How to Draw Mickey Mouse

How to Draw Mickey Mouse

With the easy step-by-step drawing tutorial below, you will learn to draw Mickey Mouse. The tutorial is suitable for kids and adults of any skill level. You will also find a downloadable drawing guide and a ‘how to draw’ video.

Mickey Mouse is one of the most famous cartoon characters by Disney. In this guide, we will draw a classic Mickey Mouse portrait. Creating a Mickey Mouse drawing is easy as we can outline a simple Mickey Mouse picture with just a few circles and ovals.

Use a pencil and don’t draw heavy, thick lines. The strokes from the early steps will be erased before the tutorial is finished.

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.


Step 1

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 1

Draw a circle in the middle of the paper. Leave enough space for Mickey’s body below and ears above the circle.

Step 2

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 2

Draw two equal sized circles for the ears.

Step 3

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 3

Add two intersecting curves across Mickey’s face.

Step 4

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 4

Draw another circle below the head. Add two intersecting curves to it as well.

Step 5

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 5

Draw two lines for the legs and two ovals for the feet.

Step 6

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 6

Add two lines for the arms and ovals for the hands.

Step 7

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 7

We will flesh out the legs and arms next. Draw two curving lines on both sides of each line we drew for the legs and arms. A silhouette of Mickey Mouse is beginning to take shape.

Step 8

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 8

Add two ovals for the buttons of the shorts.

Step 9

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 9

Remove one of the crossing lines from the body.

Step 10

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 10

Draw the legs of the shorts.

Step 11

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 11

Erase the bottom of the circle that makes the body.

Step 12

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 12

Draw two circles for the socks.

Step 13

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 13

Draw curves for the chin and cheeks.

Step 14

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 14

Sketch two arcs for the brows. Draw the mouth and tongue. Erase the extra lines from the face.

Step 15

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 15

Draw the eyes and nose. Your Mickey Mouse’s face and head are now complete.

Step 16

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 16

Outline the palms, thumbs, and fingers. This step may take a couple of tries, so have your eraser ready. You can also watch the how to draw Mickey Mouse video.

Step 17

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 17

Remove the extra lines from the hands.

Step 18

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 18

Add two curving lines for each glove cuff. It’s funny how so many classic Disney characters wear gloves!

Step 19

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 19

Draw a curving line for the tail.

Step 20

How to Draw Mickey Mouse: Step 20

Color your Mickey Mouse drawing. How do you like it? If you liked the drawing guide, leave a comment below.

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