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To draw the Gingerbread Man from Shrek, follow step-by-step drawings below. The new lines in each step are shown in red, and each step is explained in the text below the photo, so you'll know exactly what to draw in each step.
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: Draw a circle at the top of the page as a guide for the Gingerbread Man's head. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a bottle cap.
Step 2: Inside the Gingerbread Man's head, draw two intersecting lines as guides to help you place the Gingerbread Man's facial features later. One line should be vertical and the other horizontal. Tilt the lines slightly to the right so that the head is also tilted a bit.
Step 3: Under the Gingerbread Man's head, draw a big rectangular shape as a guide for the body. The top edge should be narrower than the bottom edge. Curve the edges slightly so that the shape isn't too rigid. Pay attention to the size of this shape in relation to the head.
Step 4: On either side of the Gingerbread Man's body, near the top corners, draw two long lines as guides for the arms. Draw the line on the left going up with a diagonal orientation. The line on the right should curve downward. Under the body, close to the left corner, draw a long, vertical line for the single leg. Directly on the lower, right corner draw a longer, sloping line as a guide for the candy cane crutch.
That's it for the guides! For the next steps, use darker lines for a more defined drawing of the Gingerbread Man from Shrek.