How To Draw Cartoon Donkey



I show you how to draw a cartoon donkey. It’s a baby donkey, quite cute and lovely. The recipe for drawing is very similar to other cartoon characters. Usually starts with a circle, a noodle or pear-like thing, and then develops into a recognizable shape.

In fact it’s often amazing how simple is the beginning of cartoon drawings. If you compare it with the finished drawing - which often seems a bit complicated – the first steps are often ridiculously simple. Well, that’s how it works :)

Once you have outlined the basic circles and noodles…etc, then it is much easier to gradually add legs, ears, tails and so on. Once you have outlined the perspective circles on the head, then it is much easier to draw exactly the nose, mouth and the eyes. It’s that simple.

Draw Cartoon Donkey Step By Step

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It is the same or similar principle for all cartoon characters. So I encourage you to draw as much as you can from this series and you’ll soon understand how simple it is.



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Draw a circle and a noodle-like thing. Draw them in the same size and proportions as you see on this picture. Circle is the head and noodle is the body. Since this is a cute baby donkey, the head should be much bigger than the body.

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On the head circle draw two perspective guidelines. Notice that all guidelines including circle and noodle are very rough pencil lines. Do not sharpen your pencil. It is much difficult to make these lines with sharpened pencil.

Draw all lines by free hand! Never use compass or something else! If you do, you only cheat yourself.

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Draw all four legs as you see on this picture. Notice that at this stage all legs look as if they are transparent. It is on purpose, because now you can see even the hidden parts.

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Add the ears and the tail. Outline the nose and the eye. Basically you have now outlined all the main contours of your cartoon donkey. From now on we shall work out the face and the legs. In fact your drawing is almost ready. Almost :)

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Gradually erase unnecessary guidelines. First, observe the drawing well and then carefully erase. Use a pencil-type-eraser if standard eraser is not enough. Outline the contours of the mouth, the eye, ears and the hooves.




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Now draw the mane. Notice that donkeys have very small mane, so this is just a symbolic thing. Erase the rest of all unnecessary guidelines and you can begin to outline the contours of the whole body – but that is the next step :)

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Use softer pencil B4 or B6 to outline all the contours. If you don’t have these soft pencils then use a standard HB. Erase all the rest of remaining guidelines, now you don’t need them anymore.

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Last step is to color your donkey. Observe this picture and color your drawing in similar fashion. You can also do it by color pencils, in such case use dark blue and black combination.



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