Cartooning Lesson 4
Welcome to our Cartooning Lesson Four. Print this page and draw this great Halloween cartoon. Click here to listen to our Halloween song featured on Celebrate Holidays.
Let's draw Grandma!
- Head - Start by outlining Grandma's head in a heart shape.
- Body - Her body is a large circle with a smaller one up and to the right of her body for her arm. At this point you might want to outline the knife in her hand too.
- Hair - You can begin to see her hair line by drawing in a few curved lines parallel to the outline of her head.
Let's draw her grandson!
- Head - Draw the head as a large circle with two smaller and longer ovals underneath for his arms.
- Body - Just like for Grandma, draw a larger circle to outline his body. You can also see the top of his leg behind the table which is a small circle just below his body.
- Hair - Draw wavey lines above his head to show his spikey hair. Don't draw too many spikes though, you can always add more detail later.
Let's draw the pumpkin and the table!
- Table - Draw a large rectangle with angled ends on the left and right. Underneath the rectangle draw a line parallel to the bottom line and join it to the bottom corners of the rectangle to make the table look three dimensional.
- Pumpkin - Draw an oval in front of Grandma with a small rectangular stem at the top.
Trace in some details!
- Pumpkin - Start by outlining features of the Jack-O-Lantern's face and don't forget to add some curved lines running from the stem to the bottom.
- Grandson - Draw a line to show the outline of his hair over his face. A semi-circle (half a circle) will be his mouth, draw it near the bottom of his head but leave a bit of space for his chin. Next draw a small oval underneath the boy's head and beside his arm as his hand.
- Grandma - Outline Grandma's face by drawing an egg shape inside the outline of her head.
Note: Keep the lines from Step Two as guidelines.
Keep going...you're almost done!
- Trace around the lines that you've already drawn, this way you'll be able to see the basic forms of the figures before you add more details.
- Grandma - Draw two ovals with smaller circles inside for her eyes. Then draw three curved lines under her neck as an apron.
- Grandson - Draw his eyes the same as Grandma's but the smaller circles inside should be off to the left to make it appear as though he is watching his Grandma.
Let's finish this lesson!
- Trace over any lines that are not solid and your drawing will really take form.
- Dark Spaces - Pencil in the pupils of the characters' eyes and mouths. Also the carved Jack-O-Lantern should have its eyes, nose and mouth penciled in as well.
- Finishing Details - You can be creative by adding in all sorts of details like a question mark shape on the side of the boys head for his ear, curved lines on Grandma's eyes for her eyelids and eyelashes.
Click here to listen to the Halloween song from our recording
Celebrate Holidays and hear the legend of Stingy Jack!