How To Draw Frida Kahlo easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Drawing real people is often quite a challenge, and this is especially true when faced with someone as distinctive as Frida Kahlo.
To make this easier, we’ll take each step and treat the different elements separately. For now, we’ll focus on contouring her head and a few smaller details.
For her face contour, we will use a smooth line for her face, chin, jawline and ears. We’ll also draw her hairline in this section, and this will be drawn using some smaller, sharper lines.
Then we will draw her eyebrows. Her eyebrows are quite thick and distinctive, and we’ll also add some small lines in between them, as shown in our reference image.
With these elements drawn, we can move on to step 2.
Step 2 – Now draw some details on her face
We will now focus on what is often the hardest part of drawing a real person; details on their faces.
When adding these details to your Frida Kahlo drawing, it’s best to keep a close eye on our reference images to help you out.
Her eyes will be drawn with her eyelids slightly down, and this will help her look nice and expressive. Then, use a smooth line to contour her nose and nostrils.
Finally, line the lips to complete the facial expression.
Before moving on to step 3, you can also draw some details inside her ear, as shown in the reference image.
Step 3 – Draw her hairline and neck
For this third step of our Frida Kahlo drawing tutorial, we will be adding some hairline as well as her neck.
Before you add these details, we will draw her long earrings hanging from her ear on the right side.
Then use some short smooth lines for her neck from below her head. Then you can draw her neckline at her neck.
To complete this step, simply draw some bumpy lines from her forehead and earlobes. Then it will be moved to step 4!
Step 4 – Next, draw flowers on top of her head
This depiction of Frida Kahlo will have her wearing a beautiful tiara with glamorous flowers. We’ll start adding these to your Frida Kahlo drawing in this fourth step of the tutorial.
These flowers will be quite detailed with lots of folding details on the petals.
These can be a bit difficult to draw because of their high level of detail, but as long as you take it slow and keep a close eye on the reference image you should have no problem!
Once they’ve been started, we’ll end them with any final details in the next step of the tutorial.
Step 5 – Add Final Details to Your Frida Kahlo Drawing
You started the floral crown she was wearing in the previous step of this Frida Kahlo tutorial, and in this section we’ll perfect them.
To do this, all you need to do is add some small details to the petals as well as draw some small pointed leaves between them.
Once these details have been added, you’ll be ready for the final step of the tutorial!
Before proceeding to that last step, you can also add your own additional details and elements.
One idea would be to paint the background, and if you do, you can even incorporate elements from your favorite Frida Kahlo artwork.
This is just an idea, but what else can you think of to end it?
Step 6 – Finish your Frida Kahlo drawing in color
This is the final step of this Frida Kahlo drawing, and in it we will finish with some color.
We kept the color looking pretty realistic and we dyed her hair a dark brown while using some beautiful glitter for the flowers in her hair.
You can also choose a more stylish set of colors if you like, and this will even match the spirit of more of her abstract artwork.
You can also experiment with different art tools and media to really create an animation, so make sure to let your creativity run wild!
Your Frida Kahlo drawing is done!
We hope you had a great time celebrating this incredible artist in this Frida Kahlo how-to tutorial!
As we mentioned in the beginning, drawing real people is not always the easiest challenge.
We aim to make it much easier for you by breaking it down into smaller steps, so as long as you follow all these steps you’ll get the hang of it in no time!
You can also continue to add more to this amazing image by experimenting with additional details, background details, and creative color choices.
It’s up to you, so make sure to have fun with it and see what happens!