Traditional-Drawing Tutorial: Simple Tricks to Draw Your Own Cartoons



Here I am trying to show you how to draw cartoons. I will try to make as simple as possible. Drawing cartoons is very amusing. You will enjoy learning how to make figures. And maybe, you will also discover a new talent in yourself. This techniques can be applied on paper, but also in any digital photo editing program such as Photoshop.


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Simple Tricks to Draw Your Own Cartoons Final Image

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avatar niks1351

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Practice tutorial

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Step 1

Eager to start drawing a cartoon?
But FIRST, you should practice these lines....take a large page (newspapers are best for this practice), start drawing horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. Draw some curves.
Go on practicing the lines. After this you wont find yourself with shaking hands while drawing the cartoons, and you will draw with confidence and firmness of the lines.
So build your foundation solidly.


Step 2

We will start with drawing the head. Most important thing to remember while drawing a cartoon head is the shape of the head. Here I am mentioning few important shapes.
1. Round head
2. Square head
3. Egg shaped
4. Pear shaped
5. Rectangle shaped
6. Glass shaped
So you can create complex cartoons from simple shapes.


Step 3

How to draw a cartoon head:
Some people think that cartoons are a way of getting out of drawing things right, but good cartoons are well drawn.
step 1. Draw the shape of the head. I am drawing circle. Add guidelines. This way you will get the anatomy right.
step 2. Draw the eyes.
step 3. nose
step 4. draw ears and mouth
step 5. Now add hair style
step 6. Not that one? May be this one?


Step 4

A face can be looking up or down or anywhere. Guidelines are very helpful to get the head facing in right direction. So first draw the head then put guidelines. Then add eyes, nose, mouth.............etc.
Guidelines are for your help only. So draw them very lightly. You can aways erase them once you are done.


Step 5

Facial expressions are an important channel of nonverbal communication. Emotions are expressed mainly through the eyebrows and mouth

for example
Anger is denoted by drawing the eyebrows in a V-shape low over the eyes. Ecstasy is shown by half closed eyes and a huge smile. To draw a scared cartoon expression make the eyes wide. for a surprised face draw big eyes and o-shaped mouth.

You can see some expressions drawn below.


Step 6

Here I have shown step by step process of drawing a cartoon head.
There are 3 heads, egg-shaped, pear-shaped and rectangle.
First draw the guidelines. Then you can draw eyes, lips, nose etc..........
Now make the outline of the head clearer and give it some hairstyle.


Step 7

Draw the movement of action for your cartoon. For this draw the guidelines.
Draw circles to get the shape of the body. Then draw the facial expressions and the body. After all this, draw the clothes and other accessories.


Step 8

Mouths is an important characteristic of a cartoon character. It changes the expressions.
You can always draw a mouth using a line or a circle.
Just try different style .Once you found the one that you like the most, practice and practice again until you get it done.
Here are some examples.


Step 9

A person's thoughts can be ascertained by looking in his or her eyes.The eyes are simply the most expressive part of funny cartoon faces, and almost every emotion can be shown through the proper illustration of eyes.
Here I have tried to capture a few expressions.


Step 10

Hands

First draw a circle, second step is add the thumb and then add fingers....Erase extra lines


Step 11

These hands are drawn with the same process described above...Its easy....just keep practicing .


Step 12

Using these simple steps, you can create your own cartoons.....



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87 Comments:

avatar nishagandhi

wow this is way too cool Niks!! love this!!

(5 years and 631 days ago)
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Guest says:

That was a wonderful tutorial. I tried one and came out well. as you had you have made it as simple as possible. Thanks.

(5 years and 630 days ago)
avatar apixeldot
apixeldot says:

Nice tutorial.
So much to learn,,,even in simple Cartoons.

(5 years and 630 days ago)
avatar niks1351
niks1351 says:

Thank u all...I wish to see your cartoons....

(5 years and 629 days ago)
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Guest says:

Compact... Detailed tutorial... I liked this...

(5 years and 628 days ago)
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Guest says:

ya............ it learn to easy... i need more cortoon diagram. like as bud car and animals.....thank you...........

(5 years and 628 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice....thanks my friend

(5 years and 628 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I have seen dozens of sites on cartooning and this is the best. Its simplicity is what caught my attention. My cartooning skills have improved tenfold and I am getting positive comments now. I now draw with confidence.I can't thankyou enough for this amazing simple cartoon tutorial.

(5 years and 627 days ago)
avatar hereisanoop

very good and useful

(5 years and 626 days ago)
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Guest says:

helps alot... tks

(5 years and 622 days ago)
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Guest says:

cooool

(5 years and 613 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very good i learnt a lot but wats with the dirty paper for the result?
wat is that green stuff??
anyway i luv it!!

(5 years and 597 days ago)
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Guest says:

nice
but wats with the dirty paper??

(5 years and 597 days ago)
avatar niks1351
niks1351 says:

sorry about the unwanted spots...Actually I accidentally got my scanner dirty with paint....

(5 years and 596 days ago)
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[banned] says:

likely helpful to study................keep on

(5 years and 592 days ago)
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Guest says:

it,s nice to make a cartoon

(5 years and 588 days ago)
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Unknown says:

by this wonderful tutorial you made cartooning look so easy in my eyes its really brief and not confusing and last but not least after all what you have done my tech's are really improving

(5 years and 571 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice examples & easy to understand. Bless u for sharing your talents.

(5 years and 568 days ago)
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[banned] says:

These are really nice drawings. They are step by step and very helpful! Thanks.

(5 years and 542 days ago)
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Guest says:

good, really nice drawing

(5 years and 530 days ago)
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adil [banned] says:

I like the way the tutorial has designed
thanks.

