Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Face Correctly
You’ll learn how to draw cartoon characters in this simple cartoon drawing tutorial. A good cartoonist can extract the main details of an object or a human being, with the goal of a child recognizing the drawing and being drawn to what they’re looking at.
Understanding Human Perception
Can you tell me if the two images below represent the same object? Most people can’t remember all of the details that make up a car, a dog, or even a child from memory.
1. How to Draw a Cartoon Face
Draw a vertical and horizontal line intersecting at the center of the circle, as shown in the image below, and then trace the face axis along the center of the circle.
How to Draw Cartoon Eyes: Step 1
Draw an oval shape with a slight tilt to the side at the top and bottom, leaving a gap between the eyes about the same size as an eye. Since we’re still in the drafting phase, you can draw another eye in the center to serve as a measure.
Draw both pupils directed to the center (a very effective tactic used by major cartoonists). Tip: Draw a line below our eyes to give them more life and “realism.”
The main structure of a face is the character’s skull and eyes, which can be old, young, fat or thin, male or female, human or animal, and so on.
Let’s put the correct nose on our character and see what effects it has on the human face in 3D. It’s very common to draw only one side of the nose; if you draw only its tip, it’s likely that already achieves a convincing effect.
A good and expressive trace will suffice; however, when drawing a child, the lips should not be drawn! Children, regardless of gender, have simple mouths in cartoon style.
The ears are seen from the front side, so the internal cavities are hidden, and then a simple shape is created using some basic perspective (more on that later) to make them look more human-like and less animal-like.
Because the circle we drew at the start has already defined the shape of our skull, all we need now is a very simple and childish haircut to bring our boy to life.
How to Draw Cartoon Hair! Help!
To make perfect hair, you don’t need to be a stylist or a fashion designer; there isn’t a right way to draw hair, so you’ll have to experiment until you find the perfect cut; just remember that the hair is responsible for defining our characters’ personalities.
Older characters can be simple cartoon drawings; this time, we’ll draw faster, adding wrinkles, eyebrows, and eye pupils. Older men have thicker eyebrows that take up more space on the forehead, and eyelashes are drawn the same way in both men and women.
What are the easiest cartoon characters to draw?
Drawing 19 Simple Cartoon Characters
- Bugs Bunny is a well-known cartoon character who is simple to draw for people of all ages.
- Spongebob Squarepants.
- Patrick Star.
- Rick Sanchez.
- Morty Smith.
- Jake the Dog.
- Princess Bubblegum.
How do I create a cartoon?
Here are a few easy steps to help you make your own animated cartoon video!
- Step 1: Create an animated video with a powerful animation maker.
- Step 2: Select an animated video template.
- Step 3: Animate and synchronize.
- Step 4: Add a music track or voice-over.
- Step 5: Publish, share, and download your animated video.
What should I draw cartoon?
(With Free Video Tutorials) 50 Cartoon Characters Anyone Can Draw
- Bugs Bunny.
- Bart Simpson. This spiky-haired kid is also well-known around the world and a lot of fun to draw.
- Peter Griffin.
- Shaggy Rogers.
- Barney Rubble.
- Jake The Dog.
- Princess Bubblegum.
How do you draw characters?
Consider the following tips, exercises, and techniques as you learn how to draw a polished character.
- Use references.
- Be loose.
- Use simple shapes.
- Apply S-curves and C-curves.
- Don’t be afraid to exaggerate.
- Check anatomy with a skeleton sketch.
- Pay attention to the eyes.