How to Draw Roger Rabbit
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Roger Rabbit from Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start by drawing a small circle near the middle of the page. This will be the basic shape for the top part of Roger Rabbit's head. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.
Step 2: Now draw a smaller circle on the lower right side as a guide for the top part of Roger Rabbit's mouth or muzzle. This circle should be about a quarter the size of the first one, and their edges should overlap a bit.
Step 3: Draw a long curved line similar to the letter U under both circles as a guide for the lower part of Roger Rabbit's mouth. The line should dip down quite a bit.
Step 4: On either side of the head, draw a curved line as guides for Roger Rabbit's cheeks. The cheeks complete the shape of the entire head. The curved line on the right side should be a little smaller because of the perspective. Add two small straight lines at the bottom too as guides for the neck.
Step 5: Draw two long oval-like shapes as guides for Roger Rabbit's eyes. Draw them inside the original circle and sitting on the top left side of the smaller circle. The shape on the right will be blocked by the one on the left, so don't draw it completely.
Step 6: On top of the head, draw two curved lines as guides for Roger Rabbit's ears. The line on the left should curve more than the one on the right.
Step 7: That’s it for the initial sketch! You have the basic Roger Rabbit shape. Now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.
Step 8: Draw Roger Rabbit's nose in the area between the small circle and the guide for the cheek on the right. The shape of the nose should be similar to a flat oval with kind of a rounded point at the bottom. Inside the shape, draw a small flat oval to represent the shine on Roger's nose.
Step 9: Use the small circle as a guide to draw the top part of the mouth or muzzle. Follow the basic path of the circle but make the bottom part come up higher as you darken the line. The bottom line should also stretch farther to the left side. On the bottom part of the muzzle, add a small square-like shape for Roger Rabbit's tooth.
Step 10: Draw the bottom part of Roger Rabbit's mouth by using the initial U-shaped line as a guide. Inside the mouth, at the bottom, draw two small curved lines for the tongue.
Step 11: Use the oval-like shapes on top of the muzzle as guides to draw Roger Rabbit's eyes. Darken the shapes of the ovals but make the top parts pointier.
Step 12: Inside each eye, on the bottom side, draw a small circle for the irises. Inside each iris draw a small dot for the pupils and a couple of lines to represent glare. Above Roger Rabbit's eyes, draw a couple of curved lines for the eyebrows and wrinkles.
Step 13: Use the rest of the lines and shapes as guides to draw Roger Rabbit's head. Darken the lines and give the cheeks a few spiky lines for the fur. The top part of the head, on the left side, should be narrower.
Step 14: Draw Roger Rabbit's big bow under the head and neck. Use a series of long curved lines to make the sides of the bow and a couple of smaller curved lines for the bow's knot.
Step 15: Add a few circles inside Roger Rabbit's bow for the cloth's pattern.
Step 16: In between the guide lines for the ears, draw the tuft of hair on Roger Rabbit's head. Use a series of curved lines that point to the right to create the clump of hair.
Step 17: Use the curved line on the head as guides to draw Roger Rabbit's ears. Follow the basic path of the lines as you widen the shapes of the ears. The ear on the left should fold over on itself a bit, so pay attention to the curve of the lines to create this fold. Draw a few lines within the shapes for the inner ear structure.
Step 18: That’s it! You now have a nice sketch of Roger Rabbit. You can stop at this quick drawing for a rough, sketchy look or go for a more finished look by continuing to the step below.
Step 19: For a more finished, inked look, carefully draw over the final sketch lines with a pen or marker. You can add three whiskers on either side of the muzzle here too. Wait for the ink to dry, and then get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser. You now have a finished inked drawing of Roger Rabbit! You can stop here or go to the final step to complete your Roger Rabbit drawing.
Final Step: For a completely finished Roger Rabbit drawing, you have to color it. You can use markers, color pencils or even crayons! The inside of Roger's ears, the nose and the tongue are pink. The tuft of hair and the eyebrows are orange. The eyes and the main part of the bow are blue. The inside of his mouth is red, and the dots on the bow are yellow. That’s it! You now have a completed drawing of Roger Rabbit from Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit.