how to draw perrie edwards, little mix, perrie edwards

How to Draw Perrie Edwards, Little Mix, Perrie Edwards

Step 1.

Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.

Step 2.

Now draw in the bisecting red line to balance her facial features.

Step 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.

Step 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, and e. for shoulder placements.

Step 5.

Now draw in Perrie's eyebrows and eyes.

Step 6.

Observe where Perrie's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, smile lines, and mouth.

Step 7.

Watch closely how her face outline, jawline, chin, and ears relate to the guidelines. Make sure you sketch in the earrings and portion of hair within the hoops. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.

I have separated the hair parts since you need to draw more details. On the left side facing you begin to sketch. Add those curls and curvy lines. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & curls of her hair. This will help as you shade it in. Remember to draw her hat, necklace, and t-shirt collar line.

Step 9.

Now draw in the right side. Remember the other half of her hat, necklace and t-shirt collar line. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.

Step 10.

I made this line drawing especially for you if you don't want to do the pencil shading and blending part. Otherwise, let us continue to the pencil drawing part.

Step 11.

Here is the outline done with a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Look closely and see if your lines look something like this. You can erase if certain areas like the eyes or nose don't line up. Take you kneaded eraser and dab off the shadow outlines or dark lines with your kneaded eraser for a more realistic look as you shade. Shading transition from dark to light (or visa versa) should be smooth... no harsh lines. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think. As you do more pictures, this will come easier to you.

Step 12.

I didn't want to skip this. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the Tone Exercise.

Step 13.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump.

Step 14.

Best thing you can do when drawing hair is to establish the general shape then work in the main strands of hair by holding your pencil at a 45 degree angle for stroking and coverage. Then, as in the third picture, you can work in more details. But here's a TIP! Don't draw a straight line for the hairline. Do tiny strokes to represent beginning of hair at its root. Look at real people and see their hairline isn't a straight line. Practice and your picture will look more realistic.

Step 15.

GO WITH THE FLOW: Basically, you're following the direction of object's shape, that is the hair. The hair will curl around, flow from, and slick to the head. The head is like a curved ball, so the hair extends from that ball by the arrowed directions. Keep practicing stroking in one direction, letting the pencil flow off... as if you're painting your nails or brushing off your pants. See? Play with that pencil, honey. See how those strokes FLY OFF THE PAGE. LET IT FLOW, DUDE! ***Those parts... let little strokes of hair (roots) appear at the edge of the parts. Click on this picture and see those tiny strokes.

Step 16.

If you do the whole picture in a pencil sketch, this is where you would sketch in small circles or lines to shade the areas. It would take hours upon hours to cover all that area with a pencil. I chose to shade with pastels. In a few strokes I've got area coverage. Applied light to medium gray to her face, hair and neck. I added dark gray to shaded areas of her hair and lips. Charcoal gray and black was added to her hat. Dark gray was used for her T-shirt. Looks like a mess, but that's how a some beginning projects will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.

Step 17.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to her hair, lips, and eyebrows. I smoothed out areas of her hat and T-shirt with the blending stump. For a softer blend I used tissue paper on her skin and hair.

Step 18.

I darkened her eyes, eyebrows, and eyelashes with my 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil. I added hair strands and streaks with my 2B lightly. TIP: The more hair strands you add the more realistic the hair looks. But follow your reference and curves of the strands to give a natural look. Blending her hair a big with my blending stump after sketching, gave a more realistic look. I made sure to add some white strands to her hair with a kneaded eraser.

Step 19.

Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I first blended the pencil sketches with my toritllon to give a smooth transition. I added more dark tones and details to her hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I've also took a kneaded eraser to add some more white hair strands and a bit of highlight to the hair.

Step 20.

Here I added lots of highlights in her hair from looking at the reference picture. You can do this with white pastel, white titanium acrylic or watercolor paint. I also lightened her face and smoothed it more by blurring with my digital program. The necklaces I drew in digitally also. You can easily add those in with white and dark pastels or watercolor... or erase with a kneaded eraser for whiter areas and darken with you pencil for the dark beads. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the highly gifted Perrie Edwards from Little Mix. All of you have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. Please fav, comment, and show your love here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *hug* *blowkiss*

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Uploaded: April 15, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 20
Updated: April 16, 2013
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This tut is focusing on the lovely and talented Perrie Edwards from Little Mix. This four-girl British group was formed for Simon Cowell's eighth season "The X Factor." They won and signed with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and United States Columbia Records. They released their debut album, DNA, on November 19, 2012. I hope you will enjoy drawing this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.