How to Draw a Character

Two Methods:A PersonAn Animal

Ever wanted to draw your own personal character? It's easy, follow this guide and you will get an imagined character.

Steps

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    Decide what character you want to draw. Plan its looks and other features so you know what you want to draw.
    • Decide if you want your character to be an animal, person, etc.

Method 1
A Person

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    Get the supplies you will need (see Things You'll Need).
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    Draw the head. Draw the circle - for best results, get something that's round on the bottom or top, for example, a cup. Find one that's your perfect size and draw around it.
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    Draw the eyes. Draw two circles, level with each other. Draw two lines in the middle of each circle.
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    Draw the eyebrows. Draw a curved line just about 2 centimeter (0.8 in) on top of the eye. Draw lots of little lines under each eyebrow.
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    Draw the nose. Draw one small line in the middle of the face. Draw a smaller line attached to it (a lying down line). Draw two small dots in between the two lines
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    Draw the mouth. Draw about 1 centimeter (0.4 in) away from the bottom of the head, a curved line. Draw a straight line lying down on top of the curved line.
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    Add lots of squares for teeth.
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    Draw a semi-circle for a sticking out tongue.
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    Draw two lines in the middle of the mouth.
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    Draw the arms. Underneath the head, draw a bump with no line at the bottom (make sure you put it at the left side). Draw a diagonal line attached to the bump. Draw that again on the right side.
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    Draw five lines attached to the line. Repeat this again on the other side. Draw a line up from that and do it at the other side.
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    Draw a skirt or dress or top or shorts or trousers. Add any accessories, such as belts.
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    Draw any type of hair style.
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    Draw the legs. Draw two lines side by side. Draw semi-circle attached to it. Repeat on the other side and draw stuff in the background.
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    If you'd like, you can colour the character (optional).

Method 2
An Animal

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    Draw a circle or other shape, depending on what your animal is.
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    Draw two small circles in the middle of the other circle/shape, for the eyes.
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    Draw two smaller circles in the middle of the eyes.
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    Draw a curved line on top of each eye for the eyebrows.
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    Draw an L shape to make the nose. Draw this under the eyes.
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    Draw a curved smile/sad mouth under the nose.
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    Draw triangle or square shapes for the teeth, and a semi-circle for the tongue.
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    Draw half an oval under the head for the body.
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    Draw two rectangular shapes on either side for the arms.
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    Draw paws, etc., at the end of each arm. If you'd like, you can create fingers or add pads.
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    Draw two legs on the bottom of the body.
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    Draw paws, etc., under the legs, using circles.
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    Draw fingers or pads if you'd like.
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    Colour your character if desired (optional).

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil/pen
  • Paper
  • Crayons or anything else that can be used to colour (optional)
  • Accessories

Article Info

Categories: Drawing People and Features