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How To Draw Cartoon Animals

How To Draw Cartoon Animals

How To Draw Cartoon Animals

Environment 1Environment 2Environment 3Environment 4Environment 5 Environment #1 – Drawing House Pets In this part, Paris focuses on Cats and Dogs since their features are the basis to understanding the rest of the animals in this series. Environment #2 – The Farm Journey through the farm as you learn to draw animals that either lay eggs, go “oink!” or “moo!”, and lots more. Environment #3 – Forest Animals As you travel into the Forest, Paris teaches you how to draw characters like the bear, the fox, rabbits and more. Environment #4 – The Jungle Welcome to the jungle baby. Here you will learn to draw lions, tigers, elephants and apes! Environment #5 – Sea Creatures Dive into the Ocean to learn how to draw Sea creatures like sharks, dolphins, octopus, sea horses and cuddly fish. The series also includes a basics video on head illustration and a final video on how to clean up your sketched artwork to be inked / colored.
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How To Draw Cartoon Animals

Environment #1 – Drawing House Pets In this part, Paris focuses on Cats and Dogs since their features are the basis to understanding the rest of the animals in this series. Environment #2 – The Farm Journey through the farm as you learn to draw animals that either lay eggs, go “oink!” or “moo!”, and lots more. Environment #3 – Forest Animals As you travel into the Forest, Paris teaches you how to draw characters like the bear, the fox, rabbits and more. Environment #4 – The Jungle Welcome to the jungle baby. Here you will learn to draw lions, tigers, elephants and apes! Environment #5 – Sea Creatures Dive into the Ocean to learn how to draw Sea creatures like sharks, dolphins, octopus, sea horses and cuddly fish. The series also includes a basics video on head illustration and a final video on how to clean up your sketched artwork to be inked / colored.
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How To Draw Cartoon Animals

How to Draw a Cartoon Alligator – Easy Do you want to learn how to draw a cartoon alligator? It’s easy. Jump in, the water’s lovely and warm! This grinning gator is a fine example of the species known as crocodilians, or ‘crocs’ for short.
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How To Draw Cartoon Animals

You doubt that we will draw most animals using only the circles below? Well, that’s it. We only need that circle, that will be our starting point to draw all animals in cartoon style.
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How To Draw Cartoon Animals

Unlike other drawing lessons that can be found on this site, I am not focusing on colors for this series on how to draw cartoon animals. The goal is to draw a simple character, period. You will have the opportunity to see a colored version at the beginning and the end of each drawing lesson, but you should focus on sketching the animal instead of adding colors.
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How To Draw Cartoon Animals

In this huge video tutorial series you will learn how animator and illustrator, Paris Christou, uses basic shapes to construct dozens of animals! With 82 real-time examples, you’ll experience what it’s like to think and draw as a professional illustrator. Divided into five different enviroments, the course features: house pets, farm animals, forest animals, jungle animals and sea creatures. Plus you’ll get two more videos covering The Basics and Final Clean Up.
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How To Draw Cartoon Animals

If you have not understood the drawing I’ve done below, take a look at my tutorial on how to draw cartoon faces. Also, visit how to create facial expressions for further guidance.
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Let’s draw the horse now. Notice that the horse’s skull is thinner. The snout is positioned forward and his jaw is round and well marked by dental records. In a cartoon style, horses usually have big teeth, which gives you some freedom to play with the upper and lower lips.
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Well, now you have the knowledge needed to draw nearly all the animals you want! Of course, your quest doesn’t stop here. My recommendation is that you try to observe how animals behave in real life. Watch the Discovery Channel, take pictures of your own pets in move, go to the zoo and observe the work of your favorite artist. Believe me: You’ll become a pro if you follow these tips!
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Divided into five different enviroments, the course features: house pets, farm animals, forest animals, jungle animals and sea creatures. Plus you’ll get two more videos covering The Basics and Final Clean Up.
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In this section, I will show you how to determine what are the physical uniqueness of each animal and how to work with them. Then, you can practice drawing each cartoon character using basic shapes.
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How to Draw a Wolf Here in this lesson, let’s draw a simple side-view of a wolf. Change up the color pattern, to make it more unique.

Don’t be afraid to try until you get it right. This method is really simple, but requires practice and observation. So, sit back and relax. Learn how to draw animals from the farm and start your journey on a good note!
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The fact is that nature is full of mysteries and curiosities. Anatomy is a very complex subject, especially when it comes to animals. As a designer, I confess that I don’t know even half of the muscles which form all animals. But you must understand that your role as an artist isn’t to represent real life accurately through your sketches, but use your creativity to convince people than you’re willing to show.
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Well, now it’s time to try for yourself. Try redraw the animals that I drew above as many times as necessary, until you can do it for yourself. Then, use the template below and make other animals that I haven’t shown. Remember to look for the special characteristics of each animal and try to reproduce them in paper:
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A few designs are drawn with a similar posture. Once you can draw the dog, illustrating the cat, the dachshund, the chihuahua, the fox and even the frog should be quite easy. Others like the gorilla and the monkey might look similar at first, but if you look closely you’ll see that there are a few differences.

This is not a race! Take your time, draw each basic shape carefully and make sure everything is aligned properly. Once this is done, create the outlines carefully and add all details once the shape of your character is finished. Check each step to make sure you did not forget a step or an important element.
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Paris Christou, professional instructor and YouTuber-extraordinaire, teaches this fantastic course on how to draw in elaborate detail. Paris is a full time animator, pin-up artist, children’s story book illustrator, and has his own comic series for a nationally distributed newspaper in the UK.

Environment #5 – Sea Creatures Dive into the Ocean to learn how to draw Sea creatures like sharks, dolphins, octopus, sea horses and cuddly fish. The series also includes a basics video on head illustration and a final video on how to clean up your sketched artwork to be inked / colored.
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Animal bodies have an immense flexibility! They expand and compress all the time, you only have to look at the contortion positions of a cat to realize how flexible they truly are. It’s not necessary to have full knowledge of muscular anatomy of animals, you just need to highlight the main areas and understand how the body works when its in motion.
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Animals have feelings and should be treat with respect, love and care. Whether it’s in cartoons or in real life. Remember that pets are part of the family. Connect with them as you would connect with a drawing. Until next time, keep drawing!
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The secret of this technique I’m showing to you is very simple. You’ve got to identify the features that people use to associate with animals in real life in your drawings, so with the pig, it’s the snout and ears. If you manage to hit these small details, you will reach your goal!

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