How to Draw
A Cartoon Volcano



In this hot step-by-step drawing lesson, you will learn how to draw a cartoon volcano filled with smoke and hot lava! This tutorial can easily be done without using basic shapes since every volcano around the world (and on paper) is different. Instead, we will focus on creating dynamic smoke and great lava effect using only a couple of lines and various colors.

Step 1

cartoon volcano

First, draw the outline of the volcano itself. Don't hesitate to get creative! A volcano can be large, long, even flat or just filled with lava.

Step 2

cartoon volcano

Once you are done, it is time to draw some smoke coming out of the opening of the volcano. The first layer should be the same width as the opening of the volcano. Then, the smoke will become larger and larger has it is moving towards the sky. For the second layer of smoke, a round area will do just fine.

Step 3

cartoon volcano

On top of your big area of smoke, you can create many small parts of smoke to enhance the visual effect of your volcano.

Step 4

cartoon volcano

Nice! Now it's time to sketch some lava! Don't add too many details since you will have to put more lines on the volcano in the next step.

Step 5

cartoon volcano

Ok. Time to put lines on the volcano! :)

Step 6

cartoon volcano

Great! Now the colors! Try to add various tones of grey for the smoke. It's a great way to make the whole drawing visually more attracting!

Step 7

cartoon volcano

If you feel like it, you can also add some gradient effect on your volcano and smoke. Nice and very well-done!


Go back to Learn how to draw cartoons (places)
Go back from How to draw a cartoon volcano to home page





Create unlimited products & copies using cute cartoons from this site!

Good news! You can now get your hands on more than 1300 adorable illustrations from this site to create all the products and copies you need. Enjoy a wide variety of cartoon animals, characters, objects, food and misc images perfect for any project of yours. All files are delivered in high quality JPEG and transparent PNG format.

See all illustrations now! (new price!)


What's new?

  1. How to draw a bone

    Learn how to draw a bone made from simple shapes and colors.

    Read More

  2. How to draw a cartoon pirate

    Learn how to illustrate a cartoon pirate using a few basic shapes and plain colors.

    Read More

  3. How to draw a cartoon swan

    Learn how to illustrate a cute cartoon swan using this adorable step-by-step drawing lesson.

    Read More

  4. How to draw a cartoon girl

    Learn how to illustrate a simple cartoon girl using a step-by-step lesson featuring an adorable cartoon character.

    Read More

  5. how to draw a killer whale cartoon

    Learn how to sketch a cool killer whale cartoon in just minutes using a simple video and a fun step-by-step tutorial.

    Read More

  6. How to draw a koala clip art

    Learn how to draw a koala clip art using this simple step-by-step lesson featuring a nice video version.

    Read More

  7. How to draw a cloud clipart

    Create a beautiful cloud clipart using this simple step-by-step lesson. :)

    Read More

  8. How to draw an ice cream clip art

    Learn how to illustrate a simple ice cream clip art using a step-by-step lesson and a cute video tutorial.

    Read More

  9. How to draw a vampire (pictures & video)

    Sketch and draw cute vampire pictures using this simple tutorial as a reference.

    Read More

  10. How to draw a door clipart

    Learn how to illustrate a door clipart in just a few minutes using this accessible drawing tutorial featuring a video example.

    Read More