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Sunday, June 21, 2015

How To Draw Esmeralda From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Free Worksheet

This free printable how to draw Esmeralda the Dancing Gypsy project will give the young artist some guidance and help in drawing a realistic figure of a young woman.

Parents and teachers will be able to use this in class or at home.

  • It can be a lesson by itself.
  • It can be an art lesson handout.
  • It can be an extra activity to fill in the time.
  • It can be given as a take-home project.
  • Print this and with others to take with the family to occupy the kids when they are bored.
FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT.  Do not get discouraged if the first try does not turn out the way you wanted, after all, it is the first draft and a real artist do several rough drafts before they get ready to even begin, (in this project I drew the figure six times before I got it right).  Just trace over the good parts and keep working on the other parts.  Learning to draw takes practice and time, so do not give up and keep on trying.  Draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back and try other projects, it won't be long before people are amazed at your work.

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To print the free Esmeralda drawing worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some printers work better with this if you drag the image off to your desktop and print from there. If you have problems see the suggestions at the "HOW TO PRINT" TAB above, or try one of the updated links below.

How to Draw Esmeralda The Gypsy, Free Worksheet

CLICK HERE for an image file that may work better on newer printers.
To try a universal portable file CLICK HERE.

Start with an articulated stick figure, that is kind of an advanced stick figure with joints for the shoulders, hips, knees elbows. etc.  Draw lightly so you can erase later.  Pose the figure with the near leg raised, and the near shoulder lowered with the arm extended across to tap the tambourine on the other side. Use the stick figure to work out the position of the arms and legs.

After you have her posed then go around the stick figure to draw the contours of the arms and legs.

Keep the face simple.  Use guidelines to keep things even. She is turned 1/3rd away so you see more of one side of her face than the far side.  The eyes are halfway down from the top of the head to the chin. Just use a couple of curved lines to give her a look of concentration.  The nose is only a line starting at the eyebrow and going down at a curve and ending with a dash for the shadow underneath. The mouth his just a dash for the upper lip and a short dash for the shadow under the lower lip.

Think of the hands as mittens and don't worry about drawing every finger unless you have a very large drawing.

The clothing is loose and flowing use lines to show the curves of the cloth.

Draw lots of jewelry with big earrings, necklaces bracelets, and chains.  Do not forget the Emerald on the chain around her neck that is where she gets her name.  Draw circles for the coins that are sewn into the edge of her dress and shawl. The Gypsies would wear a headscarf that covered much of their hair.

To see an example of the project follow this link. 

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(c) Adron 6/21/15