Pictured above (you can click on the image to make it larger) is the movie poster of Vanellope, followed by the steps Mike gave us. The very last Vanellope is my 9-year-old's attempt. She played with some of the lines and added candy to the hair, so hers looks pretty darn good, and I bet your kiddos can come up with a pretty sweet looking Vanellope Von Schweetz as well. Here are the steps:
- Draw a "C" and a "W" close together.
- Draw a nose just below the center of the "C" and slightly to the left.
- Add eyes and eyebrows above the nose. Add a mouth with a half smile by adding a small backward "c" to the top of only the right side.
- Close off the second part of the "W" by adding a rounded line from the last point on the "W" to the center of the "W." Then darken a strip in the center and make a bow shape on top to complete Vanellope's ponytail holder.
- Draw the hair on the left side of Vanellope's face, and connect that with a line from the middle of the "W" so it looks like the hair is parted at the side. (Yeah, you'll have to look at the picture to see what I mean.)
- Make your Vanellope your own. I shaded the hair a little to set it apart from her face, and I made the ponytail holder really dark. Add some candy and sprinkles. You can add eyelashes as well and a border around your picture or draw some more candy on the page.
My kids absolutely love "How-to-Draw" lessons. They are so proud of themselves when they can draw a character all by themselves. Here are some Blu-rays/DVDs that have great "How-to-Draw" bonus features, just in case your kids want to practice drawing even more familiar faces:
- The Lorax: In the "Expedition of Truffula Valley" feature, you can learn to draw several characters from the movie.
- Drawing Power DVDs: These DVDs teach kids to draw different kinds of animals.
- Happy Feet Two: Learn to draw penguins
- Kung Fu Panda: Kids can learn to draw several characters from the movie.