How to Draw Cartoon People


Drawing cartoon people is actually more simple than you think.

Just like with any other drawing people are made up of a simple arrangement of shapes.

To see what I mean, take a look at one of those wooden mannequins - something many artists use, to practice drawing humans.

See how each part of the figure is actually just a shape?

If you think about it, drawing people can be more simple than drawing other things.

That's because even though we may look different from each other on the outside, we all still have the same basic structure...

How so?

Well for example...

A person's head is pretty much always going to be a circle or an oval.

Similarly, the arms and legs are always going to be shaped like rectangles.

Cartoon People Figure

So, while the size of each shape that makes up each body part may change, the arrangement of these shapes will not!

And once you get this arrangement down, drawing cartoon people becomes much easier!


Now, before you dive into the drawing lessons below, let me first offer you a little advice.

If you're just starting out, "stick" with the stick person!

You'll see that the first of a three-part drawing lesson below actually encourages you to draw stick people. Begin here and work your way up.

Just some advice as I think it will help you out. :-)

Well, I'm sure you're about ready to begin. So, click on one of the lessons below and enjoy!


***g3.shtml***How to Draw a NinjaHow to Draw a Ninja
In this lesson, learn how to draw a simple, cartoony ninja - with a sword and nunchucks.

***g2.shtml***Cartoon DoctorCartoon Doctor
Here, create a cartoon doctor. Include a couple key attributes to ensure it looks like one!

***g2.shtml***Cartoon KingCartoon King
Learn how to draw a simple cartoon king - one you can customize to look however you like!

***g1.shtml***Cartoon WizardMagical Cartoon Wizard
Here, learn how to create a magical cartoon wizard using a unique arrangement of five simple triangles.

***g1.shtml***Cartoon People How to Draw People ThreeHow to Draw People Made Easy! - Part Three
The third and final part - here you'll use circles and ovals to draw people that are more curvy and less boxy.

***g1.shtml***Cartoon People How to Draw People TwoHow to Draw People Made Easy! - Part Two
This lesson builds upon the first one, moving from the stick person to something a bit more accurate.

***g1.shtml***Cartoon People How to Draw PeopleHow to Draw People Made Easy! - Part One
In this lesson, use a very simple and familiar technique. See how drawing people can actually be easy!

***g1.shtml***Cartoon People Cartoon SantaA Simple Cartoon Santa
The holiday season has arrived! Start the fun and festivities by learning how to draw a cartoon Santa!

***g1.shtml***Cartoon NinjaCartoon Ninja
Draw a cartoon ninja. And if the purple, red + green isn't working for you - go more stealth mode with the colors!

***g1.shtml***How to Draw a GirlHow to Draw a Girl
Create a stylish drawing of a girl. Change her look as you progress to make her all the more unique!

***g1.shtml***How to Draw a SkeletonHow to Draw a Skeleton
In this lesson, learn how to draw a skeleton - more realistic yet still maintaining that 'cartoony' feel.

***g1.shtml***Cartoon AngelGraceful Cartoon Angel
Words like 'simple' and 'sequence' come to mind when drawing a graceful cartoon angel like this one.

***g1.shtml***Cartoon BabyHow to Draw a Cartoon Baby
If you're going to draw a cartoon baby, he or she's got to be cute! Here, customize your baby as you see fit.

***g1.shtml***Cartoon GirlHow to Draw a Cartoon Girl
In this lesson, find out how simple it is to draw a cartoon girl and how to draw Japanese kimono as well!

***g1.shtml***Cartoon BoyHow to Draw a Cartoon Boy
Check out this lesson to see how drawing a cartoon boy is actually pretty easy. Give it a try!

***g1.shtml***Cartoon WomanHow to Draw a Cartoon Woman
Using a simple drawing strategy to learn how to draw a unique cartoon woman creation of your very own.

***g1.shtml***Cartoon ManHow to Draw a Cartoon Man
Drawing a cartoon man is pretty straight forward. Check out this lesson to see how and why this is so!

***g1.shtml***Drawing Cartoon PeopleDrawing Cartoon People - Introduction
Discover how drawing cartoon people of different sizes, shapes and sexes can actually be quite simple!

***g1.shtml***Cartoon People Cartoon ChefDraw a Cartoon Chef
A cartoon chef with a rubber chicken?! Hey, why not? Cook up a brand new drawing - fresh out of the kitchen!

***g3.shtml***Cartoon PirateHow to Draw a Cartoon Pirate
Aye, here in this person-focused tutorial - try your hand at drawing this unique pirate character.

***g2.shtml***Cartoon SuperheroesCreate Your Own Cartoon Superheroes!
Easily one of the most popular and fun things to draw -- cartoon superheroes! Here, create your very own!

***g1.shtml***Cartoon PrincessCartoon Princess of Fantasy or Future
Here's a neat way to draw a cartoon princess wearing a long dress. Draw yours to look however you like.


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