Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Charlie Brown form Charles Schulz' Peanuts comic strip. 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 of the page. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide for Charlie Brown's head. Leave enough room at the bottom to draw his body.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the head shape, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines a bit so that they contour to the shape of the head. These will be construction lines that will help you place Charlie Brown's facial features later on.
Step 3: Draw a triangle-like shape under Charlie Brown's head as a guide for the top part of the body. The top tip of the triangle should be hidden behind the head.
Step 4: Now draw a rectangular line under the triangle for the bottom part of the guide for Charlie Brown's body. The bottom part of the triangle-like shape forms the top part of the rectangle.
Step 5: Draw a short line on the left side of the body with a small circle at the end. This will be a guide for Charlie Brown's arm and waving hand on the left. Draw another small line and circle on the right side within the body for the other arm.