How to Draw Gru (Despicable Me)
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Felonius Gru from Despicable Me. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: When learning how to draw Gru, 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 circle near the top of the page. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide. This will be the basic shape for Gru's head.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines so that they contour to the shape. These will be construction lines that will help you place Gru's facial features later on.
Step 3: Draw two small shapes as guides for Gru's eyes. Draw them sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. The shapes should be similar to half-circles.
Step 4: Draw an angled line between the eyes as a guide for Gru's nose. Use the construction lines as guides for placement. Gru's nose should be big, and the line should start at the vertical construction line, point downward and end at the horizontal construction line.
Step 5: Under Gru's nose, draw a thin shape as a guide for his mouth. This shape consists of two curved lines on top of each other.