How to Draw Toon Link
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Toon Link from Nintendo's Legend of Zelda video games. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start with a circle near the top half of the paper. It doesn't need to be perfect. It's just a basic shape for Toon Link's head. Leave enough room at the bottom for the body.
Step 2: Inside the circle, draw two intersecting lines, one horizontal and one vertical. Bend the lines so they contour to the shape of the circle. These are construction lines that will help you place Toon Link's facial features later on.
Step 3: Draw two small football-like shapes as guides for Toon Link's eyes. Draw them sitting on top of the horizontal construction line, on either side of the vertical construction line
Step 4: Below the head, draw a long rectangle as a guide for Toon Link's body. Don't draw the small portion of the rectangle at the top that's behind the head. Pay attention to the size of the rectangle in relation to the first circle. Toon Link is a short character, so don't draw the rectangle too big, otherwise Link will be too big.
Step 5: Draw two lines on the sides of the body, near the top, as guides for Toon Link's arms. The line on the left should bend, while the line on the right should be straight. At the end of each line, draw a small circle as guides for the hands.