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How to Draw a Cartoon Forest

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Can you see the forest for the trees?

Forests are a vital part of earth's ecosystems. They produce much of the oxygen we breath, and they are home to animals large and small. Without the world's forests, life as we know it would not be possible.

Now you can draw a forest, thanks to this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. You'll learn how to draw, not only a single tree, but many.

You will not need any special skills or tools, only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to color your finished drawing, and an eraser to remove guide lines or mistakes. In each step, new lines are added in blue, while previously drawn lines fade to black.

When you're finished, why not check out some of our other drawing tutorials to fill your forest with friendly woodland creatures, such as a fox, a bear, a squirrel, or a wolf?

How to Draw a Cartoon Shark

Around 440 different kinds of sharks live in oceans and seas around the world. For better or for worse, this animal has often been vilified in popular culture. From 1975's iconic blockbuster film Jaws, to the character of Bruce from Finding Nemo, to Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week, sharks have long been both feared and adored.

Would you like to draw your very own cartoon shark? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. This shark isn't scary - in fact, he's smiling!

All you will need is a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pencil or pen. You may also want to have an eraser handy to correct any mistakes, and some markers, crayons, or colored pencils with which to color your finished drawing.

Each step of this drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, new lines are highlighted in light blue, whereas lines from previous steps are shown in black. You may want to sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your early lines as you go along.

How to Draw a Cartoon Fish

Scientists have identified over 33,000 different kinds of fish. It is no wonder, then, that fish of all kinds have long been the subject of cartoons and other art forms. From Disney's hit movie Finding Nemo (2003), to classic children's books such as Marcus Pfister's The Rainbow Fish, aquatic characters have entered our hearts as well as mainstream popular culture.

Would you like to be able to draw your very own cartoon fish? 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, as well as crayons, markers, or colored pencils to shade your finished drawing.

Each step in this drawing guide is accompanied by a detailed illustration. For each picture, new lines added in the current step are highlighted in blue. Lines from previous steps are shown in black. You may want to sketch your lines lightly at first, as you will erase some of the early lines, called guide lines, in order to complete the drawing.

Are you ready to draw your fish? Remember, just keep swimming!

How to Draw a Cartoon Snake

Did you know? There are over 3,000 different kinds of snakes in the world. They range in size from less than 4 inches (10 centimeters) to more than 30 feet (9 meters). There is even an ancient, fossilized snake that would have been 50 feet (15 meters) long. Snakes live on every continent in the world, except for snowy Antarctica.

Snakes often get a bad rap, due in part to the venomous bite of some, or due to the fact that as reptiles, they are naturally cold blooded. Some people avoid snakes because they have been used as a symbol of evil since ancient times. Don't worry, though - if you'd like to draw your own snake, the cute cartoon serpent in this drawing tutorial is nothing to be afraid of.

To draw your snake, you will need a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a marker, pen, or pencil. You may also want to have some crayons, markers, or colored pencils handy to color your snake when finished.

Notice that each step in this simple drawing guide is accompanied by easy to follow illustrations. In each picture, new lines added to the drawing are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your original lines in order to complete the drawing.

How to Draw a Cartoon Sun

In this guide, we will draw a sun in a cartoon style in thirteen simple steps.

Follow step-by-step guide, and you'll be surprised how little time drawing a cartoon sun will take. I’ve highlighted each new step with blue lines to make the tutorial easier to follow.

Draw soft lines with your pencil. Many of the lines are there to help you with proportions and dimensions, and will be erased before the end.

At the end you can add a thicker line in black if you want, and color your sun. I’m sure you will be really happy with the final result.

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

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 House

When we think of cartoons, we often think first of the characters. The environment, however, can be just as important.

Think of Goldilocks and the three bears - the story wouldn't have been the same without the bears' house, where everything was either too much, too little, or just right. What about the gingerbread house that Hansel and Gretel found, the little old woman who lived in a shoe, Nemo's anemone, or even the pineapple under the sea that houses the cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants? Without the houses, these and other stories would simply not be complete.

Would you like to draw your very own cartoon house? Doing so is simple and easy when you use this step-by-step drawing tutorial.

You won't need any special tools or skills, only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may want to have an eraser handy to correct any mistakes, and some colored pencils, markers, or crayons to shade your finished picture.

As you follow this drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, new lines added in the current step are highlighted in blue. Lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your early lines as you go along.

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 Flames and Smoke – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

"I have created fire!" - Actor Tom Hanks, Cast Away (2000).

Fire and smoke have been employed by humans for millennia. The ability to start fires and control them allowed people to cook their food, flavoring it and reducing disease from microscopic organisms; to stay warm in cold climates; and to keep dangerous wild animals at bay. Eventually, people discovered other uses for fire, such as in the manufacture of metal and glass products, or in clearing land for agriculture.

Smoke has also been put to use by humans. For centuries, smoke signals have been used as a means of long distance communication. For example, along China's Great Wall, soldiers used smoke to warn of impending dangers. In just a few hours, fires could be lit along the wall, carrying the message as much as 470 miles (750 kilometers). Native Americans and the ancient Greeks also used smoke signals to convey messages. Even today, special smoke is used in the Vatican in Rome, Italy to indicate whether a new pope has been elected.

Both flames and smoke are the result of a chemical reaction called rapid oxidation. In this reaction, molecules of oxygen are broken apart, producing heat. The contents of the material being burned play a role in determining how hot the fire is and the color of the flames and smoke. If the material has water in it, it will produce white smoke, while fuel, paint and other chemicals produce dark smoke.

Would you like to draw this natural phenomenon? Flames and smoke can be useful in drawing volcanoes, campfires, religious ideas, and natural or man-made disasters. All you will need to draw flames and smoke is a pencil, a sheet of paper, a good eraser, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

In each step, you will be given a detailed illustration as well as explanatory text. Pay special attention to the light blue lines, as these indicate new lines to be added to your drawing.

In each step, you will see a detailed illustration along with explanatory text. Pay special attention to the light blue lines, as these indicate new lines to be added. Now, hit the books and start drawing!

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!