Cartoon Drawing Tips

Learning to draw cartoon people and characters is an art people wrongly believe cannot be mastered by all. In this write-up, you will not only learn some simple cartoon drawing tips, but also realize how easy it all can be.
ArtHearty Staff
Last Updated: Jul 3, 2018
While creating a personal collection,
study professionally draw cartoons from newspapers, comic books, animated sitcoms, and movies. However, do not copy or tweak them and claim it to be original work.
With only a few lines and details, anyone can create a world where an imagination can come to life. We see cartoons on television and in magazines, newspapers, movies, and comic books, where artists use a variety of expressions and emotions to reveal a world we love to be lost in.
If you too wish to create a world of your own, there are some basic techniques that can help you in achieving your goal. Go through the following illustrations to find just how easy drawing cartoons can be.
Illustration 1
Grab a few pencils, a black ink pen, paper, and an eraser before you begin. Initially, it will take you some time to get the hang of it, but do keep going. If you make any mistakes, erase it and start over.
Boy Drawing Step 1
With a pencil, draw a simple circle. The shape doesn't have to be perfect.
Boy Drawing Step 2
For the body, draw 4 arched lines just below the circle to roughly make a square shape.
Boy Drawing Step 3
For the legs, draw another arched line below the first one with 2 parallel lines on both sides.
Boy Drawing Step 4
Begin from inside the body, draw arms and hands for the character. Extend them as long or short as you like.
Boy Drawing Step 5
With a pen, trace the character's outline. Do this step carefully as you won't be able to erase any errors.
Boy Drawing Final Step
Let the ink dry and then, with an eraser, remove the extra lines. Finish the drawing by coloring it.
Illustration 2
Just as you finished drawing the cartoon from the illustration, follow the exact guidelines here as well. Take your time while drawing the cartoon, and it'll all fall into place.
Man Drawing Step 1
With a pencil, draw a simple circle. The shape doesn't have to be perfect.
Man Drawing Step 2
For the body, draw 4 arched lines just below the circle to roughly make a square shape.
Man Drawing Step 3
To draw the legs, extend the parallel lines downward and join them in the center.
Man Drawing Step 4
To draw the arms, start where the arched and straight lines meet on both sides. End it at the waist.
Man Drawing Step 5
With a pen, trace the character's outline. Do this step carefully as you won't be able to erase any errors.
Man Drawing Final Step
Let the ink dry and then, with an eraser, remove the extra lines. Finish the drawing by coloring it.
Cartoon Drawings
Now that you have an idea as to how these drawings can be made, here are a few more cartoon people you can choose to draw. Follow the guidelines given and creating new drawings will be easier than ever.
Drawing of Boy with Rose
Drawing of Man in Brown Coat
Drawing of Woman with Donut and Coffee
Drawing of Man Holding Guitar
Drawing of Man in Glasses
Drawing of Woman in Blue Coat
Once you've had enough practice with these drawings, you can move on to other styles of 2D and 3D drawings. And, if you're interested in making this into a career, we urge you to join professional courses where you will learn all the intricacies of the subject.