How to Draw Buttercup (Powerpuff Girls) Step-by-Step Pictures
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To draw Buttercup from the Powerpuff Girls, follow step-by-step drawings below. The new lines in each step are shown in red, and each step is explained in the text below the photo, so you'll know exactly what to draw in each step.
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: Draw a big oval near the middle of the paper as a guide for Buttercup's head. First make four marks to determine the oval's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Make sure that the marks for the sides of the oval (the width) are farther apart than the marks for the top and bottom (the height) of the oval. With every step, sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 2: Draw a horizontal line across the oval as a construction guide to help you place Buttercup's facial features later. Draw a curved vertical line for another construction guide. Place the vertical line a bit closer to the right edge of the head. Curve the lines a bit so that they contour to the shape of the oval.
Step 3: Below the head draw a small square-like shape as a guide for the Buttercup's body. Pay attention to how small this guide is in relation to the big oval for the head.
Step 4: Under the head, on either side, draw two long, curved, sloping lines as guides for Buttercup's arms. Pay attention to the length and position of these lines in relation to the head and body. On the lower, left side of the body, draw a short, slightly tilted vertical line as a guide for the first leg. To the right, draw a long, slightly tilted vertical line as a guide for the other leg.
That's it for the guides! For the next steps, use darker lines for a more defined drawing.
Step 5: Inside the big oval, close to the top edge, draw a long, horiontal line for Buttercup's bangs or fringe. Where the vertical construction line is, add an angled shape for a part on the bangs or fringe.
Step 6: Under the bangs, draw two long lines that slope down toward the middle for Buttercup's eyebrows. Angle the inner tips of the eyebrows so that they have a furrowed expression. Use the vertical construction line as a guide to space out the eyebrows.
Step 7: Under the eyebrows, draw two huge, almost circle-like lines for Buttercup's eyes. Use the vertical construction line to help you place the lines and help you determine the space between them. The line on the right should be slightly smaller because of the way the head is turned.
Step 8: Inside each eye, draw a big circular shape for Buttercup's pupils. Don't overlap the shape of the eyebrows as you draw these shapes. The pupil on the right should be thinner. Inside each pupil, draw a small circle for highlights. Draw these smaller circles along the path of the horizontal construction line.
Step 9: Darken the big initial oval to create the shape of Buttercup's head. On the top, left side of the head, draw a small M-shaped line for a clump of hair.
Step 10: Between the eyes, near the bottom, draw a small U-shaped line for Buttercup's mouth. If you'd like, you can turn this line upside-down to give her a frown instead. On either side of the head, draw a long, curved vertical line for the sides of the hair. Angle the tops of these lines so that the top parts are wide and the bottoms are narrow.
Step 11: Use the initial curved lines under the head as guides to draw Buttercup's arms. Follow the path of the guides and draw the shapes of the arms around them. The tips of the arms should be curved with no fingers. The bottoms of the arms should be a bit wider than the tops.
Step 12: Use the tilted, vertical lines under the body as guides to draw Buttercup's legs the same way as the arms. Follow the path of the guides and draw the shapes of the legs around them. Because the leg on the left is folded up, draw a small oval shape around the guide.
Step 13: Inside each leg, near the bottom, draw a small, curved line for the top part of Buttercup's shoes. Inside the shoes draw a shape that's similar to the letter D on it's side for more detail.
Step 14: Darken the square-like shape under the head to create Buttercup's body but don't overlap the shape of the folded leg on the left. Inside the body, draw two short, vertical lines for the stripe on the dress.
Step 15: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing of Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls.
Final Step: Color your drawing using colored pencils, markers or crayons! Use Black for the hair, the pupils, the stripe on the dress and the shoes. Use peach or yellow-orange for the skin. Use green to draw a thick band along the outer edge of the pupils for the eyes' irises. Use green for the rest of the dress too.
That's it! You know how a finished drawing of Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls.