Drawing Elsa from Frozen and stepping outside your comfortzone #disney #sketch #frozen

Elsa Pencil by Nick Davis

Elsa Pencil by Nick Davis

Every week on Twitter there is a hashtag event called sketch Saturday where various artists of various skill level post a sketch they have done on Saturday. I am now taking part in this event so every Saturday watch for #sketchsaturday to appear on my Twitter feed, and follow along.

I have decided I am going to use this Twitter event to push myself outside my comfort zone of the usual fair of Cuddly sketches and Teddy Bears, and have a go at something different. I chose Elsa because I’ve never drawn a Disney Princess before and she seems to be the most feisty and sure of herself, plus let’s be honest her ‘Let it Go‘ song in Frozen actually is one of the most powerful Disney songs for a decade.

Step One

Elsa Inked by Nick Davis

Elsa Inked by Nick Davis

I stared on Bristol Paper using a pencil and then inked with a Faber-Castell pen.

Step Two

Elsa Color Penciled by Nick Davis

Elsa Color Penciled by Nick Davis

I used Faber-Castell watercolor pencils to rough color her.

Step Three

Elsa Watercolor Blended by Nick Davis

Elsa Watercolor Blended by Nick Davis

I then blended the watercolor pencils using a paintbrush, adding more white highlights to her hair.

Complete

Elsa from Frozen by Nick Davis

Elsa from Frozen by Nick Davis

A Good Exercise

Elsa was a good exercise for me mainly because I normally draw Teddy Bear’s, so figuring out human features and Disney’s unique style was an interesting challenge. From start to finish she took me 50 minutes, which is important as I am pushing myself to learn brevity for convention commissions.  My original Elsa watercolor measures 5×6 and is available to purchase, contact me and make me an offer.

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