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How to Draw a Man

Easy, step by step Man drawing tutorial
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A man is an adult human male. Before he reaches adulthood, this same individual would be called a boy. Male animals are not referred to as "men," but males of a species may still have special names - a male goose is called a gander, for instance, and a male horse is called a stallion.

A number of characteristics visually distinguish men from women. Men can grow facial hair, including beards and mustaches. Men often have broader shoulders and a protrusion on the throat known as the larynx or Adam's apple.

Men also typically have deeper voices than children or women. Hairstyles and styles of clothing have also differed between men and women throughout much of history, although this is often not the case today.

Art has often sought to capture masculinity, manhood, or manliness - "a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men." One famous example is the statue David by the sculptor Michelangelo. It has been called "the classical image of youthful male beauty in Western art."

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Would you like to draw a trendy cartoon guy? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Beard, Man in Suit, and Crazy Character.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Man

Man drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Man Step 01

1. Begin by sketching the shape of the head using a long curved line. Use a "C" shaped line to indicate the ear. Then, draw two lines across the face, one vertical and one horizontal. These lines should meet at a perpendicular angle. These guide lines will help you to place the features of the face.

Man drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Man Step 02

2. Detail the face. Draw ovals overlapping the horizontal guide line to form the eyes. Draw a curved line across the top of each, then enclose the eyebrows using curved lines. Draw the nose along the vertical line, using an "L" shaped curved line. Use a long curved line for the mouth, with very short lines just beyond each end. Detail the inside of the ear with curved lines.

Man drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Man Step 03

3. Erase the guide lines from the face. Then, use overlapping curved lines to sketch the hair. Notice the curved lines that meet at points to form locks of hair.

Man drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Man Step 04

4. Extend two lines below the head to form the guy’s neck. Draw a pair of parallel curved lines at the base of the neck, and connect them on the ends to form the collar of the shirt. Then, extend long curved lines to form the man’s shoulders.

Man drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Man Step 05

5. Next, use pairs of curved lines to sketch the guy’s muscular arms crossed across the chest.

Man drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Man Step 06

6. Use curved lines to outline the hands and fingers, partially hidden behind the crossed arms. Contour the fabric of the shirt at the underarm using curved lines.

Man drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Man Step 07

7. Use curved lines to outline the rectangular shape of the torso. Outline a narrow, curved rectangle below it, indicating the shirt's hem. Contour the fabric with a curved line.

Man drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Man Step 08

8. Next, draw the pants. Use long curved lines to outline the legs; notice how the lines overlap to form folds in the fabric at the bottom. Use curved lines to outline the pockets and rectangular fly.

Man drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Man Step 09

9. Draw the shoes. Outline the tongue, body, nose, and sole of the shoe using curved lines. Draw short lines across the tongue to indicate the laces.

Complete Man drawing
How to Draw a Man Step 10

Color your cartoon man.

What is on your character's agenda? Is he on a yacht? In the city? Hiking in the forest? The choice is yours.

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