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 581 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 580 days ago)
avatar apixeldot
apixeldot says:

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

(5 years and 580 days ago)
avatar niks1351
niks1351 says:

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

(5 years and 579 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 578 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 578 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice....thanks my friend

(5 years and 578 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 576 days ago)
avatar hereisanoop

very good and useful

(5 years and 576 days ago)
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Guest says:

helps alot... tks

(5 years and 572 days ago)
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Guest says:

cooool

(5 years and 562 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 547 days ago)
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Guest says:

nice
but wats with the dirty paper??

(5 years and 547 days ago)
avatar niks1351
niks1351 says:

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

(5 years and 546 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 542 days ago)
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Guest says:

it,s nice to make a cartoon

(5 years and 538 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 521 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 518 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 491 days ago)
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Guest says:

good, really nice drawing

(5 years and 480 days ago)
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adil [banned] says:

I like the way the tutorial has designed
thanks.

(5 years and 468 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 222 days ago)
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Guest says:

How cute

(5 years and 196 days ago)
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[banned] says:

its great thanks....

(5 years and 166 days ago)
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[banned] says:

tanks its very useful.

(5 years and 106 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very useful.

(5 years and 100 days ago)
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Guest says:

awsome

(5 years and 86 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!

(4 years and 334 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 291 days ago)
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[banned] says:

thanks...wonderful experience with your style..

(4 years and 281 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(4 years and 279 days ago)
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[banned] says:

ist very simple to draw

(4 years and 268 days ago)
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[banned] says:

thank u mam for drowing tricks....

(4 years and 267 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Nice and very helpuful

(4 years and 265 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(4 years and 260 days ago)
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[banned] says:

awesome

(4 years and 253 days ago)
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[banned] says:

wow. great lesson and simple. It works.

(4 years and 252 days ago)
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[banned] says:

cool stuffs!!

(4 years and 250 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(4 years and 247 days ago)
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Danny says:

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

(4 years and 247 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome....

(4 years and 246 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 238 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 238 days ago)
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sonja [banned] says:

Super Tutorial!!

(4 years and 233 days ago)
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chloe says:

this wedsit is very good

(4 years and 220 days ago)
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[banned] says:

cartoon is my life this website long year for life

(4 years and 203 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 199 days ago)
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[banned] says:

my cartoon came out very good thank u very much

(4 years and 179 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I am so proud

(4 years and 168 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(4 years and 166 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(4 years and 159 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Thanks this is a super site

(4 years and 159 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very easy to draw .thx

(4 years and 159 days ago)
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amol says:

thanks,

(4 years and 156 days ago)
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hONEY says:

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

(4 years and 154 days ago)
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[banned] says:

so good

(4 years and 154 days ago)
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Mike says:

This was very helpful. Thank You !!

(4 years and 153 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(4 years and 150 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 148 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very nice to see

(4 years and 144 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 143 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow! i loved it! it thought me sooo mich

(4 years and 132 days ago)
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Guest says:

Cool Tips

(4 years and 132 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 132 days ago)
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Jovaughn says:

U are great

(4 years and 6 days ago)
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Jovaughn says:

U are great

(4 years and 6 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.

(3 years and 352 days ago)
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Kim says:

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

(3 years and 348 days ago)
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Guest says:

looks hard but its really easy

(3 years and 348 days ago)
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Guest says:

THANK YOU........

(3 years and 342 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.

(3 years and 342 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome tips

(3 years and 336 days ago)
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[banned] says:

my life will not perfect without drawing

(3 years and 329 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wow that is AWESOME keep the hard work up

(3 years and 285 days ago)
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vaibhav [banned] says:

This tutorial was really helpful..

(3 years and 277 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very Nice.. thanks for sharing

(3 years and 271 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very Nice.. thanks for sharing

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

IT IS EXCELLENT

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

you are too much

(3 years and 255 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is really easy to draw and im 11!!

(3 years and 252 days ago)
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Guest says:

tooo good I now know how to draw cartoons

(3 years and 247 days ago)
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[banned] says:

so nice. super

(3 years and 236 days ago)
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[banned] says:

SO VERY GOOD.

(3 years and 236 days ago)
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Guest says:

so simple!

(3 years and 233 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome tutorials. Any caricature drawing tutorials??

(3 years and 226 days ago)
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Guest says:

Cool n very useful thanks!!!


(3 years and 225 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice Tutorial

(3 years and 223 days ago)


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