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Uploaded: May 26, 2011
Artist: Ghostiy
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: May 26, 2011
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A few tips to designing a cute emo girl, and a walk through on how to draw one.

how to draw emo girls

How to Draw Emo Girls

how to draw emo girls step 1


First off, a small tip on eyes. 'Emo' culture is probably the leading market for eyeliner. So don't worry about going overboard. Male and females are known to wear a lot of dark makeup around their eyes because it makes them pop more. Shown here are 3 of the variations possible. Full lashes with all around eyeliner, bottom heavy eyeliner, and top heavy with extra mascara.
how to draw emo girls step 2


Piercings are a big thing. Here are a few that you can get that look pretty great with the 'emo' look. There are, of course, more combinations and more piercings that you can get, so go have a look on google.
how to draw emo girls step 3


HAIR. One of the biggest factors in emo culture. Shown here are a few of the fringes i really like. 1) The heavy straight fringe. You can see how far back it starts from the red dot. Its usually cut dead straight at the eyebrows or top of the eye. 2) 'The emo fringe'. Possibly the most recognised style. Simply a normal fringe swept to the side. It doesn't start that far back either. 3) 'The scene fringe'. A mixture of 1 and 2. Its a side fringe that starts a long way back. Usually, the rest of the hair is very choppy and layered.
how to draw emo girls step 4


Lets start a picture shall we? Draw out your basic skeleton. I use little points to show the joints, but this isnt really compulsory.
how to draw emo girls step 5


Flesh out the base. as you can see shes twisted at a very unusual angle. This gives the feeling of her being quite flexible or double jointed. Also, theres a certain feeling of androgyny in this style, so im giving her quite a boyish shape, with fairly straight lines as opposed to the usual curvy ones.
how to draw emo girls step 6


Do the face and hair. As you can see i used two lip rings, a nose stud, a curly earring, type 1 eyes (from step 1) and type 3 hair (from step 3).
how to draw emo girls step 7


Lets give her some arms and a top. The key to making a really cute emo girl is simplicity. A plain dark t-shirt works. Alternatively, you could use a hoodie. I erased the parts of the eye under the fringe, since its very heavy.
how to draw emo girls step 8


Now some pants would be a good idea. skintight jeans work great. Just follow the leg guides and add some folds where the joints are. Put in some pockets and the seams at the sides and voila! You have skinnies.
how to draw emo girls step 9


Accessories are a good way to make that plain outfit look a little bit more interesting. While the base clothes are simple, dont worry about giving them some fun extras. Ive added stripy arm warmers here. Stripes always look good with this type of fashion.
how to draw emo girls step 10

STEP 10.

Finally, erase the parts of the body showing under the accessories (like the belts). I added a nice pair of thick rimmed glasses, which are very typical in this particular style. I find they make her look slightly girlier. Colour her in (in this case i stuck to monochrome). Greys, usually dark, with a small splash of colour works.