Friendly fur-babies. Baby animals that steal your heart. Dancing flowers. Cartoon characters and personified objects with smiling faces - there's almost too much cuteness here for just one list!
No matter your skill level or artistic style, you will have a blast learning how to draw these cute cartoons.
Each drawing tutorial has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. You'll see new lines and shapes added one at a time, highlighted in blue in the accompanying illustrations.
Before you know it, you'll have an adorable frame-worthy picture! These easy tutorials are great for beginners and will help you gain confidence in drawing.
What will you do with your cute drawing skills? You can decorate your notebooks and school gear; decorate your room; make someone a gift; or even start illustrating your own comic.
Would you like to hone your skills in a specific drawing style? You can do that, too! Below, you'll find anime and manga, kawaii, and chibi-style characters.Sharpen your pencils, and grab your markers and pens. Have an eraser handy.
It's time to go on a cute cartoon adventure as you dive into a world inhabited by unicorns, dinosaurs, mermaids, cats wearing clothes, not-so-scary monsters, beloved cartoon characters and so much more.
51 Cute Cartoons Drawing Tutorials
Cute German Shepherd Dog
Pets are super cute! Learn how to draw a lounging German shepherd dog. He’s ready to play!
Not all monsters have to be scary. This one is furry, smiling, and covered in spots! He is reminiscent of the kindly monsters from Disney’s Monsters, Inc..
Cat in Clothes
Pets are cute - and even more so when you dress them up! This kitten is looking stylish in his beanie hat and warm scarf. He's ready for his TikTok debut!
Some anime characters are designed to epitomize cuteness. After all, the Japanese language has a word meaning “cuteness culture”! This grinning anime girl is sure to make you smile.
Whether it’s Christmas or just a day out on the tundra, this cute reindeer is sure to steal the show. You'll also find more cute arctic animals below.
Cute Rainbow and Clouds
Rainbows often symbolize peace. The smiling faces of the sun and clouds make this illustration that much more soothing. Remind someone that when it rains, they should look for rainbows!
Cute Baby Dragon
There is nothing cuter than a baby animal at play - even if it is a fictional one! Impress this dragonet hatchling and raise up a legendary beast of your very own.
With uncertain, waddling steps and a tendency to follow the first creature it lays eyes on after hatching, baby ducks are undeniably cute. Will you draw a whole brood of ducklings?
A popsicle is a summer treat that can bring a smile to your face. Even more so when the popsicle is smiling back at you! What flavor will yours be?
Do you recall Peach the starfish clinging to the aquarium glass in Disney’s Finding Nemo? She was cute, and this echinoderm is, too!
Cute Heart Smiley Face
Do you like spreading love by sending heart emojis to your friends? Learn how to draw one so that you can spread smiles using any medium.
Have you ever spent a lazy afternoon with Winnie the Pooh and friends? This cute bird reminds us of Kessie, a baby bluebird who grew up on The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
This chibi unicorn has a chubby, squat body and large, sparkling eyes. Where will your friendship with this magical companion take you? Will he leap like Lisa Frank's Markie the unicorn over the rainbow, above?
Did you know? The very first animated cartoon character ever was a long-necked dinosaur! Since then, dinosaur characters have been childhood favorites, from The Land Before Time's Little Foot to Buddy from Dinosaur Train.
Simple Cute Mermaid
Would you like to swim out to sea with a little mermaid? Check out this simple tutorial and learn how to bring your mer-friend to life. Don't neglect the other aquatic animals in this list, like the cute seal below.
From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Disney’s A Bug’s Life,, these cute creepy crawlies have become beloved friends. Tip: Learn how to transform your caterpillar into a butterfly below!
When you stop to smell the roses, you will find this one smiling right back at you! No mere potted plant, this rose with a face can be a character unto itself.
Winky smiles and heart emojis can set the right tone in your text messages. You can share the love when you learn how to draw this cute winking heart face.
Do you love your dog? This cute golden retriever puppy looks as if she jumped right out of your favorite Buddies film. What adventures will you have together?
Simple Cute Butterfly
Creepy, crawly caterpillars like the one above don’t stay that way for long. They grow into beautiful butterflies like this one! Give wings to your art with the help of this butterfly tutorial.
