How To Draw A Cartoon Character
Mark Wood, a cartoonist, is going to show you how to draw a cartoon character yourself, just like a professional artist, if you watch his instructions on this VideoJug tutorial. You can't go wrong by paying heed to his simple and easy-to-follow examples and after watching, you will soon have the means to create your own cartoon characters.
Today, I'm just going to show you how to draw a cartoon character. So, if you draw an oval like that, just for the outline of the face. Now, if you want to draw the nose first, then, basically, you just come just inside of the oval and then you come outwards.
The size of the nose doesn't really matter, you can obviously do a bigger one or a smaller one depending on what sort of character you want to draw. But we're going to do one about like that. Now, the easiest thing now is to draw the eyes.
So, you do two, again, two new oval shapes, one just touching the side of the nose and the other one that's partly obscured by this one. Just pick them up slightly and then we draw the pupils, just two, over there, and then we do the eyebrows, just two lines a little above the eyes because we want his eyebrows raised. Right, from here, we're going to follow down and do the rest of the face.
So, here, you follow this part of the oval jaunt down and when you're picking it up, when you get to the bottom, just do a little curvy line there that's going to be the neck and another one on the other side. And then you come up following the oval round again, and then, we're going to put in an ear, which is just by severe luck, drawing a 'c' another 'c' inside is the other part. For the hair, obviously, you can do many different hairstyles.
But we're going to do a sort of scruffy sort of sticking up type hair. So, we're just going to do a few random lines. We don't really need to be exact, obviously, hair's not perfect, anyway.
So, just come out around to probably the end of the eye just to make a few sort of here and there marks coming down like that, towards the back. Now, from here, we're going to draw the mouth. So, if we start here roughly right under the nose, so we're going to do just a great big smiley mouth.
So, I'm going to come up, we're getting towards the ear and we put a little mark here on the end for the cheekbone. And from there, we come and follow it up to the bottom of the mouth, and there he is, a sort of nice big cheery grin. Then let's mark where we put the tongue in like that.
Let's black in the middle of the mouth. That makes the tongue show up more and looks more sort of cheerier, happier smiling. Just color it in like that.
Now, moving on to the body, we're going to do a little roll neck sweater, so we should do a line, a band, just around the bottom of the neck, just like that. And from basically where the chin is, at the top of the neck, you come out and around and then come out around and join it in about there on the back, like that. Now, for the body, you want to come down, you just do a rough shape.
So, you run over it lightly. We're going to come down like this and fill around on the bottom, just a nice simple shape like that. There we move onto the legs.
So, you do short fairly straight lines because the legs are fairly straight. You just come here and sort of arc it out, a little bit towards the bottom, like that, and the back one can be slightly straighter. Come down like that.
Then do a line roughly in the middle, just slightly cusp over and then we join the bottom of the trousers up like that, and we've got the basic body and legs. Put a little line in the middle there for a crease in the trousers. The shoes are easy, so we are going to do him with a foot coming out here, like that, and one over here.
So just do a basic shape to begin with and then we shall fill it in once we've got the shape roughly that we want. And if you just come around a tiny bit underneath and make the sole of the shoes, and that's the outline, the shoe's done now. We just do a little bit, a line coming across here for the front, and the same for the other foot, and then just a few little curved lines to represent the laces.
Then you put just a little bit there just to darken that up, there we've got the shoes. For the arms, which we haven't messed up, we haven't forgotten them. We do