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In this guide, we will draw a sun in a cartoon style in thirteen simple steps.
Follow step-by-step guide, and you'll be surprised how little time drawing a cartoon sun will take. I’ve highlighted each new step with blue lines to make the tutorial easier to follow.
Draw soft lines with your pencil. Many of the lines are there to help you with proportions and dimensions, and will be erased before the end.
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At the end you can add a thicker line in black if you want, and color your sun. I’m sure you will be really happy with the final result.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, ruler, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Sun
Draw a circle first, as big as you want. It will be the sun’s face, but don’t forget to leave room for the sun’s rays.
Add a bigger circle around the first one.
Draw lines to divide the circles into 8 equal parts.
Next, draw another 8 lines to divide the circles into 16 parts. These narrow sectors will help to draw the sun's rays.
To complete the framework for the rays, divide the outer circle once more with lines.
Draw 'V'-shapes around the lines from the previous step. Make sure that the 'V'-lines start and end where the previous lines intersect with the circles.
Erase the extra lines in the middle.
Now, we will add another set of sun's rays. Draw 'V'-shapes between the previous ones.
Erase the extra lines in front of the latest set of rays.
We're almost done. Erase the extra lines in front of the other set of rays.
Draw a big smile on your sun. Erase the outer circle.
Add big eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows, and a button nose to make the sun look cute and happy.
Color your sun drawing.
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