How to Draw A Cartoon Planet

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In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a colorful cartoon planet similar to Saturn! Furthermore, you will learn to create a nice and sharp ring and apply some basic lighting effects to your creation! Drawing a colorful planet is not as difficult as you might think! Let's start this drawing lesson right now!

Step 1

How to draw a cartoon planet

First, draw a nice and big circle to illustrate the outline of your planet. Keep some room on both sides to draw the rings later on.

Step 2

How to draw a cartoon planet

Speaking of rings, sketch a long and thin oval shape to represent them. You can incline this shape (almost in a 45 degrees angle) to create a visually appealing planet.

Step 3

How to draw a cartoon planet

Convert your oval shape into a nice and sharp ring. Make sure that you are erasing the part behind the planet carefully.

Step 4

How to draw a cartoon planet

Next, add some lines on the planet to create the different stripes of gas visible on the planet. You can also add a couple of rings.

Step 5

How to draw a cartoon planet

Apply some colors (all related to orange and yellow) to give a better look to your planet.

Step 6

How to draw a cartoon planet

Finally, add a shadow on the right side, one below the ring and another one behind the planet on the right part of the rings. You can also add a subtle reflection on the left side of the planet. That's it! A nice and colorful planet with some depth drawn in only six easy and simple steps! I hope you had fun drawing your planet!


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