How to Draw a Laughing Face

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Learn how to draw a great looking Laughing Face with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

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Complete Laughing Face drawing
Complete Laughing Face drawing

Everybody loves to laugh. You can learn how to draw a laughing face with the help of this easy, step-by-step portrait drawing tutorial.

Laughter is a human universal. It is defined as "a pleasant physical reaction consisting usually of... contractions of the... respiratory system." Laughter may be loud or silent, but we recognize the sound. And laughter is often contagious!

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What makes people laugh? It is often the result of humor - funny stories, jokes, or visuals. It can also result from tickling sensations.

What does laughter look like in a drawing? Think about how your face feels when you laugh - you often close your eyes, open your mouth, and breathe rapidly. Sometimes, you may laugh so hard that you cry!

The following drawing seeks to capture all of those features. Can you finish the drawing without laughing along?

If you liked this drawing tutorial, see also the following guides: Cute Heart Smiley Face drawing, Anime Smile drawing, and Funny Face drawing.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Laughing Face

How to Draw a Great Looking Laughing Face for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the laughing face outline by drawing the lidded eyes. Use thick curved lines to sketch the lash line - notice that the lines have a single point on the inner corner and a double point on the outer corner. Then, use curved lines to draw the lids above the lashes.

Easy Laughing Face Drawing - Step 2

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use curved lines to draw the eyebrows above the eyelids. Then, use a series of curved lines to outline the bridge, nostrils, and tip of the nose. Draw short lines at the corners of the eyes to indicate the “laugh line” wrinkles.

Easy Laughing Face Drawing - Step 3

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Next, draw the open, smiling mouth and teeth. Use curved lines to outline the top and bottom of the mouth as well as the teeth. Then, draw a short curved line at each corner of the mouth.

Easy Laughing Face Drawing - Step 4

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use long lines to draw the hair across the forehead as well as the chin. Use short curved lines to enclose the tongue and contour the lower lip.

Easy Laughing Face Drawing - Step 5

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw curved lines descending from the bangs to indicate more hair. Below these, use curved lines to enclose the ears. Draw small circles to indicate earrings.

Easy Laughing Face Drawing - Step 6

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Detail inside the ears with “L” shaped curved lines. Use a pair of lines for the neck, and additional curved lines for the hair on top of the head.

Easy Laughing Face Drawing - Step 7

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Continue to draw the laughing woman’s hair. Use overlapping curved lines on each side of the head.

Add More Details to Your Laughing Face Picture - Step 8

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Continue drawing the hair at the back of the neck. Use curved lines that meet at points.

Complete the Outline of Your Laughing Face Drawing - Step 9

Laughing Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your laughing face outline by finishing the hair. Enclose the final portion of hair behind the neck, using curved lines that meet at points or overlap. Then, texture the hair with long curved lines.

Color Your Laughing Face Drawing

Color your cartoon laughing face outline.

We’ve given our laughing woman red hair. Can you customize your drawing to make it look like your favorite character or someone you know? Change the hair color, hairstyle, or other features.

Could you use what you’ve learned to draw a laughing boy?

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