How to Draw Best Friends

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Have you ever made a pinky promise or pinky swear? This gesture involves "the locking of the pinkies of two people to signify that a promise has been made."

Pink promises have been around since at least 1860, when they were mentioned in the Dictionary of Americanisms. Today, children around the world confirm their promises in this way.

The pinky promise is just one way that acquaintances claim one another as best friends. What does it take to be a best friend?

It has been defined as "someone with whom one shares the strongest possible kind of friendship."

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Best friends spend time together, share secrets, and often wear friendship bracelets or necklaces as tokens of their bond.

In our drawing guide, these best friends are making a pinky promise or perfecting their secret handshake. You can learn to draw a cartoon featuring yourself and your best friend! Follow the step-by-step instructions in this caricature cartoon drawing tutorial.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Pinky Promise, Yourself Stepping in a Puddle and Splashing your Friends, and Quiz Game Show.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Best Friends

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1. Begin by drawing the first girl's face. Both girls are drawn in profile, meaning you see their faces from the side. Use a curved line to sketch the forehead, nose, and chin. Then, draw an oval to outline the pupil, with a "C" shaped line surrounding it. Draw short curved lines extending from the "C" to indicate the eyelashes.

Below the nose, extend a long curved line inward and double it back upon itself to form the mouth. Draw a wavy line across it to indicate the upper and lower teeth of the toothy smile. About the mouth, shade several dots to indicate freckles on the cheek.

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2. Draw the girl's hair. Use curved lines to sketch her bangs, noting the "V" shaped split. Then, use a pair of curved lines to form a headband. Connect them with a short line at the top, and with a "C" shaped line for the ear at the bottom. Use additional curved lines to contour the ear, the hair below the ear, and the front of the neck.

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3. Use long, curved lines to draw the hair at the back of the head. Notice how the ends of the hair consist of inverted "V" shaped lines connected by short curved lines. Draw the neck of her blouse using a curved "V" shaped line, and use curved lines to outline the shoulder and upper arm.

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4. Extend a pair of parallel curved lines to form the girl's outstretched arm. Then, use overlapping curved lines to sketch her fingers, thumb, and hand.

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5. Begin drawing the second girl. Again, use a series of curved lines to outline the forehead, nose, chin, and neck. For the eye, draw an oval with a "C" shaped line behind it, and short lines for the eyelashes and eyebrow. Extend a line below the nose and double it back upon itself to form the chin, and draw a wavy line to indicate the teeth. Blush the cheek with a small oval.

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6. Draw a scarf on the girl's head. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the triangular shape. Then, use curved lines for the side of the face and the ear.

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7. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the girl's braids or locks. Texture each braid with short curved lines.

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8. Draw the neck of the garment using a "C" shaped line. Use curved lines to contour the collar bone, shoulder, and torso.

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9. Use a series of lines to draw the girl's outstretched arm, hand, and fingers.

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Color your cartoon of two B.F.F.s - Best Friends Forever!

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