How to Draw Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Lilo from Walt Disney's Lilo and Stitch. 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 drawin a small circle near the top of the page. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide for Lilo's head. Leave enough room at the bottom to draw her body.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across Lilo's head, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines a bit so that they contour to the shape of the circle. These will be construction lines that will help you place Lilo's facial features later on.
Step 3: Now draw guides for Lilo's eyes by drawing two half-circles right on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical line. The half-circle on the right should be a bit smaller because of perspective.
Step 4: At the bottom of the main circle, draw a guide for Lilo's mouth. The shape of the guide is similar to a sideways letter D.
Step 5: Draw a small curved line on the left side of the head as a guide for Lilo's ear. The shape of the guide should be similar to the letter C.
Step 6: Under Lilo's head, draw a long rectangular shape as a guide for her body. Bend the sides of the shape so that they bulge out a little. The height of the rectangle should be about twice the height of the first circle.
Step 7: Draw a line on either side of the top part of the rectangle as guides for Lilo's arms. The line on the left should bend near the middle and point down. The line on the right should also bend in the middle, but it should point up. Draw a small circle at the end of each line as guides for Lilo's hands.
Step 8: That’s it for the initial sketch! You have the basic shape of Lilo from Walt Disney's Lilo and Stitch. 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 9: Darken the shapes of Lilo's eyes and make them pointier at the bottom. Draw a line above each eye for the eyebrows and a smaller line under each eye for detail.
Step 10: Inside each eye, draw a circle for Lilo's irises. Inside each iris, draw a smaller circle and shade it in for the pupils. Draw a small circle on the side of each iris to represent glare. Don't shade these circles in.
Step 11: Draw Lilo's nose in the space between her eyes and the top of the mouth. The nose consists of a curved line on the right and two smaller lines on the left for the nostrils. Draw a long line on top too for extra detail.
Step 12: Use the sideways D shape as a guide to draw Lilo's mouth. Follow the path of the shape as you darken the lines and make them curvier. Draw two curved lines at the bottom for the tongue and one near the back for the throat.
Step 13: Draw Lilo's ear by using the C-shaped line as a guide. Add a line within the shape to represent the inner structure.
Step 14: Lilo's hair is a bit tricky, so it's divided into two parts. First draw the front part of the hair or the bangs. Draw the bangs as a series of curved lines above Lilo's eyes. Follow the basic path of the initial circle as you draw the lines.
Step 15: Use the initial circle as a guide to draw the rest of Lilo's face. Follow the path of the circle, but make the right side thinner and closer the eyes. Draw two tiny lines below for the neck.
Step 16: Use the line on the left side as a guide to draw Lilo's arm. Follow the basic path of the line as you make the arm thicker. Draw a couple of curved lines at the top to create the sleeve. Use the circle at the end as a guide to draw Lilo's folded hand.
Step 17: Draw Lilo's dress by using the initial rectangle as a guide. Draw a small curved line at the top for the collar. Follow the basic path of the rectangle as you darken the lines but make them curve more, especially the bottom.
Step 18: Use the line on the right side as a guide to draw Lilo's other arm. Thicken up the arm as you follow the path of the guide and use a couple of curved lines at the base for the sleeve. Draw the hand at the end by using the circle as a guide. Draw a series of short arcs on the initial circle for the fingers. Lilo is one of the few cartoons that has four finger and a thumb. Cartoon characters usually have only three fingers and a thumb.
Step 19: Draw the leaf pattern on Lilo's dress inside the rectangular shape. Draw the leaves by using oval-like shapes with jagged sides and a line through the middle. Most of the shapes won't be completely visible, so just draw portions of the leaves.
Step 20: Draw the second part of Lilo's hair as a curved line that starts on the right side of the head, then moves over the top and curves back down to end on top of the left shoulder. Draw another couple of lines on the right side of the head for the rest of Lilo's hair.
Step 21: Lilo's feet are mostly hidden under her long dress, so only draw her toes peeking out from underneath. Use a series of short curved lines for the toes. Draw a curved line under each foot for Lilo's shoes.
Step 22: That’s it! You now have a nice sketch of Lilo from Walt Disney's Lilo and Stitch. You can stop at this quick drawing for a rough, sketchy look, or continue to the step below to go for a more finished look.
Step 23: For a more finished, inked look, carefully draw over the final sketch lines with a pen or marker. Wait for the ink to dry, and then erase all of the pencil marks. You now have a finished inked drawing of Lilo! You can stop here or go to the final step to complete your Lilo drawing in its entirety.
Final Step: For a completely finished Lilo drawing, you have to color it. You can use anything you want: markers, color pencils or even crayons! Lilo's hair is black, and her skin is light brown. Her eyes are brown, the inside of her mouth is dark red and her tongue is pink. Her dress is red, and her shoes are blue. That’s it! You now have a completed drawing of Lilo from Walt Disney's Lilo and Stitch.