Illustrating a kid clipart is always a fun experience when you can use a tutorial as fun and easy as this one! Using only four basic steps, I will show how to create this adorable kid with rectangles, circles and a few lines. Then, you will have the opportunity to fill in the character with bright plain colors as shown in the illustration found below.
Kids are interesting characters to depict. They are usually shorter than adults, dressed with different clothing and often wearing a particular haircut. Let's see how we can illustrate this character using all steps found below.
First, you can draw a large square that will be used to represent the head of the cartoon kid. Then, you can add a small rectangle to for the body. The legs are done using a smaller rectangle. Notice how all shapes have the same width (very important).
In this second step, you can add a cap using a thin rectangle and another (larger) one on top of the first rectangle. The arms are also done using small rectangles while hands are created from small circles. Complete this step by adding long curved lines as shown in the illustration below.
Inside the head, you can sketch large circles to form the eyes of the cartoon kid. Two smaller circular shapes are drawn to create the pupils. The mouth is made from a long curved line and the ears are done using small circles too. That's pretty much it for the drawing aspect of this lesson. It's time to add colors to create something really appealing!
In this case, the color of the skin is darker and the pupils are brown. The hat and shirt are filled with a subtle green color while the pants are red. Finally, the shoes of the kid are grey and the lines are filled with various colors instead of using a simple black color.
Nice work! This simple cartoon kid looks amazing. Below you can find all four steps needed to create this character combined into one illustration. Don't hesitate to practice as often as needed and you can also create your own version using various accessories and colors if you want to. Enjoy! :)
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