How to draw Dora the explorer

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Add guidelines for Dora’s body. Draw her head. Add a line through her.

Step 2

Draw Dora’s body and neck.

Step 3

Add guidelines for her arms, legs and facial features.

Step 4

Draw Dora’s arms and feet. With the smooth line, draw a line for her fringe.

Step 5

Add the explorer’s fingers, eyes and mouth. Draw her clothes.

Step 6

Outline the hair and pupils. Detail the clothes.

Step 7

Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 8

Contour Dora the explorer, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail and add the ground. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London
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