How to Draw the Genie from Aladdin

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“What would you wish of me: The ever-impressive, the long-contained, the often imitated, but never duplicated... Genie of the Lamp!” ― Genie, Aladdin

Along with Aladdin and Jasmine, Genie is one of the stars of Disney's Aladdin. You can learn how to draw the Genie from Aladdin with the help of this easy cartoon drawing tutorial.

What is a genie? Also called a jinn or jinni, a genie is "a supernatural spirit below the level of angels and devils" in Arabic mythology.

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They "are beings of flame or air who are capable of assuming human or animal form." They dwell in inanimate objects.

Genie's character in the Disney films was based on the genie from One Thousand and One Nights. However, his personality is expanded on - he is comedic and he desires to be (and eventually is) set free from the lamp and servitude to its possessor.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Princess Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin, Wizard, and Gnome from Gravity Falls.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing the Genie from Aladdin

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1. Begin by drawing Genie's face. Use ovals for the eyes, and curved lines to outline to hooked nose and to contour above and below each eye. Shade a small circle inside each eye to indicate the pupils.

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2. Use curved lines to outline the wide, smiling mouth and teeth. Notice the curved lines that separate the upper and lower teeth.

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3. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to sketch the brow, head, and ear. Use thick curved lines to indicate the eyebrows. Detail the inside of the ear with a "Y" shaped line. Finally, use two "C" shaped lines to draw the genie's earring.

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4. Enclose a small half-circle on top of the head. Then, extend a pair of curved lines, and connect them with a curved "V" shaped line. This is the genie's hair. Next, use a long curved line to outline the jaw from the ear to the teeth.

Draw another curved line along one side of the face to begin outlining the beard. At the chin, extend two curved lines to form a triangular shape. When they meet, allow them to become a spiral. Shade the curved triangle to indicate the beard.

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5. Extend a long, curved line from below the ear, and double it back to form an incomplete figure-eight shape. This begins the outline of the genie's crossed arms.

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6. Outline the top of the remaining line and the neck and shoulder using curved lines. Draw curved lines across the wrist to form the genie's shackles. Then, used curved lines, doubled back upon themselves, to form the fingers.

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7. Use a long, curved line to outline the irregular round shape of the genie's torso. Contour the top of the stomach with a curved line.

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8. Draw overlapping curved lines below the torso and allow them to connect, forming the belt or sash. Then, extend two curved lines and let them meet at a sharp point, forming the genie's smokelike tail.

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9. Finally, draw the genie's magic lamp. Use a series of curved lines to form the shape of a teapot, with a round body and narrow spout and handle. Enclose an inverted teardrop shape on top and a half-circle below. Mark the lid and foot of the lamp with curved lines.

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Color your cartoon of Disney's Genie. He is usually blue in color; his lamp and wristlets are golden.

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