How to Draw Buddy the Elf

Learn how to draw a great looking Buddy the Elf with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Buddy the Elf.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Buddy the Elf

How to Draw a Great Looking Buddy the Elf for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin your Buddy the Elf outline by drawing his face. Use curved lines for the eyebrows, nose, and mouth, and to enclose the almond-shaped eyes. Shade a round pupil inside each eye.

Easy Buddy the Elf Drawing - Step 2

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use a series of connected, curved lines to draw Buddy's ears, chin, and the scalloped texture of the hair around his forehead. Contour the chin with a short curved line.

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Easy Buddy the Elf Drawing - Step 3

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use a series of connected, scalloped lines to finish enclosing Buddy's hair. Draw a triangle on top of his head to form his hat.

Band the hat with two curved lines, then enclose a curved triangle shape alongside it. Contour inside the ears with curved lines.

Easy Buddy the Elf Drawing - Step 4

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use two curved lines to enclose the slightly pointed shape of Buddy's neck.

Then, use "U" shaped lines to enclose the wide collar of his shirt. Use overlapping curved lines to begin sketching his shoulders and his upraised arm.

Easy Buddy the Elf Drawing - Step 5

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use curved lines to enclose the curved rectangle shape of Buddy's cuff and to begin sketching his hand.

Easy Buddy the Elf Drawing - Step 6

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use curved lines to complete Buddy's waving hand. Then, use a series of overlapping curved lines to sketch Buddy's remaining sleeve, its cuff, and the side of the hand.

Easy Buddy the Elf Drawing - Step 7

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw the connected, curved rectangles that make up Buddy's belt. Connect the belt to the shoulders and collar using long curved lines. Use a wavy curved line to complete his hand on his hip.

Add More Details to Your Buddy the Elf Picture - Step 8

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw a smaller square inside the belt buckle. Then, use curved lines, doubled back on themselves, to enclose the tails of his coat.

From each tail, extend a pair of curved lines to outline Buddy's legs. Connect the lines at the bottom with shorter lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Buddy the Elf Drawing - Step 9

Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use a series of connected, curved lines to draw a scalloped pattern along the edges of Buddy's coat. Then, use curved lines that meet at points to draw the irregular shapes of Buddy's pointed shoes.

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Buddy the Elf step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your Buddy the Elf outline is now complete. Color your cartoon character. We've given ours a green coat and yellow pants just like the character from the film.

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Learn More About The Buddy the Elf Drawing

Would you like to spend some time with Buddy the Elf this Christmas? Pop in your DVD or log on to your favorite streaming service.

You can learn how to draw Buddy the Elf from the movie Elf with the help of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

The idea of the Christmas elf is derived from Norse legends and other European mythologies.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Elves became linked to Christmas during the 1800s. Originally, the elves were quite small, but are now often depicted as being human-sized, like Buddy from the 2003 film Elf.

As in this drawing, they are depicted in Medieval-style clothing.

Would you like to draw more famous Christmas elves? Check out this Elf on the Shelf drawing or learn how to draw Santa himself.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Cartoon Santa Claus or Christmas Anime Girl Drawing tutorials.

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