How to draw portrait of Clary Fray, Lily Collins, from City of Bones, book one of Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare. It is soon to be made into a feature film. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk.
Clary Fray is one of the main protagonists of the series. She is a human, a Nephilim, assumed at first to be a mundane living a normal human life prior to the beginning of City of Bones. However, it is realized by Jace Lightwood that she is actually Nephilim after she easily survives a rune placed on her.
I came across this title while I was looking for some new gothic fantasy or steam punk novel that involves supernatural skills and demons. It has a lot of good characters, creatures, werewolf, vampires, and tons of cool monsters so I bought it. I have to admit that I like the first book so far. It has a good pace and many cool creatures.

Clary Fray city of bones

Clary Fray city of bones

Below are step by step how to draw Clary Fray. FYI, this is just a quick walk thru, you can get more detail on portrait drawing on my other tutorials (since I have done so many), look under face subject on top. I usually start with an oval shape drawing. On this one I am going make it three quarter view. Step one, imagine a flat plane on front surface of an oval, then draw two vertical lines along the edge of your imaginary plane. After that, draw a vertical line to split the flat plane in half from top to bottom. Then draw a horizontal line to divide the top and bottom distance in half. This horizontal line would be where humans eyes should be, they are usually right in the middle of the face horizontally. Step two, Now, I draw the eyes, it should no be taller than the distance of the top and bottom horizontal lines that I added on to the first horizontal. I draw the corner of both eyes in relation to the first eye’s indication line. Also the distance between the two eyes should equal one eye. So when you draw, imagine there is an invisible eye in between them. Then I begin to draw the nose and lips. Step three, I now focus on the facial feature. Step four, I then start to add some hair to her face. Step five, I draw more hair and her top. Step six, now I focus on shaping her face using light and shadow or gray scale.

how to draw Clary Fray

how to draw Clary Fray

drawing Clary Fray  city of bones

drawing Clary Fray city of bones

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