How to Draw a Pixie's Face

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The face of a pixie is typically depicted in a very specific way. Find out how to draw a pixie's face with help from an artist in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Ray. I'm an artist and right now I'm going to show you how to draw a pixie's face. Now pixies are you know, like fairies or like little imaginary creatures, cute little girls mostly. So let me just sort of give you an idea of how to illustrate that. First of all you start off with the head, basic head shape, let's just do that real quick. Another thing about pixies that is common is towards the chin area it gets kind of pointy so that's what we're going to be working with here, kind of a pointy chin situation. The other thing that's common, it's like drawing any other head, you want to keep everything symmetrical but with a pixie usually the features are a little exaggerated. Like let's draw the nose for example. The nose on a pixie is usually very small and usually consists of one basic line or shape. In this case I guess you'd say a little triangle. Now we're going to mess with the eyes. The eyes are bigger than most so what you would do is you would draw the top part of the eye first, kind of huge, a general idea and then you'd want to carry it down by drawing under the eye, the little circle that goes in there, it's kind of like a circle within a circle and under it, and then you'd like connect them, give it kind of this U look so to speak. So the eyes on a pixie character are kind of bigger and the mouth is the simplest thing because the closer to the point you are the better, simply draw two lines, one to illustrate the mouth and the one that's under it. That's basically how you would do a pixie's face. Now to add to it you'd want to do something with the hair, you know. You want to give your pixie character some hair so you would draw out strands of hair, still keeping it very simple and to the point but you can get as wild with it as you want to because this is a fictional character. You might want to give him a neck or something, get the idea. So there you have it. It's pretty simple, it's, like I said the basic oval and just adding to the ovals and exaggerating the features a little bit, huge eyes. You can draw them bigger than this, small nose, small mouth and that's how you would draw a pixie's face.

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