Below are 11 step-by-step drawing tutorials for beginners who want to draw popular cartoon characters. You can watch the video tutorial and follow along, pausing after each step to follow at your own pace. Or you can click through to the article, which has each step broken down into an individual image, with new pencil lines shown in red, and an explanation of what to draw.
Before you begin, practice drawing a few circles so you can create good guidelines. Here is an article showing four different techniques for drawing a perfect circle on How2DrawAnimals.com
Grab your pencil and paper, and let's get drawing! If you're curious, check out what art supplies I use for drawing.
1. How to Draw Michelangelo
Cowabunga! Michelangelo, also called Mike or Mikey, the youngest of the four brothers in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He wears an orange eye mask and fights with dual nunchaku. Find Michelangelo's written step-by-step drawing tutorial here.
2. How to Draw Elmo
Elmo is a furry red Muppet with an orange nose who lives on Sesame Street. He is three-and-a-half years old and hosts "Elmo's World," where he often talks to his pet goldfish Dorothy. Find Elmo's written step-by-step drawing tutorial here.
3. How to Draw King Boo
King Boo is the leader of the Boos, ruler of the Paranormal Dimension, and ally of Bowser. He is the arch-enemy of Luigi, but he has also captured and imprisoned Mario. Find King Boo's written step-by-step drawing tutorial here.
4. How to Draw Kirby
Kirby lives in the kingdom of Dream Land on Planet Popstar. Kirby fights to protect Dream Land from its corrupt King Dedede by using his signature power: inhaling items and enemies and spitting them out or copying their abilities. Find Kirby's written step-by-step drawing tutorial here.
5. Robin (Teen Titans)
Robin is the leader and one of the five founding members of the Teen Titans. Before that, he was trained by, and served as the sidekick to Batman. Find Robin's written step-by-step drawing tutorial here.