How to Sketch Nicki Minaj

What a striking image of Nicki Minaj! This close-up of the the singer is a perfect place to start with your sketch of Nicki.

Follow the instructions below and read the drawing tips on how to sketch Nicki Minaj.

Drawing Tips
How to Sketch Nicky Minaj:

  • When you sketch this image of Nicki Minaj you’ll notice it has large areas of dark tones
  • If you’d prefer you may choose to lighten the background to match the gdi image instead of the grayscale image below
  • If you do decide to make Nicki’s hair and background dark you should work up the tones by shading in layers
  • This works by using a soft pencil (2B, 4B, 6B) and shading in, then use a B or 2B over the area, then use a 2B, 4B or 6B again over the same area
  • In this photo Nicki Minaj’s skin is very smooth – to get the same effect you can shade lightly with a soft pencil (2B or 4B) then blend in the tones with a tissue or kitchen towel
  • To match the feathery edges of her hair, you can use a combination of soft fuzzy strokes a soft pencil (2B, 4B) and then use a sharper harder pencil over with the hard edge
  • 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 Nicki Minaj 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 Nicki Minaj 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 learning how to draw Nicki Minaj

1) Grid Image: How to Sketch Nicki Minaj

How to Sketch Nicki Minaj: Grid

How to Sketch Nicki Minaj: This grid image will help you to accurately sketch in the shapes and shadows of your sketch of Nicki Minaj


2) Gray-scale Image: How to Sketch Nicki Minaj

How to Sketch Nicki Minaj: Grayscale Image

How to Sketch Nicki Minaj: Use this gray-scale image to help you match the gray tones when you shade in your sketch of Nicki Minaj


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One Response to How to Sketch Nicki Minaj

  1. JAMIAH says:

    she is my favret

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