Princess Mononoke Drawing (Step-By-Step Guide)

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Let’s get started with the Princess Mononoke Drawing. We’ll teach you how to draw Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli known simply as Ghibli.

Princess Mononoke is an anime character with magical power and an evil look on her face; she’s one of the rare characters that use an armband on the upper part of her arm.

She wears a cape and headband, which matches her armband.

She also uses a necklace that serves as an attachment to her cape.

She’s always on earrings that are round in shape.

In this article, we’ll discuss the step-by-step instructions on how to draw princess Mononoke without missing any single step.

How to Draw Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli

Draw Mononoke’s Pose

Draw Mononoke’s pose is the first step before you fully invest energy into the art.

Begin With A Circle and Lines

Start your Princess Mononoke drawing with a circle; this circle is the head, and it shouldn’t be too big or small so that other features of the head can be fixed.

Make a vertically curved line inside the circle which is for alignment of the facial features, this line should not be centered in the middle of the circle but left-sided.

Draw a horizontal curved line inside the circle too which crosses the vertically curved line of the head; this is for the alignment of the eyes.

Make a little horizontal line under the circle of the head that crosses the vertically curved line that was extended below the head; this is for the alignment of the jaw.

Outline the Neck and Body

The neck is the bridge between the head and the body; therefore, drawing the neck should not be a problem.

Before drawing the neck, draw a vertical line from the left side of the head to the horizontal line of the shoulder and a curve from the right side of the head to the horizontal of the shoulder too; this is the neck.

If the neck connects the body to the head, then draw the body by making a horizontal line for the shoulder and add a vertically slant line to the end of the horizontal line.

Join these vertically slant lines together with a horizontal line, so it forms the upper part of the body, also, finish the torso with the curved lines under the horizontal line of her chest.

Outline the Neck and Body of Princess Mononoke

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Draw Mononoke’s Jaw, Upper Eyelid, and Mouth

Mononoke’s jaw is attached to the circle of the head and which should be very easier to draw since you already drew the basis.

Make a curved line from the side of the circle of the head to the horizontal line of the basis which crosses the vertically curved line of the head so that these lines meet and form a convex curve on the horizontal line of the jaw; this is the jaw.

For the upper eyelid, make concave curved lines on the horizontally curved line you drew for the basis of the eyes; this is the upper eyelid.

Make a little slightly curved horizontal line under the horizontally curved line you drew for the basis of the eyes; this is the lower eyelid.

For the mouth, drawing the mouth is one of the simplest and most fun parts of drawing.

Make a horizontal line under the circle of the head so that a little part of it crosses the vertical line of the head and another end is slightly bent.

Draw Mononoke's Jaw, Upper Eyelid, and Mouth

Princess Mononoke Headband Drawing

Mononoke is wearing a headband that she uses to hold firm her hair; the headband is another part of her outfit which makes her dress more beautiful, and it is on her forehead.

Draw horizontal lines on the forehead (above the upper eyelid); these lines are the rope of the headband and make sure there is space between these horizontal lines that shows the thickness of the headband.

Add a circle at the left side of the head (besides the vertical line of the head) and not the center, which shows the direction Mononoke is facing.

You can now add lines joining the circle to the horizontal line of the headband, so it looks more realistic; this is the headband.

Princess Mononoke Headband drawing

Princess Mononoke Arms Drawing

The arms are attached to the shape of her chest or torso.

For the left arm, draw a curved vertical line from the horizontal line of the shoulder downward.

Draw another vertical line from the slightly slant vertical line of the chest (close to the end of the vertical line) downward, so it forms the upper arm of the left drawing.

For the right arm, make a curved vertical line from the horizontal line of the shoulder downward.

Draw a slightly curved vertical line from the vertical slant line of the chest (close to the middle of the vertical line) downward, so it also forms the natural shape of the right arm of the drawing.

With these few approaches, you should have Mononoke’s upper arms in the picture.

Princess Mononoke Arms drawing

Draw Mononoke’s Eyes & Ears

The next step is to complete the eyes from where you stopped; at this point, you don’t have to stress yourself since you’ve drawn both the upper and lower eyelid of the eyes.

Draw a convex curve inside the eyelids so that the horizontal line you drew for the basis of the eyes passes through the convex curve of the eyes.

Add a circle inside the convex curve of the eyes; the circle for the left eyes is small than that of the right eyes which is because she is facing the left direction.

To draw her ears, the ear is connected or attached to the circle of the head and a curved line of the jaw.

