How to Draw a Wizard

Easy, step by step Wizard drawing tutorial
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"This is so wizard, Ani!"
- Kitster, Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace

A wizard is a fictional magician or practitioner of magic. Wizards are typically depicted as male, and may also be known as magi, mages, witches, enchanters, sorcerers, or spell casters. Female wizards can be called wizardesses, witches, enchantresses, or sorceresses.

Since Medieval times, the wizard of folklore was often depicted as a wise old man, such as Merlin of the King Arthur stories. Others act as villains. Some are silly and comedic, prone to drunkenness or misconjuring. Their appearance often includes a long, white beard and a pointed hat. Their powers are often occult but occasionally result from future technologies.

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Wizards in modern popular culture have included Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, Merlin in Disney's The Sword in the Stone, Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings,, and Harry Potter's Dumbledore. Other examples can be seen in the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons and numerous video games. Sometimes, wizards are placed in modern settings, as with the Disney television series The Wizards of Waverly Place.

Would you like to draw a cartoon wizard? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Fairy, Tinkerbell, and Angel.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Wizard

Wizard drawing - step 1
How to Draw Wizard: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing the wizard's hat. Use pairs of lines that meet in points to draw open triangular shapes. Connect these using curved lines. This forms the underside of the hat's brim. On the top side of the brim, draw additional curved lines parallel to the first. Then, draw two parallel spiral lines to form the crown of the hat. Draw a small five-pointed star at the hat's tip.

Wizard drawing - step 2
How to Draw Wizard: Step 2

2. Erase the bottom portion of the hat to make room for the face. First, use curved lines to outline the shape of the face, including the jagged points of the beard. Use additional curved lines to outline the nose, ear, top of the beard, and texture the beard. Draw several successively smaller circles to form the eyes. Draw a curved line above each to indicate the eyebrow.

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Wizard drawing - step 3
How to Draw Wizard: Step 3

3. Draw the mustache and mouth. Use a pair of curved lines, with a small spiral on the ends, to form each side of the mustache. Use curved lines to outline the open mouth, the lower lip, the teeth, and the tongue.

Wizard drawing - step 4
How to Draw Wizard: Step 4

4. Extend a pair of divergent curved lines to form the sleeve. Connect them at the end using a curved line, and draw a "C" shaped line to indicate the opening of the sleeve. Draw several short, curved lines to indicate curves in the fabric.

Wizard drawing - step 5
How to Draw Wizard: Step 5

5. Draw the wizard's hand, erasing as necessary. Use curved lines to outline the wrist, palm, fingers, and back of the hand.

Wizard drawing - step 6
How to Draw Wizard: Step 6

6. Extend a pair of divergent curved lines to form the remaining sleeve. Use curved lines to indicate the folds and the opening. Then, sketch the hand.

Wizard drawing - step 7
How to Draw Wizard: Step 7

7. Extend a line below the hand and double it back upon itself, forming a staff or cane. Extend a line above the hand in a spiral pattern. Use a short line to attach it on the opposite side.

Wizard drawing - step 8
How to Draw Wizard: Step 8

7. Extend a line below the hand and double it back upon itself, forming a staff or cane. Extend a line above the hand in a spiral pattern. Use a short line to attach it on the opposite side.

Wizard drawing - step 9
How to Draw Wizard: Step 9

9. Use spiraling curved lines to sketch the wizard's shoes.

Complete Wizard drawing
How to Draw Wizard: Step 10

Color your cartoon wizard. Then, check out our other character drawing guides.

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