Sorry this took me a bit. I had finals and then moved out of my dorm for the summer.:) And I have drawn Luna before actually.^^ She’s a favorite of mine. But I don’t draw her too often so I decided to use her in making this tutorial. Hope you can get something from this, I’m not an expert or anything.XD But I tried.^^ Anywoo, let’s get started!
Ronnie’s simple drawing tutorial: Luna Lovegood
First off, you should start simple. In college I learned this is called a “gesture drawing”, which simply put is a loose, simple, light sketch with the main form put down on paper. I decided to do Luna facing forward and she has a rounded chin/face (in my style and going loosely by her portrayal by Evanna Lynch) and I included that.Don’t keep a hard grip on your pencil and don’t use too much pressure; no dark, hard lines. It’s easier to erase light lines and allows more freedom while planning what you want to draw.
Next you lightly plan out where they eyes, nose and mouth go. Then the ears. Not necessarily that order though. But you should have a good idea where you wants things in relation to others. Size of the eyes also factor in when you want to show age, emotion and personality. Keep this in mind as you plan the features and adjust accordingly. And remember, draw lightly.
When you are confident and happy with what you’ve come up with, commit to these sketchy lines with slightly darker lines and draw detail in the features. For Luna specifically, I made her eyes a fourth-lidded. It makes her dreamy looking but still alert.(and I added radish earrings.)
Don’t forget to put thought into eyebrows, they too subtly convey emotion. Darken areas around the eyes to suggest light makeup if you’d like. I almost always emphasize the upper lip, but that’s a stylistic choice and totally up to you. Now you want to pick where you want the hair line/part. From here the hair flows outward.
People tell me they find hair difficult, but it’s just something to get the hang of if you haven’t already. Practice drawing vines of plants or other swirly designs for curly hair for instance. You don’t have to draw every strand either. You can imply a lot with a few simple pencil lines.
See? For Luna, I do her hair in a different curl than Hermione’s. Luna’s curls are long, thin and in smaller ringlets/waves.
Now you can define lines with a darker line, either ink or more pressure with your pencil. I used my pencil for sake of time. The eyes, well, I start with the highlight before the pupil.
Then I shade and whatnot…add a bit of blush.
And you can color if you’d like.^^
I hope that helps! Any questions, comments? Drop me a line.^^