How To Draw Cartoon Eyes And Face

As much as you love to see cartoons, an artist’s favorite beginner drawing is always a cartoon! Reasons maybe plenty, but it is a common observation that every artist begins their career with cartoon drawing and sketching.

If we move ahead and take drawing cartoons as a serious passion, we have cartoonists who specialize in bringing cartoon characters on paper with the same charm they have on TV! Be it Mickey Mouse, Jim Henson, or Tom & Jerry, a cartoonist is an expert in extracting and highlighting details of the character. A cartoon is an animated character that will lose its charm is not sketched in the right way! Thus, cartoonists and artists have a big shoe to fill in when we talk about bringing cartoons on paper!

If your hands are also twitching to sketch cartoons, you must first learn the art of How To Draw Cartoon Eyes And Face, because they are most of it. If you master the face and eyes, you are almost done.


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How To Draw Cartoon Eyes And Face


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Drawing Essentials:


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If you think you can master the art of drawing cartoons with a free hand, then hold on to that thought my friends! Picking the superhero, to begin with, could be a good start for a beginner. Because, apart from just using your artistic hand, you might need some other drawing essentials which might include –

  • Compass: Yes! The compass that you get in a geometry box. You will need this to draw the perfect circle for the face
  • A small pencil to fit into the compass: And yes, keep it sharp with no double lids in it (this comes sometimes, when the pencil is extra sharped)
  • Ruler: Wondering why a ruler in things that are round and ovals? Well, a ruler will help you to divide the face into a perfect half, so that the eyes come out in the middle
  • A sketching pencil: *Of course*

How To Draw The Cartoon Face


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When you sit to think of how to draw cartoon eyes and face, it is obvious that you MUST sketch the face first. If your face comes out to be in the perfect shape, that motivation and excitement is more than enough to get you to the perfect eyes too!


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To draw a perfect cartoon face –

Create The Outline


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The outliers are the most important step. The best way to get the perfect outline is to create a dotted circle with a rough hand – this will give you a rough estimate of what you are looking at. Then, take the compass and sketch out a perfect circle for the face.

Trace The Face


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Now, in the circle, it is important for you to trace the features of the face. To do this, use the ruler and divide the face into sections – eyes, nose, ears and mouth. Use vertical and horizontal lines to separate the sections clearly. Go step by step and you will make the best anime sketch of your life.

Don’t Forget The Headgear


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Caps, pony or loose hair – whatever may be the cartoon’s signature head gear, sketch that out. With this, the basics of the face are on the paper and you are in a good position.

How To Draw The Cartoon Eyes


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Once you have the face outline and head gear all set, it is time to sketch the eyes of the cartoon. Usually, most of the cartoon characters have oval eyes. To get the perfect oval eyes –

Decide On The Position Of The Eye


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Some characters have the eyes situated just below the head in small oval shapes while cartoon characters have big oval eyes that are a little above the cheek. Based on your character, neatly trace the position of the eyes.

Draw The Pair Of Eyes With Equal Distance From The Vertical Line


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If you are drawing the left eye, 2 cms away from the vertical line, ensure that the right eye is also exact 2 cms away from the vertical line. Also, the oval shape of the left eye shall match the oval shape of the right eye. The best way to do this is to draw a small square with measured length and breadth and construct your oval inside it. Don’t forget to draw the brows or you will end up making the drawing look not-so-real and incomplete.

Use Your Creativity For The Pupils


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Now that you have the outlines of the eye sketched out neat and clear, it’s time to use your creativity *pheeww* finally! You can choose to draw big or small pupils – in the center of the eye or at the corner! You can try drawing these examples of crowd later when you become the pro at drawing the anime faces.


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I hope, with the above step wise guide on how to draw cartoon eyes and face, you will now be able to master the drawing! Not just the face and eyes but a right facial expression would mean a lot.

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