Draw a Cartoon Girl

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Draw a Cute Cartoon Girl - Starting with an Oval

draw a cute cartoon girl step 1
Simple shapes to start your cute cartoon girl. Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This cute gal starts out with a simple oval for a head. Draw a skinny rectangle for her neck, a funny-curved rectangle for the body, and long straight rectangles for legs. Draw an oval on the bottom of the each leg. Your feet look like ovals too, right?

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Draw a Cute Cartoon Girl - Draw her Hair

draw a cartoon girl step two
Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

If you're drawing a cartoon of a girl, you need a funky hairdo. I think this girl is going to be blonde! Her hairstyle looks tricky but we'll start with a simple shape first. Draw a funny-slanted rectangle like this. Add the straight lines for arms, and small ovals for hands.

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Draw a Cute Cartoon Girl - Adding Fashion

Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Draw curved lines in the hair rectangle to add interesting shapes. Add sleeves at the top of the arms, and "flares" on the legs, a little more than half way down. This girl is wearing cute and comfy casual clothes, which some schools allow instead of a uniform, but you could easily add a pleated skirt and collar to make her into a more traditional schoolgirl.

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Draw a Cute Cartoon Girl - Add More Detail

Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Draw a small rectangle on the left corner of the hair, and then draw a funny "S" shaped curve around the back of the head. For the fingers, draw curved triangles onto the ovals. Add other "s" type shapes on the feet to look like shoe tongues.

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Draw a Cute Cartoon Girl - A Few More Lines

Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Drawing simple lines in the triangles will make more fingers easily. Adding upside-down "T" shapes on the feet make shoe patterns. Connect the hair to the head with another "S" shaped curve.

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Draw a Cute Cartoon Girl - Draw the Face

Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Lightly drawing a curved cross through the cartoon girl's face will help place the facial features correctly. Add ovals for eyes, a curved triangle for a nose, and a mouth. Don't forget eyebrows and eyelashes! She needs to look her best for the mall.

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Draw a Cartoon Girl - Add Some Style

adding some style to the cute cartoon school girl
Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

She needs a little style, let's give her some. Draw a curved rectangle for a bracelet, and a square for a purse. Then add a strap and flap with simple lines. Coloring in the sleeves and shoes adds a little more style. Draw an oval design on her shirt.

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Draw a Cute Cartoon Girl - Finishing Touches

the completed cute blond cartoon girl
Shawn Encarnacion, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Cleaning up eraser marks is important. For a finishing touch, tracing the outline of the drawing with a dark line looks nice. If you're using color, remove excess pencil with an eraser and add the color before outlining the image - you don't' want her blonde hair to look dirty! Or you could outline the drawing before scanning and adding color with your ding color with your paint program.