M-I-C-K-E-Y… you guessed it! Here, it’s how to draw Mickey Mouse – quite likely, the most famous cartoon character of all time.
And before we get started, keep in mind that this version is actually the newer one. Using the same approach, you could easily switch over to a more ‘old school’ style of the character. You know, the one where his eyes are completely black.
First Step – How to Draw Mickey Mouse Framework
Perhaps a little difficult given his stance, this 3/4 view of Mickey is easier to draw if you first – map out some sort of guideline. And just as I’ve done in the examples below – check out the grey lines, and how they curve around to show a ‘3Dness’ in his appearance.
Here’s how to draw the framework…
Lots of circles, aren’t there!? Yup – and it’s all due to Mickey’s rather large hands and feet. In this sense, he’s actually a bit easier to draw because every time you make an approach to do so, you know you can always simplify his form into – let’s see… eleven circles (actually – two are ovals!).
Alright, on to the drawing part now – beginning with Mickey’s head…
Second Step – How to Draw Mickey Mouse’s Head
Minus a framework – getting Mickey Mouse’s head aligned correctly can be a bit tricky. From a side or 3/4 view – and much unlike other characters – his ears don’t exactly align the right way, something I figure that was done on purpose.
It’s all about having those two big circles for ears – in plain view – at all times. This way, no matter the angle – right away, you know who it is!
Here’s how to draw his head…
Looking good! Of course, his head isn’t yet complete until you draw in the dividing line – that which separates the light part of his face from the darker part.
Actually – let’s save it for the next step! 🙂
Final Step – Draw Mickey Mouse’s Body
OK. Curvature of his body taken into account — now it’s time to draw the rest. Go ahead and do so – starting with the initial curves that bring his lower portion into view.
From there, continue on – using the examples as you progress, step by step…
And so… how does you drawing look?
The hands… for sure – a bit tricky to draw – ESPECIALLY from this angle. Actually, another glance up top and I may have drawn his right hand a tad too big. No worries though – make the adjustments as you see fit. It’s all part of the drawing process!
And other than this – you’re finished. Congrats on an excellent job. 🙂