How To Draw A Cartoon Face
How To Draw A Cartoon Face
Ever wanted to be a cartoonist? Learn how to draw a basic cartoon/caricature face using very simple lines and shapes. Follow the easy steps on this VideoJug video and impress your friends with your new drawing skills!
I'm going to show you how to draw a cartoon face. So, if we start, say, with an oval shape like this, and inside that we will draw a circle or oval, whichever you prefer really, it doesn't matter. From that, we will do the eyes.
So, if you want to draw two lines that come round in like that and round in like that, down towards the nose, but you don't have to touch the nose, you just leave them slightly off of it. Fill in the pupils, so you do two black marks like that and we're doing some eyebrows up above. So, we've got the basic, the eyes and the nose.
Now, we will draw the mouth. So, we'll do a lop-sided grin like this and just a smile on one side as though to put a sort of lop-sided grin. Now, we have to do the ears, so roughly roundabout the top of the nose, you put a little mark on either side of the head like that.
Inside, you can just do a couple of little marks like that just to represent the inner ear. Now, what we're going to do is thicken up the outside of our oval to get the face shape. If you find by this time that with the features that you've drawn, they're a little bit wide for your face, you can bring the face out, and if you find that they're a little bit narrow, you can just bring the oval shape in.
So, mine are not too bad, so I will just follow the oval round and on the bottom you just do a neck shape. This one could come in a little bit, otherwise the face would look a bit odd because it would be lop-sided. So I come round like that, and you've got the basic shape of the face.
Now, all we have left to do is the hair. So you can do whatever style of hair you like but this character is going to have sort of shaggy, sort of scruffy, not very well-brushed hair. So we'll just do a few scribbly lines coming round basically in the shape of your oval but just inside.
So, you do them like that and then you go on the outside and just do them again so you can more or less do whatever pattern or shape that you like. Do a little bit where it goes up in the middle and back around and down to the side there. And just to make it a little bit more realistic, you do a little bit of shading on either side and you can just put a few lines for the hair there.
If you round off the bottom of the neck and just put a circle there, so you put the roll-up sweater or top of the jumper and you have got a cartoon face. .