you put marks on your paper so that it would be easy for you to see the measurement marks.

Start Having Some Figure

Once you’ve determined the height, you can now start giving your drawing some figure. Start by drawing the hips. Generally, you can find the widest portion of the hips located halfway down of the body. Draw a basic trapezoid shape. Put the widest or the base line of your trapezoid approximately at the position where the hips and waist should be, according to your measurements. The normal space starting from the hips up to the waist would be approximately 2/3 of the head’s length.

Add The Lower Extremities And The Upper Extremities

Add more form by drawing the knees and feet. Your figure’s knees should be halfway in between the feet and hips. Obviously, the feet would be the bottom part of the body. Create 2 small circles for the knees, place 2 small ellipses for the feet.

Now draw the upper extremities of the body by adding the shoulders, arms, elbows, and hands. Generally, the elbows should fall at waist level. The shoulders should be just right below the bottom of the head on both sides. Just like with knees, you can draw small circles for the elbows. To put the shoulders, draw two more heads lightly. Place 1 on each side of the head. You can draw circles to for the shoulders below each imaginary head. For the hands, they usually fall halfway down your figure’s thighs. Create small ellipsis for the hands.

Get Connected!

Now, it’s time for you to connect the different body parts that you drew. Use ellipses so that you can connect the body part. As soon as this is done, you could start adding some shading and details. Add some clothing and some other essentials. Do not forget to get a light source so that you’d know where the shadows should be placed.