How to Draw Cartoon Characters : How to Draw the Head on a Cartoon Character

How to Draw Cartoon Characters : How to Draw the Head on a Cartoon Character

Hi, I’m Danny Page and I’m here on behalf
of Expert Village. In this series I’m going to teach you how to draw basic cartoon characters.
Alright, so now we crafted our face, we’ve got our eyes, nose, mouth, eyebrows; we’ve
got our straight expression. Now what we’re going to want to do is start giving this guy
a bit of a face. Now this is also for the delicate things. It will definitely effect
how his proportions precede the face from this point on. If you make it too big, you’re
going to have to obviously give him bigger proportions. If you make it to skinny you’re
going to have to him a lanky dude. So we’re going to back to our rough sketch page here,
so again what I would to is, I would start with the eyes and just kind of be careful
how you go about the chin. The chin is actually the most important part of the face in my
opinion. Once you kind of got the chin, you know how to build the rest of around it like
I just did over here. This is a safe chill chin right here, not to fat, not to chubby,
and you’re sort of just follow the rest of the head up and around. Now again, there are
a thousand different ways you can do this. Like if you wanted to, you wanted to do a
little bit more of an outrageous character, you’d give him kind of a puffy round, like
almost a chipmunk chin. Give him littler ears. Some more expressive eyebrows. Right here
you almost have Garfield going on, see, and that’s just a simple chin choice. Most of
these characters start out the same. The eyes usually start out the same, but if you want
to create like more of a grumpy character, like an old man, give him one of those long,
pointy chins and maybe ears that kind of follow the chin. Make him irate, pissed off old guy.
So for our guy, again I’m just going to go not too crazy here and I’m just going to give
him a basic, regular chin. I consider the ears to be part of the chin and the head process
just because their so directly connected to the chin. I mean it’s just like the natural
next step, so I’m not going to devote and entire section to ears. They?re almost always
pretty basic. I mean, you can obviously use some variations, but for the most part they’re
not going to be too crazy. So we just kind of go up and around and at this point I’m
not going to do too much up here because I wanted to leave myself a little bit of creative
room to draw the hair in there, but for now we got our rough face and that’s all we really
need. So we’ll actually be moving on to hair now in the next step, so kind of get in to
the hair area next.

David Anderson

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100 thoughts on “How to Draw Cartoon Characters : How to Draw the Head on a Cartoon Character

  1. Lars Stefanos says:

    What kind of pen do you use ? 😀

  2. Robert Masters says:

    sharpie marker

  3. Alan O Reilly. says:

    Black Push top sharpie,i want one….

  4. Neelkant Jain says:

    thumbs up if your a leftie

  5. iJustDraw2 says:

    stepbystep drawings on my channel

  6. Dominic Warren says:

    i,m Dominic friend Jesse i,m good at drawing and i,m 8 but help me draw

  7. Manav Sahni says:

    Which pen do you use like a black sketch pen or what ?

  8. Natalie Wedd says:

    i really liked it but mine turned out suckish

  9. Nilufa Yasmin Boby says:

    niceee…now I am practicing drawing it..XD

  10. Manav Sahni says:


  11. Lognath62 says:

    Are you a fuckin extrovert??

  12. paintur68 says:

    I tried and tried….but I couldn't draw like you do….I've been right handed my whole do I learn to draw left handed by watching this video? Crazy!

  13. Ibrain mella says:

    OMG your voice is like heaven 🙂

  14. Mostyn Gale says:

    Is there a tutorial for drawing right handed cartoons?

  15. Courtney Frazier says:

    That. Was kinda good

  16. alex beltran says:

    nice drawing i like to draw too

  17. rainbowmonkeygirl22 says:

    You Should check out my drawing contest!!!!Go to my channel

  18. joemay5 says:

    like how it starts and uve done the mouth eyes and nose.. u might as well have said heres a drawing tutorial and just shown us a complete picture.

  19. Yogi Supriyadi says:

    hey,.,, i love the beatles. too.. 😀

  20. 3dimitz says:


  21. Moon Child says:

    yeah draw like that if you want the cartoon to look like he has a tumor.

  22. Book Sniffer says:

    What kind of pen do you use?

  23. amy fisher says:

    wow you need some lessons

  24. nintendoNERD says:

    wow your good but can you do >:D evil face

  25. chuckylee says:

    Your just mad hes better than u

  26. chuckylee says:

    I dont like all these hate comments

  27. noobfullvidz says:

    looks like a sharpie

  28. thattguyy02__ says:


  29. Jose Rosales says:

    cool but it's hard

  30. MMAELITE1234321 says:

    Do you have to use a blue pencil? or where can i get one?

