How to Draw a Cartoon Pig
(the Easy Way)
You can really bring home the bacon by learning how to draw a cartoon
pig. Follow our simple steps on how to draw a cartoon pig and
you’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your awesome
STEP-1: Lets ‘Pig’in with a Basic Outline
For our first step in learning how to draw a cartoon, let’s start by
drawing two intersecting circles – one for the head and one for the
body. It may not look much like a pig yet, but pretty soon, you’ll be
perfecting a porker worthy of becoming Homer Simpson’s famous ‘spider
STEP-2: Let’s Fatten our Pig Up!
Now that we’ve drawn the basic
outline, the next stage in how to draw a cartoon pig involves adding
some more details. Add some chunky cheeks by drawing two oval shapes
either side of the head.
Now, let’s add an arm on the left-hand side –
this is partly obscured by our farmyard friend’s round stomach (pigs
just love to eat), so you needn’t make this too thick.Next, draw two ‘W’ shapes for the legs and trotters at
the bottom of
the body and finish these off for now by drawing a curved line roughly
in the middle of each – these represent where the trotter ends and the
STEP-3: Bringing our Porky Pal to Life!
Wow, our farmyard friend is really starting to take shape! Let’s now
add some character to that wise, relaxed face by drawing a chin –
following the line of the circle we drew for the head, draw an
irregular line to give that chin some texture. You can also make the
top of the head a little less regular – the circle is only a guide.
Now, let’s add another arm. On the right-hand side, draw
two slightly curved vertical lines – the line on the left should be
slighly longer and a sort of ‘l’ shape. The trotter is another ‘W’
shape which joins up with the rest of this arm. Don’t forget to finish
off each arm (or leg) by drawing a curved horizontal line, just like we
did with the legs.
Trace the line at the bottom of the belly to create our
forager’s belly and leave a little gap at either side – this will
create an impression of the stomach protruding. You’re getting there –
you almost know how to draw a cartoon pig. Pigs are known for their
appetities and often have a huge rider of tasty treats such as
raspberries and flowers when filming movies – just ask Miss Piggy –
STEP-4: Adding some Mighty ‘Swine’ Features
You see? Learning how to draw a cartoon pig is easy when you know how!
Now, let’s really go the whole hog by adding some more features to make
our pig look mighty ‘swine!’First, draw some ears – pigs have an
excellent sense of hearing, but their eyesight isn’t so good. Draw two
curly shapes either side of the head.
Next, it’s time for some eyebrows – draw the left-hand
one as an upside-down ‘V’ shape with a smaller ‘V’ beneath, then
imagine you’re drawing the side and top lines of a box for the other
eye – again, draw the same shape slightly smaller beneath.
No piggy is complete without a snout – our farmyard
friend has an awesome sense of smell and often finds work in Europe
sniffing out truffles – a rare form of fungus which is considered a
delicacy in Italy and France! To draw the snout, draw a broken circle
and then, for those all-important nostrils, add two narrow oval shapes.
We can now add a little more detail to the chest by drawing two curved
lines as in our illustration. Then, add a belly button towards the
bottom of the stomach.
STEP-5: Perfect Piggy is Nearly Ready for
This little piggy is nearly ready for the movies, but we just need to
add in some more details. Remember those eyebrows?
Let’s now draw some
eyes by drawing two irregular circles with a smaller circle inside for
the iris and an even smaller one inside for our piggy’s pupils. Make
the eyelids a little droopy to give our farmyard friend that famous
Next, for the mouth, draw a smile just beneath the
snout, with a shorter line beneath to represent the bottom of the lip –
this helps add a sense of 3D to our awesome creation! Now, get those
pink felt markers at the ready, because it’s time to add some hue to
Rub out any lines you don’t need and then draw round the
outline in brown. Pigs come in many different colors (some even have
spots!) but the most commonly used is pink, so that’s what we’re using
here – color in the body using one shade.
For the area just beneath the eyebrows, use a darker
shade of pink to suggest shadow. You can also use this color for our
perfect piggy’s nostrils. Use a brown to color in the eyebrows and a
nice bright blue for the eyes. The pupils are black, but remember to
leave a small area white to give us a highlight.
Now, using your brown
pen, make the outline of the snout and the mouth a little thicker –
this really makes them stand out and gives our movie star swine real
personality! We’re done! Now that you’ve learned how to draw a cartoon
pig, why not practise drawing some other farmyard friends?