Get your pencil and paper ready and click play for your step-by-step guide to drawing Elsa with Wayne Unten who started at the studio in 2005 – animation supervisor for Elsa.
How to draw Elsa from Frozen: step-by-step guide
If you need a quick overview we’ve broken down the steps below with a few time stamps if you need them.
Start with a circle and draw a horizontal line with another below – this gives you your outline
Put a line, not in the centre, but slightly left vertically (this is your centre line)
Now we add her eyes – add them between the lines you drew. She has almond shaped eyes!
Draw her eyebrows on your top line
Add her nose in – it’s like a diamond. Draw it in about an eye height below the bottom horizontal line
Add her mouth lined up with the centre line under her nose – use a V shape
Draw in Elsa’s eyelashes – it’s like a plane that sits on top of the eye
Draw in her bottom lids, think of her as smiling!
Draw in her pupil and iris – Wayne shows this 10 minutes in
Follow your guidelines to draw in the bottom and top lip
Add a cheek line (16:32)
Now draw her jaw line (17:40)
Add her ears (18) and hair (18:35)
Draw her braid (20)
All done! Now you can give Elsa a change of outfit – whether that’s the Let it Go icy dress or her new Frozen 2 Enchanted Wood costume. Who knows she may have another outfit soon, as Frozen 3 isn’t off the table…