His most difficult feature to draw is the top point of his head. This needs to be in proportion with his eyes to look right, but nothing about his design is very complicated.
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He’s my personal favorite to draw with his blanket and small facial features. But really, any character from Peanuts will do.
Bender the robot is yet another charming character that everyone should love to draw.
Moving even further back in time to the 1960s we have the ever-famous Top Cat.
Invader Zim takes some practice because of the many weird shapes in his design. But with practice you can get to the point where drawing this character feels like second nature.
He has a totally unique art style all his own with stretchy limbs and pale white hair.
And one of the simplest characters you can start with is Jake. He’s basically a huge oval with some long stringy limbs. Really it doesn’t get much easier!
I’ve yet to find a character from any 21st century cartoons as fun to draw as Flapjack.
In this area of the site, I’d like to show you how to draw some of my favorite characters – and more importantly…
I much prefer the later Fudd design but you can find both styles in Google Images. And they’re both fun to practice if you like Looney Tunes characters.
Her design is one of the few with long hair and a dress. This makes her design super interesting and fun to draw.
If you’re struggling just remember Jake’s immortal words: sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something.
Out of the Ren & Stimpy duo I have to say Stimpy is my favorite to draw.
This wealthy uncle has a fun design with a top hat, a cane, and some very small reading glasses.
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His hair and crown are just like Wanda’s, and like most other fairies. But there’s something about this lovable oaf that just gets you excited to sit down and put pencil to paper.
Learn how to draw Skeletor – the main antagonist in “Heman and the Masters of the Universe”.
It’s a bird! Nope. It’s a plane! Nope. It’s… Super Grover!!! Yup – and learn how to draw him here!
M-I-C, K-E-Y… let’s learn how to draw Mickey Mouse – perhaps the most famous character ever!
You can find a lot of basic shapes in Bart’s design so he should be a no brainer. Not to mention his clothes are real simple and only come in two colors(does he ever wash his outfit?)
If you wanna try Peter Griffin’s design make sure you get the glasses just right. Those rims are also his eyeballs!
This crazy duo took MTV by storm in the 80s and 90s with their absurd commentary on music videos.
Dee Dee is one of the later 90s cartoon characters also developed under Hanna-Barbera Studios.
And in the video tutorial above you can learn how to draw Danny Phantom from his original creator Butch Hartman. How cool is that!
Last but certainly not least is a favorite of mine from Cow and Chicken.
Here’s how to draw ET – a very famous movie alien, holding a box of Reece’s Pieces.
Cartoons are some of the easiest things to draw. They’re often built on simple shapes and don’t require a whole lot of practice to get them just right.
These two love their treats and run away from monsters at first sight.
He’s a happy-go-lucky guy and his big smile is all the proof you need. Just make sure you get his shorts right and pay attention to all those little hairs on his chinny chin chin.
Here in this drawing tutorial, learn how to create a simple sitting version of Scooby Doo.
Learn how to draw a big… yellow… bird. Big Bird! One of the most beloved characters from the show! 🙂
In this characterish cartoon drawing lesson, learn how to draw Squidward from Spongebob!
His design is really simple to draw once you learn what to look for. And Eric can easily lead you into learning to draw all the other guys on the show.
To get his eyes right you’ll need to consider their size against his body. The eyes make up a good portion of Mr Krabs’ design but he’s also got some pretty large claws and a super small crinkly nose.
I always loved Soos’ design because it’s just so true to life.
Do you absolutely love Spongebob Squarepants? Perfect! Check out this lesson and learn to draw him!
Remember “Glo Worm” – a cute looking toy from the 80s, that would light up when you squeezed him? Draw a likeness to the character, here.
But she’s also one of the easiest to learn if you can get her long legs just right.
You can find plenty of great tutorials for this guy and he’s a lot of fun to draw. Especially around Christmas time when you can watch the cartoon while drawing.
Danny Phantom was created by the same guy behind Fairly Odd Parents.
This little hellraiser is perhaps the most fun and absurd character in all of South Park.
Speedy Gonzales is another Warner Bros/Looney Tunes character with a fantastic design.
Between Roger and Bender I’m not sure who’s a worse influence.
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Speaking of similar art styles, Hank Hill was designed by the same guy behind Beavis & Butt-head(Mike Judge).
