How to Draw a Happy New Year Card

Easy, step by step Happy New Year Card drawing tutorial
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New Year festivals are celebrated around the world. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, they are "among the oldest and the most universally observed."

Did you know? Not everyone celebrates New Year's on December 31/January 1. The earliest New Year festivals in Mesopotamia were variously celebrated in March, September, October, or December. The Western world adopted the current calendar several hundred years ago.

The Chinese New Year falls in late January and early February, and in Thailand the New Year is celebrated in March or April.

Celebrations differ throughout the world. In Asia, many customs have religious significance. Elsewhere, New Year's Eve is considered a party to "note the passing of time with both regret and anticipation." A baby is a common symbol of the new year.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon of a New Year's celebration? This simple, step-by-step cartoon bubble letters drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, a sheet of paper, and some bright colors.

Do you love the written word? You can also learn how to draw a card for mom or to say "I Love You."

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Christmas Lights, Santa Claus, and Happy New Year 2018.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 1
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 1

1. Begin by outlining the bold capital letters "HAP." This begins the words "HAPPY NEW YEAR."

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 2
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 2

2. Use curved and straight lines to outline the letters "PY" and "NE."

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Happy New Year Card drawing - step 3
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 3

3. Use straight lines to outline the letter "W" and the letters "YEA." Notice that the corners of the letters are rounded.

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 4
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 4

4. Complete the words by outlining the letter "R." Then, draw an exclamation point (!). To do so, first draw a small oval near the base of the "R." Above it, draw a long curved line that doubles back upon itself. This exclamation point is three-dimensional, so continue one side of the line over its top, then draw curved lines overlapping the other end of the line to nearly enclose a curved rectangular shape. It should look like the top of the punctuation mark is folded over on itself. Then, erase part of the "W." Close the opening by drawing a rounded triangle with a circle at its uppermost point. The "W" is now wearing a party hat!

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 5
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 5

5. Erase part of the letter "Y." Draw a curved line across the opening, and a rounded triangle around it. At the top, use "U" shaped lines to enclose a round starburst shape. The "Y" is wearing a party hat, too. Draw curved lines around the "H," and small five-pointed stars above the word "HAPPY."

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 6
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 6

6. Draw small ovals on the curved lines to create a string of lights. Draw another curved line above the "R," with small circles along it. Draw a circle in the upper corner, with small four-pointed stars at its edges.

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 7
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 7

7. Draw another string of lights using a long curved line and small circles. Draw a streamer using two wavy curved lines, parallel to each other and attached on each end. At the bottom of the page, draw a wrapped gift or present. First, draw a square with rounded corners. Draw two vertical lines across it to indicate the ribbon. Then, enclose one small and two large round shapes on top to form the bow.

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 8
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 8

8. Draw another, smaller present, again using a square, vertical lines, and round shapes. In the opposite corner, draw a horizontal rectangle and band it with two vertical lines. Draw another streamer using pairs of wavy lines.

Happy New Year Card drawing - step 9
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 9

9. Draw a bow on top of the remaining present. Draw a long ribbon using two curved lines, connected by small lines on each end. Then, draw small rounded rectangles of confetti all over the page.

Complete Happy New Year Card drawing
How to Draw Happy New Year Card: Step 10

Color your New Year's cartoon.

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