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.
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.
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.
4. Girl Wearing Beanie
This girl is wearing a cute beanie, has wavy hair and is wearing a scarf around her neck.
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.
7. Girl with Oversized Sweatshirt
This character is wearing an oversized sweatshirt, a beanie, and cool boots. I love how long her hair is.
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.
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.
10. Girl Making Different Expressions
Here’s a great reference for practicing different facial expressions. This sketch has eight different expressions you can draw.
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.
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.
13. Girl with Curvy Figure
Here’s a sketch of a girl with a curvy figure wearing a crop top and glasses.
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.
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.
16. Anime Style Girl
This character has more of an anime look. She’s sitting on top of an object and is looking down.
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.
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.
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.
20. Girl with Hearts on Cheeks
This girl has hearts on her cheeks and is looking down with a sad expression on her face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re a fan of the character Maleficent, you should try sketching her using this drawing as your reference.
30. Girl Wearing Sunglasses
This cool girl is wearing sunglasses with her hair tied back. Her face is slightly angled towards the viewer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
39. Realistic Character
This sketch looks very realistic and makes a great reference for anyone who wants to learn how to draw realistic characters.
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.
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.
Here is a roundup of some bonus images to inspire you. Use these sketches as references for your next drawing.
I hope these female character sketches have inspired you to sketch your very own characters. Happy drawing!
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