Welcome to this first installment of “How to Draw Disney Characters.” In this tutorial, we’ll be learning how to draw Mickey Mouse, one of the most famous Disney characters. This is an easy tutorial to warm you up, but the next one will be more complex and challenging.
We’ll be drawing Mickey’s face seen from the front, one of the classical and most loved representations of the famous mouse. This is an easy endeavor and you should be able to get a decent result with a little practice. Let’s get started!
Mickey Mouse was created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks and voiced by Walt Disney.
Draw a big circle and two small ellipses on the two sides of the head as shown. When drawing circular forms, it helps to draw a series of concentric lines without detaching the pencil from the paper. You can see that from the sketch. This way, you can continue to shape the form you are working on, like you would with a piece of clay on a rotating stand. Keep doing this until you are satisfied with the shape and size of the circles. Erase unnecessary lines at the end.
Mickey’s top trademark is his ears, and they have also become a trademark of the Disney company in general. The basic design of Mickey’s ears is two very round ears that are attached to a very round head. Other than the 1940s Mickey, he and Minnie’s ears have had the unusual characteristic of always being viewable with the same symmetry despite which direction their respective head is facing.
Divide the head in half with a vertical line and in three parts with two horizontal lines. Try to follow my drawing, but do not be too picky. Half a millimeter up or down is not going to ruin your drawing. These two lines represent Mickey’s forehead and the smiling height (where the smiling mouth is supposed to go). Draw the two cheeks and the shape of the face.
It is not difficult at all to learn how to draw Disney characters once you know how to break down your drawing into easier shapes.
“Mickey Mouse” is a slang expression meaning small-time, amateurish, or trivial. In the UK and Ireland, it also means poor quality or counterfeit.
The smiling line will also serve the purpose of positioning Mickey’s nose. It’s elliptical and black, draw it very loosely using the technique described above, until you are happy with the shape and size. Do not forget to add the small curved line above the nose.
The small arrows here indicate two things: 1. as you can see, the size of the head is slightly smaller than the snout, be sure to keep that in mind. Also, you want to add the chin at this stage. As you can see, it is just as if you had pulled down a little bit from the curvature of the head.
The next step is to draw the eyes. They are oval and have a curvy line on the top. Inside, you will add the pupils which should be identical in size and placement.
Then, draw Mickey’s mouth, which is just a big smiling line that touches the horizontal line you drew earlier. And finally, add his tongue which is just a small curved line inside the mouth.
Congratulations! You have learned how to draw Mickey Mouse, one of the most iconic Disney characters of all time.
Remember that practice makes perfect, so keep trying until you get it right. And don’t forget to have fun while you’re at it!
I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney
Hello. I really enjoy drawing Disney characters and Mickey is one of my favorites. I really jus found out that I could draw like a couple months ago. I was playing around thinking I could at least try to draw a Disney character and it looked amazing. Thanks to all of yall!
I am glad it helped you get in the right mood! Why don’t you submit your drawing when you are done?