Make a curve at the right side of the jaw; this is the right ear in the Princess Mononoke drawing and a curved line at the left side; this is the left ear in the Princess Mononoke drawing.

Add small curves inside the ears so that it forms the natural shape of the ear.

Draw Princess Mononoke Eyes & Ears

Draw Mononoke’s Neck & Torso

Mononoke’s neck serves as the bridge between the head and the chest (torso), which can easily be replicated with few lines; the neck occupies the space you left below the jaw.

Draw a slightly curved vertical line under the left side of the jaw and a curved vertical line at the right side of the jaw to the horizontal line of the shoulder; this is her neck.

The curved vertical line shows the direction her head is facing.

The torso is the part of her body from the neck downward.

Since we have the shape of the chest in place already, then we need to add a few lines to form the natural shape of the torso.

Make the curve face the right direction from the horizontal line of the shoulder (close to the curved line of the neck) to the slant line of the chest.

Make another curve facing the right direction (but this time the curve should not be as wide as the first one) from the slightly slant line of the chest to the vertical line of the arm so that the upper part of the torso looks more pragmatic.

Finish the torso by making the lower part draw a curve facing the right direction from the left side of the horizontal line under the chest so that the curved body touches the vertical line of the left arm.

Draw another curved line from the end of the horizontal line under the chest to the direction of the right arm, so it seems to be like the continuation of the wide curve at the chest; this makes the perfect shape of the lower part of the torso.

Draw Princess Mononoke Neck & Torso

Begin To Draw Mononoke’s Hair

The next step is to begin to draw her hair so it will be easier for you to complete it without missing any steps; this step needs your attention, so give it what it takes.

Make a curve at the right side of the head so that it’s attached to the vertically curved line of the head that was extended out of the circle of the head and the right side of the head (close to the ear).

Draw another curve at the left side of the head from the vertically curved line of the head to the left side of the head which is the continuation of the first curve; this is the upper part of the hair.

Make a curved line from the left side of the head towards the right eyes and draw a little vertical line from the horizontal line of the headband to the end of the curved line, so it forms an edge.

Add little edges at the right side of the curve of the hair.

Make a little horizontally curved line at the top of the right curve of the hair too.

Draw a curve at the left curve of the hair and add a little vertical line to it, so it forms an edge facing down.

Draw vertical lines forming an edge at the top of the left eye.

Make a curved line from the horizontal line of the headband (crossing the vertical line attached to it) towards the direction of the right eyes and draw another curved line to the first one, so it forms an edge towards the right eyes.

Add a curved line from the curve at the right side of the hair that touches the end of the horizontal line of the basis of the eye that was extended out.

Draw a vertical slant line from the side of the right ear to this curved line, so it forms an edge pointing down, and add a slightly curved line from the left ear too.

Begin To Draw Mononoke's Hair

Draw Mononoke’s Earrings and Nose

The next step is to draw her earrings and nose.

Mononoke is wearing round earrings, which is the earring on her left ear that touches the curved part of the neck.

Make a convex curve at her right ear so that the ends of these curves are attached to her left ear and jaw; this is her right earring.

Draw another convex curve, but this time it should be like an oval circle with a little opening at the top; this is her left earring.

For the nose, draw the vertically curved line at her right eye so that the line curves at the top end (towards the eye) and at the lower end, which forms the shape of the nose; this is Mononoke’s nose.

Draw Princess Mononoke Earrings & Nose

Draw Mononoke’s Neckline of Her Cloth

This is the first step in Princess Mononoke’s outfit drawing; drawing the neckline of Mononoke’s cloth is very simple and easy.

Draw a vertical slant line at the left side of her chest close to the wide curve of the torso and another curved vertical line from the right side of her chest; all these vertical lines are attached to the horizontal line of the shoulder.

Join the end of these lines with a horizontal bend line, and with this last step, you are done with the neckline of Mononoke’s cloth.

Draw Mononoke's Neckline of Her Cloth

Begin To Draw Mononoke’s Necklace, Upper Arm Cuff, and Cape

Mononoke is wearing a fashioned necklace with some designs.

Draw the rope of the necklace by making a curved line (that looks like a convex curve) from the slightly curved vertical line of the neckline to the curved line of the neck.

Double the curved line of the necklace, so it shoes the thickness of the rope.

Let’s draw her upper arm cuff; for her right arm cuff, make horizontal lines joining the curve to the vertically curved line of her right arm; this is her right arm cuff.