The three Warner siblings all have similar designs and similar features.
Draw the most super-charged robot ever – DEVASTATOR – from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
There’s a lot of episodes with her dressed in many different outfits so you can even try restyling your drawings to practice her in different poses.
This design is a little more challenging because he comes with a bow tie along with a small cap and suspenders. And don’t forget his oversized clown shoes.
Regarding the style of which the lessons are presented, I think it would be best to still to a very close likeness to the actual characters.
Between all the fairies in Fairy World I think Cosmo is the most fun to draw.
Straight outta Jellystone Park is the beloved Yogi Bear. This guy is super easy to draw so long as you get his tie and collar just right.
Just make sure you pay attention to her head cause it can be a little strange getting that right along with her rectangle hairdo.
He has massively oversized forearms and his chin is pretty large too. But if you practice this for a while you’ll get the design down—no spinach required.
And yes, his name really is Red Guy. He’s got a lot of features mimicking the devil but his goofy demeanor somehow makes him just… not scary.
Von, two, three… in this drawing lesson – let’s draw Sesame Street’s ‘Count Von Count’!
A few problem areas can be his hat, his cape, and his strange oversized arms. In fact, his limbs in general are pretty weird but they make sense once you can draw the whole design.
Morty is a lot simpler with just a t-shirt and jeans. Plus his hairdo is much smaller and feels way more natural.
You can find plenty of free tutorials online teaching you how to draw this alcoholic robot and get his features immaculate on paper.
A simple cartoon drawing of ‘Neytiri’ of the Na’Vi – who Jake falls in love with, in the movie – Avatar.
Well that’s why I collected this massive to with over 50 cartoon characters to draw. Each one includes some tips along with a full step-by-step tutorial video. Have fun!
Learn how to draw 2D and 3D versions of the old school ‘Classic Pacman’ video game character.
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As a friendly next door neighbor to the Flintstone house, Barney is one quirky character.
Elmer Fudd has actually gone through a few different styles in his time.
The greatest video game hero of all time? Perhaps! Learn how to draw Link from Nintendo’s Zelda series.
You’ll find a lot of small challenging details in her design but it’ll be so rewarding to get it just right.
In this lesson, try your hand at drawing Megaman – another popular Nintendo character.
The crime fighting dog Hong Kong Phooey is an exceptional example of Hanna-Barbera cartoons in action.
Learn how to draw two characters from the popular hand-held game Angry Birds… “The Red Bird” and “Minion Piggy”.
If you like the following things: A) Cookies, B) Monsters… then this drawing lesson is for you!
Draw a simple smurf picture, a character from the hit cartoon series “The Smurfs”.
In this character drawing lesson, learn how to draw Bart Simpson from yes – The Simpsons!
Adventure Time’s simplistic style makes it perfect for learning to draw cartoons.
This would be a great character to practice alongside B&B if you’ve got the time.
This spiky-haired kid is also well known across the world and super fun to draw.
Yet CatDog is such a fun character with some pretty easy shapes once you can see them accurately. The biggest thing is learning how to look at him so that you’re drawing the shapes just right.
In this lesson, learn to draw Kermit the Frog – from the Muppets, one of the most famous characters ever!
I’d consider Scrooge one step up in difficulty from Donald Duck who I covered in my list of Disney characters to draw.
Alright then, I’d say now’s a pretty good time to get started.
But in my opinion Wakko is the most fun and possibly the easiest character to attempt. He’s often got his tongue sticking out with a pretty goofy look across his face. Doesn’t get more fun than this!
Learn how to draw Stewie Griffin from Seth MacFarlane’s hit TV show – Family Guy!
Seriously, who doesn’t love Mario!? Exactly. Everyone loves him! And now — let’s draw him! 🙂
Luckily his design is pretty simple and doesn’t require a whole lot of technical prowess.
Lincoln Loud is one of the newest character in Nickelodeon’s lineup of cartoons.
Learn how to draw the ultimate? Nintendo antagonist… the one… the only… BOWSER!!
Ready for a good tickle – learn to draw Elmo – one of the most memorable Sesame Street characters ever!
He’s a big stupid hunk with great hair and a terrible personality. But he’s just lovable enough to pick up a pencil and start drawing.
