Intermediate

How to Draw a Cartoon Gorilla

Gorillas are large primates of the group known as the Great Apes, native to the African continent. Several subspecies of gorilla have been documented, ranging in habitat from jungles to mountain forests.

While the gorilla has appeared in the art of its native land for millennia, it did not enter western popular culture until the 1800's. Gorillas were then depicted either in natural history publications or as fearsome monsters, such as in the film King Kong (1933). Modern animation has seen a number of gorilla characters, notably the many gorillas in Disney's Tarzan (1999), including Terk, Kala, and Kerchak, and DC Comics’ super villain, Gorilla Grod.

Would you like to draw your very own cartoon gorilla? Doing so is easy, with the aid of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. As you go along, note that new lines drawn in each step are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps fade to black.

You may also want to have an eraser handy to correct mistakes and remove guide lines. Use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Cartoon Tiger

From realistic tiger characters such as Aladdin's Rajah (1992) and The Jungle Book's Shere Khan (1967), to anthropomorphic characters such as Tigger (Winnie-the-Pooh, 1952), Hobbes from the Calvin and Hobbes comics, and Kellogg's cereal's Tony the Tiger, tigers (Panthera tigris) have long been a popular subject in children's cartoons.

For thousands of years, tigers have graced the art of many lands, across their home range and elsewhere. This is especially true in areas that included the tiger as a zodiac symbol, such as China.

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

In each step of this drawing guide, new lines added during that step are shown in light blue. Lines drawn during previous steps are shown in black. Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of the early lines, called guide lines, as you go along.

How to Draw an Anime Dog

In Japan, the term inu means dog or wolf. Dog characters are frequent features of anime cartoons and chibi art.

Some famous anime dogs include Maru from Kimi ni Todoke, Ein from Cowboy Bebop, Potato from Air, Armageddon from Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties, Pakkun and Akamaru from Naruto, and Heen from Howl's Moving Castle.

Even real dogs have reached heroic proportions in Japanese lore. For example, a dog named Hachiko visited the train station daily, waiting for his master, long after the master was deceased. Today, a statue of Hachiko is a landmark outside of the Shibuya train station in Tokyo.

Would you like to draw an adorable anime dog? This easy, step-by-step chibi cartoon drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

How to Draw an Anime Cat Girl

In Japanese anime cartoons, the lines between the human and animal worlds are often blurred. Human characters with animal features are common. This is referred to as Kemonomimi, meaning "animal ears."

The "catgirl" character is one example. Neko is the Japanese word for "cat." It is also used to refer to anime or manga characters with catlike features, including ears, tails, whiskers, and paws.

A number of anime and manga feature catgirl characters. These include Outlaw Star, The Star of Cottonland, Acchi Kocchi, Infinite Stratos, Fairy Tale, and High School DxD. Even non-anime cartoons, such as Treasure Planet, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and Thundercats include these characters. Fans often create fan art by adding cat ears to their favorite characters.

Why? The answer is kawaii, or cuteness. After all, "everything can be improved by drawing cat ears and a tail on it."

Would you like to draw an adorable anime cat girl? This anime cartoon drawing guide can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

How to Draw a Witch – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

​Witches are usually described as women who practice magic, cast spells, and influence events using supernatural powers. Other witches worship nature or various gods and goddesses. Did you know? Male witches are often called warlocks.

​Individuals fitting this description have occupied various cultures throughout history. Ancient "mystery religions" of Greece and Rome involved spells, omens, and magical concoctions. From the middle ages until the end of the 1700s, "witch hunts" took place in Europe and North America.

Supposed witches were often weighed or thrown into bodies of water, as they were thought to have no weight. If the courts decided a person was a witch, they were killed. Today, many tribal cultures employ "witch doctors" as physicians, and certain religions still practice witchcraft.

​The image of a witch wearing a pointed hat is a relatively modern invention, appearing perhaps during the Victorian period. Pointed hats were regarded as evil symbols, resembling the horns of the devil. The idea of a witch flying on a broomstick may have originated with with early use of hallucinogenic plants by budding pharmacologists.

​​If you would like to draw a cartoon witch for Halloween, this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil and a sheet of paper. In each step, you will be provided with explanatory text as well as a detailed illustration.

How to Draw a Lion

The African lion (Panthera leo) is known for being a majestic animal, often called King of the Jungle. Lions are very large in size, reaching lengths of nearly ten feet and weighing as much as 420 pounds. Cartoon movies such as Kimba, the White Lion (1966) and Disney's The Lion King (1994) have made drawings of maned lions quite popular.

