Mice have been a cartoon staple for over 100 years. From familiar characters such Mickey Mouse and Tom and Jerry, to many others – the rats of NIHM, the Great Mouse Detective, and the Rescuers, just to name a few – these cute creatures have captured our hearts and our imaginations.
Would you like to be able to draw a cartoon mouse? Use this step-by-step tutorial to learn to draw your very own cute mouse cartoon. This mouse’s large, expressive eyes endow it with a sense of visual depth and emotion.
What will you need to begin? You will need only a few supplies – a piece of paper and a writing implement, such as a pencil, markers, or a pen. After you’ve finished, you may color in your mouse to truly bring your sketch to life.
In the illustrated guide below, the new marks in each step are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your early marks as you go along. Once you have mastered this mouse, why not experiment with changing the position of his head, arms, or tail. Soon, you will be able to use your mouse cartoon for any project you may desire.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Mouse
Draw the ears using two curved lines. To create depth, one ear will be much larger and more rounded than the other.
Draw the tail using two long, curving lines. Each line will be shaped like a loose letter “S,” and the lines will meet in a point behind the mouse’s head.
Draw the pupil of the eye. Begin with a slightly smaller circle within the large eye circle. Draw two small ovals on opposite sides of the pupil, one larger than the other. Shade the pupil.
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