How To Draw Betty Boop
How To Draw Betty Boop
Betty Boop originated in the 1930's, and is now one of the most popular and recognizable cartoons of all time. Impress your friends by learning to draw her flawlessly through this great VideoJug tutorial!
Hello, my name is Jamie Sale, I'm a freelance cartoonist from Essex, and I'm going to be teaching you how to draw cartoons. This is how you draw Betty Boop. Start with a sort of large circle over here, and then just parallel to that, another one.
And then underneath it, a slightly smaller circle. And then parallel to it again. And basically the circles and space, you just kind of meet them up and join them together.
Like so, this is basic head shape for Betty. Start with drawing one of her eyes in here for facial detail. And the other one goes here.
Her eyes are pretty circular, but it doesn't matter if you get it 100% spot on. She's sort of looking upwards at that angle, so we draw half her pupils there. She's got eyelashes going around over her eye, the top half and the bottom half.
Same for the other side as well. This has got just a slight little line there for the nose. Her lips actually come off the bottom of her face.
You need to leave a little bit of a gap because her mouth is actually going to be open slightly. The hair is actually quite tricky, so you just want to get the basic outline first. She's got the part in here and it goes around here, like so.
It comes out here. And this side as well, in the back of the head like that and this side. Again goes in there slightly, and goes out.
And we leave a bit of a line for her part, because it has black, and when we color in, it will be more defined. Then we add the other sort of curls into her head; you can't go all the way around her head, really. And the other side as well.
Then we add her earrings, she doesn't actually have ears because they're covered by her earrings. And finally, add the finishing touch to the light sketching we've done. A little "V" in there so we know there's the fractions of her eyes.
And then you pencil over it harder. And when you're happy with that, you sketch in the black parts which will be her hair, try and keep it the same angle so you keep it as neat as possible. And her eyes.
And then finally, the lips. With Betty Boop, she does actually have a bigger forehead than that, but keep that in mind when you do draw this. And that is the basic way how to draw Betty Boop.