How to Draw Monkey D. Luffy


Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Monkey D. Luffy from the Manga and Anime One Piece. 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.


Draw Luffy 1

Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle in the middle of the page. This will be the basic shape for the top part of Monkey D. Luffy's head. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.


Draw Luffy 2

Step 2: Draw a curved line under the circle as a guide for Monkey D. Luffy's chin and jaw. The line should have a small point near the middle for the chin. Together these two shapes form the guide for the head.


Draw Luffy 3

Step 3: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the entire head, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines so that they contour to the shape. These will be construction lines that will help you place Monkey D. Luffy's facial features later on.


Draw Luffy 4

Step 4: Draw two small circles as guides for Monkey D. Luffy's eyes. Draw them sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. The circle on the right should be a bit smaller because of perspective.


Draw Luffy 5

Step 5: On the left side of Monkey D. Luffy's head, draw a curved line similar to a backward letter C as a guide for the ear. The top of the C-shaped line should be placed at the end of the horizontal construction line on the left.

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