How to Draw Drew Barrymore

This image has classic girl-next door appeal. Put your artistic talent to use in learning how to draw Drew Barrymore.

Follow the instructions below and read the drawing tips on how to draw Drew Barrymore, and you’ll be able to complete your drawing quickly and accurately.


 

Drawing Tips
Tips on How to Draw Drew Barrymore:

  • There are very subtle variations of mid tones, shadows and highlights in this image
  • Pay special attention to these subtleties in her nose especially
  • Build up the foundational skin tones, then work in the eyebrows and eyelashes over using a shapes medium pencil (F,B)
  • There is a lot of detail in Drew Barrymore’s eyes in this photo
  • Draw in the pattern you can see in her irises with a sharp pencil and then shade in softly over
  • Outline the two highlights in each Iris with a sharp hard pencil (H, 2H) and keep these areas clean
  • Notice the shadows and tone cast by the beads on her necklace

 

How to Draw

  1. Click on the grid and gray-scale images below of Drew Barrymore to enlarge them
  2. Right click on each image and save them on your computer or tablet
  3. Print out both images or keep them open on your computer or tablet to view while you’re drawing
  4. Set up a 5 x 7 grid on your sketch pad. If you don’t know how to, read this: “How to Set Up a Grid in 2 Minutes”
  5. Then using the grid image below of Drew Barrymore as a reference, draw the outlines of the shapes and shadows onto the grid on your sketch pad. If you need some guidance, click here to see our demo: “Demo: How to Draw a Portrait Step by Step”
  6. Once you have completed the outline drawing, begin shading your portrait. If you are a beginner at shading, click here for tips: “How to Shade Your Portrait”
  7. Well done! By following these instructions, you’re are on your way to completing your drawing of Drew Barrymore

 

1) Grid Image: How to Draw Drew Barrymore

 

How to Draw Drew Barrymore Using a Grid

How to Draw Drew Barrymore Using a Grid: This grid image will help you to accurately draw in the shapes and shadows of your drawing of Drew Barrymore 

 

2) Gray-scale Image: How to Draw Drew Barrymore

 

How to Draw Drew Barrymore: Gray-scale

How to Draw Drew Barrymore: Gray-scale image to help you match the gray tones when you shade in your drawing of Drew Barrymore

 

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