How to Draw a Cartoon Cell

Cartoon cell drawing

In drawing this simple cartoon cell – keep in mind that this is an extremely generic and easy approach to doing so. Everything is simplified to look as it would in a basic diagram. Use your imagination to take things a step further with respect to all the inner parts (organelles) – which compose it.

Colors too by the way… come up with your own unique scheme.

Let’s draw!

How to Draw a Cartoon Cell

From start to finish – beginning with a simple framework of two basic shapes, here’s how to go about your drawing. Feel free to change yours up as you progress through each step.

First thing then…

Two circles for drawing a cartoon cell

Begin by drawing the membrane…

Drawing the membrane of a cartoon cell

Next – go ahead and bring the nucleus into view…

Drawing the nucleus of a cartoon cell

Add some mitochondria and some vacuoles (ovals)…

Drawing the organelles of a cartoon cell

And now some ribosomes (small circles), the rough and smooth endoplasmic reticuli, and the golgi apparatus…

Drawing more organelles of the cartoon cell

And finally… finish it off with lots of little details – thus completing the cytoplasm.

Drawing the cytoplasm of the cartoon cell

A splash of color!

Cartoon drawing of a cell

And you’re done! 🙂

Again – the color scheme I used above – doesn’t necessarily depict its true colors, but they are meant to give it a more fun and interesting look.

I hope you had fun with this lesson. See you soon for another!