This lesson – how to draw Elmo – is especially simple as this character takes on a very generic ‘humanoid’ shape – and with respect to the fur — can be reproduced quite randomly along a pre-formed structure.
Ready to draw? Awesome – let’s begin…
First Step – Draw the Structure About a Centerline
If you can come up with a similar guideline like the framework I’ve shown below – then you’re well on your way to drawing this character…
Notice the position of the cross – usually bridging the center of the circle. Here – the connection point is at the top as just like a crocodile or frog – that’s exactly where his eyes sit!
Second Step – Bring Your Sesame Street Character to Life!
Beginning with the eye/nose combo, and then following up with his big ‘moon-shaped’ mouth, go ahead and bring the form of your character into view. Actually – once the head is in place, the body is quite simple as you can just follow along the outline of the framework using randomly-sketched ‘spiky’lines to resemble fur.
In the end – you can see that only the outline of the body was accounted for – making things all the more simple. There are no overlapping lines that I may sometimes incorporate to make things look a little more ‘3D’ – adding depth.
Here though – there’s really no need. Simple and to the point – that’s it! 🙂