Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Princess Tiana from Walt Disney's Princess and the Frog. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start with an egg shape that points down in the middle of the page. Under the egg shape draw two vertical lines. These shapes don’t have to be perfect. They’re just basic guides for Tiana’s head and neck.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the egg shape, one vertical and one horizontal. When drawing the lines, bend them so they follow the contour of the shape. Draw two smaller lines in between the horizontal construction line and the bottom of the egg. These will be construction lines that will help you place Princess Tiana’s facial features later on.
Step 3: On top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line, draw two shapes that resemble fat footballs for Tiana's eyes. The shape on the right should be smaller because of perspective.
Step 4: Now draw guides for Tiana’s hair. First draw a curved line that wraps around the top part of her head. The line starts on the left end of the horizontal construction line and ends above and to the right of the right eye. On top of that, draw a smaller arc similar to the letter C on its side as a guide for Tiana's bun.
Step 5: On top of Princess Tiana's head, draw a series of angled lines for her tiara/crown. First draw a wide M shape, then right on top of the M, draw a taller angled line similar to an upside-down letter V.