Pencil drawings for sketching, easy and beautiful pictures for beginners

Fashion designers use drawing as a major part of the creative process, as an initial work that helps clarify first feelings and certain thoughts.

And although many work directly with a mannequin, the drawing is the starting point and the main assistant to the modeler's imagination. The better he draws, the greater his ability to communicate his ideas, the better he can make them visual.

...Fashion is art if it is brought to life by an artist....

- Pierre Bergé

Drawing, in addition to demonstrating creativity, must encapsulate technical features that represent practical information and turn the depicted image into a starting point for the process of industrial production of clothing.

Drawings for sketching easy and beautiful step by step for beginners

To begin with, if you are just trying your hand at sketching, you should start with a step-by-step drawing. There are diagrams that show step by step how to draw a particular object. Take, for example, a minion from a cartoon. It can be drawn as follows:

Sketch minion from a cartoon

Or let's take a very simple drawing, say a fish.

sketch of a fish

And here's how you can draw from different angles a hare.

sketches hare

A cow is a good option.

how to draw a cow

If you've already mastered sketching. You can go on to more complex objects, such as a horse.


You can not draw it as a whole, and make a portrait.

horse portrait

You can draw not only animals, but also flowers.

How do I learn to draw sketches?

Of course, to draw stunningly beautiful, accurate and realistic sketches of models, you need to have the talent of an artist. Not everyone can realize on paper what they see in their imagination. For yourself, you can make at least a rough sketch of what you would like to sew. Technical drawing, despite its apparent complexity, some will be a little easier to master than artistic.

Learning to draw artistic sketches is not an easy and quick thing to do. Start by practicing drawing a figure standing up straight, then study and work through the poses. To do this you need to know what is the balance of the body, the supporting leg and so on. You need to see all sorts of small movements of the hands, clavicles; understand where the shadow will fall when turning the torso, where the hipbone will go when pivoting on the leg and more.

The ability to draw will come with the experience of repetition. Sketch more. These can be sketches by fashion designers or photographs showing girls in different poses.


It is better to draw with a hard pencil marked T and make light, outline strokes that are easy to erase. It is not recommended to use a pen, as it will be impossible to erase unnecessary lines. You will also need heavy paper and a good eraser. Color markers, ink or paints are needed to paint the model.

Drawing for sketching step by step for girls of 12 years.

What can interest girls. Of course, various princesses, dolls, fairy tale characters.

sketch of a girl

For those who love phones:

sketch for girls

And here is a whole selection of beautiful drawings.

sketches for girls

A fairly easy drawing of "Best Girlfriends".

girlfriend sketch

And this is a nice picture of a girl with a dog. The idea of the picture itself is interesting.


This drawing is in the style of anime.

sketch for sketching

Another one in the same style.


A simple drawing of a pussycat.

Pussycat drawing

Portrait drawing.


And another drawing, quite simple technically. You can practice drawing a self-portrait on it.

Styles of fashion illustration

In drawing fashion illustration there are different ways and trends, depending primarily on the graphic intent of the project. As a rule, fashion designers do not follow one style as painters, sculptors, or musicians do. The style of illustration corresponds to the project and conveys the fashion designer's inspiration as he or she worked to realize the design ideas. The designer's designs are fluid and changeable according to the needs of the client.

Natural Style

The illustrations belonging to this style present a line that is closely related to a realistic or academic rendering of the image. Here the degree of deformation of the models is little perceptible and balanced, and the models retain their proportional ratios. The natural style requires a knack for drawing and an extensive knowledge of human anatomy.

Generalized style

In this style, models are far from real, more stylized, abstract, and in some cases may even be caricatured. These are creatively created models. In the generalized style, an artistic component comes to the forefront in depicting a piece of clothing. In the picture below, the degree of stylization is so high that it is worth the trouble to imagine the dress.

Generalized style of fashion illustration

Synthetic Style.

The model is left only outlined so that all attention is given to the garment. The head is represented by an oval and is barely drawn, the arms and legs by simple brush strokes or a thin pencil stroke. This illustration is away from depicting silhouette forms, volumes created by shadows, and other anatomical details.

Decorative style

This illustration pursues purely aesthetic goals, the whole essence of stylization is directed toward creating a certain visual effect of great decorative value. It may include an advertising illustration of high aesthetic content, where originality and talent prevail to the detriment of the clear outline of the garment. The decorative style can also include the tendency to turn the model into a "doll". Stylized figures, usually with large eyes and heads, are so reminiscent of this toy.

