In this simple lesson, I will show you how to create a fun donkey clipart made from simple lines and shapes. You can choose to draw this character using a vector application (just like I do) or simply use pencils or makers,
In all cases, the result should be easy to duplicate for everyone, even beginners. You can see the final illustration below. Before proceeding, let's learn a little bit more about this great animal!
Donkeys are domesticated animals similar to horses, but usually much smaller. They are often used as working animals. There are more than 50 million donkeys around the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries.
This great creature can live up to 15 years and is notorious for being quite stubborn. Now that we know more about donkeys, why not try to illustrate a fun version using the tutorial below. :)
Ready? Let's start this lesson now! First, draw a large rectangle to represent the body of the animal. The head is also included in this shape. Next, create the ears using long curved lines as shown in the image below. All shapes are done using a bold outline.
Nice! Let's proceed with the creation of the eyes using large circles. These circles are partially hidden on both sides of the rectangle. Inside the eyes, sketch some pupils using smaller circles. Finally, the mouth is done using a small rectangle with round corners. Let's move on to the third step!
On top of the head, draw some hair using several small curved lines. Inside the mouth, illustrate the nose using small circular shapes. Finally, work on the feet using lines and small rectangles. Now that all elements are drawn, let's add some colors inside this donkey clipart.
Most parts of the character are filled with a light grey color. The eyes are white while the mouth is filled with a lighter grey color. The hair, the pupils and the hooves are darker. That's it! This fun cartoon animal is now completely drawn and colored! :)
Using rectangles and circles to create a cartoon character is perfect if you are a beginner. These shapes are easy to create and that's why this character is so easy to duplicate. You are also invited to try another cartoon donkey made from round shapes if you want to try something a little bit more challenging. Enjoy! :)