How I Drew Elsa, Anna & Olaf

I have some old posts of some previous drawings that I have done and a step to step walkthrough of what I did. I thought I would post them on here to see if these posts would be something you would be interested in?

This took me 6 hours to complete, using my Faber Castell PITT Artist pens.  I have not done any drawing in ages, so I definitely was a bit rusty. But I loved getting back into it again. I am loving Zentangles at the moment, but I would like to try other media now too. I might start painting again as I never really work with paint.

How I Drew Elsa, Anna & Olaf

#1 Draw The Outline

I always do a faint pencil outline to begin with, especially when drawing people to get the proportions right. It also helps when making mistakes, as a pencil is so much easier to get rid of than pen. It takes the pressure away from trying to be perfect the first time around and you can be happy with it before you permanently go over it.  

#2 Start Filling Them Out

I decided to start with Olaf first because I had more of an idea of how I would use the patterns with him, giving me time to think how to do Elsa and Anna. I also like the fact I coloured in Olaf's nose, I think it was a cute touch. I drew Anna out in the garden because there was a heat wave here in England the day I started her. I used some inspiration from the garden with drawing leaves and flowers within Anna's dress and hair. I wanted to incorporate snowflakes into Elsa's dress, I don't know if it is that obvious anymore though because there are other patterns within it. Maybe I should colour them in to make them stand out! I don't know, what do you think?

#3 Find Inspiration

There are many ways to get inspiration with the different patterns. Like I mentioned, I used patterns from my surroundings and based on the type of character that you are drawing. Pinterest is an amazing way to find different pattern ideas and then just make them your own and use them in a unique way. 

#4 Know When You Are Finished

It's important to know when you are finished, leaving areas of white to keep some of the features in tacked is important so you don't overcrowd your picture. Sometimes the patterns you draw will look better blocked out with black and other times they may be better off left. This will take practice and sometimes you will get it wrong, it has taken me a while to know when to stop.