How to Draw a Cartoon
Boy in Four Simple Steps
A cartoon boy drawing doesn't have to be hard, even for people who are not extremely artistic. In a few simple steps, you can be on your way to illustrating your own comic book about this mischievous cartoon boy. Grab your pencil and eraser, and let's get to it!
Step 1 - The Base
For the head, start with a curved line on the top. From the top left corner, curve a line down toward the center of the face area. Do the same thing on the right side. Make a tiny 'U' shaped bump between the two sides of the face to create the chin.
The body will basically be an upside down cone, with the top cut off at the neckline and the bottom of the cone curved slightly and uneven. Below that, draw what appears to be a skirt - we'll address how to make it look cooler for this cartoon in the next step.
Step 2 - Clothes, Face and Legs
The two legs are going to resemble peg legs that a pirate would have, both shorter than the skirt we just drew and pretty thin, unless you are drawing a fat cartoon boy!
Next, we'll address the skirt shape. Draw a line straight up the middle about 3/4 of the way, and add a miniature 'T' top to it. At the bottom of the line, make a small, narrow upside down 'V' and erase the pencil line connecting the two legs of a pair of shorts between the points.
On the body, draw an arc to create the neck and collar line. Sleeves will be similar in shape to the body, only smaller and angled out at about 30 degrees, but still touching the body. Erase the pencil lines from the top of the body cone about 1/3 the way down to connect the sleeves.
For eyes, draw two small circles set wide apart halfway down the sides of the face and add thick eyebrows at odd angles for personality. The nose is a small arc in the center of the face, on top of a banana-shaped mouth.
Step 3 - Arms and Shoes
Start with two very short lines coming out of the sleeves, at the same angle, only skinnier. Then, reverse the angle and draw two more lines in toward the top of the shorts, getting narrower as you go.
Drawing shoes for your cartoon boy aren't difficult - the right foot is facing forward and is little more than a blob resembling a rectangle, while the left foot faces out as a long rectangle with an arc dipping across the top. Two rectangles - one long and one wide. Don't forget to create The cargo pocket for your cartoon boy's pants. This again uses rectangles as the base with a circle for the button, and a line down the middle for a little extra detail. He's starting to look cool - let's wrap this up in the next step.
Step 4 - Finishing Touches
To make the ears use a 'C' shapes on both sides of the cartoon boy head.
Start the hair by creating a line of waves from left to right. The biggest wave should be on the left getting smaller and smaller to the right. Then, curve two lines up from the ears - to meet the wave line you just drew.
Cut out pockets for the hands at slants on the sides of the shorts to add more flair.