Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Riley Freeman from The Boondocks. 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 circle near the top of the page. This will be the basic shape for the top of Riley Freeman's head. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.
Step 2: Draw a curved line under the circle as a guide for Riley Freeman's chin and jaw. The line should curve three times: once at the bottom for the chin and twice slightly on the sides for the jaw. Together these two shapes form the guide for the head.
Step 3: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the entire head, 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 Riley Freeman's facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw two small shapes similar to ovals as guides for Riley Freeman'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 a smaller because of perspective.
Step 5: On the either side of the head, draw a curved line as a guide for Riley Freeman's ears. The line on the left should be a bit smaller. Under the head, draw two lines for the neck.