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Female Elf Drawings

They say variety is the spice of life so it's time to include some female elf drawings in your fantasy storybook.

I'll be the first one to put up my hand and say I have no idea what a female elf looks like but then again, I'm not one to give up easily! Nothing will be gained if I don't try so let's get on with the job at hand.

We usually think of elves as being male but how would they continue to exist without the female elf? I don't think they can, so we had better support the cause and do a female elf drawing to show we believe in them.

Female Elf Outline

This is an outline to help you along with your drawing project. I kept the template very basic so you can draw in all the detail you prefer, as well as make any changes that you deem appropriate.

Elves are very important to Santa, so we need to get together to do some drawings of female elves.

In the drawing below, I copied the outline and did some very basic shading to give the drawing a simplistic, finished look. I also added some folds in the clothing here and there.

Female Elf Drawing
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It's an good strategy for beginner artists to start adding little extras along the way, just to keep your interest peaked and to add some life to your drawings. Remember, we all start with small steps.

What Is An Elf?

An elf is a tiny human and apparently full of mischief. In folk stories, elves are described as merry beings who enjoy dancing and singing all night in the meadows.

I guess that means sketching from real life is out but that's alright because we have our imaginations to rely on.

I think it's important that you know not to offend an elf because elves have magical powers and they can use their powers to cause misfortune. I guess they have a lot of time to fill in and this allows them the luxury of being naughty sometimes.

Female Elf Drawings

Native folk tales describe how elves can lead travellers astray in forests.

When not offended they perform good deeds for us like granting good luck.

These elf drawings are from my imagination and I hope they are similar to the image you have in mind.

You certainly won't find any standard female elf drawings!

How would you draw her? What surroundings do you imagine her to be in? Does she help with building toys? Does she have different duties to the male elf? There's certainly a lot of things for us to consider when we draw from our imagination but it's fun all the same.

The colors of her clothes would more than likely be red and green but you can make it whatever you want.

She might adorn herself with gold bells. Maybe we should be listening out for a tinkling sound at night?

I drew these elves when I had been drawing for about 3 months so I ask forgiveness for the poor quality. I had no clue how to draw a human body so the proportions are not good here.

The reason I show you my fledgling drawings is so you can see that it is very possible to teach yourself to draw. All you need to do is accept that initial drawings won't be high quality and you'll never be disappointed.

As I have said previously, the beauty of fantasy is that we can do drawings of female elves to match our perception from childhood and who can say it is wrong?

Be bold and let your pencil do the talking -- oh, and please remember to enjoy it!


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