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Uploaded: November 28, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 16
Updated: November 28, 2012
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I am happy to do a fairy tattoo. The watercolor backgrounds are done brilliantly by Aurora at DeviantArt. Please visit this genius artist at her account page by this link: http://aurorawienhold.deviantart.com/ I hope you find this tutorial enjoyable (rhymes anyone?). Let me know what you think of this more simplified tut by commenting, faving or clicking on "Love It"! Peace n love to ya!

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how to draw a fairy tattoo

How to Draw a Fairy Tattoo

how to draw a fairy tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the three round shapes connected by two lines lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw in the two triangular shapes for wing mass.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch lightly the red round shapes representing her shoulder and arm. Don't forget to draw the small line.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

Draw in the lower part of her arm and hand. Include the leg shape and foot placeholder.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

This is a tiny bit more challenging. Now draw her profile. Observe how the curved lines relate to the guidelines.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 6

STEP 6.

Take your time while drawing this picture because in this step you need to pay close attention to how the hair twists at the top then swoops in a slightly curved length. Also draw in her hands and knees.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 7

STEP 7.

Now draw in the top part and back part of her hair.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 8

STEP 8.

Sketch in lightly her arm, leg and feet. Pay close attention to where the lines relate to the guidelines.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 9

STEP 9.

At this point, you can draw in her dress and the shadow beneath.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 10

STEP 10.

Here is the fun part, her wings! Draw in the back wing and half of the one facing you. Try getting in those cute designs.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 11

STEP 11.

One more part is left, that is her lower wing. Draw it in. Notice how the guideline doesn't totally match all parts of the fairy. Yours doesn't have to match exactly either. Take your time to draw the design patterns. Then compare your drawing to the line drawing for finished touches.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 12

STEP 12.

Your drawing may look like this or you might have your own version. At this point, you can color in your picture with a medium of your choice. In the following steps, I have other color combinations of the fairy that may give you some ideas.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 13

STEP 13.

Here is the fairy with Blonde hair.
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 14

STEP 14.

Red hair or magenta!
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 15

STEP 15.

Here is the fairy with blue hair. Aurora's beautiful watercolor background and some butterflies make this picture fun to look at!
 
how to draw a fairy tattoo step 16

STEP 16.

Last but not least, here is the green-haired fairy with Aurora's brilliant watercolor background! Let me know what you think of this tutorial. I love hearing from you. Fav, comment, or click on "Love it," to show your support! Luv and hugs to you all!