How to Draw Cartoon Characters – The Easy Way

Learning how to draw a cartoon character is like making a picture with your mind. That’s it. In the cartoon universe, there are no boundaries, except those imposed by the borders of your mind. Therefore it is extremely easy to draw a cartoon character. It would be best, if you leave all your real world biasness before starting to draw. Just let your imagination flow.

In this guide, we will be exploring how easy drawing a cartoon person can be, be it a male or female, young boy or an old man.

Usually drawing a cartoon person begins with either “ovals’ or “sticks”. In ovals, the cartoon’s main body are made up of different oval sizes. There will be an oval for the head, body, torso, hands and feet.

There make up the outline of the character and all you have to do in finishing the cartoon is to just add in the distinguishing elements such as hair, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, and finally ending with the clothing on the character. Once that is done, all you have to do is color it. 4anime

In sticks, used by beginners, the main body structure of the cartoon character is made up of different length sticks. Generally seen mainly in comics, these “stick men” make the easiest cartoon character you can possibly draw. Just draw an oval for the head and fill in the body, hand and legs with sticks at the right places, and you’ll have a cartoon character in no time. The stick method has the added advantage of being close to the actual human body structure and allow for a better representation of poses, when put into the actual storyboard.

These two techniques are used almost by all budding illustrators to begin their adventure into cartoon drawing. Some beginners also use a combination of these two techniques to get the idea that they want in representing the cartoon character.

What’s most important is adopting whatever technique you are comfortable with. These techniques, provide the methodology an easy way for your to begin drawing your cartoon characters.



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