How to Draw Cartoon Stars

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Cartoon stars such as those in this drawing guide have been made popular by publications such as Highlights for Children and are commonly seen on classroom reward stickers. In fact, children seem to start looking for eyes and faces in inanimate objects from a young age.

According to the following researcher: "The anthropocentric tendency is seen in all humans, worldwide, and is evident even in small children who see (and paint) eyes and faces on all sorts of inanimate objects. This sets in soon after birth, when babies get fixed on the triangle of the eyes and mouth in their mother's and other's faces."

The five-pointed star in this drawing guide is a concave decagon or ten-sided polygon. Such stars have become ideograms, or symbols that represent a concept or idea.

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Stars are often used as political symbols, as on the flags of many nations. Stars are also associated with the "stardom" of film, television, and musical celebrities. In the classroom and elsewhere, receipt of a star indicates a job well done. Finally, "reaching for the stars" indicates setting lofty goals or achieving your dreams.

Did you know? The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic for "star" had five points, just like this one.

Would you like to draw a cartoon star? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pen, pen, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Shooting Star, Impossible Star, and Star.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Cartoon Stars

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a curved line. This forms the concave sides of two of the star's arms.

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 2

2. Continue to draw the curved line, completing one of the star's arms.

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 3

3. Continue to draw the curved line, completing a second arm.

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 4

4. Continue to draw the curved line, completing the third of the five arms.

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How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 5

5. Continue to draw the curved line, completing the two remaining arms and enclosing the figure. You now have the outline of a five-pointed star.

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 6

6. Draw two short, thick curved lines within the star. These form the star's eyebrows.

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 7

7. Enclose several successively smaller circles, one within the other, to form the eyes. Shade the second largest, indicating the pupil.

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 8

8. Draw a nearly complete circle to form the star's nose.

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How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 9

9. Draw a wide "U" shaped line to form the star's smiling mouth. Draw short curved lines at each end.

How to Draw Cartoon Stars: Step 10

Color your cartoon star. In nature, stars may appear yellow, orange, red, white, or even blue. In a cartoon context, they can be any color you like, so be creative!

You can find more fun characters to draw, or fill the sky with additional stellar objects.

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How to Draw Cartoon Stars

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