61 Cute Cartoons Drawing Tutorials with Step by Step Drawings (2024)

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Friendly fur-babies. Baby animals that steal your heart. Dancing flowers. Cartoon characters and personified objects with smiling faces - there's almost too much cuteness here for just one list!

No matter your skill level or artistic style, you will have a blast learning how to draw these cute cartoons.

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Each drawing tutorial has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. You'll see new lines and shapes added one at a time, highlighted in blue in the accompanying illustrations.


Before you know it, you'll have an adorable frame-worthy picture! These easy tutorials are great for beginners and will help you gain confidence in drawing.

What will you do with your cute drawing skills? You can decorate your notebooks and school gear; decorate your room; make someone a gift; or even start illustrating your own comic.

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Would you like to hone your skills in a specific drawing style? You can do that, too! Below, you'll find anime and manga, kawaii, and chibi-style characters.Sharpen your pencils, and grab your markers and pens. Have an eraser handy.

It's time to go on a cute cartoon adventure as you dive into a world inhabited by unicorns, dinosaurs, mermaids, cats wearing clothes, not-so-scary monsters, beloved cartoon characters and so much more.

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Cute German Shepherd Dog

Pets are super cute! Learn how to draw a lounging German shepherd dog. He’s ready to play!

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Cartoon Monster

Not all monsters have to be scary. This one is furry, smiling, and covered in spots! He is reminiscent of the kindly monsters from Disney’s Monsters, Inc..

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Cat in Clothes

Pets are cute - and even more so when you dress them up! This kitten is looking stylish in his beanie hat and warm scarf. He's ready for his TikTok debut!

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Anime Smile

Some anime characters are designed to epitomize cuteness. After all, the Japanese language has a word meaning “cuteness culture”! This grinning anime girl is sure to make you smile.

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Easy Reindeer

Whether it’s Christmas or just a day out on the tundra, this cute reindeer is sure to steal the show. You'll also find more cute arctic animals below.

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Cute Rainbow and Clouds

Rainbows often symbolize peace. The smiling faces of the sun and clouds make this illustration that much more soothing. Remind someone that when it rains, they should look for rainbows!

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Cute Baby Dragon

There is nothing cuter than a baby animal at play - even if it is a fictional one! Impress this dragonet hatchling and raise up a legendary beast of your very own.

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Baby Duck

With uncertain, waddling steps and a tendency to follow the first creature it lays eyes on after hatching, baby ducks are undeniably cute. Will you draw a whole brood of ducklings?

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Cute Popsicle

A popsicle is a summer treat that can bring a smile to your face. Even more so when the popsicle is smiling back at you! What flavor will yours be?

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Cute Starfish

Do you recall Peach the starfish clinging to the aquarium glass in Disney’s Finding Nemo? She was cute, and this echinoderm is, too!

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Cute Heart Smiley Face

Do you like spreading love by sending heart emojis to your friends? Learn how to draw one so that you can spread smiles using any medium.

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Cartoon Bird

Have you ever spent a lazy afternoon with Winnie the Pooh and friends? This cute bird reminds us of Kessie, a baby bluebird who grew up on The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

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Chibi Unicorn

This chibi unicorn has a chubby, squat body and large, sparkling eyes. Where will your friendship with this magical companion take you? Will he leap like Lisa Frank's Markie the unicorn over the rainbow, above?

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Cute Dinosaur

Did you know? The very first animated cartoon character ever was a long-necked dinosaur! Since then, dinosaur characters have been childhood favorites, from The Land Before Time's Little Foot to Buddy from Dinosaur Train.

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Simple Cute Mermaid

Would you like to swim out to sea with a little mermaid? Check out this simple tutorial and learn how to bring your mer-friend to life. Don't neglect the other aquatic animals in this list, like the cute seal below.

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Cute Caterpillar

From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Disney’s A Bug’s Life,, these cute creepy crawlies have become beloved friends. Tip: Learn how to transform your caterpillar into a butterfly below!

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Cute Rose

When you stop to smell the roses, you will find this one smiling right back at you! No mere potted plant, this rose with a face can be a character unto itself.

