How to Draw Joy


Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Joy from Disney•Pixar's Inside Out. A new 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.


Draw Joy Inside Out 1

Step 1: Start by drawing a small circle near the top of the page as a guide for Joy's head. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room at the bottom for the rest of Joy's body.


Draw Joy Inside Out 2

Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the head, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines so that they contour to the shape of the circle. These will be construction lines that will help you place Joy's facial features later on. Add two tiny lines under the head as guides for the short neck.


Draw Joy Inside Out 3

Step 3: Draw two small ovals as guides for Joy's eyes. Draw them sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. The oval on the left should be thinner because of perspective.


Draw Joy Inside Out 4

Step 4: Below the head, draw a shape similar to a square as a guide for the to part of Joy's body. The top side of the square should be longer than the bottom. The line for the left side of the square should have more of a diagonal orientation than the right side.


Draw Joy Inside Out 5

Step 5: Add three long lines under the square as a guide for the bottom part of Joy's dress. The lines on the sides should be longer than the line at the bottom. The final shape should be similar to a trapezoid.

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