How to draw Disney characters | Scrooge McDuck

How to draw Disney characters | Scrooge McDuck

Learn how to draw Disney characters with our tutorial, this time is Scrooge McDuck!

How to draw Disney characters: Scrooge McDuck – Learn to draw how to draw this amazing Disney character

Over the decades, Scrooge has emerged from being a mere supporting character in the Donald Duck oeuvre to a major figure of the Duck universe. In 1952, he was given his own comic book series, Uncle Scrooge, which still runs today.

How to draw Disney characters – Let’s get started!

As a new challenge for your will to learn how to draw this time we are going to tackling a difficult one, Uncle Scrooge McDuck, notorious Disney character.

We will draw him with and angry face (as usual) and sitting on a big sack of money. Let’s get ready to do it.

Let’s start by drawing a circle for the head and a pear shaped figre for the body. Cross the circle with a verticla and horizontal line to figure the midline of the face and the position of the eyes.

It’s useful to do the same for the body too.


How to draw Disney characters – sketching in

Now draw the big sack underneath our character and subsequently draw the feet veryy very losely. Finally draw two little circles for the position of the shoulders and wrap, so to speak, the crossed arms into a poligonal figure to determine their proportions.

Do not forget to sketch in the tail.


Using a different pencil (red for me) go in and start delineating better his body parts without too much detail, just sketching the shape of the beak, the shape of the crossed arms wrapped in the contour you drew before and finally the fluffy beard and the long hat.

Do not forget the coat that Uncle Scrooge McDuck wears at all the time.


Scrooge McDuck’s given name is based on that of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character from Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel A Christmas Carol. His Scottish heritage plays on the stereotype of Scotsmen being miserly.

How to draw Disney characters – add polish

Now that the main skeleton of the figure is laid down use the black pencil or pen to trace with more precision the various parts. As you see I did not add too much detail here but you can certainly recognize the character.

Eyes are very important in this figure so be careful when you draw them. They join at the middle point of the beak and occupy almost all the face surface.

Also see how I have cut a piece of the hat to make it look like an old top hat.

The beak is formed by an upper and lower part, the latter following the shape of the former.


Clean it up from construction lines and start refining your figure adding more details and defining precisely what covers what.


How to draw Disney characters – Complete the drawing

The final elements to add to complete the figure and the pose are certainly the small beak-lenses and the black elongated pupils.


Before refining even more our drawing let’s take care about briefly of the prop Scrooge is sitting on. Add a big money icon and surround the sack with piles of coins and decks of bucks!


He keeps a portion of his wealth, money he has personally earned himself, in a massive Money Bin overlooking the city of Duckburg. In the short Scrooge McDuck and Money, he remarks to his nephews that this money is “just petty cash”.

How to draw Disney characters – Final steps

These final steps are just to refine our drawing as we could well say that it is almost finished! Go over your drawing line by line and erase or add according to need in order to finish the figure with smooth lines and transitions from one shape to the other.

Add wisps of feathers to the sides and top of Uncle Scrooge head and refine the feathered tail.


It’s good to add a bit of contrast to the figure considering we are not going to color it in this tutorial. Use your pencil to shadow the top hat and the wrists of the coat sleeves. A few lines on the money sack should also do to add contrast and depth.

Finally add a highlight spot to each pupil and your drawing is complete! Congratulations.


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