Being an avid stamper, I often purchase stamps or digital images of girls for cards and other projects. I love whimsical girl stamps and have always wanted to try my hand at drawing one. After I gave it a go, I realized that its not as hard to learn how to draw girls of the bible as I thought it would be.
My process is below in written and video form. I also share the story of Queen Vashti for those who want to learn more about this little known figure.
How to Draw Girls of the Bible
- Micron Pens
- Colored Pencil
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How to draw girls of the Bible – Video
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 1
Draw a circle slightly larger than a quarter.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 2
Add cross hairs on the circle slightly below the center.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 3
To create the eyes, draw two semicircles on the horizontal line of the crosshairs.
To create the mouth, draw a heart below the eyes on the vertical line.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 4
Erase the cross hairs and redraw any of the face characteristics that you accidentally erase.
Add a small semi circle upside down as her nose.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 5
Add her neck and shoulders by drawing a line from her head and curving it out horizontally.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 6
Create her dress by drawing two lines straight down from her shoulders. Then flare out her dress by drawing a few curves similar to angel wings.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 7
Arms are the hardest part so you may have to erase a bit and try a few times. I start from her shoulders and come out almost making an odd shaped “L”. I round off her hands before I erase the dress that you can see through her arms.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 8
I decided to give her a frown because I think Queen Vashti would have been very sad to lose her crown. To draw the frown, just reverse the line through her heart mouth. Instead of making a “U”, it is now an “n”. Add details like the skirt opening and flowing dress. Her shoes are small ellipses.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 9
Add her hair and crown. The points on the crown should be smaller than the points on the front. That’s because they’re farther behind on her head. It helps create perspective by making them smaller.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 10
Add lines for her hair. There’s no need to draw a ton of individual lines. A few darker lines will do just fine.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 11
Outline your drawing with a micron pen. I’m using 05 because that’s what I grabbed. You can use a smaller pen tip size if you prefer.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 12
Erase the pencil marks before you color with pencils. Otherwise the gray carbon will mix with your vibrant colors.
How to draw girls of the Bible – step 13
Color her in. I used Prismacolor pencils.
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The Story of Queen Vashti
Xerxes is a powerful king. In the beginning of the book Esther he’s holding a banquet for the nobles, prinses, and military leadrs of Persia and Media. Queen Vashti holds a banquet for the women of significance. When the kings is intoxicated on the seventh day of the party, he summons the queen with her crown to display her beauty (at the party). The Bible doesn’t share details as to if she’s to be naked or not.
Queen Vashti refuses the king, which embarrasses him in a time when he’s trying to rally the troops to go to war. This is a big deal. She’s not just a wife, but a queen. Her refusal is a public event with political implications. It’s possible this is the earliest significant stand for women’s’ rights.
Xerxes consults the nobles and make a decision to depose of her. After all, they didn’t want all of the women in the kingdom to rebel against their husbands. Her punishment was that she could never be in the presence of the king again. This decision sets in motion God’s plan for Esther who would later outwit these men.
It’s a shame that a refusal could hurt Queen Vashti so much. We know that she was beautiful, but beyond that the Bible doesn’t say much more. You can read more about Queen Vashti in this commentary.