Sketches of drawings for sketching for boys

For girls we found what we can draw, now let's pick up drawings for boys. What could be better than cars? Only a lot of cars.

sketch of a car

Suitable and military equipment, such as tanks.

tank sketch

For fans of martial arts will suit such a drawing with ninja.

ninja drawing

Also such a car jeep. Maybe dreams will come true later.

car drawing

In addition to military equipment, you can also draw the military itself.

super warrior drawing

So there's plenty of choice, too.

Light and beautiful pictures for sketchbook

A sketchbook is an album for sketches and sketches. Every self-respecting artist should have such an album. But even if you are just fond of drawing, such an album is also a must.

In this album you can not only sketch something you like, but also make your own sketches under the influence of emotions.

sketchbook drawing

Portraits in such albums are popular.


A simple drawing, such as dandelions.

dandelion drawing

You can practice by drawing various mascots.

mascot drawing

In addition to drawings, you can do pictures-logo or sketches with text.


A sketchbook is thus a kind of artist's portfolio.

Sketches from famous artists

In this article, we'll look at sketches from famous artists you've definitely heard of: Raphael, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rubens, Van Gogh, and Deguy.

Raphael (1483-1520)

One of the most famous artists of the Renaissance, Raphael is also known as "Il Divino" (The Divine). He is famous for his geometric figures in painting, as well as his paintings of the Sistine Madonna (1512) and the Transfiguration (1516-1520). While in Florence, Raphael was introduced to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, whose style strongly influenced his later painting technique. Raphael often sketched ideas on paper, some of them handwritten and intended for specific paintings, others perhaps just to capture a fleeting moment.

Raphael Santi. Sketch for a painting

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Painter, sculptor, architect, and scientist, Leonardo was one of the most gifted men of all time. His most famous works include his drawing of the Vitruvian Man (1490-1492), his portrait of the Mona Lisa "Gioconda" (1503-1505), the mural The Last Supper (1495-1498), and others. Unfortunately, much of Leonardo's graphic art has been lost. But fortunately, a few of his sketchbooks have nevertheless survived, most of them with examples of scientific diagrams and research drawings rivaled only by the works of Michelangelo.

Leonardo da Vinci - Sketch of hands

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

Born in Florence in 1475, Michelangelo remains one of the greatest draftsmen in the history of art. Embodying disegno (the principle/method that underlies sculpture as well as the fine arts of painting and architecture), he created awe-inspiring sketches, drawings, paintings and sculptures. His most famous works include the painting of the vault of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and the marble statues: Pieta (1500) and David (1501-1504).

Most of Michelangelo's sketches and doodles were never intended for public display, and no doubt he would have been horrified by the crowds they attract when displayed in museums today. In fact, he destroyed a large number of sketches before his death to avoid such an event. Perhaps he wanted to hide how much preparatory work went into his final work of art. Historically, artists have attached great importance only to the finished product. Michelangelo, for example, would fold up his sketch-workpieces and use them as note paper, there he would make shopping lists and record expenses. In 2002, for example, a quick chalk drawing was found abandoned and forgotten in a box downtown in the storage room of New York's National Design Museum. It was created around 1530 and is valued at about $10 million.

Painting of the Sistine Chapel vault by Michelangelo
"A work so excellent no one else has done or will do, and it is hardly possible, with all diligence, to repeat what has been done." Giorgio Vasari

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Preliminary sketches were extremely important to the great Baroque painter Rubens, especially in passing on much of the painting to his assistants. When painting portraits, he usually first produces a quick sketch, usually drawing and erasing in brown ink. Next, he makes a more detailed oil sketch to be presented to the client for approval or comment. Then this, another anatomical detail, would be produced in the form of an addition. Only after both samples are completed would he focus on the painting itself.

Rubens - Sketch

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Van Gogh was one of the world's most prominent influential artists of the Post-Impressionist era. Although he was unable to sell a single painting in his life, today his work brings in millions. Some of his most famous creations include: "Potato Eaters" (1885, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam), "Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase" (1888, Neue Pinakothek, Munich), "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear" (1889, Courtauld Institute Galleries, London) and "Starry Night" (1889, Museum of Modern Art, New York). He was also well known for his letter sketches (133 in total) - these were letters he wrote to friends (including his brother Theo and fellow artist Paul Gauguin) where he sketched out the paintings he planned to create.

Intrigue about Van Gogh's Sketches

Edgar Degas (1834-1917).

