Cartoon drawing lessons on this page are provided to help you get started in the endlessly fun world of cartooning. If you are new to drawing I can't think of a better place to start than here. Forget about realism, perspective, and shading! This is where you are free to let your imagination run wild, and break all the rules.
Drawing cartoons has always been a great love of mine. I have many sketchbooks filled with odd little creations. To me the appeal of cartoons is that they are simple, and easy to draw. If you keep practicing eventually you will develop your own style of cartoon drawing, but don't worry about that just yet. The important thing is to draw as much as possible.
I've broken each of the cartoon drawing lessons into an individual topic. I've also given them each a difficulty rating. If you're just beginning to draw, then I suggest going with the easier lessons until you feel comfortable with the pencil. If you already feelcomfortable with drawing I encourage you to dive right into any of the cartoon lessons that seem interesting to you.
NOTE: Some of the tutorials have been moved from this page to the Cartoon People drawing section - go and check them out now!
Cartoon Stars - Easy
Are you ready to make a funky cartoon star drawing? You're just six steps away from discovering another cool cartoon to draw.
Cartoon Hearts - Easy
Learn how to draw cute manga style cartoon hearts. This is the ultimate most easy lesson on the site, but pay attention to the little style details in this character if you choose to draw it!
Cartoon Skulls - Medium
Go through many different examples of cartoon skulls and what my thought process was as I drew each different head. This lesson focuses on developing your ability to see and think through your artwork.
Cartoon Cloud Examples and Notes - Easy
Copy one of the four different styles of cartoon clouds in this drawing lesson to start adding clouds to your own artwork.
How to Draw Bubble Letters - Easy
It's about time you spiced up your cartoon drawings with some fancy lettering. Learn how you can easily understand and add bubble lettering to your drawings. This lesson will show you how to do this right from scratch.
How to Draw Cartoons in Your Own Style - Hard
As your skills develop and it's time to go to the next level of cartooning one of the things that you'll surely want to work towards is creating your own individual style of drawing.
A Cartoon Hamburger to Tickle your Tastebuds - Easy
In just four simple steps you'll unlock the secret behind creating your own delicious cartoon food complete with all the toppings you like and a plate to serve up this tasty dish.
How to Draw a Cartoon Valley - Medium
In this lesson you'll begin to learn how to draw landscapes made up of mountains, clouds and a stream by drawing a cartoon valley. If you've never drawn a landscape before this is a great place to start off.
Cartoon House Drawing - Medium
In this cartoon drawing lesson you'll learn how to take simple shapes, apply a little perspective to them and finish with a great looking cartoon house that your cartoon characters would be happy to call 'Home.'
Drawing Cartoon Trees - Easy
Learn what it takes to make a simple cartoon tree that looks great and isn't that difficult to draw.
Drawing Cartoon Flowers - Easy
Take your doodles to a whole new level by diving head first into this cartoon drawing lesson about drawing colorful cartoon flowers.
Cartoon Sun Drawing - Easy
Just in time for spring - learn how to draw a cartoon sun. In this lesson you will learn how to draw accurate curves as you add details into the cartoon sun.
Cartoon Fire Drawing - Easy
Turn the heat up with this cartoon fire tutorial. The emphasis of this lesson is learning how to use simple shapes to create interesting arrangements and stylized drawings.
Drawing Cartoon Cars - Hard
While this tutorial is rated hard there are many great lessons and tips found here that you don't want to miss! Try it out, and if you find it too difficult try one of the easier tutorials and come back this super lesson!
Cartoon Drawing of a Skull - Medium
Just in time for Halloween! This guide will show you how to create a simple skull shape that you can use to create many different kinds of cartoon skulls.
Christmas Tree Drawing - Easy
With Christmas just around the corner read this drawing step by step tutorial and impress all the friends and family that you'll be visiting this year.
Cartoon Drawing Software
Ready to take these cartoon drawing lessons to the next step and create artworks on the computer? I've found some great drawing software that you can use. One of them is even FREE!