As one of the most beloved animated characters of all time, Smurf is a fantastic subject for drawing, especially for beginners. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll show you how to draw a Smurf that’s cute and lovable, step-by-step. Let’s dive in!
Before we get started drawing a Smurf, we need to ensure we have all the necessary materials. Here is a list of materials you’ll need:
- Sketchpad or Drawing Paper
- Pencil: 2H, HB or any Hard Lead Pencil
- Eraser: Kneaded and Chalk/Fabric Eraser
- Colored Pencils: Blue, White, Black, and Red
Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Smurf
Step 1: Sketch the Basic Shapes
We’ll start by drawing a rough sketch of the Smurf. Sketch lightly, and use a hard lead pencil, so the lines are easy to erase. Let’s draw a circle for the head and an oval for the body, and a few additional lines to complete the eye and mouth position.
Step 2: Add Face Features
Now it’s time to add facial features. Draw two large ovals for the eyes, with smaller circles for the pupils. Sketch a triangular nose with a smile line beneath it, and add some curvy lines to define the mouth.
Step 3: Draw Smurf’s Ears and the Cap
Draw two curved lines beside the Smurf’s head to create the ear shape. Next, draw a droopy cap on his head by sketching one large curvy line extending from one ear to the other. Add trimming at the base of the cap and a pompom at the top.
Step 4: Draw Smurf’s Arms and Legs
Starting from the body, draw two curvy lines with small circles at the end to draw the arms. Draw shorter lines with small circles to form the feet, and then sketch rectangles for the legs.
Step 5: Details of Smurf’s Body
Draw a curved line underneath the Smurf’s shirt, and sketch some curvy lines for his shorts or trousers. Draw some buttons on his shirt and add wrinkles on the pants.
Step 6: Add Dimension With Shading
Add a three-dimensional look by shading the Smurf’s elements. Shade in the pupils, ears, and cap with blue, and the eyes, pants, and shirt with white. Add black for the outline of the Smurf and the trimming of the cap.
Step 7: Finalize Drawing the Smurf
Finalize your Smurf by examining the outline, adding details and altering line strengths. Erase unnecessary lines, and darken the lines of your drawing.
Drawing Techniques for Drawing Smurf
- Start with light sketchlines, and gradually work the detail up
- Draw smooth, curvy lines to give your Smurf cartoon character-like features
- Focus on smaller elements, such as eyes, nose, and mouth for determining the Smurf’s character
- Experiment with shading techniques, such as cross-hatching or blending
- Don’t be afraid to use references or examples to help improve your Smurf drawing
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1. Do I need to use colored pencils?
No, colored pencils are optional. You can use pencils or markers of different strengths for outlining and shading.
Q2. I’m a beginner with no experience in drawing, can I still draw a Smurf?
Yes! This step-by-step guide is designed for beginners. By following these instructions and taking your time, you can draw a Smurf drawing that you’ll be happy with.
Q3. Can I use tracing paper?
Yes, you can use tracing paper if you want to perfect your drawing.
Q4. Can I create a Smurf with different colors?
Sure, you are the artist! You can make your Smurf drawing with different shades to suit your style.
Q5. How can I correct mistakes in my drawing?
Using erasers are one way to correct mistakes in your drawing. The kneaded eraser is great for softening lines, while the chalk eraser is better for clean erasing.
Q6. How long will it take to draw a Smurf?
The time can vary depending on your skill level. It can take an average of 30-60 minutes, but don’t rush, take your time, and ensure each step is done correctly.