Draw horizontally curved lines from the extended vertical line of her left arm to the vertically curved line of the arm, leaving space between them horizontally curved lines to make it look natural; this is her left arm cuff.

To draw the cape is another easy step; draw a long, vertically curved line from her left earring downward, so it passes through the left side of her body while minding the space between the cape and the body.

Draw another vertically curved line from the slightly curved line of the neck, so it also passes through the right side of her body and ends at the lower area of the vertical line of her left arm.

Draw a slant line from the end of the vertically curved line of the cape down, so it makes it look more realistic.

Make a slant line from the left arm’s middle (inner side) to the end of the slant line of the chest.

Draw another slanted line at the top of the line so that it makes the left side of the cape natural.

Begin To Draw Mononoke's Necklace, Upper Arm Cuff, and Cape

Complete Mononoke’s Necklace and Left Upper Arm Cuff

This step is to complete the major part of the necklace and left upper arm cuff.

For the necklace, draw the design on the necklace so that it forms an edge facing the right direction.

Make sure the design doesn’t exceed four in number, which makes it look neat and not too detailed.

Also ensures that the design is not too small and adds small curves at the appropriate area (inside the necklace rope) of the design so that the necklace can be more beautiful after it’s being enhanced.

To complete the left upper arm cuff, draw a circle on the horizontally curved line of the cuff (close to the vertically curved line of the left arm).

Add another circle inside the first circle, so it forms the proper shape of the left upper arm cuff.

Complete Mononoke's Hair, Eyeline, and Eyebrow

Complete Mononoke’s Cape

This step is to complete her cape, design the vertically curved line of the cape with sharp edges that looks like furs, and add a curve to the upper part of the left shoulder, so it forms the shape of the cape.

Add an additional slant line to the line that joins the arm to the torso.

Make little slant lines at the top of the left arm’s vertically curved line, and add lines to form edges at the side of the curve you drew at the shoulder.

At this point, add more lines to the vertically curved lines of the cape so that it forms more edges like furs on the cape.

Complete Mononoke's Cape

Complete Mononoke’s Hair, Eyeline, and Eyebrow

There is a need also to complete her hair; at this step, you are almost done with your Princess Mononoke drawing, so you can take your time by having fun with your pencil.

Draw a curve from the first curve you made for her hair on the left side of the body to the sharp edge you made for her hair.

Add more lines meeting together to form edges to the left side of her head.

Make a vertical slant line from the line of the hair you drew at the right side of the head to the vertical lines that form the edge of the hair.

Draw another curve from the curve you drew for the right part of her hair to the line on her right earring.

Add more edges to the curves you just added to the sides of the hair while the edges are pointing downward.

Complete the upper eyelid by adding little slant vertical lines to the side of the horizontal line of the upper eyelid; this is the eyeliner.

Make a slightly curved horizontal line above the upper eyelid towards the vertically curved line of the head; this is her eyebrow.

Complete Mononoke's Hair, Eyeline, and Eyebrow

Enhance the Princess Mononoke Outfit

With the look of the drawing, you can easily tell if it is good enough or needs some touches.

Add more lines to the furs on the cape.

Use thick lines for the border of the outfit.

Shade the necessary part of the necklace and use a thick line for the border of the design.

Also, use a thick line for the border of the earring, and erase excess lines and dot to avoid the Princess Mononoke drawing looking weird.

Trace the border of the headband with a thick line, and add a few lines to the outfit to make it more enhanced.

Add the appropriate color to the outfit while the arm cuff remains black, the necklace rope is also black, and the headband seems blue and adds shadow and highlighting to the outfit.

Enhance the Princess Mononoke Outline

Enhancing the outline is simply adding or subtracting from your drawing to make it look more realistic.

Use a thick line for the border of the upper eyelid and eyebrows, trace the border of the shape of the jaw, and add shadows and highlights to the outlines.

Use the appropriate colors for the outlines, the pupil of the eyes is dark blue in color and iris remains white, and the hair is green.

If needed, you can add shadings to the necessary part of the outlines and use your color to draw the patterns on her face.

Enhance Outline

Conclusion to Princess Mononoke Drawing

At this point am sure you have a good-looking drawing of princess Mononoke that you can confidently boast of, if you carefully follow these few steps above am very sure your Princess Mononoke drawing will come out perfect.

It will be to your advantage to get an image of princess Mononoke which will serve as a reference; gather all your necessary materials ready, so you won’t have any delay and make sure you get yourself a convenient place for effective productivity.

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