How to Draw Eric Cartman
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Eric Cartman from South Park. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start drawing Eric Cartman with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don't press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: To draw Eric Cartman, start by drawing an oval in the middle of the page. This will be the basic shape for Eric Cartman's head. Draw a curved line on the left side of his head and another on his right side. Connect the two with a horizontal line at the bottom. This will be the basic shape for Eric Cartman's body.
Step 2: Next, draw a vertical line that intersects the oval and the body shape in half. Draw a horizontal line inside Eric Cartman's head near the top that curves and follows the shape of his head. Draw another horizontal line inside the shape of his body near the bottom. Make this one curve upward. These will be construction lines that will help you place Cartman's features later on.
Step 3: Now draw two ovals directly below the head's horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. Don't draw the ovals upright but tilt them in toward the cross formed by the construction lines.
Step 4: Below Eric Cartman's eyes, close to the bottom of the head, draw a small line that curves downward. This is Eric Cartman's mouth. Draw two circles on either side of his body, which will be his hands.
Step 5: That's it for the initial sketch of Eric Cartman from South Park! You have the basic Cartman shape, and now you will 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.
Step 6: Start by darkening the shape of Eric Cartman's eyes. Draw two small circles inside of them close to the vertical construction line. These are his pupils. Cartman is an angry child, so draw in two thick diagonal lines above his eyes that nearly meet at the vertical construction line. These are Eric Cartman's eyebrows.
Step 7: Now darken in Eric Cartman's mouth. Draw a small line below his mouth that curves upward. Draw this line so it is a bit longer than his mouth. This is his chin. Cartman is a fat child, so give him a double chin by drawing a much longer curve under his chin. This curve should follow the shape of Cartman's head.
Step 8: Draw a flattened cloud shape on top of Cartman's head. This will be the poof on his hat. Darken in the horizontal construction line and draw another similar line right above it. This is his Eric Cartman's headband. Finish drawing the hat and head by darkening the rest of his head shape.
Step 9: When you darken in Cartman's mittens, make sure you draw a small bulging curve on the inside of each to represent his thumbs.
Step 10: Darken in Eric Cartman's body by following the basic body shape, but draw a series of bulgy curves that spill over the shape to represent his fat. Using the vertical construction line as a guide, draw three small ovals that represent his coat buttons and a darker line to the side of the guide.
Step 11: Finish drawing Eric Cartman by darkening in his feet and drawing two wide arcs that extend outside the body shape a bit to represent the top of his shoes.
Step 12: That's it! You now have a nice sketch of Eric Cartman from South Park. You can stop at this quick drawing for a rough, sketchy look or go for a more finished look by continuing to the step below.
Step 13: For a more finished, inked look, carefully draw over the final sketch lines with a pen or marker. Wait for the ink to dry, and then get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser. You now have a finished inked drawing of South Park's Eric Cartman! You can stop here or go to the final step to complete your Cartman drawing.
Final Step: For a completely finished Eric Cartman drawing, you have to color it. You can use markers, color pencils or even crayons! Color Cartman's hat a light blue. The poof on top of it, the headband and his mittens are yellow. Color Cartman's face a peach color. If you don't have peach, improvise! Use orange without pressing down hard, use light pink or anything that looks right. Experiment. Cartman's shirt is red, his pants are brown and his shoes are black. That's it! You now have a completed drawing of Eric Cartman from South Park.