Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Esmeralda from Walt Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: When learning how to draw Esmeralda, start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: First learn how to draw Esmeralda's head guides. Start by drawing a circle near the middle of the page. This will be a guide for the top part of Esmeralda's head. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.
Step 2: Under the circle, draw an arc similar to the letter U as a guide for the lower part of Esmeralda's head or the jaw and chin. Both of the shapes combined form the guide for the head.
Step 3: Draw two long, curved lines below Esmeralda's head as guides for the neck and shoulders.
Step 4: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the entire head shape, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines a bit so that they contour to the shape of Esmeralda's head. These will be construction lines that will help you when learning how to draw Esmeralda's facial features later on.
Step 5: Sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line, draw two small ovals as guides for Esmeralda's eyes.