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.

Why You Should Sketch

There are many reasons why you should sketch. Sketching is a great way to improve your observational skills, and it can help you better understand the structure of the figure. It also helps to increase your creativity.

But most importantly, sketching is fun. It’s a great way to relax and release some pent up creative energy. And who knows, you might just come up with your next big idea while you’re doodling away. So what are you waiting for? Grab a piece of paper and get started.

Female Character Sketch Ideas

Check out these female character sketch ideas. These drawings make make references.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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_

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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_

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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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