50 Beautiful Female Character Sketch Ideas

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If you’re an artist or an aspiring artist looking for female character sketch ideas, look no further.

I’ve rounded up over 50 female sketch ideas for you to use for inspiration.

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You may be wondering why you should even sketch in the first place.

Have you ever heard someone say that when you’re writing a first draft, you shouldn’t worry about spelling and grammar errors?

That the first draft is just for getting your thoughts out?

The same concept applies to sketching.

Sketching your ideas is the first step in the design process, and is something that every artist should do.

When you sketch, it doesn’t have to be perfect. The purpose of your sketches is to get your ideas out quickly.

Don’t worry about erasing, or trying to make sure that everything is just right.

Your main focus should be getting your ideas out uninterrupted.

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Female Character Sketch Ideas

Check out these female character sketch ideas.

Girl With Beret

This girl is wearing a beret, has beautiful long eyelashes and beautiful heart-shaped earrings.

GIRL WITH BERET

Photo Credit: dia_na_draws

Girl with Glasses and Tie

I love the overall look here. The reading glasses and the neck tie really give this picture a unique look and helps it stand out.

GIRL WITH GLASSES AND TIE

Photo Credit: artsy.dreamer.xo

Mermaid Character

If you’d like to try your hands at drawing a mermaid character, here’s a great reference for you to draw.

MERMAID CHARACTER

Photo Credit: agnesb_art

Girl Wearing Beanie

This girl is wearing a cute beanie, has wavy hair and is wearing a scarf around her neck.

GIRL WEARING BEANIE

Photo Credit: _roskr

How to Draw Locs

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to draw locs, Christina Lorre’ has an amazing YouTube tutorial showing you how to easily draw locs.

Four Different Girls

Here’s a group of girls with different personalities and clothing styles. This gives you a nice variety of characters to choose from.

FOUR DIFFERENT GIRLS

Photo Credit: zezael_tu

Girl with Oversized Sweatshirt

This character is wearing an oversized sweatshirt, a beanie, and cool boots. I love how long her hair is.

GIRL WITH OVERSIZED SWEATSHIRT

Photo Credit: yours_gaia

Girl with Back Facing Hat

Here’s a simple side profile drawing. The girl has pouty lips and is wearing a hat turned backwards.

GIRL WITH BACK FACING HAT

Photo Credit: Get Drawings

Girl with Twists in Hair

This drawing is beautiful and another one of my favorites. I love the characters braids, her eyes, lips, and clothing.

GIRL WITH TWISTS IN HAIR

Photo Credit: Get Drawings

Girl Making Different Expressions

Here’s a great reference for practicing different facial expressions. This sketch has eight different expressions you can draw.

GIRL MAKING DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS

Photo Credit: toonboxstudio

Little Women

If you’re a fan of Little Women, here’s a quick sketch that you can draw yourself. It features the sisters from the book and movie.

LITTLE WOMEN

Photo Credit: that_st12

Girl with Long Hair

This is a simple sketch of a girl with long hair. Her body is turned to the side with her face turned towards the viewer.

GIRL WITH LONG HAIR

Photo Credit: sophiedrawzz

Girl with Curvy Figure

Here’s a sketch of a girl with a curvy figure wearing a crop top and glasses.

GIRL WITH CURVY FIGURE

Photo Credit: sketchsparrow

Girl with Hoop Earring

This sketch has a soft and feminine appearance. The hair is behind the ear and she’s wearing a hoop earring.

GIRL WITH HOOP EARRING

Photo Credit: sketchsparrow

School Girl with Carrying Books

Here’s a sketch of a school girl. She’s wearing her uniform and holding books. Her hair is pulled back in a bun.

SCHOOL GIRL WITH CARRYING BOOKS

Photo Credit: pallavsketches

Anime Style Girl

This character has more of an anime look. She’s sitting on top of an object and is looking down.

ANIME STYLE GIRL

Photo Credit: pallavsketches

Girl Looking Towards Sky

Here’s another anime character drawing. This girl is resting her head in her hand and looking towards the sky.

GIRL LOOKING TOWARDS SKY

Photo Credit: painting_jittiya_j

Girl Playing Vollyball

This curvy girl is wearing a one piece bathing suite and playing volleyball. She’s making a variety of expressions in this sketch.

GIRL PLAYING VOLLYBALL

Photo Credit: mrshuaa

Disney Character

If you’re a Disney fan, then you’ll know who this character is. I love how this sketch is beginner-friendly and still very beautiful.

DISNEY CHARACTER

Photo Credit: cosmoanimato

Girl with Hearts on Cheeks

This girl has hearts on her cheeks and is looking down with a sad expression on her face.

GIRL WITH HEARTS ON CHEEKS

Photo Credit: lemonery.art

Girl with Hair Wrap

I love the characters big hair in this sketch. I also really like the color that was added with the hair wrap.

GIRL WITH HAIR WRAP

Photo Credit: kenz.art

Rapunzel and Pascal

Here’s another Disney character sketch. The is the character Rapunzel from the movie tangled along with her pet chameleon Pascal.

