How to Draw An Elf

Whether it's Christmas or not, learning how to draw an elf is always a fun drawing experience! This cute cartoon character represents everything that is fun about holidays and you should not have any trouble sketching this image using this step-by-step drawing tutorial. Let me show you how to draw this character in just six easy steps!

How to Draw An Elf

First, you can try the video version of this lesson!

You prefer to see the creation of this cute character in action? This video tutorial shows how this cute elf was drawn using only a few basic lines and plain colors. The result is slightly different, just like the version you are creating should be! You can also try the written version located below the video. Have fun! :)


Step 1

Let's proceed with the creation of the head using an oval shape. Make this shape wider and narrower on top. The body is made from a long rectangle. Another smaller rectangle is used to form the legs. Both feet are created using circular shapes. 

How to Draw An Elf

Step 2





Next, you can illustrate the hat of the character using long curved lines. A simple circle can be added on the tip of the hat. The arms are represented by small rectangles and the hands by small circles. 

How to Draw An Elf

Step 3

The ears are drawn using long triangles. Make sure that the top of each ear is pointed. Eyes are made from large circular shapes. Large eyes are perfect to create adorable cartoon characters! :)

How to Draw An Elf

Step 4

Pupils are made from large circles too. The belt is illustrated using a small rectangle and two more rectangles are added in the middle of the belt. Triangles are used near the neck to complete the costume of the cartoon elf. 

How to Draw An Elf

Step 5

Inside the pupils, you can sketch small oval shapes to illustrate the reflection of lighting. A small line is used to create the nose and a longer one to form the mouth. 

How to Draw An Elf

Step 6

Nice work! This is the final cartoon illustration in black and white. As you can see, this character is relatively easy to draw once you are familiar with all six steps. 

How to Draw An Elf

This cute cartoon elf is now ready to spend Christmas with Santa and all other characters from this enjoyable holiday. You can see all six step required to draw a cute elf below. :)

How to Draw An Elf


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