1. Download and print the character template
When you have gone to 3howto.com, scroll down to find and click the ‘Download File’. You will open another page with the PDF file. Click the right top download button to get it. Then save it to a folder on your computer.
Once downloaded open the PDF and print it. From the Page Sizing & Handling area, make sure you choose the ‘Actual size’ to print the character template. Finally, you can click Print to get the right size.
2. Draw the body parts according to the character template
Step two, take the character template which you have printed out, you will need to trim off the bottom and top section. Get your drawing paper, you are going to draw a 26 cm high lady in the centre.
Draw a centre line on your paper, also draw another straight line at the bottom.
2-1 Make the character template align to the drawing paper with both centre lines
After that, make the bottom of the centre line of the character template align to the bottom of the centre line on the paper. Also, do the same process to the top too. Make sure they are all located in the right places. After that, we can place the tracing paper in between. Be aware the ink side of the tracking paper should face down to copy your drawing to the paper.
Once the centre lines are located correctly, we are able to add the paper clips at the shoulder side of the bottom. All right, you can start drawing all the lines which you see from the character template, to trace onto your drawing paper. Except for the curved line which goes across her legs.
2-2 Draw lines on the drawing paper
When you have drawn all lines from the character template, you can remove both paper clips and the character template away. All right, let me check the drawing paper and make sure all lines are clear to see and to follow.
We are able to follow the lines which you have tracked from the character template, but you don’t have to draw them exactly as the same shape as the character template. Please feel free to modify it your own way a little bit if you like.
2-3 Draw the standing board
The curved line behind her legs should not go over the lines of the legs, keep drawing her legs. The centre line is there to align it to the character template. Right now, it’s a good time to erase it, as we don’t need it anymore. Then, we can continue to draw the standing board which is behind her legs with a short ruler. Also, draw her shoes and another part of the standing board.
3. Draw her details
Step three, let’s start to draw her details, please feel free to design any style of a strapless slip dress for her. I would like to draw a center line on her and it will help me to draw both sides of her from the correct perspective.
Draw the upper edge of the chest and details of the slip dress. Then draw the edge of her skirt. Also, draw her left hand. After that, I am going to draw her shoes and add some details on it. Finally, I am going to draw her ears and hair.
All right, start drawing her face details, improve her hairstyle a little bit and her face shape. Then draw her eye. After that, draw her cute and small nose. Also, let her have her sexy lips. Finally, draw her eyeballs and eyebrows