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How to Draw a Cartoon Castle

Massive castles are a sight to behold. At first they were build to protect the inhabitants and the surrounding areas. Later they evolved into decorated residents for the nobility.

Castles have also long been an important part of fairy tale illustrations. Have you seen the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland?

Drawing a cartoon castle is easy. There are a lot of details but they are all easy to draw. Would you like to draw your very own cartoon castle?

With the aid of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial, you will need only a pencil and paper, and perhaps an eraser and something with which to color.

In each step of this simple drawing guide, notice that new lines are highlighted in blue.

How to Draw a Cartoon Cat

In this tutorial, we will draw a cute cartoon cat. The tutorial is quite easy, but if you’re looking for the simplest cat drawing tutorial, check out our How to Draw a Simple Cat drawing guide.

We will use some basic shapes to create the outline of the cat. These shapes will be erased later in the tutorial, so sketch with a light hand.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.

How to Draw a Cartoon Princess

"And they lived happily ever after. The end."

Thus concludes countless children's stories. For centuries, the princess archetype has been held as a role model for women and girls - beautiful, graceful, kind, and courageous.

Disney has been perhaps the most influential element behind the princess in modern popular culture.

Disney's extensive lineup of princesses includes, Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937), Cinderella (Cinderella, 1950, 2015), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty, 1959), Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991, 2017) Jasmine (Aladdin, 1992) Rapunzel (Tangled, 2010) and many more.

Would you like to draw your own fairy tale princess? Doing so is easy with the help of this step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper, and perhaps an eraser.

If you have crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, or glitter and glue, get them ready. Soon, your princess will be ready for the royal ball!

How to Draw a Cartoon Squirrel

Squirrels are rodents that can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Some live in trees, while other burrow in the ground. The word squirrel is derived from an ancient Greek word meaning "shadow tail."

Popular culture and animation has heralded a number of squirrel characters. Chip and Dale, Disney's chipmunk duo, debuted in 1943. Alvin and the chipmunks were first seen in 1958. Scrat, the prehistoric comic relief in the Ice Age films, hit theaters in 2002.

Would you like to draw your own cartoon squirrel? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper.

You may also want to use an eraser to correct mistakes and remove guide lines, as well as crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Squirrels can range in color from red, brown, and gray, to black, white, or combinations of these colors.

How to Draw a Cartoon Spider

Some researchers have said that no matter where you are on planet earth, you are never more than three feet away from a spider. These prolific arthropods live in buildings, in the forest, in the desert - some even hunt under water.

Spiders are distinguished from other invertebrates by several unique characteristics. Their bodies have two segments, the head and abdomen. All spiders have eight legs and digest their food using poison injected by their fangs. Most spiders are harmless to humans, but a few can cause injury or even death.

Spiders come in a wide range of colors. A variety of orb weaver spiders called writing spiders have yellow and black zebra stripes on their back. Lynx spiders are bright green, and Hawaiian happy face spiders are yellow with black, red, and white spots that make them look like living emoticons. Other spiders are brown, black, white, yellow, red, or a combination of colors.

Cartoon spiders are a part of our popular culture. They often play a minor role, such as the "Spi'ider" in Megamind (2010) or the singing spiders in Sing (2016). At times, however, spiders are cast in a starring role, such as in Charlotte's Web (1973, 2006).

If you would like to draw your very own cartoon spider, all you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

How to Draw a Cartoon Steak

"Beef - it's what's for dinner."
- Slogan of the Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

The word "steak" comes from the mid-fifteenth century terms steik or stekys, refering to "a thick slice of meat cut for roasting or grilling or frying." Steak is a favorite food of people around the world.

While steaks can be cut from virtually any type of meat, including pork, venison, and fish, the term most often refers to beefsteak. Restaurants that specialize in serving steak are called steakhouses. In many countries, including the United States and Australia, menus generally consist of several different cuts of steak that can be cooked to order, from rare to well done. Steaks are often served with salads, vegetables, mushrooms, rolls, and a starch, such as mashed potatoes, a baked potato, or steak fries.

Some steak cuts, such as prime rib and t-bone steak, are more highly prized than others, as are some types of cattle. For example, the Japanese Wagyu is known for the fine marbling of fat within the meat. Some Wagyu cattle are treated as celebrities, receiving massages and drinking wine.

In popular culture, a steak dinner is representative of an expensive meal, date night, or a celebration. The wealthy may be depicted as enjoying a steak dinner in juxtaposition to the hungry lower class. Many cartoons feature starving characters picturing their companions as giant steaks.

