This teenage girl is boasting a retro look with 1980s-style blazer and shorts. The beret and scarf add a jaunty touch to her energetic look that would look right at home on a fashion runway.
In this section, we'll show you how to draw the above teenage girl. Either draw the picture freehand while looking at your computer monitor or print out this page to get a closer look at each step.
Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. Here, we'll show you an illustration of each step and then give you a description of how to draw it.
1: Sketch the Body
Sketch a tipped oval for the head. Divide the oval into left and right halves with a vertical line to determine the center of the face. Separate the oval into upper and lower halves with a horizontal line to show the position of the tops of the eyes.
Sketch a horizontal line for the hairline about one-sixth of the way down from the top of the oval. Divide the area below that into three equal parts. The first line below the hairline is for the eyebrows, and the next line shows the location of the tip of the nose. The ears lie between the eyebrows and the nose.
Divide the area below the nose into three more equal parts. The line below the nose is for the mouth opening, and the next line is for the lower lip.
Draw a curved line under the head to show the shape of the neck and backbone. Use rectangles for the chest and hip areas. Draw a line between the two rectangles for the waist. Form the arms and legs with curved tube shapes. Sketch oval shapes for the shoulders, knees, and ankles. Use wedge shapes for the feet.
2: Shape the Body and Clothing
Draw two small ovals for the ears. Block the hat with an odd-shaped rectangle.
Use an incomplete oval for the hairline and the outline of the face. Extend two long curved lines from the jawline to form the shoulders.
Draw in the shape of the sleeves and shorts with long bent lines. Smooth out the legs and ankles with curved lines.
3: Draw the Face and Blazer
Use small curved lines for the eyebrows. Draw ovals with pointed ends for the eyes. Form the nose with short straight lines. Add the mouth with odd-shaped ovals as shown. Use longer curved lines for the hair and bangs.
Add a V-shaped figure under the neck for the neckline. Draw an oval underneath it. Use long triangles for the lapels and curved lines for the sleeves and shape of the blazer.
Draw an uneven horizontal line for the waistband of the sweater. Sketch the zipper area with one straight line and one bent line that connect halfway. Use more straight lines to form the shorts. Shape the shoes with curved lines.
4: Add Details
Finish the eyes with darkened ovals. Use curved lines to shape the beret. Sketch odd-shaped rectangles for the bow.
Add details to the blazer with curved lines and squiggles. Draw straight lines from the waistband to form pleats. Add zigzag lines for the wrinkles.
Draw two uneven lines on the bottom of the shorts to form cuffs. Shape the kneecap with a small line. Form the shoes with V-shaped and U-shaped figures.
5: Add Shading and Finishing Touches
Use squiggles to finish the hair. Detail the fringe on the scarf with short straight lines.
Add straight horizontal and vertical lines for the pattern on the sweater as shown. Use vertical lines for the ribbing on the left sleeve and the bottom of the sweater. Finish the shoes with curved lines. Shade the neck, jacket, shorts, and legs.
Way to go! But a fashion show wouldn't be the same if there were only one model, would it?
See the next article for another fashion model, this time a teenage girl in a Vogue outfit.
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