Would you like to draw your very own cartoon lion? Now you can, by following this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you will need is a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pen, pencil or marker. You may want to use an eraser along with your pencil to correct any mistakes. If you wish to color your finished drawing using crayons, colored pencils, or markers, feel free to do so.

In each step of this drawing guide, new lines made in that step are highlighted in blue. Lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. You will be erasing some of your early lines, called guide lines, as you go along.

How to Draw a Teddy Bear with a Heart

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How to Draw a Wolf

The gray wolf (scientific name, Canis lupus) is an animal both feared and admired. The ancestors of domestic dogs, wolves are known for their iconic howling. They are large pack hunters that can weigh as much as 175 pounds.

Some cultures fear the wolf - in many parts of their range, throughout Europe and North America, wolves have been hunted almost to extinction by farmers hoping to protect their livestock.

To some Native American tribes, however, wolves are sacred animals. For example, among the Cherokee, only members of the family line known as the Wolf Clan could kill a wolf, and then only under certain circumstances. Wolves still play a pivotal role in Native American art - as well as popular culture - today.

Would you like to draw your very own gray wolf? If so, simply follow this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial to learn how.

You will need a piece of paper, an eraser, and a drawing implement, such as a pencil. You may also want to have crayons, colored pencils, or markers on hand to color your completed wolf.

Each step in this drawing guide is illustrated with a detailed picture. In each example picture, the new lines drawn in that step are highlighted in light blue. All other lines are shown in black.

You will want to sketch your lines lightly at first, as some lines will need to be erased in order to complete the drawing.

Are you ready to draw a gray wolf? You are in for a howling good time.

How to Draw Spiderman’s Face

Today we’re going to draw Spiderman’s face. Spiderman’s face is one of the easiest superhero drawings to create. You can also find other superhero step-by-step drawing tutorials through the links below.

Sketch with light strokes first. Spiderman’s mask has many curving lines that need to be drawn quite precisely. Erase any unwanted strokes and outline with stronger lines when your drawing is ready.

If you need more help, take a look at the video tutorial below or the downloadable step-by-step drawing instructions.

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.

How to Draw Spiderman

Today we’ll continue our series of superhero drawing tutorials with a guide to drawing Spiderman. We’re going to create a full body image of Spiderman.

This tutorial has a lot of details but if you work slowly and meticulously you will be able to create your own, great looking Spiderman drawing.

If you need additional help, check the video guide to drawing Spiderman and printable step-by-step drawing instructions at the bottom of this guide.

We will sketch a rough outline for the Spiderman drawing first. The first simple shapes will guarantee that the dimensions and positions are going look right in the completed drawing.

Have your eraser handy and keep your lines light. The first shapes will be erased before your Spiderman illustration is complete.

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.

How to Draw Santa Claus

Santa Claus is a common sight in December throughout much of the world, adorning Coca Cola products, children's books, front yards, and more.

While Christmas or variations of it have been celebrated for centuries, Santa as we know him today is a relatively recent invention.

Santa Claus's roots are generally traced to the fourth century bishop Saint Nicholas, as well as to the European deity, Wodan, also called Odin.

Nicholas had been known for generosity and was remembered in early December; Yule celebrations to Odin and other spirits also took place in that month. Eventually, these were assimilated into Christmas celebrations held on December 25.

The modern appearance of Santa Claus was described in the poem "The Night Before Christmas" in 1823, and popularized in political cartoons. During the twentieth century, marketers capitalized on this image, using it to sell products ranging from foods and beverages to decorations, toys, and clothing.

Would you like to draw Santa Claus? All you will need is a piece of paper, a pencil, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. You may also want to use an eraser and markers, colored pencils, crayons, or paints.

How to Draw Firestar from Warrior Cats

"I was not a forest-born cat, but ThunderClan welcomed me, and once I proved myself as a warrior, they grew to respect me."
- Firestar, Secrets of the Clans

Firestar is a protagonist of the Warriors book series by Erin Hunter. He is an orange tomcat. Firestar has also been known by other names, including Rusty, Firepaw, and Fireheart. He is known as being courageous, loyal, brave, and kind.

Firestar began life as a "kittypet" - a kitten kept as a pet by humans, called Twolegs. He was later "drawn into the forest by a mysterious calling" in accord with the StarClan's prophecy that "Fire Alone will save our Clan." His collar snapped in a fight with a wild cat, symbolizing his breaking of ties with the human world. Eventually, he became a leader of the ThunderClan.

Would you like to draw a cartoon of Firestar from Warrior Cats? This easy, step-by-step cartoon cat drawing tutorial 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 his fiery fur.