"Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind."
- Lilo, Lilo and Stitch
Lilo Pelekai is one of the title characters of the animated Disney film Lilo and Stitch (2002).
Lilo is spunky and eccentric. She loves Elvis Presley, hula dancing, photography, and her "dog," the alien experiment named Stitch.
Family - ohana in the Hawaiian language - is also very important to Lilo. She lives with her sister and an eclectic "extended family" of aliens and experiments. She also treasures photographs of her parents, who were killed in a car accident.
Did you know? Lilo's name means "lost" in Hawaiian. While her behavior at times makes her an outcast among her human friends, she never acts like a lost damsel in distress. Instead, she is clever in coming up with ways to capture and adopt Stitch's experimental "cousins."
Would you like to draw Lilo? This easy, step-by-step drawing guide is here to help.
All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing
1. Begin by sketching Lilo's face. Use curved lines to outline the cheeks, chin, and ear. Notice the lines that meet at sharp points to form the hair on her forehead. Use short lines to detail the folds of the ear.
2. Use a long curved line to outline the top and sides of Lilo's hair, and a "U" shaped line to form her neck and the collar of her dress.
3. Extend two long curved lines downward, unconnected to the head. Enclose them at the bottom with a curved line. This outlines Lilo's dress.
4. Use a curved line to connect the neck of the garment to its side, outlining the sleeve of the dress.
5. Use a curved line to outline the remaining sleeve, connecting the collar to the rest of the dress. Then, use a pair of curved lines to outline Lilo's arm. Draw the fingers using "U" shaped lines, and connect them to each other and to the arm using curved lines. Detail the palm with a short curved line.
6. Use curved lines to sketch Lilo's remaining arm and closed fist, erasing guide lines as necessary.
7. Decorate Lilo's dress with a large leaf pattern. Draw the sides of each leaf by connecting a series of curved lines at sharp points. Enclose the tip of each leaf using a large "C" shaped line, and draw a straight line down the center of each leaf to indicate the vein.
8. Draw Lilo's feet by using a series of connected "C" shaped lines to indicate the toes. Then, enclose sandals beneath her feet using long curved lines.
9. Detail Lilo's face. Draw her mouth using a curved and a "U" shaped line, with additional curved lines to form the tongue. Outline her almond-shaped eyes, and draw three successively smaller circles within each eye. Shade between the two smallest circles to indicate the pupil. Use curved lines to draw the eyebrows, the nose, and to contour beneath the eyes.
Color Lilo. She has black hair, tan skin, and a red dress.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the 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.