How To Draw Meg Griffin
How To Draw Meg Griffin
An artist demonstrates how to quickly and easily draw the character "Meg" from the cartoon hit TV show, Family Guy. Demonstration includes only her top half.
I'm going to show you how to draw Meg from Family Guy. If you've drawn any of the other characters, you've already got a head start because the eyes are exactly the same. So you should do a circle, and a little distance from that one another circle. From there, we do the nose and the nose comes out, it actually goes slightly over the eye that you've drawn. You do a slightly thicker line, so you know which line you're working on at the time. And you just come up there, and just down a little bit on the end. Now, her eyes are actually sort of half shut as if she's half asleep, so we're going to do sort of two lines in the middle, like that, and just a little couple of lines off the outside of her eyelashes, couple of dots for the eyes to finish them off. Now, we shall move on to her lips. If you start with just a little sort of down-turned line like that, that's going to be the center of her mouth, and from that, you can build the rest of the mouth up round. So, you do the top lip first, coming up, like that. Just thicken it up, and the bottom, like that. For the outside of the face, you want to come from this eye here, and you want to come down, and you're going to come around, and you come in just under where you've just drawn the lips, should thicken it up, just a touch, and we just put a little bit of neck there, and a little bit of neck on the other side. Now, what you've got from here, very close to where you've drawn the eyelashes, the hair comes down. So you're going to come down like that and into her neck. So we're going to leave the other side of her hair for a minute, and we're going to do the hat and just straighten it down onto her face. From there, you're going to do a dome shape on top of the hat. So you just come up, and you join it up over there. If it goes a little bit further, it doesn't matter because you're going to put some hair down here. But that should do that now. So, you come down that side of the hat, it follows sort of the shape of the face, really. So, you just follow the line you've already got from the face here and follow it down around. There's your hair. Now, this bit here is going to be the bottom of the hair. So, you can either come from the hat down or you can go from there. I'm going to come from the hat, so you follow the line in from the hair, and you follow it round, instead of just coming in sort of straight, you can just do a little couple of lines like that for the bottom of the hair, and you've got the hair done. You can thicken it up a little bit there and there. Now, we're going to go on to her glasses. So you've already got your eyes, so therefore that's nice and easy, and for her glasses, they're not quite a circle. You've got sort of more of an oval shape. So we're going to just go around the outside of the eyes, you don't want it quite on her hat, so put the hat up a little bit there. And you just do around like that for the glasses. This one, obviously, you can't go quite as close because of the nose, so you come around, comes down on the hair, and we have got her glasses. Join them up in the middle, like a little line, and you've got the outline of her face. Just darken up a few details, and you're pretty much done there. So if we just do a little bit of her body, just to show you how you go, you kind of come around here, and you come out, and just join up that for the top of her tee shirt, another line comes out around. A lot of lines, you're just sort of drawing a line outside the line you've already drawn. And from there, you're going to come down for her shoulder, come in, with that line, just a straight line, and back up, with a little bit of a line there. Now, for the front of her tee shirt, you're going to come down, coming in slightly here, as it comes more into the top of the stomach and the waist, and round. And we're going to leave the body here today. So we're just going to follow the arm down here, and follow that arm down there. Put a slight line here, which is just sort of where her stomach would be, and we should put a line on the bottom of the tee shirt here to represent the stripe on her tee shirt. Just thicken a few of these lines up, and that is how to draw a fairly quick picture of Meg from Family Guy.