With the easy step-by-step drawing tutorial below, you will learn to draw Mickey Mouse. The tutorial is suitable for kids and adults of any skill level. You will also find a downloadable drawing guide and a ‘how to draw’ video.
Mickey Mouse is one of the most famous cartoon characters by Disney. In this guide, we will draw a classic Mickey Mouse portrait. Creating a Mickey Mouse drawing is easy as we can outline a simple Mickey Mouse picture with just a few circles and ovals.
Use a pencil and don’t draw heavy, thick lines. The strokes from the early steps will be erased before the tutorial is finished.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
Draw a circle in the middle of the paper. Leave enough space for Mickey’s body below and ears above the circle.
Draw two equal sized circles for the ears.
Add two intersecting curves across Mickey’s face.
Draw another circle below the head. Add two intersecting curves to it as well.
Draw two lines for the legs and two ovals for the feet.
Add two lines for the arms and ovals for the hands.
We will flesh out the legs and arms next. Draw two curving lines on both sides of each line we drew for the legs and arms. A silhouette of Mickey Mouse is beginning to take shape.
Add two ovals for the buttons of the shorts.
Remove one of the crossing lines from the body.
Draw the legs of the shorts.
Erase the bottom of the circle that makes the body.
Draw two circles for the socks.
Draw curves for the chin and cheeks.
Sketch two arcs for the brows. Draw the mouth and tongue. Erase the extra lines from the face.
Draw the eyes and nose. Your Mickey Mouse’s face and head are now complete.
Outline the palms, thumbs, and fingers. This step may take a couple of tries, so have your eraser ready. You can also watch the how to draw Mickey Mouse video below.
Remove the extra lines from the hands.
Add two curving lines for each glove cuff. It’s funny how so many classic Disney characters wear gloves!
Draw a curving line for the tail.
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