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Saturday, September 14, 2013

How To Draw A Butterfly Fairy Kneeling Worksheet

This is a nice project that can turn out very well if you take your time. The kneeling figure can apply to any person not just the fairy. The free printable worksheet below may be printed for personal use, just highlight and save or send to your printer.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your sketch of the butterfly fairy does not turn out as you expected do not give up you are learning and it takes time and practice. Come back every day and print off another lesson and sketch it. Soon you will be surprised at what a good artist you are becoming.

How to draw a Butterfly Fairy Kneeling
To print the worksheet just highlight it and send it to our printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above for help.

You may want to print the project notes below, too.

There is a balance point for all standing (or kneeling) figures. Use a light line up and down to keep the image logically balanced.

Use an articulated stick figure to begin your design. Then fill out the form using curved lines to make the figure. Since it is a fantasy creature who is to say that they have long limbs or short ones or if they have two arms or four? Have fun.

The head is turned downward, this changes everything from a face straight on. There will be little or no neck showing because it is hidden by the chin. The eyes are much lower, and the nose, mouth and chin seem to be right on top of each other.

You may want to practice or work out the details on a separate piece of paper.

Keep the details simple.
     * Just draw downward curved lines for the eyes
     * Draw upward pointing lines for the eyebrows.
     * The cheeks are curved outward since she is smiling.
     * The nose is a shadow shaped like a slight "V",
     * The mouth is a short slightly curved line.
     * The chin is a wide point.

Use long black hair as part of her clothing if you like. It is tangled and curvy.

One hand is seen from the side. The thumb is behind the hand closest to her chest. Keep it simple.
The other hand is upturned and the butterfly is in the palm. The thumb is outward and the fingers tilt down for effect.

I gave her a grass skirt and let the long hair cover her to express modesty.

Do the wings by going back and forth on each side so both wings match.

If you can trace through your paper it is a good idea to design the wings on a separate paper and then trace them on to your project that way they are even. There is a large upper wing and a long triangle lower wing on each side.

(C) Adron

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