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Uploaded: August 3, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: August 4, 2013
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I have to admit, I am absolutely infatuated with Indian culture. The clothing, the colors, the art, and of course the wonderful spices. For a long time I have been a fan of the movie 'Mistress of Spices'. I don't know how many of you have actually heard or watched the movie, but I love the characters spice shop that she has in the middle of a big city. Some of the woman from India have such a lovely beauty especially when they are all dressed up either to marry, or to perform in dance. This lesson is going to be on "how to draw an Indian woman", step by step. She is a young girl that has a lighted glow in her eyes. She is very serious looking as well as beautiful. I think everyone will enjoy this tut, even the males on Dragoart.com.

how to draw an indian woman

How to Draw an Indian Woman

how to draw an indian woman step 1


Sketch out the guide for her face, then sketch in the facial guidelines as well as the shoulder line.
how to draw an indian woman step 2


Next, we will sketch out the actual shape of the Indian woman's face like so. Be sure to include the lining for her parted hairstyle.
how to draw an indian woman step 3


Using the facial guidelines draw in the eyebrows and color them in as well. When you draw in her eyes make sure that the top lid is dark, thick and bold. Sketch in the lashes, then draw the eyeballs. Also add the creases on each eyelid.
how to draw an indian woman step 4


Now we can sketch out her nose, then draw in her closed mouth in the form of a full set of lips.
how to draw an indian woman step 5


Sketch in the long wavy parted hairstyle. Draw in the veil that she is wearing, then add detailing to her hair as well.
how to draw an indian woman step 6


Finish sketching out the veil which should be larger then her head. The headdress is like a big hood over her head. Add the detailing to the cloth, then move to step seven.
how to draw an indian woman step 7


For the last drawing step you will draw the neck, then sketch in the collar from her shroud. Don't forget to detail the material. Erase your mistakes and then you are finished.
how to draw an indian woman step 8


Here she is when you are all done. Now the line art is finished you can add some more detailing like jewels or other material of your choice. Don't forget to color in the drawing folks.