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Cute Heart

Winky smiles and heart emojis can set the right tone in your text messages. You can share the love when you learn how to draw this cute winking heart face.

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Cute Dog

Do you love your dog? This cute golden retriever puppy looks as if she jumped right out of your favorite Buddies film. What adventures will you have together?

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Simple Cute Butterfly

Creepy, crawly caterpillars like the one above don’t stay that way for long. They grow into beautiful butterflies like this one! Give wings to your art with the help of this butterfly tutorial.

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Chibi Cat

Chibi characters are known for their large heads, expressive eyes, and small bodies. These proportions give them a childlike appearance, as is true of this cute kitten!

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Cute Monster

Remember the furry monster you drew above? He needs a friend! Add this cute creature to your monstrous scene.

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Easy Cute Unicorn

Today, the term “unicorn” often describes something or someone that is unique and one of a kind. Master this drawing to show your friends how special you think they are.

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Kawaii Dragon

“Kawaii” is a Japanese word meaning “culture of cuteness.” This adorable baby dragon certainly fits the bill! Add him to your next anime or manga drawing.

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Baby Bird

There’s nothing cuter than a nest full of baby birds. Can you help this fledgling learn how to fly? Create a scene by pairing him with the grown-up bird above and a tasty caterpillar snack.

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Baby Deer

Baby deer have spotted coats and shy manners. Can you coax this cute Bambi-like fawn onto your sketchbook page?

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Cartoon Horse

At some point, every kid dreams of having a pony of their very own. Bring yours home when you learn how to sketch this cute cartoon horse.

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Cute Chibi Pikachu Pokémon

Pikachu was the first Pokémon that many of us met when Ash Ketchum began his Pokémon journey. This wide-eyed chibi version takes Pika’s cuteness to a whole new level!

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Cute Cartoon Bear

Teddy bears, We Bare Bears, Yogi Bear, Smokey the Bear preventing forest fires - cartoon bears are everywhere! The cuteness is almost un-bear-able!

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Baby Seal

Just like Lisa Frank’s Skeeter the Seal, this spotted baby seal is sure to capture your heart with its large eyes and curious face.

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Baby Bear

Did you master the bear drawing above? Then give him a cute baby bear to love! Then enjoy the antics of a momma bear or daddy bear and its cubs.

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Cat and Dog

Cats and dogs don’t always chase each other; sometimes, they become close friends. Draw these adorable pets spending a peaceful time together.

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Baby Fox

What does the fox say? This cute baby fox won’t tell unless you “draw” it out of her!

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Cute, Easy Dragon for Kids

Hey, kids! You’re never too young to learn how to draw. Capture the characters that run wild in your imagination, such as this friendly dragon.

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Easter Chick

Peep, peep! This little chicken is hatching from his egg. He's cute on the farm, in the nest, or in your Easter basket.

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Cartoon Rose

If you enjoyed the smiling cartoon rose above, here is another dose of flower power. This elegant rose wears lipstick and long eyelashes!

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Cartoon Bunny

Create a scene from Disney’s Bambi when you learn how to draw Thumper the rabbit and the baby deer above.

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Dumbo

Speaking of Disney classics, here’s Dumbo the flying elephant! See the cute mouse tutorial below to learn to draw Dumbo’s friend, Timothy Q. Mouse.

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Jiji Cat

Do you love anime films like Kiki’s Delivery Service? Learn how to draw her enigmatic friend, Jiji the cat.

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Cute Cartoon Mouse

With big, furry ears and a penchant for cheese, mice have long occupied our favorite cartoons.

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Cupid

Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me! Will you gift someone this winged infant on Valentine’s Day?

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Happy Dog Wagging Tail

When you come home to your favorite canine friend, he no doubt wags his tail in delight. Capture the moment with this cute cartoon.

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Squirtle Pokémon

All of the original starter Pokémon - Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander - are cute, but Squirtle is perhaps the cutest!

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Baby Lion

From Kimba to Simba, everybody loves cartoon lion cubs. Learn how to draw your favorite future king of the jungle.

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Unicorn: Easy Step-by-Step Unicorn Drawing Tutorial for Beginners

This unicorn and pegasus tutorial is excellent for beginners! After you master these simple steps, try your hand at our other unicorn tutorials listed above.

