How to Draw a Father and Son

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Learn how to draw a great looking Father and Son with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Father and Son drawing.

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Would you like to learn how to draw a father and son? Perhaps you need a last-minute gift for dad. Or maybe you're working on your family tree.

Either way, you can improve your portrait drawing skills here.

The relationship between fathers and sons has long been celebrated in art. The Smithsonian Museum sites the Sistine Chapel as a prime example, in which the "finger of the paternal hand" reaches "down from heaven to spark life to the reclining figure of Adam."

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Their collection also includes photographs of famous fathers, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, with their sons.

In addition to paintings, there are also songs about fatherhood. Some include "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin, "Watching You" by Rodney Atkins, and "With Arms Wide Open" by Creed.

How can you use this cartoon father and son drawing? One way is by making Dad a card for Father’s Day.

This easy, step-by-step cartoon family drawing tutorial will help you master the father and son outline in no time.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Dad’s Trophy, Beard, and Family.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Father and Son

How to Draw a Father and Son

How to Draw a Great Looking Father and Son for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the father and son outline by drawing the dad's head. Use curved lines to outline the face, ear, chin, and hair.

Then, detail the face. Use curved lines for the mouth, nose, eyes, and eyebrows. Draw the circular pupil within each eye.

Easy Father and Son Drawing - Step 2

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw the collar of the dad's shirt - a rectangle on one side and a triangle on the other. Extend curved lines to form the shoulders. Draw a rectangle below the shirt's neck and enclose circular buttons within it.

Easy Father and Son Drawing - Step 3

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines to sketch the shirt sleeve, arm, and torso. Enclose the arm at the end with a simple line - the father has his hand in his pocket.

Easy Father and Son Drawing - Step 4

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use curved lines to enclose the remaining sleeve, arm, and hand. Contour the shirt and elbow with curved lines. Then, draw the man's belt. Use narrow rectangles to represent the sections of the belt seen between the belt loops. Draw an oval to indicate the belt buckle.

Easy Father and Son Drawing - Step 5

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw the man's legs and feet. Use long curved lines for the pants' legs. Detail the zipper and contour the fabric using curved lines. Then, enclose the irregular shapes of the feet.

Easy Father and Son Drawing - Step 6

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Now, you will begin drawing the boy. Use curved lines for the arm, sleeve, and face. Draw the ear using a "C" shaped line.

Easy Father and Son Drawing - Step 7

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use curved lines to enclose the top of the head and the hair. Detail the face. Outline the eyes with "C" shaped lines and draw an oval inside each. Use curved lines for the eyebrows, nose, and smiling mouth. Use curved lines to enclose the bill and crown of the baseball cap.

Add More Details to Your Father and Son Picture - Step 8

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Outline the neck, sleeve, arm, hand, backpack straps, and torso using curved lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Father and Son Drawing - Step 9

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your father and son outline by drawing his legs and feet. Use curved lines to create the rectangular shapes of the shorts. Extend two sets of curved lines to enclose the legs and feet. Use curved lines to determine the socks, the tops of the shoes, the soles, and the laces.

Color Your Father and Son Drawing

Father and Son step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon father and son.

Hey, does the little boy in this drawing look a bit like Ash Ketchum from Pokémon? Give him a Pokeball and a Pikachu and get ready to illustrate his epic story!

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