Drawing Tutorial | How to Draw a Cartoon Girl’s Face Line Drawing
Draw an oval that’s narrower at the bottom and divide it into 4 sections. Avoid making any harsh, straight lines since cartoon girls usually have rounder faces. To divide the oval into 4 sections, start by drawing a vertical line down the center of it. Then, draw a vertical line that curves upward slightly and runs through the oval slightly below the halfway point on the vertical line.
- The sections at the top of the oval should be bigger than the sections at the bottom.
Draw a small nose near the center of the oval. Cartoon girls are typically drawn with simple, rounded noses. Don’t make the nose rigid or defined or it could look too masculine. To draw the nose, start with your pencil at the point where the vertical and horizontal lines intersect. Then, draw a line down away from that point, having it slightly curve away from the vertical line. Finally, draw a short line that curves back in toward the vertical line.
Draw big, exaggerated eyes on top of the horizontal line. Make the eyes large and exaggerated so they look more cartoonish and feminine. Draw one eye on each side of the vertical line so the outer corners of the eyes are nearly touching the edges of the face. The inner corners of the eyes should fall along the same horizontal path as the top point on the nose, and they should both be the same distance from the vertical line.
- Give the eyes an almond shape that’s flatter on the bottom and rounder on top.
Add dark eyelashes to the tops and bottoms of the eyes. Cartoon girls are often drawn with dark, exaggerated eyelashes, so go over the upper and lower lash lines with your pencil to darken them. Then, between the tops of the eyes and the outer corners, draw thin, narrow triangles extending off the eyes. Shade them in so they look like eyelashes, and make them curve up slightly at the pointed ends so they look more feminine. When you’re finished, repeat on the bottoms of the eyes, near the outer corners.
Draw big pupils inside of the eyes. To draw the pupils, draw a large circle in each eye so the tops of the circles are slightly eclipsed by the tops of the eyes. Then, in the center of each circle, draw a small circle and shade it in. Finally, shade in the large circles so they’re slightly lighter than the pupils, leaving some white space in the upper right corner of each circle so it looks like light is reflecting off of them.
Draw the lips slightly below the bottom of the nose. Start with your pencil on the vertical line running down the center of the face. Then, draw a horizontal line with a slight peak in the center extending off of the vertical line. Next, repeat on the other side of the vertical line and connect the ends of these two lines with a horizontal line that’s slightly curving upward to finish the upper lip. To make the bottom lip, start at an outer corner of the top lip and draw a curved line in toward the vertical line so they intersect about halfway between the top lip and the chin. Then, repeat on the other side to finish the bottom lip.
- When you’re finished, you should have a large, rounded lower lip, which will help the cartoon face look more feminine.
Add thin, arched eyebrows. Generally, cartoon girls are drawn with thin eyebrows that arch high above the eyes. To draw the eyebrows, start with your pencil slightly above the eyelash nearest the outer corner of one of the eyes. Then, draw an arched, downward curve over the top of the eye that ends along the same vertical path as the inner corner of the eye below it. When you’re finished, repeat over the other eye.
- The eyebrows don’t need to be the exact same length, but try to make them the same shape so they look balanced.
Add ears with earrings on the sides of the heads. To draw the ears, start with your pencil on one side of the face, lined up with the outer corner of the eye. Then, draw a vertical oval along the side of the face that ends along the same horizontal path as the bottom of the nose. Next, draw a small circle that overlaps the bottom of the oval to make an earring. Repeat on the other side of the face to make the other ear.
- You can try drawing different shapes for the earrings, or you can leave them out altogether.
Draw the hair around the head and add a hairline or bangs. Sketch an outline of the hair so it extends past the head, which will make the hair look fuller. You can also add bangs that swoop down over the forehead, or you can draw a downward curved line that runs across the forehead from one side of the head to the other to make a hairline. If you draw a visible hairline, make sure it’s lower than the top of the head. Otherwise, the forehead will look too big.
- If you’re drawing long hair, you can draw it tucked behind the ears and leave the ears as they are, or you can draw the hair over the ears and erase any parts of them that are covered.