Hunger Games Katniss Fan Art

Katniss (The Hunger Games) – Pastels on paper

The Hunger Games is definitely one of my favorite movies this year by far. Without reading any of the books, it still engaged and compelled me throughout the entire running time. As much as I enjoyed the film, I couldn’t pass without drawing Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss. Unfortunately, I did not find great shots of her. I was looking for something more dramatic than some of the still images available online and less common than the main poster image. I found this image from It has everything I wanted, her weapon, the mocking jay pin, and her pretty yet serious face. The challenging part was the great foreshortening. Foreshortening occurs when an object appears compressed when seen from a particular viewpoint, and the effect of perspective causes distortion. My first draft came out so flat, and I had to touch up so that her torso is small but looks farther back.

Can’t wait to see the next sequel.