(5 years and 519 days ago)
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[banned] says:

It was really great to check more than once......... lovelly tips and tutorial..... just upload some other and if u have many just let me know to this site plzz..
f.raj1989@gmail.com

(5 years and 273 days ago)
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Guest says:

How cute

(5 years and 246 days ago)
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[banned] says:

its great thanks....

(5 years and 216 days ago)
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[banned] says:

tanks its very useful.

(5 years and 157 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very useful.

(5 years and 150 days ago)
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Guest says:

awsome

(5 years and 136 days ago)
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Guest says:

I thought it was good but the examples of facial expression and faces and hair were small on an average mobile phone skin and couldn't click on it to make it bigger though your guide on how to draw your own cartoons was great!

(5 years and 19 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Worth searching in the net. Really helpful for beginners. I want to get more from you..

(4 years and 341 days ago)
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[banned] says:

thanks...wonderful experience with your style..

(4 years and 331 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very simple and the best .thanks a lot......

(4 years and 330 days ago)
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[banned] says:

ist very simple to draw

(4 years and 318 days ago)
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[banned] says:

thank u mam for drowing tricks....

(4 years and 318 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Nice and very helpuful

(4 years and 315 days ago)
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Guest says:

Simple and to the point. Excellent beginner's tutorial.

(4 years and 310 days ago)
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[banned] says:

awesome

(4 years and 303 days ago)
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[banned] says:

wow. great lesson and simple. It works.

(4 years and 302 days ago)
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[banned] says:

cool stuffs!!

(4 years and 300 days ago)
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[banned] says:

It's really very nice .... gr8!

(4 years and 297 days ago)
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Danny says:

It will be a great take off for my kids in drawing..

(4 years and 297 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome....

(4 years and 296 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Its very much useful, Especially the angled faces trick is very easy to understand . Keep uploading such easy tricks. thank you....

(4 years and 288 days ago)
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[banned] says:

the presentation and the theory is so simple that i think nobody will have any problem in learning.

(4 years and 288 days ago)
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sonja [banned] says:

Super Tutorial!!

(4 years and 283 days ago)
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chloe says:

this wedsit is very good

(4 years and 271 days ago)
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[banned] says:

cartoon is my life this website long year for life

(4 years and 253 days ago)
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Guest says:

i want oriiginal peoples cartoons not imaginary but bcoz of u i got best ideas

(4 years and 249 days ago)
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[banned] says:

my cartoon came out very good thank u very much

(4 years and 229 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I am so proud

(4 years and 218 days ago)
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Guest says:

10 out of 10..... great. keep posting new things master.....

(4 years and 216 days ago)
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Guest says:

;Thank you so much I got a perfect picture for my little sister

(4 years and 210 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Thanks this is a super site

(4 years and 210 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very easy to draw .thx

(4 years and 209 days ago)
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amol says:

thanks,

(4 years and 206 days ago)
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hONEY says:

super ...... this is so good for art learners

(4 years and 205 days ago)
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[banned] says:

so good

(4 years and 205 days ago)
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Mike says:

This was very helpful. Thank You !!

(4 years and 204 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Thats good I enjoy the tutorial so much thanks, ( you are too good )

(4 years and 200 days ago)
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Guest says:

Heyy x these are all good drawings and cartoons guys x well done! xxx

(4 years and 199 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very nice to see

(4 years and 194 days ago)
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[banned] says:

WOW That is great before i found this i didnt even now how to draw a top or Eny thing but
now I no how to draw lots.

THANK YOU!

(4 years and 193 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow! i loved it! it thought me sooo mich

(4 years and 182 days ago)
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Guest says:

Cool Tips

(4 years and 182 days ago)
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[banned] says:

This pics r awesome dud now i know ha 2 dro i is talkin lik a stupi man dud init blud

(4 years and 182 days ago)
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Jovaughn says:

U are great

(4 years and 57 days ago)
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Jovaughn says:

U are great

(4 years and 57 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice Drawings, but it isn't much of a tutorial. "Add fingers" isn't teaching us how to draw fingers, its just telling us to draw fingers. Its good, but more detail really is needed in the descriptions.

(4 years and 37 days ago)
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Kim says:

good basic tips,but you should add more how to sketch using shapes and figures

(4 years and 34 days ago)
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Guest says:

looks hard but its really easy

(4 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

THANK YOU........

(4 years and 28 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is possibly the worst tutorial I've seen yet. Amazing drawings, but it teaches nothing. You aren't showing the steps.

(4 years and 27 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome tips

(4 years and 21 days ago)
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[banned] says:

my life will not perfect without drawing

(4 years and 14 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wow that is AWESOME keep the hard work up

(3 years and 335 days ago)
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vaibhav [banned] says:

This tutorial was really helpful..

(3 years and 327 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very Nice.. thanks for sharing

(3 years and 321 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very Nice.. thanks for sharing

(3 years and 321 days ago)
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omkar [banned] says:

IT IS EXCELLENT

(3 years and 321 days ago)
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[banned] says:

you are too much

(3 years and 305 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is really easy to draw and im 11!!

(3 years and 302 days ago)
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Guest says:

tooo good I now know how to draw cartoons

(3 years and 297 days ago)
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[banned] says:

so nice. super

(3 years and 286 days ago)
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[banned] says:

SO VERY GOOD.

(3 years and 286 days ago)
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Guest says:

so simple!

(3 years and 283 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome tutorials. Any caricature drawing tutorials??

(3 years and 276 days ago)
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Guest says:

Cool n very useful thanks!!!


(3 years and 275 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice Tutorial

(3 years and 273 days ago)


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