Watch this video where we show you how to draw a fairy, step by step, and draw along with us!

How To Draw A Fairy Step By Step

Step 1 – Draw The Eyes

Draw two circles in the upper half of your paper to make the fairy’s eyes.

How to draw a fairy, step 1: Draw two circles fo the fairie's eyes.

Step 2 – Add Reflections To The Fairy’s Eyes

Next draw some small circles in the top corner of the circles you drew for the eyes. These circles will look like the fairy’s eyes are reflecting light.

How to draw reflections in the fairy's eyes.

Step 3 – Draw Pupils In The Eyes

To draw the pupils in the fairy’s eyes, draw two smaller partial circles in the center of the eye circles. You can fill them in black.

How to draw the fairy's eyes - draw the pupils.

Step 4 – Draw Eyelashes

You can add some eyelashes on your fairy. Draw short strokes on top of the fairy’s eyes.

How to draw a fairy, draw the eyelashes on the eyes.

Step 5 – Draw A Mouth

Draw a small half-circle in between the fairy’s eyes to make a mouth.

Draw a mouth example of how to draw a fairy.

Step 6 – Draw The Jawline

To draw the fairy’s face, let’s add a jawline. Draw a large half circle from the side of one eye to the other. You can draw small dots on each side before you draw as a guide.

How to draw the face on the fairy.

Step 7 – Draw The Hairline

Draw two lines from each side of the face up to a point in the center of the forehead. You can draw a dot a the top of the head as a guide to help you draw.

How to draw the hairline on a fairy drawing.

Step 8 – Draw A Part In The Hair

Draw a short line from the top of the forehead upwards to create a part in the fairy’s hair.

Example showing how to draw a part on a fairy.

Step 9 – Draw The Top Of The Head

Draw two curved lines from the center part line to the sides of the head, creating an edge for the fairy’s hair.

How to draw the top of the fairy's head.

Step 10 – Draw The Fairy’s Body

Let’s continue drawing the rest of the fairy’s hair later. Now, we will draw a body for the fairy.

Draw an elongated half-oval shape from the bottom of the fairy’s head downwards.

How to draw a fairy's body (simple)

Step 11 – Draw A Waist

Draw a line in the center of the fairy’s body to create a waist.

How to draw a fairy's body, waist

Step 12 – Draw A Skirt

Draw two curved lines from the side of the waist to start drawing the fairy’s skirt.

How to draw a fairy skirt

Step 13 – Add Details To The Skirt

Draw two more lines from the end of the fairy’s skirt back up to the opposite side on the waist, to create a dainty fairy skirt.

Adding detail to the fairy's skirt drawing.

Step 14 – Draw The Legs

Draw a point down from the fairy’s skirt to create the fairy’s legs.

How to draw the legs on a fairy.

Step 15 – Add Detail To The Legs

Draw a line up the center of the fairy’s legs to create two distinct legs.

Adding detail to the legs on a fairy.

Step 16 – Draw The Arms

Draw arms on the sides of the fairy. Draw two parallel lines out first, then add five fingers to each hand.

How to draw the arms on a fairy.

Step 17 – Draw Curly Hair

Add scalloped lines on the side of the fairy’s head to create curly hair on the fairy.

How to draw the hair on a fairy.

Step 18 – Draw Bows In The Hair

Draw two sets of triangles on the side of the fairy’s head to create bows on the fairy’s head.

How to draw hairbows in a fairy's hair.

Step 19 – Draw The Upper Part Of The Wings

Draw wings on the fairy. To draw the fairy’s wings, draw two large half-heart shapes from the top of the fairy’s head to the area between the arms and the hair.

How to draw the fairy's wings.

Step 20 – Draw The Lower Part Of The Wings

Draw the bottom half of the fairy’s wings. Draw two half-circles from the bottom of the top circle to the armpit area of the fairy.

How to draw the bottom half of the fairy's wings.

Step 21 – Draw A Fairy Wand

If you want to draw a wand in your fairy’s hand, draw two long parallel lines up from the fairy’s hand. Draw a cute shape on the top of the wand, such as a heart, star, cloud, flower, etc.

How to draw a wand for a fairy.

Ta-da! The line art for your fairy drawing is complete. You can color her in however you wish.

Printable Fairy Coloring Page

We have a cute PDF printable fairy coloring page you can download in our shop.

A preview of a printable fairy coloring page PDF file.

About the Author

Shannon

Hi, I'm Shannon, the mom behind Drawing Studio. I studied visual arts and design at Massachusetts College of Art, and have been a freelance website designer/developer for over ten years. I love drawing with my two cool, creative kiddos!

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