As all tales will tell, fairies are generally solitary creatures, and more than happy to be left alone. If you are very careful, however, you may just see a silhouette peeking out from behind a tree…
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black fineliner pen, and drawing the profile of a fairy face in the center of your page, close to the top.
At the bottom of this, add a short vertical line, and then add another line angled out towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Then, bring two parallel lines up from the end, angles towards the top right-hand corner of the page. At the end, curve the top line across and down, creating a pointing finger. Connect this to the bottom line with a curve.
Return to the bottom line, and continue the line across to the right, towards the top corner of the page. Then, bring it across and down.
Continue the line down a little further, and then angle it towards the bottom left corner…
Bring the line in sharply, then back down.
At the end, angle the line back towards the left of the page.
Then, add a “point” to the end of this – make sure that the line on the right is slightly wavy.
Return to the top of the face, and continue the line across to the right…
Before adding a “bump” for a bun. At the bottom, curve the line down to create another hand, this one pointing towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page, and then bring the arm up and back down to connect to the bottom section.
Now, add two lines emerging from the bottom, and join these with a sharply angled line to create a foot.
To the left of this, bring two more lines down at slight angles, and then bring them across to the left at a 90-degree angle. Add another foot to the end.
Next, add two large, almond-shaped wings to the back of your fairy – the back one will be mostly hidden behind the front.
Add two smaller wings below these…
And then use a black fineliner pen and a ruler to add a wand to your fairy’s hand.
Use the black fineliner pen to add a sprinkle of fairy dust emerging from the end of the wand…
And then use a gray pencil to add smaller shapes inside each of the wings.
Finally, use a black pen to fill in the main body of your fairy.
And there we have it – the perfect silhouette. If you see one of these in your garden, be cautious – the fairy folk do not like to be disturbed…