How to draw Katniss Everdeen

How to draw Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. Learn to draw portrait of Katniss Everdeen from step by step images with instruction. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw Katniss Everdeen or as played by actress Jennifer Lawrence in the film, Hunger Games. You will learn to draw facial structure from early construction sketch to finished black and white shading illustration. This is the first character I draw from the Hunger Games, there will be more tutorial to come.
The Hunger Games is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It is written in first person and introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed.
Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist and narrator of the Hunger Games trilogy. After her sister, Prim, was chosen to participate in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss volunteered to take her place as the female tribute from District 12.
Her acts of defiance against The Capitol in the arena led the people of Panem to view her as the face of the rebellion. She later became what was called “the Mockingjay,” and led the rebellion to victory against The Capitol, ending a 75-year-long suppression.

Here is a final drawing of Katniss Everdeen.

Katniss Everdeen Hunger Games drawing

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games drawing

Below are step by step how to draw Katniss Everdeen. Step one, I start with an egg shape drawing, this portrait will be in three quarter view of a face. Never draw just the head alone. Step two, imagine a flat plane on front surface of an oval shape, then draw two parallel horizontal lines across the imaginary plane. After that, draw a vertical line to divide the flat plane in half from top to bottom.   The space in between the horizontal lines is where eyes will be located at, they are usually right in the middle of the facial height.  Step two, I drew her eyes on the level of horizontal lines, nose half way from eyes level to the bottom of her chin, lips half way from the tip of her nose to her chin.  Then I added some hair.

How to draw Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games

How to draw Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games

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Katniss Everdeen

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how to draw Katniss Everdeen

how to draw Katniss Everdeen

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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23 Responses to How to draw Katniss Everdeen

  1. emily says:

    can you do one of rue and one of peeta I cant find any good tutorials on them

  2. oboobobobobo says:

    i really liked the drawing

  3. Xia Taptara says:

    Be patience, observe before you put down the line. Practice a lot. Thanks

  4. Madison Hempsmyer says:

    Helped a little but was a pain getting the eyes correct.

  5. Jamiehan57 says:

    Could you please upload how to draw Rue and Prim?

  6. Squallpogi says:

    I love katniss!!!! :)

  7. MG3309 says:

    please do rue i can’t seem to find a good tutorial on how to do her and she’s a great character

  8. Xia Taptara says:

    Thank you. 😉

  9. Awesomeness! says:

    i love the way it turned out thanks alot

  10. guest says:

    nice pic i love it!!!!!

  11. ee says:

    who is that? it doesn’t even look a bit like katniss.

  12. Xia Taptara says:

    You can go to or click on the community tab on top. You will get feed back from lots many artists.

  13. Xia Taptara says:

    You can go to or click on the community tab on top. You will get feed back from lots many artists.

  14. Tuấn Anh says:

    Hi Xia, I’m just a beginner and i wonder what site can i look for specified exercises for digital painting and drawing and lets user to submit their works online so they can get feedback?

  15. THGFreak says:

    You are just amazing! I’m reading Mockingjay for the 2nd time in a week and I love it! Please do more like this, maybe Prim or Effie? Rue? It doesn’t matter that I won’t be able to draw it, I can still sit and stare at yours for hours! Thanks so much :)

  16. Xia Taptara says:

    It’s a great story. thanks. 😉

  17. Xia Taptara says:

    Thank you. Glad I can help. 😉

  18. Xia Taptara says:

    Thank you, I am glad you and many can learn from this website. Keep it up. 😉

  19. imma tell you da truth chick says:

    Really like the drawing books and now the movie. :) Thanks so much for teaching me this.

  20. tisaluvya says:

    That’s a rly great tutorial! Thanks! 😀 You’re a great artist and this is one of the best tutorials I’ve seen in a while since it’s so simple yet effective! :))) Thanks!

  21. Nice one, I love hunger games so thanks a lot for this one. :)

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