How to Draw a School Boy

Create a wonderful School Boy drawing with easy, step-by-step instructions and video tutorial. Great for kids and beginner artists!

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A schoolboy is a boy who attends school. You can learn how to draw a schoolboy with the help of this fun cartoon drawing guide.

Do you remember your first day of school? Were you scared? Some children are. But there is nothing to be afraid of! Notice the smile on this schoolboy's face - he is excited to go to school!

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He also carries a backpack. What do you think is inside? He probably has school supplies like books, pencils, crayons, paper, folders, and rulers.

Drawing Idea: You can draw this schoolboy to celebrate your first day of school! Write the number that corresponds to your grade this year on his shirt. Then, hold up your drawing when your mom or dad takes your picture on your first day of the new school year.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Teacher, Library, and Magnifying Glass.

Easy, step by step School Boy drawing tutorial
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a School Boy

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin by sketching the boy’s face. Use curved lines for the eyebrows, nose, and mouth. Enclose the rounded shapes of the eyes, and shade a large circle inside each to indicate the pupils.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Outline the boy’s chin and the sides of his face using a long, curved line. Enclose the ears using “C” shaped lines, and use curved lines to detail within each. Use a series of overlapping lines to begin drawing the boy’s hair, completing the outline of the face.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Continue drawing the hair using a series of connected curved lines. Some of the lines meet at sharp points. Note, too, the part in the hair. For the neck, extend two short lines below the head and connect them with a “V” shaped line.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Enclose triangular collars at the neck of the shirt. Then, use curved lines to draw the shoulder, arm, hand, bottom of the sleeve, and strap of the backpack.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Complete the arm and fingers using curved lines. Then, continue extending the strap of the backpack using parallel lines that are connected at the bottom.

Outline the shape of the backpack using curved lines. Note the overlap of the flap on top of the pack.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw a pair of lines that meet at a point across the top of the backpack. Then, continue drawing the boy.

Use curved lines to sketch the torso, the remaining strap of the backpack, the arm, and the sleeve. Draw a small circle below the collar to indicate a button.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Draw the boy’s waving hand using curved lines. Notice the outlines on the palm at the base of the fingers and thumb. Texture the shirt with a curved line.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Use curved lines to outline the legs and pocket of the boy’s pants. Then, extend pairs of lines to indicate his legs. Band each leg with a curved line and draw a “U” shaped line across it. This forms the socks and the tongues of the shoes.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Complete the boy’s shoes. Use curved lines to craft the irregular shapes. Draw a line parallel to the bottom of each shoe to form the sole, and a curved rectangle across the top to form the velcro strap.

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School Boy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon schoolboy.

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