RAPUNZEL AND PASCAL

Photo Credit: karencamargo.art

Girl Wearing Tank Top

This girl is wearing a tank top with her sweater hanging from her shoulders. Her hair is long and twisted at the ends.

GIRL WEARING TANK TOP

Photo Credit: _errorloading

Girl with Angled Profile

Here’s an angled profile of a girl with short hair and a braid going to the back of her head. I love how the hair is drawn here.

GIRL WITH ANGLED PROFILE

Photo Credit: _gottadraw_

Girl with Front Braid

Here’s one of my favorite sketches. I love how the eyes and lips and drawn. I also love the hair.

GIRL WITH FRONT BRAID

Photo Credit: cute_cxtnxss

Girl Wearing Reading Glasses

This girl is looking towards the viewer at an angle. She’s wearing reading glasses and has medium length flowing hair.

GIRL WEARING READING GLASSES

Photo Credit: _just_artistic

Girl with Top Bun

This is a simple sketch of a girls angled profile. Her hair is in a top bun and she’s looking downward.

GIRL WITH TOP BUN

Photo Credit: artis_art_28

Girl Touching Wall

You can’t see the characters face here because it’s being covered by her hair. Her first is on the wall and she’s wearing a cute dress.

GIRL TOUCHING WALL

Photo Credit: arts_huda

Maleficent

If you’re a fan of the character Maleficent, you should try sketching her using this drawing as your reference.

MALEFICENT DRAWING

Photo Credit: gabevart

Girl Wearing Sunglasses

This cool girl is wearing sunglasses with her hair tied back. Her face is slightly angled towards the viewer.

GIRL WEARING SUNGLASSES

Photo Credit: jogurttipossu

Fingers Touching Mouth

The character in this sketch has long hair with her fingers touching her mouth slightly. She’s wearing a ring on her index finger.

FINGERS TOUCHING MOUTH

Photo Credit: owsm_lines

Girl Wearing Hat

In this sketch, the we’re seeing the girl from behind. She’s wearing a hat and summer dress, and her hands are in her pocket.

GIRL WEARING HAT

Photo Credit: paperpencil_101

Girl with Wavy Hair

If you want to work on drawing hair, the hair used in this sketch is great practice for learning how to draw hair that curls back.

GIRL WITH WAVY HAIR

Photo Credit: shana_artgallery

Girl with Crossed Eyes

Here’s a fun sketch of a girl with her eyes crossed. I love how the facial features are drawn in this picture.

GIRL WITH CROSSED EYES

Photo Credit: sketchaholic11

Girl with Long Braid

This girl has a high ponytail with a long braid going down past her shoulders. She has curled baby hairs and is wearing a necklace and earrings.

GIRL WITH LONG BRAID

Photo Credit: sketches_by_nour_

Girl with Thick Hair

I like how the hair is drawn in this picture. To add more detail to your sketch, you could give the character earrings or even add more detail to the hair.

GIRL WITH THICK HAIR

Photo Credit: soso.artz

Girl With Ponytail and Glasses

This drawing is a great reference for beginners. It’s a quick sketch of a girl with long hair in a high ponytail and glasses.

GIRL WITH PONYTAIL AND GLASSES

Photo Credit: Get Drawings

Girl with Turned Head

The is drawn really well in this sketch. I also like the eyes, eyebrows and nose. The artist also added a small piece of detail to the neck that works well.

GIRL WITH TURNED HEAD

Photo Credit: soso.artz

Realistic Character

This sketch looks very realistic and makes a great reference for anyone who wants to learn how to draw realistic characters.

REALISTIC CHARACTER

Photo Credit: swart_arts

Girl with Polka Dot Shirt

I love the detail that the shirt and other background elements adds to this photo. The artist also did a great job with the eyes.

GIRL WITH POLKA DOT SHIRT

Photo Credit: swart_arts

Girl With Large Eyes

I like how the hair and eyes are drawn in this photo. Again, I love how by adding a few simple elements in the background, it helps the picture stand out.

GIRL WITH LARGE EYES

Photo Credit: swart_arts

Bonus Drawings

Here is a roundup of some bonus images to inspire you. Use these sketches as references for your next drawing.

GIRL WITH SHORT HAIR

Credit: io_noxley

GIRL WITH MESSY HAIR

Credit: io_noxley

GIRL LOOKING UP

Credit: io_noxley

GIRL MAKING ANGRY FACE

Credit: cameronmark

GIRL WITH BUN AND GLASSES

Credit: cameronmark

GIRL WITH HALF UP BUN

Credit: cameronmark

EDGY GIRL

Credit: cameronmark

HOUSEWIFE MAKING SHOCKED FACE

Credit: cameronmark

GIRL WITH SHORT WAVY HAIR

Credit: cameronmark

GIRL WITH GRUMPY FACE

Credit: cameronmark

GIRL WITH SMUG FACE

Credit: cameronmark

Female sketch cool girl

Credit: unknown

I hope these female character sketches have inspired you to sketch your very own characters. Happy drawing!

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