Chibi characters are known for their large heads, expressive eyes, and small bodies. These proportions give them a childlike appearance, as is true of this cute kitten!
Remember the furry monster you drew above? He needs a friend! Add this cute creature to your monstrous scene.
Easy Cute Unicorn
Today, the term “unicorn” often describes something or someone that is unique and one of a kind. Master this drawing to show your friends how special you think they are.
“Kawaii” is a Japanese word meaning “culture of cuteness.” This adorable baby dragon certainly fits the bill! Add him to your next anime or manga drawing.
There’s nothing cuter than a nest full of baby birds. Can you help this fledgling learn how to fly? Create a scene by pairing him with the grown-up bird above and a tasty caterpillar snack.
Baby deer have spotted coats and shy manners. Can you coax this cute Bambi-like fawn onto your sketchbook page?
At some point, every kid dreams of having a pony of their very own. Bring yours home when you learn how to sketch this cute cartoon horse.
Cute Chibi Pikachu Pokémon
Pikachu was the first Pokémon that many of us met when Ash Ketchum began his Pokémon journey. This wide-eyed chibi version takes Pika’s cuteness to a whole new level!
Cute Cartoon Bear
Teddy bears, We Bare Bears, Yogi Bear, Smokey the Bear preventing forest fires - cartoon bears are everywhere! The cuteness is almost un-bear-able!
Just like Lisa Frank’s Skeeter the Seal, this spotted baby seal is sure to capture your heart with its large eyes and curious face.
Did you master the bear drawing above? Then give him a cute baby bear to love! Then enjoy the antics of a momma bear or daddy bear and its cubs.
Cat and Dog
Cats and dogs don’t always chase each other; sometimes, they become close friends. Draw these adorable pets spending a peaceful time together.
What does the fox say? This cute baby fox won’t tell unless you “draw” it out of her!
Cute, Easy Dragon for Kids
Hey, kids! You’re never too young to learn how to draw. Capture the characters that run wild in your imagination, such as this friendly dragon.
Peep, peep! This little chicken is hatching from his egg. He's cute on the farm, in the nest, or in your Easter basket.
If you enjoyed the smiling cartoon rose above, here is another dose of flower power. This elegant rose wears lipstick and long eyelashes!
Create a scene from Disney’s Bambi when you learn how to draw Thumper the rabbit and the baby deer above.
Speaking of Disney classics, here’s Dumbo the flying elephant! See the cute mouse tutorial below to learn to draw Dumbo’s friend, Timothy Q. Mouse.
Do you love anime films like Kiki’s Delivery Service? Learn how to draw her enigmatic friend, Jiji the cat.
Cute Cartoon Mouse
With big, furry ears and a penchant for cheese, mice have long occupied our favorite cartoons.
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me! Will you gift someone this winged infant on Valentine’s Day?
Happy Dog Wagging Tail
When you come home to your favorite canine friend, he no doubt wags his tail in delight. Capture the moment with this cute cartoon.
All of the original starter Pokémon - Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - are cute, but Squirtle is perhaps the cutest!
From Kimba to Simba, everybody loves cartoon lion cubs. Learn how to draw your favorite future king of the jungle.
Unicorn: Easy Step-by-Step Unicorn Drawing Tutorial for Beginners
This unicorn and pegasus tutorial is excellent for beginners! After you master these simple steps, try your hand at our other unicorn tutorials listed above.
Easy Cartoon Bug
Do you think bugs are scary, gross, or really, really cool? Either way, this easy ladybug will bring a smile to your face when you see it smiling back at you.
Believe it or not, these unicorn whales aren’t imaginary creatures! Their spiral-shaped tusk was likely mistaken for unicorn horns by early explorers.
How much is that doggy in the window, the one with the waggly tail? This cute pup won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of sketching!
Have you ever watched the Panda Cam at the zoo? These teddy bear-like animals have adorable antics as they play, eat bamboo, and explore.
This plant-like person is by far the cutest member of any superhero team. Plant him in your life and hear him say “I am Groot!” (It's the only thing he can say...)
School supplies don’t have to be boring. This smiling pencil can help you get through the school day!