You can learn to draw a cartoon policeman with a large smile using this simple step-by-step tutorial. Being a police officer is definitely a difficult job. Still, we need officers to provide peace and security in our cities.
The new trend is to form community officers. This new approach is based on the fact that the job of a police officer is not only to catch thieves, but also to educate and create a bond with the communities.
Let's see how we can illustrate a simple police officer on duty using this basic lesson filled with basic tips and techniques.
First, it can be a good idea to create a template from basic shapes to help us locate the character in our work space. It's also the best moment to polish the posture and make sure proportions are accurate. You can begin by drawing a square to form the head of the character. The body is done using a long rectangle.
Next, sketch two thin rectangles on top of the head. These new elements will be used to illustrate the bottom of the hat. You can also start creating the arms using two irregular squares. Excellent! This cartoon policeman is progressing nicely.
Let's draw a few circles and oval shapes for now. First, draw a thin oval on top of the hat. Both ears are made from tiny circles. The chin is done using another oval shape. Complete this step with the creation of both hands. The left hand is up, so make sure to get the posture right.
Using thin rectangles, you can add two shapes near the bottom of the police officer to form the feet. The belt and the various accessories are made from several small rectangles and squares. Great! We have all we need to polish and draw the subject now! :)
Using a mix of curved and straight lines, you can now polish the silhouette of the officer. The hat is made from nice curved lines and eyes are added inside the head. A nose and a mustache are also created below the eyes. Don't forget to illustrate the ears and the large chin.
Since the character is depicted with one hand in the air, it's important to draw all fingers as shown below. The right hand is located near the body. This one is barely visible. Complete this step by polishing the shirt of the cartoon policeman.
The shoes are made from simple pointed curved lines. Straight lines are used to represent the pants. You can also work on the accessories using simple shapes made from round corners. Don't forget to draw the stick of the officer using straight lines.
You can draw the pupils using small dots. Pockets are added on the shirt of the subject. More subtle lines are needed all over the character to complete this step. You can see these new additions on the hat, the left hand, the right arm and the pants.
Plain colors can now be added to the cartoon officer. The hat and the shirt are filled with a light blue color. For the pants, a darker version can be used. The shoes can be brown. Most accessories located on the belt are gray. The gloves and a stripe on the hat can be white.
A simple technique to create more depth inside the image consists of using gradients. This allows you to create darker areas on most shapes to increase the volume. It's a simple tip that can help you draw more realistic characters quickly and easily.
I hope you had fun learning to draw this adorable cartoon policeman. Feel free to sketch more fun officers using various postures, colors, patterns, accessories or even textures. You can also try more versions below and don't forget to practice as often as possible. :)