Hello Kitty, one of the cutest cartoon characters ever, is fairly simple to draw. Learn how here!
pingu is a cute little wizard from Heman – that sort of resembles a ‘Jawa’ from Star Wars.
I wanted to include a character from The Jetsons somewhere in this list. Rosie feels like the best choice because her design is so abnormal.
Rick is one example of a character that’s not overly complicated to draw, yet he does have some smaller technical features. Notably his teeth and his long singular unibrow.
One of the toughest characters to draw from The Rugrats is Angelica Pickles.
As a close companion to Scooby you might also wanna try drawing Shaggy.
Roger’s body is even easier than Bender since he’s mostly made of ovals and spheres. But keep an eye on his head because it’s the trickiest part of his figure.
This freakin’ sweet lead from Family Guy has a huge gut and a lovable chin.
The Firefox web browser, has a pretty cool-looking logo. Here in this lesson, let’s draw a cute-looking cartoon “fire fox”.
There all sorts of different famous cartoon characters to draw.
Learn how to draw a simple Mario Cartoon Character – that often gets squashed… a Goomba!
This is one of my favorite logos of all time. Here, create a variation of it.
For someone who literally lives under a rock, Patrick is certainly pleasant to look at.
Gerald from Hey Arnold is a really fun yet challenging cartoon character to draw.
These two features set him apart as a truly exaggerated yet believable character. That’s what makes him so exciting to draw: you get to learn how to exaggerate properly and still remain on model.
Smurfette stands out as the only female smurf in the entire group of blue critters.
But her design is so detailed that it’ll really fill you with a sense of accomplishment to get it right. Her pigtails can be a tough area along with her leggings so keep practicing to get ‘em right.
Drawing Popeye is a whole lot of fun once you learn to get his limbs in proportion.
His weird little cap and his tiny limbs are both super fun and challenging. But once you get it right you’ll never wanna stop drawing this little guy.
Learn how to draw a simple cartoon Link – much easier to draw than the one you’ll find below!
If you’re looking for a character with massive limbs and a simple face try Johnny Bravo.
Mojo Jojo can be a real troublesome design but he’s a lot of fun to master.
Nigel Thornberry has one massive honkin’ nose and some big front teeth.
Keeping to a framework-first approach to help you out (if maintaining proportion early on is something you find to be helpful), we’ll do the same here with these lessons, building up from there.
This character design is simple yet easy to love. His karate poses also let you dive into gestures by practicing with this lovable mutt.
Everybody and their grandmother knows Bugs Bunny. He’s perhaps the most iconic cartoon character in the US and he’s certainly a fun little guy to draw.
Give these three a try if you wanna challenge yourself with drawing some crazy cartoon characters.
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Grouchy on everyday but his birthday… learn how to draw this garbage dwelling character! 🙂
There’s been a few renditions of the Grinch character but my favorite is from the original 1966 film.
BIG Family Guy fan? Great! Here, take a moment to learn how to draw Peter Griffin!
You might also try Bubblegum from the land of Ooo since her design is quite peculiar.
Cat chases mouse, mouse evades/tricks cat. Oldest story in the book.
The three Eds caused havoc on Cartoon Network for a decade and they have one of the most recognizable art styles in animation history.
Another crazy critter from the Hanna-Barbera library is Magilla Gorilla.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is such a great show! Here, learn how to draw your favorite character of the four.
Once you spend some time getting the shape right it gets a lot easier. But it’ll take quite a few tries before you feel comfortable drawing his figure.
His sombrero and his outfit are two of the easiest things to draw. But watch out for his tiny tail and his monstrous feet.
This wild alien from another planet is one of Nickelodeon’s classic cartoons with a huge cult following.
Both are really fun and provide different challenges for artists.
In the beloved mystery gang there’s no more memorable helper than Scooby-Doo.
You can tell in his art style that it’s got a lot of similar features to practice.
It’s always fun to draw animal characters that don’t walk like real animals.
You can tell at first glance the art styles match and that his design features should be easy to replicate.
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Peanuts offers so many iconic characters and Linus has the best design I know of.
Doh!… It’s everyone’s favorite cartoon Dad – learn how to draw Homer Simpson.