  31. ruben rubio says:

    where do u learn to draw

  32. tendarian says:

    he is not teaching, he is just drawing cartoons.

  33. GeekimusMinimus says:

    He may not be teaching in the sense you are used to, but he does show some useful techniques which present the opportunity to learn from if you are willing. ; )

  34. celeste hidalgo says:

    to me that was a confusing video but you draw really good KEEP IT UP !!!

  35. Sara Lamine says:


  36. Das Haus der Wilde says:

    The "pissed off guy" looks kinda like the bad guy from the old smurfs cartoon!!!! pretty cool

  37. Genevive Martinez says:


  38. lolo i.f says:

    Do you type pen helps in mastering the painting

  39. TheEdSheerans says:

    Someone has a Tumblr …

  40. Lowe swärdh nilsson says:

    well i think he didn't learn to draw so good on 1 day…

  41. Bridgeman says:

    Question: What kind of pencil do you use?

  42. Bob Swift says:

    Thanks it helped me

  43. john legarda says:

    Fuk all u ppl

  44. derrick smoove says:

    thankyou so much, with ur videos i was able to become the comic writer for my school newspaper, and I even got do one sunday strip in the newspaper

  45. Nadezda Ledovskikh says:

    not so bad then other vidios I so

  46. Nadezda Ledovskikh says:

    I learned a lot ::::::

  47. Emma Taylor says:

    left hand ?? woow



  49. hayley rench says:

    how did you draw those faces!?!

  50. Naomi Long says:

    Phone broke down halfway through:(

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  53. Sydnie Bennett says:

    So. Much. Self advertising.

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  55. cc1915 says:

    He's a lefty go leftys

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  59. Wasabi F. says:

    hey guys, i'm a 14 year old artist i draw realisticly!

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  60. Rachel Watters says:

    is it just me or does that look like jimmy neutron

  61. Mahtava Tuhoaja says:

    I searched "how to do sideflip"

  62. TheDivagirl1997 says:


  63. Naceur says:

    139033 videos ! WOW

  64. Roman king says:

    stupid lil dummie dats all bitch

  65. DevilzReject88 says:

    How do u this with ur Left hand

  66. top video says:

    Video Toturial

  67. anthony beard says:

    bad quality in the video lol

  68. RoughSketchPanda says:

    ? … It looks like shit. "Expert" village my fucking arse.

  69. Chime Taylor says:


  70. Kayla Hill says:

    Maybe Because he's left handed?

  71. TheSmellySnowman says:


  72. M Colwell says:

    awesome!!!!!! cool

  73. IBeAKittyRawr says:

    how am i supposed to draw a woman, i'm challenged in art.

  74. Cristina Nevarez says:

    I didnt like this video!!!!

  75. Adrienne Patton says:

    I like it

  76. Mz Slim says:


  77. Brock Covington says:

    isnt this the same guy from the "filmmaking for beginners" series?

  78. tokyodriftbro says:

    i try to contain my self I'm dope fresh saaan

  79. Tina F says:

    Go ambidextrous people! No? Oh, I guess I'm alone…

  80. Harrison Fern says:

    What pen is that ?

  81. RATAVINE.STYLA. says:

    Steady Guy

  82. How to draw says:

    nice! if you want to learn how to draw – check my channel

  83. B I L L Y ! says:

    Sharpie Permanent Marker Pen, Fine Point.

  84. Xavier Nigel Foy Nelson says:


  85. SM says:

    I did that a couple of years ago it was fun

  86. Jays lloshaaa says:


  87. Leah Robson says:

    Do You Have Like A SketchBook Because If You Do Could You Show Us It???? +_+

  88. Ruthie Burrows says:


  89. Moose Blubber says:

    Welcome to Expert Village, where you learn nothing but that's ok

  90. Ashley Juarez says:


  91. Demarcus Foster says:

    I dislike it because you have a smaller ear and a big ear do match

  92. AdjaniYT says:

    Dislike noob

  93. Cam Staubus says:

    I now see why expert village makes the mediocre, uninformative videos it does.  After reading the comments, I have concluded that approximately 80-85% of people who comment on these videos are absolutely retarded.

  94. Skylar Featherstone says:

    Me after this video: ¯(ツ)

  95. anton davis says:

    Your the best drawing cartoon is that t you

  96. colton flinchbaugh says:

    I nailed picture day

  97. DiCe NiCe says:

    this video is okay but the left ear is a bit smaller than the right ear.

  98. Matrix Graffiti says:

    WOW ! 138,654 videos :O

  99. Thomas Nyland says:

    atm he looks like Johnny neutron
    Amir items?

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