Back when I worked as an after school care teacher, I had lots of kids asking me how to draw cartoon faces and cartoon characters. So I decided instead of drawing for them, I would create an easy guide so that they could learn to draw the characters for themselves. They loved it!
Not everyone has the ability to create Disney quality masterpieces when it comes to drawing characters, but everyone can have a go!
So I’ve created a selection of free how-to-draw reference images below of character faces, expressions, eyes, hair, mouths and noses. I posted these resources a while ago on my old website, and after being shared over 50,000 times on Pinterest, I decided it was time to bring them here!
Keep scrolling to the bottom to find out about my printable booklet with these cartoon reference pictures and more.
It doesn’t matter if you’re great at drawing or if you’ve never tried- just have a go at copying these drawings to get your skills up- try mixing and matching different expressions, eyes, etc to create something new and unique.
This is a great activity to teach your kids to draw cartoon faces with all kinds of happy, funny, sad and angry expressions.