His design features triangles for ears and some pretty big feet. But if you spend some time practicing and getting those feet just right you’ll be able to draw Barney from any angle.
It may even help if you study feet sketches to practice some anatomy before tackling Barney.
In this drawing lesson, learn how to draw a unique take of the classic Firefox logo.
In this lesson, learn to draw Gumby – from the Muppets, one of the most famous characters ever!
Perhaps not your average design but certainly a fun character to practice with.
Keep an eye on proportions and make sure you get his upper body much larger than his lower limbs.
She behaves like a typical maid yet she’s still a robot. How fun!
Now Samurai Jack has a very unique art style and this is not an easy one to clone.
He’s goofy as hell and a bit chunky which makes it all the more fun. Not to mention his feet and face are both a little easier to get right.
Do you love Pokemon? Is drawing your thing? Learn how to draw Pikachu!
When it comes to drawing, learning how to draw cartoon characters – those we know from the many popular comics, TV shows and movies…
Choose one of the lessons from the list below, and be on your way to learning how to draw cartoon characters!
Ever played Plants vs. Zombies? Well, if you have – surely you’ll recognize this cute first line of defense!
They follow a very specific art style developed by Mike Judge and it can take some effort to get them just right. Focus on the proportions first and pay attention to their hair.
Yet somehow they both end up stuck solving mysteries together. Funny how that works out.
But when you sit down to draw her you’ll realize she’s got a lot of little features in her face. Not to mention those crazy parachute pants straight from the 1980s.
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The Firefox web browser, has a pretty cool-looking logo. Here in this lesson, let’s draw a cute-looking cartoon “James P. Sullivan”.
Here in this lesson, learn how to draw Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
It’s a cartoon inukshuk – based on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games logo. Get creative here!
Many people complain about the art style of Rick and Morty but I think the characters have pretty unique designs.
And there’s a lot of awesome cartoon characters out there. How do you know where to start or who’s worth learning to draw?
However if you’re a fan of the show you’ll no doubt wanna learn how to draw him. Jack has quite a few forms but check out the tutorial video above to get started with a step-by-step guide.
But that shouldn’t stop you from drawing this fun alien character with his weird broom-brush helmet and white bowling shoes.
He sports a cap with button-down vest and some pretty flashy moves. If you like the simple Hanna-Barbera art style of The Flintstones then give TC a try.
In other sections — Cartoon Heroes & Star Wars, going for a simplified likeness is fun as many of the characters are so popular – so iconic, that so long as you maintain certain attributes…
Orco is a cute little wizard from Heman – that sort of resembles a ‘Jawa’ from Star Wars.
There’s also the money-grubbing Mr Krabs who features a much more technical design.
There’s been lots of feedback as to who wants to draw what, so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what kinds of drawing lessons should be up in this section.
We all have our favorites, and for sure – we’ve all thought at one point or another…
There’s also Morty if you wanna try drawing both titular characters together.
Or maybe it’s the fact he doesn’t wear any pants. One or the other.
This dog has a lot of details in his fur so that might take some practice to get just right. And if you try drawing him with a helmet you’ll have an even bigger challenge to face.
Snoopy, one of the cutest cartoon characters ever, is fairly simple to draw. Learn how here!
In fact, there’s a lot about her that’s crazy. And that’s half the fun of drawing her.
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All these little details can be frustrating but Magilla is one lovable gorilla to draw.
I can’t think of a stranger and more awkward character for drawing.
Yet somehow these two characters are still widely known and oh so fun to watch(and draw!)
Here though, many of the famous characters I’ll be making lessons around are already simple enough in nature that it only makes sense to draw close to how they would normally look.
Learn how to draw the most popular cartoon rabbit on the planet — Bugs Bunny!
Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the coolest gaming characters of all time. Here’s a simple way to draw him.
From his big rabbit feet to his teeth made for chompin’ carrots, there’s a lot to love about Bugs.
It may take a few tries to get his pose just right but there’s plenty of references online to help.
Courage is one such example with huge teeth and even larger eyes. The trickiest part of his design is the ears but you can get ‘em right with a bit of practice.
As a great dane you’ll find many similarities from Scooby to real-world dogs. But he’s also got one heck of a smile that’s all his own.