These pencil drawings of elf princesses, are here for you to draw, or just get inspiration from. Much of elf fantasy art displays elves as a little war like. So if you want to draw a female knight, or an elf princess riding into the night - check it out!
Is an Elf a Fairy? Well Yes, and no!
They are from the fairy tale world - no doubt about that, but members of the elf race are often shown in art to look a little different than fairies.
I have to admit that I intermix the way they look - I like to make fairies - elves.
Also, remember that I am kidding - bringing you into the fantasy story!
Elves don't have to look like anything in particular.
That is totally up to you!
I like the look of this Princess as she is my classic idea of what an elf looks like.
Notice her ears.
Also, the Elven race tends to be slim, with long, straight, and often white hair.
We certainly can play with these ideas, as no one really knows what one looks like, but this is often how they are portrayed in elf art.
She has a very casual attitude about her war-like surroundings, as the elf is a bit of a cool cucumber.
See the features are actually sketchy - and so is the hair!
I really like to draw fairly loosely sometimes - I do find that this creates a more interesting drawing. It gives something you were not even intending.
Now, I would agree that she looks more like a fairy, since she has wings etc.
However, she is training for warfare - she has some armor on her arms and she is an expert in training ponies - getting them ready for the elf warriors to defend their part of the realm.
You see when you are drawing faces - don't be afraid to be fairly loose with the shapes of the nose, mouth - the shadows around the hair - overlaying the eyes.
These are the things that give your drawing realism.
Everything has shadow, even the eyes.
Once you master shadow and highlights - you can create magic.
And I think you know from looking at my site, that my drawing is always improving.
That is the way in drawing - practice, practice, practice.
Look around at the different drawings on the site, and you will see some that are ... well... not my best, and then you will see one that has greatly improved.
That's what it is all about!
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I hope you really work on the close ups, as it can help with your overall drawing, see how loose the pencil flows, then you will create a fairy with a face, that doesn't have to look exactly like mine. Let the face come out!