How To Draw Peter Griffin
Cartoonist Mark Wood takes you through the steps in order to draw Peter from Family Guy. This is a simple yet effective explanation enabling anyone to draw him successfully.
I am going to show you how to draw Peter from Family Guy. So, we are going to start with his eyes. It is the easiest place to start. Just do a circle here, like that, and you do another circle here, just a short distance away. Now, just overlapping the eye that you have just drawn, you are going to do his nose. So, you do a little shape like that and then we will just go back to his eyes and we will just do a high lid. So, you just draw a slightly straight line there and the top of his glasses, two dots for the pupils. Now, we are going to go onto his mouth. So, you do not join this line up, you come slightly away from his nose and you bring it out. And then you want a big smile, big goofy smile, so you come up round, line it up just a little bit here. Then we are going to come up and a little bit like that. Now, his bottom lip sticks out a little bit so you want to do a line coming out from the bottom there and down. And he has got a big bulbous chin, so we shall go like that and like that. That is the inner part of his face. So, now, we are going to come out and do the cheek. So you start from here and come up to the eye and then you come out. It is a big fat face so you come out and round like that and that is basically the shape that you want, it's an arc, like that. Now, if you come round about level with the middle of his chi,n we are going to do the other side of his face. So you just start here and we are going to come up at an angle, and you want to come up with a curvy line round to about there, just level with his chin. And then, we are going to come up. This line though, we are going to continue, we will still put his hair and his ear in in a minute, but we are going to come up with this line and we are going to go straight over and onto his glasses, just to give us the basic shape of his face. Now, his ears are very, very high up on his head so you want to come up to do his ear above this line here and you just do a little circle but not joining up the end. Now, for the hair, the hair is nice and simple. You just come out literally from the ear and you come up a little bit and then you have got the fringe which comes down. It is near to the glasses but it does not quite sit on the top of his glasses because you have got to still make room for his eyebrows. So, you come round and you just kick it off slightly from the side of his face. And then, you come back up, pretty much on the circle that you have already drawn and round and join it to the ear. That way, we have got his hair. Under that, here, we have just got a tiny little gap between there and his eyes. You can just do his eyebrows. We will just shade the hair in. The only thing really left to do with the face now is the line that comes off of his glasses. So you come off the side of the glasses and just join it onto the hair with a straight line, and that is the face done. Now, we are going to draw part of the body. So, we are going to come out from this side of his face and you just going to do a line that comes out, a curvy line comes out, and comes back in. This is going to represent his stomach which is rather large. Now, moving up here, we are going to do a line from the middle here and we are going to come down in the same shape as this line because this represents where the buttons on his shirt are going to go. So, it is the same shape because you have got to follow in the same line on the way down. When you get to the top here, come back up to the top, and we are going to draw his collar which comes round, you want to do a little round line and back up to the outside like that and just join this line up with his face. Now, coming off of this line again, you get near the top and you do a little line from here, branches off and join onto the bit of the face that you have got there, and you come round, do a little round line like that and you can come up towards the back of his face and you just literally come up and join it up like that. Now, for his back which you only see part of his back here on the side, so you just come down and you just do a slightly wavy line for the back of his shirt. It does not really matter where it goes in, as long as it is just a rough line that comes down level with the one that you have got over here. We will just do a few buttons here on his shirt. And then, we come to his arm. So if we come down from a line just in the middle of this collar, come down, straight line, and this one is curved upwards and back round there, this is the arm of his shirt. Now, his shirt sleeves are always rolled up so we shall put a little curved line there, put another one there, and another one here and another one there. And then, you just join the bottom two up and that looks like a rolled-up sleeve. Now, for his arm, you just want a curvy line coming down and one coming down the back here, and we are not going to draw his full body today so we are just going to come down and we just do a little bump to represent where his hand would be for if you continued the body on. And we shall just then join this line up from his hand to his stomach and that one up there to his back, which is literally right above where his belt would go; just thicken up the lines. And there we have Peter from Family Guy.