How To Draw A Cartoon Donkey
How To Draw A Cartoon Donkey
Love the comics in the paper? This video from VideoJug can teach you how to draw a cartoon donkey, from pencil sketch to ink and shading!
Hi, my name's Mik Brown. At miko-cartoon.com.
I'm a cartoonist and I'm going to show you how to draw some cartoons. Let's have fun. And now I'm going to show you how to draw a cartoon donkey.
All right let's start with lots of round shapes. Different round shapes together to play around. I keep on moving the pencil backwards and forwards and sketching over.
Darkening the line, lightening the line--well, I can't lighten the line, I guess I can rub it out, but it's a donkey so it's no use. I rub in the lines up here. You see how it's going, I think I need to run over a bit of jaw there.
And big ears, I think donkeys have, actually, it's more like rabbit's ears. There's a bit more on the top. It's the difference between a rabbit and a donkey and I don't want that.
Oh and here, this is just the penciling so it's okay. And a neck. And now we've got to, well, it gets more square-ish.
Square-ish, but round at the corners, how about that. Let's give it that, more of a chance to turn out, yeah. And there, then we sort of have to figure out how long the legs are going to be and how big the feet are going to be.
Somehow there is a proportion and you know it's quite difficult to describe. But it's, the heads got to balance with the body. Although, of course, a different proportion in real life.
But, you are creating your own characters, so it can actually be whatever shape you want. It's entirely up to you, which is the point. So that's, you know, it's the tail on.
Weave, there we go. I think that's okay for the pencil. If I put that line in front of that line his leg, or her leg, whatever it is, if I put a line that indicates that in front of that and plot of it, I can't begin to describe, but I hope that makes sense.
Now I notice, a little bit hairy sound, I draw not smooth lines all the time. Keep, and like to break the lines up a bit. I'm going to draw this ear bigger.
There were go, I think that's better, because I wasn't really too happy. Again, that's the great thing, you've done your penciling and you can just about change things as you feel they should be changed, if you want to change them. Oh, there we go.
And we come to the peak. Big mouth. Nose.
There we go. That's behind that of course. This line, so, there.
And that. Big smiley, smiley character. Teeth.
Always get to put the teeth and the jaw. There we go, hair on the jaw. On the mouth should I say, and that's the jaw.
Oh yeah, the neck and I should say square shape. But again, we're making it sort of nice and round. Task does sound sort of simple, or a friendly kind of shape isn't that nice of.
Well, I was going to say sort of buildings are very square, but again you can make cartoons out of buildings, you know, just by putting his own nose, eyes on it or have the windows be the eyes if you like. There we are now, on the back hoof. Foot.
A bit of a dark shade for the back legs there. They look really as if they're behind the character, don't they? There we go, some more shading, too. On the tail.
There we go. And put the mane in. Put in little stripes.
And that, that's--oops, a little too dark, but can't do anything about that now. Often when you make a mistake like that you can just, not only, it often adds to it. I don't worry about it.
It just makes it nice and light. Yeah he's got nice little character, smiley chap. Add on a tooth.
Yeah, I think that's probably it. Let's, donkeys and horses seems to have lots of flies around them, why not add a few flies. This is a cartoon we can add what we like, can't we? How about a little cloud in the background? And why not, just add some land.
It's a little sketchy. Let's put a barn there. There we go.
Plus I am going to give him a few clouds in the background. I'm getting carried away. And that's how to draw a cartoon donkey.