"And they lived happily ever after. The end."
Thus concludes countless children's stories. For centuries, the princess archetype has been held as a role model for women and girls - beautiful, graceful, kind, and courageous.
Disney has been perhaps the most influential element behind the princess in modern popular culture.
Disney's extensive lineup of princesses includes, Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937), Cinderella (Cinderella, 1950, 2015), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty, 1959), Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991, 2017) Jasmine (Aladdin, 1992) Rapunzel (Tangled, 2010) and many more.
Would you like to draw your own fairy tale princess? Doing so is easy with the help of this step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper, and perhaps an eraser.
If you have crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, or glitter and glue, get them ready. Soon, your princess will be ready for the royal ball!
Begin by drawing a curved line to outline the face. Note how the line is pointed at the bottom to indicate the chin.
Draw two curved lines extending from the face, outlining the neck and upper portions of the arms.
Extend a set of parallel lines from one side of the image, outlining the arm. Note the bend and slight overlap of lines that indicates the elbow.
Draw the hand using a series of curved lines. Draw several long, narrow, "U" shaped lines to form the fingers, and curved lines to connect to the wrist and detail the palm.
Draw a set of parallel, curved lines on the opposite side, forming the arm. Again, note the bend of the elbow and narrowing of the wrist.
Draw the other hand using a series of narrow "U" shaped lines and curved lines.
From beneath the arms, extend two curved lines downward to outline the body. Connect the lines at the bottom using a curved line. Enclose the top of the dress by drawing an "M" shaped line.
Draw a necklace for the princess. At the base of the neck, draw a series of small, connected circles.
Draw a curved line from one shoulder to the other, between the necklace and the top of the dress. Draw a wavy line across each wrist, erasing guide lines as necessary.
Draw two long, curved lines to outline the skirt of the dress. Connect the lines at the bottom using a long, wavy line.
Detail the dress by drawing a curved line across the stomach, and long, curved lines down the length of the skirt. Extend some lines downward from the top of the skirt, others up from the bottom. These lines indicated folds in the fabric.
Draw a long, curved line enclosing the top of the face and extending beyond it. Draw another long, curved line from above the head to below the arm. These lines outline the princess's long, flowing hair.
Continue the line from the top of the head to beneath the opposite arm. Connect both lines to the body using short, curved lines that meet in points.
Draw a crown by first drawing a curved line across the top of the head, then two curved lines meeting in a point just above it.
Decorate the crown with jewels. Draw a teardrop shape above the point of the crown, and an oval accompanied by two circles within it. Add detail to the hair by drawing curved lines down the length of it.
Draw the eyebrows using two curved lines each.
Draw each ear by placing two curved lines between the hair and the face. Outline each eye using two curved lines.
Draw a circle at the bottom of each ear to indicate earrings. Draw a curved line above each eye, and a circle within. Draw two small curved lines across the bottom of each eye, allowing them to meet at a point. Shade above these lines.
Enclose a wisp of hair beneath the crown using two curved lines that meet in a point. Indicated the nose by drawing two diagonal lines between the eyes, and a small curved line in the middle of the face. Draw the mouth using two curved lines, and a curved line beneath it to indicate the chin.
Color your beautiful princess.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.
The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.
Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.
Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.
Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.