Drawing your own cartoon money – bills that are designed similar to the notes of a specific country – yet stylized to look the way you want… is easy and super fun to do. Here, follow along step by step for ideas to create some neat-looking pseudo-currency of your own!
Let’s start things off with a simple guideline…
First Step – Draw a Framework
To keep things nice and symmetrical, draw yourself a simple grid like the one below. Then, follow along to create a nice little framework – one with shapes positioned around it – marking off the distinct features of the ‘bill’ you’re attempting to draw.
Here’s how it looks…
Alright – nice and simple so far – right? For sure. Remember, you can position the shapes to look however you want. Use the example as a guideline only. GET CREATIVE!! 🙂
Second Step – Draw Your Money, Step by Step
OK. Lightly sketched penciled guide marks in place, now go ahead and gradually bring the lines, shapes, details, etc. – of your money into view. Keep things as basic or as highly detailed as you wish.
An idea came to mind while typing this up – after the fact unfortunately! But on a second time through, you might want to add a hologramto your bill. For this, you could draw a little dove in a box say… and then color it pastelish… violet, blue, pink – and yes – smear it together with some white.
Well, how’d your cartoon money turn out? Pretty fun lesson isn’t it! Nice work. 🙂