How to Draw Neytiri From Avatar 2: The Way of Water

Avatar Neytiri drawing

After a long wait finally, James Cameron (director of Avatar: The Way of Water) released the trailer of Avtar 2. After the release of its trailer, the video spread like wildfire on the internet.

In this post, I have decided to show you the tutorial to make a step-by-step drawing of Neytiri From Avatar 2.

Before jumping into the step, first know —who is Neytiri and the story linked with her.

Avatar 2 — the American epic science-fiction movie series. Its first sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water released in 2009. The audience liked it very much and was waiting for its second sequel. The good news for Avatar lovers is that the movie is scheduled to be released on 16th December 2022, at the end of the year.

Neytiri is the Na’vi princess of the Omaticaya clan and the lead actress of Avtar. Her real name is Zoe Saldaña.

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Let’s jump into the tutorial to draw Neytiri.

Step 1

First of all, vertically divide the paper into two equal parts, then draw the eyes and eyebrows of Neytiri by imitating the tiger’s eyes. Also, draw a horizontal line which will act as a guideline to help you make eyes in the right position.

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Step 2

In the second step, outline the nose once again by mimicking the tiger’s nose, and below it make her lips similar to the human’s.

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Step 3

Remove the guidelines from the portrait, outline her face and also add the deer-like ears on both sides of her eyes.

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Step 4

Now, make the outline of her neck and shoulders.

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Step 5

In the next step, add Neytiri’s long hair and erase unnecessary lines from the picture.

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Step 6

Continue the line drawing by carefully drawing details in the picture. Don’t forget to make her jewelry & stripes. Make sure stripes are on both sides and a single stripe in the middle of Neytiri’s head. Now, our outline is completed.

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Step 7

Moving ahead, paint the base layer of Neytiri’s body and face using blue color, use black for her hair, golden for filling her eyes & inner part of the ears, brown & bronze color for her jewelry & pearl in her hair.

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Step 8

In the last step, add shadow and highlight in the image. Shadows & highlights will make your drawing realistic. Finally, the Avatar 2 actress Neytiri is completed.

Avatar Neytiri final step drawing

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I made this drawing in Krita software which is free software to make digital drawings and paintings.

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