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How to Draw a Postman

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"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
- United States Postal Service Motto

The postman, also called the mailman, mail carrier, letter carrier, postie, or mail delivery person, has the important job of delivering letters and parcels to homes and businesses.

Especially during the holiday season, he may deliver presents purchased online or delivered from one family to another.

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The postal service has featured in fiction and popular culture as well. Many Western genre films portray the Pony Express, a service in which postmen from the 1800s rode horses to deliver the mail quickly.

Songs such as "Return to Sender" and "Please, Mr. Postman" highlight the postman's role in delivering love letters. The Postman Always Rings Twice is an American film noir based upon a novel.

Expecting a package or an important letter? You can learn to draw a cartoon mail carrier. This easy drawing tutorial will teach you how, step by step.

You'll need only a sheet of paper, a pencil, and an eraser. You'll likely also want to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Scientist, Firefighter, and Man in Suit.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Postman

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

1. Begin by drawing the postman's hat. Use a series of curved lines to sketch the bill of the hat, its crown, and its rim.

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

2. Draw the face using curved lines. Use a "C" shaped line for the ear, and detail inside it with additional curved lines.

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

3. Draw the hair, completing the outline of the face. Use overlapping curved lines.

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How to Draw a Postman Step 04

4. Detail the postman's face. Draw large circles for the eyes. Draw a curved line across the top of each circle to indicate the eyelid, and a smaller circle for the pupil. Then, use curved lines to draw the pointed eyebrows, the nose, and the smiling mouth.

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5. Draw a logo on the hat. Use curved lines to sketch a feathered wing like that of a bird. Then, draw two circles around it.

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6. Draw the postman's shirt. Use curved lines to outline the triangular collars, the shoulders, sleeves, and torso. Draw a line down the center of the shirt. To one side of it, draw several small circles to form the buttons.

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How to Draw a Postman Step 07

7. Draw the postman's arms. Use pairs of curved lines to draw the upper and lower arms. Then, use overlapping curved lines to sketch the hands and fingers. Outline the fingernails using curved lines. In one hand, draw a letter. First, outline a rectangle shape. Then, draw a circle in the center, with straight lines radiating to the top corners. This is the flap of the envelope and its seal. Draw a small rectangle in the lower corner.

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How to Draw a Postman Step 08

8. Draw the mail bag, erasing as necessary. Use a pair of long curved lines for the shoulder strap. Use curved lines to sketch the rounded rectangular side, front, flap, and latch of the bag.

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How to Draw a Postman Step 09

9. Enclose three rectangles below the shirt to form the belt. Then, extend pairs of long lines and connect them at the ends, forming the pants. Detail the fabric of the pants using additional curved lines. Finally, outline the irregular shapes of the postman's shoes.

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How to Draw a Postman Step 10

Color your cartoon postman. In many countries, postal uniforms are blue. Package delivery services like UPS sport brown uniforms.

You can also learn to draw other "hometown heroes" cartoons, including doctors and teachers.

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