If you’re a fan of the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast, then you’re probably very familiar with Belle. Drawing her can be a fun and fulfilling experience, especially for beginners. This guide will provide you with comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructions that will help you create a beautiful Belle drawing of your own.
Before we start, make sure you have the following materials:
- Coloring materials (optional)
Step 1: Sketching Basic Shapes
Start by drawing the basic shapes of Belle’s head, body, and dress. You can begin with an oval for the head, and a rectangle for the torso. Make sure to keep the shapes light and easy to erase, as you’ll be adding details later on.
Step 2: Add Guidelines
Next, add guidelines for the facial features and body proportions. Draw a vertical line down the center of the face and horizontal lines for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Then, add vertical and horizontal lines to help you place the arms, as well as the length of the dress.
Step 3: Draw the Facial Features
Once the guidelines are in place, use them to create Belle’s facial features. Draw the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears, following the guidelines to ensure proper placement. Don’t worry if the features look a bit rough at this point, you can refine them later.
Step 4: Draw the Hair
Draw the basic shape of Belle’s hair, which should be in the classic French twist style. Don’t worry about any details just yet; just focus on the overall shape of the hair.
Step 5: Add Details
Now it’s time to add the details, such as the curves and waves of the hair. Use light, short strokes to fill in the details of the hair and sharp lines for the hair’s bangs.
Step 6: Draw the Dress
Next, work on drawing Belle’s dress. Start by following the guideline shape and add layers, pleats, and folds to add texture and depth.
Step 7: Draw the Arms
Use the guidelines you drew earlier to sketch Belle’s arms. Remember to add elbow and wrist joints and draw the hands at the end of each arm.
Step 8: Add Bulky Elements
Add really thick and bulky elements in her dress to create 3 dimensional variations in her dress and make it seem less like a flat and solid object. In this case, her somewhat like a robe suggest a material that is supple, and her dress’ silky bodice seems smooth and shiny.
Step 9: Shade the Drawing
Finally, use your pencil to create shading around the drawing. Shade in the parts of the picture that are in shadows to give it a more three-dimensional look and feel. Add depth to the folds of the dress and hair.
Step 10: Add Final Touches
Add the finishing touches, such as cleaning up any smudges with an eraser and adding any colors if desired. Enjoy your Belle drawing finished project!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What pencil should I use for drawing Belle?
You should start with a regular pencil, preferably an HB or 2B. As you progress, you may want to switch to softer pencils like 4B or 6B for shading and textures.
2. Can I draw Belle in a different pose?
Yes, you can draw Belle in any pose or position you like. This guide is meant to provide you with a starting point for creating your own drawing.
3. How do I create Belle’s facial features?
Start by following the guidelines you’ve drawn for the face. Then, sketch in the details of the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. Remember to focus on proportions and symmetry.
4. How do I shade Belle’s dress?
Shading is all about creating depth and texture. Start with a light shade and build up as you go. Use a mix of short, light strokes and darker, longer strokes to create the folds and creases in the dress, and remember to shade around the edges of each layer.
5. How do I clean up my Belle drawing?
If there are any smudges or marks on your drawing, you can clean them up with an eraser. Use a kneaded eraser to remove any unwanted lines or smudges, or a regular eraser for larger marks.
6. Can I color my Belle drawing?
Yes, if you want to, you can color your Belle drawing using any coloring materials you like, such as colored pencils or markers. Just make sure to color carefully and avoid coloring outside the lines.