How to Draw a Cartoon Devil

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For centuries, the devil has been one of the most famous mythological characters. Some people see him as an evil monster, while others portray him as a playful mischief maker.

He's been the subject of countless books, movies, songs and TV shows, and is a central figure in major world religions like Christianity.

Even modern shows like "Lucifer" have offered their own takes on this tricky little creature.

No matter where you go, it seems like you can't escape the cartoon devil. But you can learn how to draw him, and make him a character in your own fictional stories!

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To follow this guide, you'll need a piece of paper and a pencil with a good eraser. Drawing a cartoon devil can be a little challenging, so you'll also need some experience with drawing different lines and shapes.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Demon Girl, Demon, and Voodoo Doll.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Devil

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 1
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 1

1. Start by drawing two curved diagonal lines facing away from each other. Draw two perpendicular lines that curl upward at the ends, then add a tuft of hair at the top. Draw one curved line near the top of the cartoon devil's head, then add another curved line to complete the horn.

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 2
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 2

2. Add a second horn using the same process, then draw two short straight lines above the brow. Draw a large curved shape like the base of a large vase to complete the head. Use curved lines to complete the left ear.

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Cartoon Devil drawing - step 3
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 3

3. Add the second ear, then draw two half-moon shapes under the brow to create the eyes. Add a simple pig nose and use large curved lines to create a wide, beaming smile.

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 4
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 4

4. Draw jagged lines inside the mouth to form the teeth. Draw an L-shaped curved line a few centimeters under the head, then draw a straight line sticking out from the L. Use wavy curved lines to draw the left arm next to the body.

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 5
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 5

5. Draw two large bean shapes to form the hand. Add a square shape for the thumb, then draw two straight lines to form the staff. Connect the base of the staff with a small curved line, then add two curved lines on the right to start the arm and shoulder.

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 6
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 6

6. Draw two more oblong bean shapes to form the right hand, with another rectangular thumb. Make two wide curved lines to form the arm, and connect it to the body with a straight line. Draw the rest of the staff and make a sweeping curved line for the base of the pitchfork. Add two sweeping triangle shapes to the pitchfork.

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 7
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 7

7. Draw two parallel curved lines to form the inside of the pitchfork. Add two parallel straight lines in the middle, then top it off with a pointy arrow. Form the rest of the body with two large curved lines, like the base of a wide bowl, and add the navel.

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 8
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 8

8. Draw a triangle between the space where the legs will be to form the loincloth. Add two small triangle shapes to attach it to the body, then draw a half-circle for the hoof. Sketch a line in the center of the hoof to form a cleft. Attach the hoof to the body using two gently curved lines for the leg.

Cartoon Devil drawing - step 9
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 9

9. Repeat the same process for the other leg and foot. Draw two sweeping curved lines with a pointy arrow on the top for the tail. Now you have your devil! Erase any guiding lines and outline it in black with a pen or marker.

Complete Cartoon Devil drawing
How to Draw Cartoon Devil: Step 10

Color your cartoon devil using your favorite crayons, markers, pens or colored pencils. Devils are traditionally red, but you can color your devil any way you wish.

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