A key figure in French painting, Degas was one of the leading representatives of Impressionism, although he never really put up with that label, preferring to be thought of as a realist based on his academic education. He was particularly impressed by the work of Italian masters during a trip to Italy in 1850. In 1850, Degas sketched many of their paintings and frescoes in his notebooks. He was particularly interested in sketches of ballet dancers, modistas and washerwomen in Paris, and thousands of his pencil and pastel drawings are still alive today. During his lifetime, the artist executed 38 sketchbooks, which provide art historians with first-hand evidence of his working methods. He kept his books to record works of art as he saw people, observing them to visualize fictional scenes or experimenting with new concepts.

Edgar Degas - Sketch

Unicorn drawings for sketching

For fans of fantasy, we can suggest drawing the most traditional creature of this genre, the unicorn.


You can draw a unicorn in the classic style.

drawing of a unicorn

Or you can draw in a "cartoon" style.

cartoon drawing

Portrait of a unicorn.

portrait of a unicorn

And another rather artistic drawing.

unicorn drawing

Making beautiful drawings about autumn

Autumn. The time is quite romantic. Here you can draw a lot of wonderful compositions.

Drawings of autumn



Set of leaves and acorns for autumn design.

And this is a step-by-step drawing of an autumn landscape

step by step drawing of a landscape

And another beautiful portrait in leaves.

portrait in leaves

Drawing an owl with patterns step by step

If you like drawing owls, here are some options for sketching.


An owl with flower patterns.

owl with flower patterns

Portrait of an owl.

portrait of an owl

An owl in flight.

owl in flight

But you can draw an owl a little easier. To do this, look step-by-step drawings and try to do the same yourself.

step by step drawing of an owl

Or, for example, such a drawing.

step by step drawing of an owl

Or else a very simple way of drawing. We make an oval, in which we draw the eyes and ears.

Then we finish drawing a beak, wings and paws. We paint and get an owl.

Types of clothing sketches

When designing a garment, the fashion designer creates several versions of its image:

  • Form Sketch - a rough spontaneous sketch that has no clear dimensions and proportions;
  • Art sketch (creative sketch) - a drawing made in any drawing technique, with a detailed drawing of the form of the garment and its individual elements.
  • technical drawing (working draft) - a drawing which presents clear, accurately traced lines and precisely conveys silhouette, proportions, constructional solution and model details.
  • fashion illustration (advertising-graphic sketch) - expresses mood, attitude, silhouette, proportions, color and how the model will look in the finished image.

The form sketch is the first stage of sketching, the beginning of an idea, a quick sketch of the resulting images, when the author depicts what he or she sees fit and what only he or she understands.


Then the Forth Sketches are analyzed and selected for further work - the creation of Art sketchesThe art sketches show the shape of the model and the material that the designer plans to use. Artistic sketches show the shape of the model on the human figure and the material which the designer plans to use. Such a sketch carries complete information about the silhouette of the model, its plasticity, the nature of form-forming lines, color solutions, decorations and finishes.

When creating an artistic sketch, the human figure is often consciously transformed and its proportions are stylized, changing the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the body. The depicted figure becomes taller and slimmer. Usually the size of the head and the length of the legs are greatly altered. Sometimes, to convey the sharpness of the image, the feet and hands of the depicted model are greatly increased. This is done to enhance the expressiveness of the sketch.

Styling Body Proportions for Fashion Sketch

Fashion Illustration is used in catalogs, magazines, brochures, books and advertising materials. The advertising and graphic sketch plays a huge role in marketing, as its purpose is to attract as many people as possible and thus promote the brand, increasing the sales ratio.

Next, artistic sketches are translated into technicalThe technical sketches are then used to model the patterns. The technical sketch is created using basic lines - centerline, base of the neck, chest, waist, hips. The technical sketch must be completely exact and schematic, showing the cutting lines and the presence of decorative stitching, trims, pockets and other details. To show the design features of the model, it is depicted in different angles: from the front, back and sometimes from the side. If necessary, the wrong side may be shown. If some parts have an unusual configuration, finish or technological features of processing, they are depicted separately, enlarged in scale and with the removal of the silhouette line of the model. Technical sketches may contain explanatory text inserts shown as footnotes.

Technical drawings are widely used throughout the apparel industry, fashion magazines with patterns and in marketing (in catalogs and on price tags).


How to draw cartoon characters step by step

One last thing. Drawings from cartoons. For children they will be especially interesting. You can start with Lunatic.

step by step drawing of a lunatic

Portrait of a hare from "Well, wait a minute.

hare from

The famous Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh

Wolf from Mowgli

The wolf from Maugli

Picture from the cartoon Smurfs.


Kids favorite - the pony.



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