Beautiful Female Character Sketch Ideas

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

Girl With Beret

GIRL WITH BERET
Credit: dia_na_draws

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

Girl with Glasses and Tie

GIRL WITH GLASSES AND TIE
Credit: artsy.dreamer.xo

I love the overall look here. The reading glasses and necktie give this picture a unique look and help it stand out.

Mermaid Character

MERMAID CHARACTER
Credit: agnesb_art

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

Girl Wearing Beanie

GIRL WEARING BEANIE
Credit: _roskr

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

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Four Different Girls

FOUR DIFFERENT GIRLS
Credit: zezael_tu

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

Girl with Oversized Sweatshirt

GIRL WITH OVERSIZED SWEATSHIRT
Credit: yours_gaia

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

Girl with Back-Facing Hat

GIRL WITH BACK FACING HAT
Credit: get drawings

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

Girl with Twists in Hair

GIRL WITH TWISTS IN HAIR
Credit: get drawings

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

Girl Making Different Expressions

GIRL MAKING DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS
Credit: toonboxstudio

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

Little Women

LITTLE WOMEN
Credit: that_st12

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

Girl with Long Hair

GIRL WITH LONG HAIR
Credit: sophiedrawzz

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 Curvy Figure

GIRL WITH CURVY FIGURE
Credit: sketchsparrow

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

Girl with Hoop Earring

GIRL WITH HOOP EARRING
Credit: sketchsparrow

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

Student Carrying Books

Student Carrying Books Drawing
Credit: pallavsketches

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

Anime Style Girl

ANIME STYLE GIRL
Credit: pallavsketches

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

Girl Looking Towards Sky

GIRL LOOKING TOWARDS SKY
Credit: painting_jittiya_j

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

Girl Playing Volleyball

GIRL PLAYING VOLLYBALL
Credit: mrshuaa

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

Disney Character

DISNEY CHARACTER
Credit: cosmoanimato

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

Girl with Hearts on Cheeks

GIRL WITH HEARTS ON CHEEKS
Credit: lemonery.art

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

Girl with Hair Wrap

GIRL WITH HAIR WRAP
Credit: kenz.art

I love the character’s big hair in this sketch. I also really like the color that was added to the hair wrap.

Rapunzel and Pascal

RAPUNZEL AND PASCAL
Credit: karencamargo.art

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

Girl Wearing Tank Top

GIRL WEARING TANK TOP
Credit: _errorloading

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

Girl with Angled Profile

GIRL WITH ANGLED PROFILE
Credit: _gottadraw_

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 Front Braid

GIRL WITH FRONT BRAID
Credit: rawsueshii

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

Girl Wearing Reading Glasses

GIRL WEARING READING GLASSES
Credit: _just_artistic

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

Girl with Top Bun

GIRL WITH TOP BUN
Credit: artis_art_28

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

Girl Touching Wall

GIRL TOUCHING WALL
Credit: arts_huda

You can’t see the character’s face here because her hair is covering it. Her first is on the wall, wearing a cute dress.

Maleficent

MALEFICENT DRAWING
Credit: gabevart

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

Girl Wearing Sunglasses

GIRL WEARING SUNGLASSES
Credit: jogurttipossu

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

Fingers Touching Mouth

FINGERS TOUCHING MOUTH
Credit: owsm_lines

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

Girl Wearing Hat

GIRL WEARING HAT
Credit: paperpencil_101

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

Girl with Wavy Hair

GIRL WITH WAVY HAIR
Credit: shana_artgallery

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 Crossed Eyes

GIRL WITH CROSSED EYES
Credit: sketchaholic11

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 Long Braid

GIRL WITH LONG BRAID
Credit: sketches_by_nour_

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

Girl with Thick Hair

GIRL WITH THICK HAIR
Credit: soso.artz

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 Ponytail and Glasses

GIRL WITH PONYTAIL AND GLASSES
Credit: get drawings

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

Girl with Turned Head

GIRL WITH TURNED HEAD
Credit: soso.artz

The lips are 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.

Realistic Character

REALISTIC CHARACTER
Credit: swart_arts

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

Girl with Polka Dot Shirt

GIRL WITH POLKA DOT SHIRT
Credit: swart_arts

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

Girl With Large Eyes

GIRL WITH LARGE EYES
Credit: swart_arts

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.

Portrait Sketch

GIRL WITH SHORT HAIR
Credit: io_noxley

There’s something striking about the way a skilled artist can capture the essence of a person in just a few pencil strokes.

Sketch of Woman with Bangs

GIRL WITH MESSY HAIR
Credit: io_noxley

Try sketching a woman with bangs. Bangs can add a unique aspect to any face and create a playful or edgy vibe.

Woman Looking Up

GIRL LOOKING UP
Credit: io_noxley

As she gazes up at the endless possibilities, the woman in the sketch seems lost in thought, patiently waiting for inspiration to strike.

Girl Making an Angry Face

GIRL MAKING ANGRY FACE
Credit: cameronmark

If you have ever been so irritated that you just want to make an angry face, channel that frustration into a fun sketch reference.

Girl with Bangs and Glasses

GIRL WITH BUN AND GLASSES
Credit: cameronmark

If you’re in search of a new drawing idea, try creating a girl with bangs and glasses. You can play around with different hairstyles and glasses shapes to give your character a personalized touch.

Girl with a Top Bun

GIRL WITH HALF UP BUN
Credit: cameronmark

This is a fun and versatile drawing that can be made in many different styles. You can make a cartoon or realistic drawing, and use any medium you like best, such as pencils, paints, or markers.

Edgy Woman Drawing

EDGY GIRL
Credit: cameronmark

Take inspiration from diverse and powerful women who have shaken up the world with their unique personalities and styles. From punk rock to glam, there is no limit to how you can interpret an edgy woman in your art.

Housewife Sketch

HOUSEWIFE MAKING SHOCKED FACE
Credit: cameronmark

This sketch reminds me of a 1950s housewife. Her iconic look is both stylish and functional, making sure she can run her household with ease while looking fabulous.

Girl with Short Wavy Hair

GIRL WITH SHORT WAVY HAIR
Credit: cameronmark

When it comes to drawing a girl with short wavy hair, the artistic possibilities are plentiful. From the way the waves fall around her face to the texture of each strand, there’s so much to explore and experiment with.

Girl with Grumpy Facial Expression

GIRL WITH GRUMPY FACE
Credit: cameronmark

A girl with a grumpy facial expression may not be the typical portrayal of a happy-go-lucky character, but it definitely adds some personality and humor to your art.

Girl with Smug Expression

GIRL WITH SMUG FACE
Credit: cameronmark

This is a great idea for a fun art piece that is sure to bring a little extra attitude to your sketchbook. You can get creative with the details – maybe she’s wearing glasses or has bold makeup to match her confident smirk.

Cool Girl Sketch

Female sketch cool girl
Credit: weheartit

This cool girl sketch includes drawing techniques such as shading, cross hatching, and more. If you’re looking for a drawing that’s simple, but still adds a bit of a challenge, give this a try.

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

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