The tutorial on how to draw a ballerina is rather for those who can draw well since sketching a human body is not simple. To draw a Ballerina is rather complicated for it is required to express the whole of her grace and delicacy. However, if you think you are fine with it, go for it. Step by step drawing of a ballerina by the pencil is quite enough to get the nice picture.
Here, the point is to keep to all proportions and contour basic lines arrangement, and the pattern will be more accurate and distinct. The first thing to draw is the tutu of the ballerina attire. This should be lined as the sloped ellipse with the left corner pointed. Then make two lines for the ballerina legs, two hands and a circle for her head. Now the simplest template is finished to draw at ease.
Next, add lines to the basic contour by pencil making her figure more distinct. Mark the lines for her shoulders, the line for her waist and approximate shape of her legs. A Ballerina is to be slender and slim, so try to make her shapes more delicate and refine. She is not supposed to be too shapely or plump.
Draw the shapes of her legs and hands completely. She stands on her toes in a dancing position and thus, it is simple to draw the feet, especially when she is wearing her pointes. Avoid making the legs too thick not to spoil the image.
This is going to be the final step when you erase all needless contour lines and draw the palms and fingers of the ballerina. She is going to dance already. The last thing is to add some more strokes to the figure and outline her face.
The ballerina attire is quite simple to draw as compared to the facial features if you are not experienced in it. If you draw your ballerina in the whole sheet of paper, you have to draw her face in details, close to natural. If the paper is not of bigger size, you can ignore the details and make some strokes for her mouth, nose and eyebrows. The ballerina hairstyle is always too neat; mostly it is a high or low bun. So make a slight contour around her head as the bun and that's it. Now, your Ballerina is quite alive-looking and you only need to trim her dress and add some shadow to the picture.
The ballerina tutu is to be sheer and you have to make it quite colorless. Draw the girdle details and shed the whole picture. Look more attentively at your picture not to avoid details as pointe lacing. Remember, that any picture looks more attractive in natural circumstances. Since a ballet dancer performs at the stage, the scenery should be outlined on the pattern. Be careful not to overload your picture with extra elements; the attention should not be distracted from a ballerina, the main character of the picture.
A realistic Ballerina drawing is now complete!