Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Toad from the Nintendo/Mario Brothers video game. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start drawing Toad with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start drawing Toad with a small circle near the middle of the page. Draw a slightly bigger U-shaped curve underneath it. These are the basic shapes for Toad's head and body.
Step 2: Next draw tilted horizontal line and a tilted vertical line across Toad's head that divide it equally into four pieces like a pie or pizza. These will be construction lines that will help you place Toad's facial features later on. On the left side of Toad's body, draw a straight line up and to the left. On the right side, draw a bent line. These will be guides for this video game character's arms.
Step 3: At the end of the left guide for Toad's arm, draw a circle with five smaller lines coming out of the top of it. Do the same for the right arm, but remember that Toad's hand is hiding behind his body, so only draw half of it. These shapes will make it easier when drawing Toad's hands.
Step 4: Draw in the basic shape for Toad's cap beginning where the horizontal construction line of his face ends. The cap will envelop his head and look like a huge fro. Draw two curves at an angle at the bottom of his body for this video game character's feet.
Step 5: That's it for the initial sketch of Toad from the Nindendo's Mario Brothers video games! You have the basic Toad shape, so now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.