How to Draw a Happy Face
MKayo is an artist who specializes in providing simple, easy-to-follow drawing tutorials for beginners, such as how to easily draw your own happy faces in Canva.
You Can Draw a Smiley Face
The steps are as follows: Draw a simple circle. Add the smile. Add the corners of the mouth. Enhance the mouth. Fill in the mouth. Now, let’s go into more detail so you can make your own happy face!
Step 1: Draw a Simple Circle
Drawing a circle is simple; you can trace around it with a round object if you like. You’ll notice that the circle I’ve drawn isn’t perfectly round; this is because I prefer to draw circles freehand rather than using a computer program.
Step 2: Draw the Eyes
Draw some tiny little oval shapes in the upper section of each eye after you’ve finished drawing the circle.
Step 3: Add the Smile
You’ll draw a slightly curved line in the lower section of your circle, as shown, to make the mouth of your smiley face. Once you’ve added the mouth, you should have a very recognizable smiley face. You can stop here or continue to add a few more details.
Step 4: Add the Corners of the Mouth
This step is very simple: just draw two small, slightly curved lines at each end of the mouth line you just drew. You can see how much of a difference these tiny lines make in your drawing if you compare it to the previous step.
Step 5: Enhance the Mouth
In this step, I simply added another curved line just below the first curved mouth line, giving the simple smiley face more dimension.
Step 6: Fill in the Mouth
To finish, draw a small double curved line at the bottom of the mouth as shown, which will serve as the tongue’s outline and give the mouth a more realistic appearance. To fill in the area around the tongue shape, use the edge of your pencil and press down hard.
Drawing Tips for Beginners
I couldn’t stop myself from drawing some more happy faces, so in this scribbling, I’ve compiled a collection of happy faces on some of the characters I draw every day. I want you to know that drawing now comes very easily to me because I’ve put in more than 50 years of daily practice and learning. The best part: I don’t have any more drawing ability than you.
History of the Iconic Happy Face
Harvey Ross Ball, co-owner of a public relations and advertising firm in Massachusetts, designed the iconic smiley face logo for an insurance company in 1964. The smiley face logo was designed to get employees at the insurance company to smile when they filled out forms, answered the phone, or paid claims. Harvey took about 10 minutes to design this classic symbol for an insurance company.
MKayo (author) from Texas on May 21, 2013: Thank you, Winder wool! Hope you enjoyed it! Priyanka Estambale from United States on May 21, 2013:This brings a smile to my face. Your doodling is simply amazing 🙂 MKayo (author) from Texas on May 21, 2013: Sue – I know, right? Yet it was a suggested title.
How do I draw a smiley face?
Let’s get into more detail now so you can make your own happy face!
- Step 2: Draw the Eyes.
- Step 3: Add the Smile.
- Step 4: Add the Corners of the Mouth.
- Step 5: Enhance the Mouth.
- Step 6: Fill in the Mouth.
How do you draw a smiley step by step?
Let’s get started learning how to draw emojis!
- Draw a perfect circle in the center of your paper to create the outline of the emoji’s face.
- Step 2 u2014 Draw the Left Eyebrow.
- Step 3 u2014 Next, Draw the Right Eyebrow.
- Step 4 u2014 Finally, Draw the Emoji’s Mouth.
- Step 5 u2014 Finish by giving it a wide smile.
How do you make a 3D smiley face?
In Illustrator, make a 3D Smiley Face.
- Create a circle with the Ellipse tool (E).
- Now, fill the selected shape or path with Yellow (R:255, G:235, B:0) and set Stroke color to None.
- Go to Effects > 3D > Revolve… to open the 3D Revolve Options dialog.