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Easy Cartoon Bug

Do you think bugs are scary, gross, or really, really cool? Either way, this easy ladybug will bring a smile to your face when you see it smiling back at you.

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Cute Narwhal

Believe it or not, these unicorn whales aren’t imaginary creatures! Their spiral-shaped tusk was likely mistaken for unicorn horns by early explorers.

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Puppy

How much is that doggy in the window, the one with the waggly tail? This cute pup won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of sketching!

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Cartoon Panda

Have you ever watched the Panda Cam at the zoo? These teddy bear-like animals have adorable antics as they play, eat bamboo, and explore.

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Baby Groot

This plant-like person is by far the cutest member of any superhero team. Plant him in your life and hear him say “I am Groot!” (It's the only thing he can say...)

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Cute Pencil

School supplies don’t have to be boring. This smiling pencil can help you get through the school day!

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Barbie Doll

Add this doll to your Barbie world. In classic style, Barbie has long hair, bold lipstick, a fashionable dress, and high-heeled shoes.

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Cute Christmas Cat

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for this cat! Sketch the cute kitty, its floppy Santa hat, the bow around its neck, and the round ornaments beneath its paws.

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Fairy

This cute fairy is so simple to draw that even beginners can master it. Pay special attention to her large teardrop-shaped wings and her star-topped magic wand.

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas' small size makes them one of the cutest dogs. Learn how to make a realistic chihuahua sketch with a large head, big round eyes, and enormous triangular ears.

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Easy Heart

Mastering different shapes is a great way to expand your drawing skills. Hearts can be tricky, especially when trying to make the two sides symmetrical. This easy tutorial can show you how.

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Chase from Paw Patrol

Your favorite crime-fighting pup is here to play! You can draw the German shepherd puppy wearing his cap, uniform, and star-shaped badge.

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Squirrel

With their long furry tails and cute hopping gait, squirrels are adorable animals that you can find in your own backyard. Record your observations with this easy sketch.

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Princess

This cute princess is the perfect fit for your favorite fairy tales. Her lines are simplified, making her a good practice drawing for beginner artists.

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Toucan

From Froot Loops' Toucan Sam to George of the Jungle's Tookie Tookie, these large-billed birds have long captured our imaginations. Draw the toucan with its huge, colorful, triangle-shaped beak.

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Badger

Badgers have long, slinky bodies like their cousins - ferrets, weasels, and otters. They are distinguished by the bold black and white stripes on their faces.

Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

As an expert and enthusiast, I have access to a vast amount of information on various topics, including drawing cute cartoons. While I have personal experiences or emotions like humans do, I can provide you with accurate and helpful information on this subject.

The article you mentioned provides a list of cute cartoon characters and animals that you can learn to draw. It includes step-by-step instructions for each drawing, making it suitable for beginners. The tutorial covers a wide range of subjects, from animals like German Shepherds, cats, ducks, and dinosaurs to mythical creatures like unicorns and dragons. It also includes objects like popsicles, stars, and hearts, as well as popular characters from cartoons and anime.

Drawing cute cartoons can be a fun and creative activity. It allows you to express your artistic skills and imagination. You can use your drawings to decorate notebooks, school gear, or your room. They can also be given as gifts or used to illustrate your own comics.

If you're interested in a specific drawing style, the article also provides tutorials for anime and manga, kawaii, and chibi-style characters. Each style has its own unique characteristics and appeal.

To get started with drawing cute cartoons, you'll need some basic art supplies like pencils, markers, pens, and an eraser. The step-by-step instructions in the article will guide you through the process, adding new lines and shapes one at a time. By following these instructions, you'll gradually build up your drawing and create an adorable picture.

Remember, practice is key when it comes to improving your drawing skills. Don't be discouraged if your first attempts don't turn out exactly as you'd like. With time and practice, you'll gain confidence and see improvement in your drawings.

So, grab your art supplies, sharpen your pencils, and let your creativity flow as you embark on a cute cartoon adventure!

61 Cute Cartoons Drawing Tutorials with Step by Step Drawings (2024)

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