drawing a dryad

Drawing a Dryad

Step 1.

Start off by drawing the profile of a female being like you see here. The shapes are for the head and torso. Sketch in the guidelines for the neck and body.

Step 2.

Sketch out the forehead, nose, lips, chin and jaw structure. When that is done you can draw the eyebrow and closed eye. Add a tear down the cheek too.

Step 3.

Begin sketching out the neck shape and then the tree limbs on the head and the vein like lines on the face.

Step 4.

For the hairstyle you will draw the wood lined hair or roots. They are super fine and stiff which also makes it look soft at the same time.

Step 5.

Sketch out the body. This is just the profile of a woman's body covered in thick tree line life lines or vines.

Step 6.

Go ahead and draw some roots spurring out the back. I drew four, but you can add more if you like.

Step 7.

Add more twig like vines coming out of the back, make sure they are cluster in appearance.

Step 8.

Sketch in the detailing all over the twig like branches and then you're done. You can erase the mistakes and guides.

Step 9.

Here is the line art once you are finished. Now just color in the drawing.

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Uploaded: August 4, 2016
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: August 4, 2016
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Well, I know this was not a requested lesson, but the concept took form all on it's own. I was just doing a random concept sketch and this is what I ended up with. I call it 'how to draw a Dryad, step by step'. Dryads are female being that live among the trees or withing the trees. They are forest dwelling creatures who protect the forest. Anyways, I think this new version of a Dryad came out fantastic and I hope you enjoy the lesson. I still have more lessons that are coming your way so stay tuned in to see what they are.

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