How to Draw Baby Yoda (The Mandalorian) VIDEO & Step-by-Step Pictures
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To draw Baby Yoda step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to go at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below. The new lines in each step are shown in red, and each step is explained in the text below the photo, so you'll know exactly what to draw in each step. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods! Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The written step-by-step video tutorial:
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: Draw a big circle near the top of the paper as a guide for Baby Yoda's head. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a cup or a lid.
Step 2: Draw a curved, horizontal line across the circle as a guide to help you place Baby Yoda's facial features later. Draw a vertical line for another construction guide. Curve the lines a bit to contour to the circle.
Step 3: Draw a long, horizontal line on the top, left side of the circle, as a guide for the first ear. Add a curved line underneath to complete the guide for the first ear. Draw a similar shape on the right side as a guide for The Child's other ear.
Step 4: Below the ear on the left, draw a long, vertical line as a guide for the first part of this Mandalorian character's body. Draw a similar line under the ear on the right for the other side of the body. Bend the lines at the top a bit. Close off the guide for the Baby Yoda's body at the bottom by drawing a long, curved, horizontal line.
Step 5: On the left side, raw two short, sloping lines as a guide for The Child's first arm. Close off the shape at the bottom. Add a similar shape on the right side but draw the first two lines sloping in the opposite direction.
That's it for the guides! For the next steps, use darker lines for a more defined drawing.
Step 6: Inside Baby Yoda's head, lightly sketch two small circles for the eyes. Use the initial lines as guides for the position and size of the eyes. When you get the size and position of the eyes right, darken the lines. Extend the sides of the eyes outward and make the shapes pointy for the corners of the eyes. Don't make the corners of the eyes too big. The eyes should be mainly round with small corners on the sides. Draw a curved line above each eye for the upper eyelids. Add a flatter line under each eye for the lower eyelids too. The ends of the lines on the sides should almost meet.
Step 7: Darken the small initial circles for the eyeballs. Inside each eye, off to the side, draw a tiny circle for highlights. In the middle of each eye, draw a slightly smaller circle than the eyeball for the pupils. When you get the size and shape of Baby Yoda's pupils right, shade them in. Don't overlap the tiny highlight circles as you shade the pupils.
Step 8: In between the eyes, draw a small, curved line for this Mandalorian character's nose. The sides of the shape should bulge out for the nostrils. Sketch lightly at first and only darken the lines when you get your shape right. Add a small line at the top.
Step 9: Below Baby Yoda's nose, lightly sketch a line that curves slightly downward on the sides for the mouth. Don't place the mouth too close to the nose. When you get the position and shape right, darken the line. Dip the middle of the line down a bit. Draw a short line under the mouth for The Child's lower lip.
Step 10: Use the big, pointy shape on the left side of the head as a guide to draw the first ear. Follow the path of the guide as you draw the shape of Baby Yoda's ear. Make the tip rounder and less pointy than the guide. Follow the path of the guide along the bottom but make the line a bit wavier for the ear. Inside the ear, along the top, draw a long line for the inner structure. Add a couple of curved lines underneath for more detail on the inner structure.
Step 11: Use the shape on the right side of the head as a guide to draw The Child's other ear the same way. Darken the basic path of the guide but make the tip rounder. Add a few lines within the shape for the inner structure.
Step 12: Use the initial big circle as a guide to draw the rest of Baby Yoda's head. Darken the top part of the circle but make the sides of the head a bit wider where this line meets the ears. Darken the sides of the circle but make the lines a bit curvier for the cheeks. Don't darken these lines all the way down the sides of the circle, otherwise the head will be too long. Draw a few short lines under the mouth for The Child's small, round chin.
Step 13: Draw a few more lines inside this Mandalorian character's head for extra detail on the structure. Draw a couple of curved lines over the eyes to emphasize the thick brow. Add more lines near the top of the head for wrinkles on the skin. Draw a few short, vertical lines between the eye for the small bridge of the nose. Add a couple more lines to the sides of Baby Yoda's mouth for more wrinkles. Draw a series of tiny lines along the top of the head for a few strands of hair.
Step 14: Lightly sketch the shape of the coat's collar directly below the head. The left side of the collar should look like a sloping rectangle, and it should cover a bit of the ear and face. The right side of the collar should look similar but smaller. The collar should dip in the middle to expose the chin. The left side of the collar should overlap the right side. When you get the shape right, darken the lines. The sides of the collar should extend out beyond the guides to create a thick shape. Pay attention to how much of the face the collar is blocking. The chin is barely visible.
Step 15: Follow the path of the big guide under the head to create the coat. Make the lines wavier as you darken them. Draw a long, vertical line in the middle of the shape for the coat's opening. Draw a second vertical line across the middle of the shape for the coat's seam. Draw a few curved lines inside the shape for wrinkles on the coat.
Step 16: Darken the shape on the left for the sleeve but make the lines wavier. On the end of the shape, draw a curvy rectangle for the coat's cuff. Add some lines inside for wrinkles. Draw a few short, curved shapes peeking from under the sleeve for Baby Yoda's fingers. Add tiny nails on the tips.
Step 17: Use the shape on the right as a guide to draw The Child's other sleeve the same way. Use wavy lines to darken the shape. Add a round, rectangle-like shape for the cuff and lines for wrinkles. On the bottom, draw a couple of short, curved lines for fingers. On the fingertips, draw tiny, triangular shapes for nails.
Step 18: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.
Final Step: Color your Baby Yoda drawing using colored pencils, markers or crayons! Use light green for The Child's skin. Use dark green to create shadows. Add the colors lightly at first and slowly blend them together. Add a bit of light brown to emphasize the shadows. For a simpler drawing, just use a single coat of green for the entire skin. For this Mandalorian character's eyes, use dark brown at the top and light brown at the bottom for a rounder look. Use pink for the inside of the ears with a bit of brown at the top for shadows. Use yellow or light brown for the base of the coat. Color lightly at first. Use brown and dark brown for the shadows on the coat and slowly push harder on your pencils to blend the colors. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.