Would you like to draw a cartoon steak? This easy, step-by-step cartoon food drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your drawing.

How to Draw a Cartoon Scientist

A scientist is a person "who conducts scientific research to advance knowledge in an area of interest."

The scientist in our drawing guide resembles Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists of the past century. He is known for his special theory of relativity.

The concept of a "mad scientist" is also familiar to many cartoons. Will your character be an evil genius or a groundbreaking researcher? The choice is yours.

Would you like to draw a cartoon scientist? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

How to Draw a Cartoon Monster

The word "monster" is derived from a Latin word roughly translated "something wrong within nature." Monsters are typically hideous, scary creatures that can cause harm to people.

Ancient mythologies hold tales of many and varied monsters. In Greek mythology, for example, the Gorgons and Medusa were women with snakes for hair, who could turn men into stone. A giant dog with multiple heads guarded the gates to the underworld. Mermaid-like Sirens lured sailors to their deaths, while the hideous cyclops had only one eye. It is speculated that the ideas for these monsters may have arisen from observing birth defects in humans and in animals.

In modern popular culture, monsters are at times depicted as frightful, at times as kind and helpful. This variable view of monsters is evident in such animated films and series as Aaahh!! Real Monsters (1994-1997), Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Monsters University (2013).

Would you like to draw your very own monster? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to use an eraser to correct mistakes and remove guide lines, and colored pencils, markers, paints, or crayons to color your finished drawing.

In each step of this drawing guide, new lines drawn are highlighted in blue while previous lines fade to black. Will your monster be friendly or frightful? That is entirely up to you.

How to Draw a Cartoon Car

The modern automobile was invented in the late 1800s. Ever since, the car has been a beloved part of our technological culture.

It wasn't long before cartoonists were personifying cars and other vehicles by giving them eyes, mouths, and personalities of their own. This type of image has become increasingly popular since the release of Disney's feature film Cars in 2006.

Would you like to be able to draw your very own cute cartoon car? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you will need to draw a cartoon car is a piece of paper and a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to have some crayons, colored pencils, or markers handy to color your finished drawing.

As you follow the step-by-step drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an illustration. In the picture, new lines added in that step are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will likely need to erase some of your early lines before you finish the drawing.

It's time to put the pedal to the medal and draw a cartoon car. Gentlemen, start your engines...ready, set, go!

How to Draw a Cartoon Tree

Trees are an important part of every ecosystem. In fact, we couldn't live without them - trees produce the very oxygen we breathe.

Whether just a feature in the background or as the focal point of your picture, you will enjoy drawing this cartoon tree. Simply follow the easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial below.

In order to draw a cartoon tree, you will need a sheet of paper and something to draw with, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to have handy an eraser and colored pencils, crayons, or markers.

As you follow this drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an image. New lines in each step are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are in black.

Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your initial lines before you complete the drawing.

How to Draw a Cartoon Ninja

Ninjas were spies and warriors during the feudal era of Japan, possibly dating back as far as the 12th century. Modern popular culture has adopted the ninja archetype as a symbol of stealth, strength, and wisdom.

Ninja cartoon characters are both common and popular in Japanese anime and manga. Outside of their native land, ninjas have appeared in cartoons and comic books such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spider-man's villain, the White Ninja. Ninjas have also made appearances in the series Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Mighty Morphing Power Rangers.

Would you like to draw your very own cartoon ninja? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished picture.

As you follow the steps in this simple drawing guide, you will notice that each step features both text and an illustration. In each picture, lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black, while lines to be added in the current step are highlighted in blue. Some steps will require you to erase lines drawn in previous steps.

How to Draw a Cartoon Goat

The farm animals now known as goats were one of the first animals domesticated from wild species of Europe and Asia. They are raised for their fur, milk, meat, and as pets. Did you know? Young goats are called kids - just as young people are called kids!

Goats have played a role in art and culture for millennia. The Norse god Thor was said to have a chariot pulled by goats. The Greek god Pan had the body of a goat, and the animal appears on the Chinese zodiac. The goat's role in mythology is often depicted on ancient pottery and other artwork. In some parts of the Scandinavian region, a "Yule goat" is built out of straw during the Christmas season.

Would you like to draw a cartoon goat? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper.

Goats come in many colors and patterns - black, white, brown, red, striped and spotted. Have some coloring tools ready to shade your finished drawing.