How to Draw A Cartoon Elf

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This drawing lesson will help you learn to draw a cartoon elf! These mythical creatures are often pictured as being small, invested with some powers and practically immortal. 

Many stories are involving elves and most of the time, elves are portrayed with different characteristics. This tutorial will help you learn to draw a cute elf with a bad attitude, standing in a funny and unusual position!

Step 1

How to draw a cartoon elf

For the first step, draw a small circle to create the head of your character. On this head, add two rectangles to form the eyes of your elf.

Step 2

How to draw a cartoon elf

Next, add two triangles on each side to illustrate the ears of your creature. Make sure that these ears are pointed towards the sky. To create the hat, sketch a small rectangle on top of the head. 

On this rectangle, draw a long and thin triangle. On top of this triangle, add another one (smaller however) oriented towards the ground.

Step 3

How to draw a cartoon elf

Now let's sketch the body of your elf! For the neck, just draw a small square. Under the neck, draw a medium square to illustrate the body. And under the body, add a small rectangle that will be used to form the bottom of the shirt. 

Draw a rectangle and a circle on each side of the body to create the arms and the hands. Since this elf will be holding the tip of his shoes, make sure that both hands are drawn in a position similar to the one displayed on the illustration above.

Step 4

How to draw a cartoon elf

To create the legs, just sketch a small triangle with the pointed side facing the ground. The feet should be long and thick, so just add a rectangle to illustrate this particular attribute. Like I said in the previous step, this elf is holding both shoes in his hands. Just sketch two rectangles on each side of both hands to create this illusion.

Step 5

How to draw a cartoon elf

Now work on the outline of your character's head! The ears should be thin and pointed on both end. Our elf is mad and dangerous, so you can sketch eyes that are menacing and angry. The hat can look sketchy and irregular.

Step 6

How to draw a cartoon elf

Continue refining your illustration by working on the body of your elf. You can add a belt and make the bottom of the shirt looks like it has been ripped apart.

Step 7

How to draw a cartoon elf

Finally, draw the legs and the feet more accurately and make sure that the hands are holding the shoes tightly.

Step 8

How to draw a cartoon elf

Add some lines in the ears and on the hat. You can also sketch the nose, the mouth and the pupils of your character.

Step 9

How to draw a cartoon elf

Just add colors and you are done! You now have a nice and malicious cartoon elf ready to use all his powers to do some bad stuff all around the place! I hope this tutorial was instructive and interesting! Good luck with your projects and don't hesitate to come back often!


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