How to Draw your Dad

Learn how to draw your dad in eight easy steps. Add the features that make him unique and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift. This cartoon style portrait simplifies lots of things, which is good, but you can still easily make adjustments to make your drawing as much like your father as possible. I recommend following the example of … Read More

Make a Cat Cartoon Drawing

If you can draw circles and ovals, you can make a very cute cartoon cat drawing. An oversized head gets you off to a great start. The other good thing about cartoon drawing? You can use any crazy colors you like. Design your cat with your favorite colors, or your least favorite and see what happens. If you like this … Read More

How to Draw a Cupcake

You can add a lot of fun to a basic how to draw a cupcake lesson by drawing MANY of them, using lots of bright colors, and then maybe a shadow or two. These cupcakes were drawn on trading card size paper (2.5″ x 3.5″) and placed in a trading card sleeve. The repetition of a theme and cartoon style … Read More

How to Draw an Easy Rocket

Here’s a rocket drawing easy enough for even first graders to try. And since every rocket needs a window so you can draw yourself inside, right? If you are ready for an extra challenge, try shading the background from black to purple or blue. Sometimes even ordinary supplies, like crayons, can produce some pretty extraordinary results. For many more drawing … Read More

Draw a Little Girl

Here’s a little girl drawing easy enough for even beginner artists. Have some fashion design fun with a beret, scarf or more. There are at least three benefits to drawing people with oversized heads. One, it’s easier. There’s obviously a lot more room to work with. Two, it’s cuter, as shown in this sample. And three, it makes you a … Read More

Draw Captain America

It’s fun to tie drawing lessons into current movies, if you can. Here’s one way to draw a young looking Captain America, that I would save for 2nd graders on up. MATERIALS View and download Captain America Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to … Read More

Draw a Cute Cartoon Sheep

This is pretty much the world’s easiest way to make a cute sheep drawing. The simple cartoon eyes will kind of seal the deal. • Download Cartoon Sheep Tutorial MATERIALS Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the … Read More

A Cute Bunny Face Drawing

For an extra cute bunny face drawing, watch where you place the eyes. A large head, with small eyes, that are far apart will always do the trick. For some extra fun, add clothes to your bunny, as in Peter Rabbit style. It just may inspire a story about who your bunny is, and what they do all day. MATERIALS … Read More

Draw a Baby Chick

Here’s how to draw a baby chick, which I found to work really well with kinder through 2nd graders. I recommend finding some kind of circle to trace for the head. A bowl, roll of masking tape, anything to get it round and centered on the paper. Circles are some of the hardest shapes to first draw, and students often … Read More

How to Draw eBook

Looking for a few How to Draw tutorials for your young artists? How about 200 of them? All in one ebook? Years of making tutorials for my after school classes has helped me discover what works best for those just beginning to draw. This giant ebook contains 200 projects that start with simple shapes students can most easily see, so … Read More

Draw the Grinch

Learn how to draw the Grinch and his very mischievous face with my easy step-by-step tutorial. Click HERE to download your own PDF to print. You can also create a festive classroom by downloading and playing the classic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” so students can sing while they draw and paint. For more drawing fun, see my new “How … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Vampire

Students trace an old CD to help draw the head of this not-so-scary vampire drawing for kids tutorial. The hair could be shortened for a boy drawing, and the simple red cape make it easy to finish the body. • View and download my Cartoon Vampire Tutorial MATERIALS Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. … Read More

Draw a Vampire Bat

You can draw a Vampire bat without it being scary. In fact, they can be downright funny like this guy. Here’s a tutorial on how to draw this very friendly looking bat. Oversized heads and symmetrical shapes always seem to work better for young artists, so this one is great for even kindergartners. • View and download Vampire Bat tutorial … Read More

How to Draw Cartoon Letters

If students learn how to draw cartoon letters, they can have fun adding it to their art, or reports or book covers, whatever appeals to them. I made a tutorial about how to make words look like they are bursting off a page. MATERIALS Art Burst Cover Tutorial PDF (Download here) Paper or Journal Cover as shown Black marker Colored … Read More

Draw a Girl in a Kimono

I created a series of easy people to draw, all which feature oversized heads. It makes it easy for young artists to fill in the features. This Japanese girl in a kimono would be great when students are learning about different cultures. MATERIALS Download Kimono Girl Tutorial Drawing paper Old CD for tracing Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Shark Head

This shark head drawing tutorial has all the angry biting motion that seems to thrill a lot of young students. The slight cartoonish feel though still keeps it on the fun side. MATERIALS Draw a Shark Head PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold to make creases. … Read More

Step by Step Elf Drawing

Need a step by step elf drawing tutorial? Here’s a pretty cute guy to draw (which could easily be turned into a girl, by the way.) I would say this tutorial is best for 8-year olds and up. I find most 6 and 7 year olds are still learning how to make simple bodies, so I’d save this for older … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Woman

  The simplification that comes with cartoon characters is perfect for children of all ages. No worries about proportion totally helps too. MATERIALS • Draw a Cartoon Woman PDF Tutorial • Color printer • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons or markers   DIRECTIONS PREP: Download and print a tutorial for each student. Print paper with guidelines, or have … Read More

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