How to Draw Madonna

This is undoubtedly a power portrait of the pop legend – use it to learn how to draw Madonna.

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

Drawing Tips
Tips on How to Draw Madonna:

  • The secret to drawing accurately lies in the careful observation
  • This drawing will require a lot of attention to detail to faithfully capture all the different textures
  • Notice how the different textures of metal have difference qualities
  • Her lace glove has a lot of detail in it
  • And her hair has its own texture and detail
  • See the section called “Building up Shadows” in our guide on “How to Shade Your Portrait” for help.


How to Draw

  1. Click on the grid and gray-scale images below of Madonna 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 Madonna 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 Madonna


1) Grid Image: How to Draw Madonna

How to Draw Madonna Using a Grid

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


2) Gray-scale Image: How to Draw Madonna

How to Draw Madonna: Gray-scale image

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


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