Which cartoon characters are your favorites? Some of your favorite characters are likely from Disney movies and shows.
Is it hard to draw Disney characters? After all, professional animators make those movies!
Actually, creating a cute Disney sketch is simple and fun. What do you need to start your own Disney art project?
Well, first you will need a sheet of paper and something to draw with – a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon. You may also want to color your finished drawing.
In each tutorial, simple lines and shapes will be added in each step. Even if you are a beginner, you will be able to easily follow along. New additions are always highlighted in blue.
Then, use one of our easy, step-by-step drawing tutorials to learn how to draw your favorite character. Pay special attention to the blue lines that are added in each step. You will soon bring your drawing idea to life!
From Star Wars to pretty princesses, you’ll find plenty of things to draw when you’re bored, below.
Did you know? Some Disney characters like Mickey Mouse have been around for a very long time. He made his cartoon debut in 1928 – almost 100 years ago!
Other characters on our list are more recent. Star Wars characters like Princess Leia and Han Solo have been in the movies since 1977, but they didn’t join the Disney family of characters until 2012.
Finally, a few characters like those from Gravity Falls came out in recent years.
What do you think, Tink? Tinker Bell is a fairy whose pixie dust allowed Peter Pan’s friends to fly. She also has lots of adventures with her fairy friends in Pixie Hollow, “a magical kingdom located north of Neverland.”
How to Draw Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters on the planet. Even just the three circles representing his ears and head bring this mouse to mind. You can learn to draw him in full detail.
Elsa from Frozen
Whether you want a friend to help you build a snowman or a confidant to help you let it go, Elsa has your back. She may live in a kingdom of ice, but she has a warm heart!
His dark helmet and noisy exhalations make Darth Vader a mysterious and intimidating character. Are you ready to face this dark lord of the Sith?
If Mickey Mouse is the world’s most famous cartoon charter, his girl Minnie is a close second! She is distinguished from her recognizable friend by the brightly colored bows she wears between her ears.
You’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, whosits and whatzits galore – but do you have a portrait of the Little Mermaid?
The previous tutorial took you under the sea – so will this one! Help Nemo have big adventures despite his lucky fin.
Who set out on an adventure to find Nemo? Dory did, even if she can’t remember! Remind yourself to check out this fun fish drawing guide.
Anna from Frozen
The bond between sisters cannot be easily broken. If you learned how to draw the ice princess above, reintroduce her to her long-lost companion.
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
There must be more than this provincial life – and there is. Daydream with Belle with the help of this drawing guide.
Rapunzel from Tangled
Rapunzel isn’t your ordinary damsel in distress. With the help of her hair, her frying pan, and the chameleon Pascal, she can do anything!
Let’s get down to business to defeat the Huns… to do so, you’ll need a hero like Mulan. She’s determined to bring honor to her family and protect her friends.
“When dancing at the ball she’ll be more beautiful than all in the lovely dress we’ll make for Cinderelly!” Cinderella’s mouse friends aren’t the only ones who can get her ready for the ball. You can, too!
Kylo modeled his own mask after Darth Vader’s, the dark Jedi we met above. Can you help this troubled padawan make amends with his family members, below?
He’s a bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor, and he’s here to take care of Jabba the Hutt’s former domain.
Porg from Star Wars
Porgs are beakless sea birds from the planet Ahch-To. They are both cute and curious, attracted to shiny objects!
BB-8 from Star Wars
It’s time to roll with BB-8! This cute astromech droid will always have your back, no matter what misadventures are in store for you.
Darth Maul from Star Wars
Darth Maul is a Zabrak alien from the planet Dathomir. He was trained as a Sith since childhood. Can you adapt the lightsaber below to create Maul’s famous double-bladed lightsaber?
Lightsabers are the weapons of the Jedi and the Sith. The swords use a Kyber crystal to project the laser-like blade. Are you ready to commune with a crystal and build your lightsaber, young padawan?
the Death Star from Star Wars
That’s no small moon! It’s a space station! The Death Star is an armored space station with the ability to destroy an entire planet. When the Rebels blew up the first Death Star, the Empire built another. What will you do with this ultimate weapon?
Use the Force, Luke! You don’t need any mystical abilities or special training to sketch this legendary Jedi. All you need is this easy drawing guide.
Would you like to go to Neverland, where children never have to grow up? Peter Pan can show you the way. Just take the second star to the right, and straight on till morning.
Who is the fairest in all the land? Snow White is, or so the Magic Mirror says. Just watch out for poisoned apples and princes coming to the rescue.
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Whether you’re using paints or pencils, reconnect with the river and the rainstorm when you learn how to draw Pocahantas.
Ka-chow! Lighting McQueen is the fastest racecar on four wheels. You can meet him and his friends in the sleepy little town of Radiator Springs.
Want to make a cute portrait of this spacefaring princess? It’s okay to ask for help. This drawing guide can be your only hope!
Oh, deer! You can learn how to draw one of the most classic Disney characters. Remember, “Everybody falls down. Getting back up is how you learn to walk.” It’s how you learn to draw, too – keep practicing even when you make mistakes!
WALL-E’s job is to clean up the planet Earth. Can you assist him with the help of your trusty eraser?
Baby Dory from Finding Dory
If you thought Finding Nemo‘s Dory was cute and comical, you’ll love the large, expressive eyes in her baby pictures!
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s a flying circus elephant!
Gnome from Gravity Falls
Powerful gnomes dwell in the forests around Gravity Falls. Watch out! If you draw too many of these creatures they may combine to form a giant gnome! Be sure to have a whistle and a leaf blower handy.
Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
The beloved Princess Aurora was protected by fairies in a woodland cottage. Yet, a curse caused her to fall into a deep, deathlike sleep. Can you find the prince to awaken her?
Daisy Duck is Minnie Mouse’s best friend. They both love hairbows. You can help Daisy look her best!
Tiana from The Princess and The Frog
Long have there been legends about kissing a frog to turn him into a prince. But when Tiana tries it, the opposite happened!
Merida from Brave
“They are those who say fate is something beyond our command, that destiny is not our own. But I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.” Are you brave enough to expand your skills?
Chibi Han Solo from Star Wars
Princess Leia thinks Han Solo is cute – she fell in love with the scoundrel! When you see this chibi version of everyone’s favorite smuggler, you will think so, too.
Mushu from Mulan
“Dra-gon, not lizard. I don’t do that tongue thing.” Help Mulan, above, to fulfill her destiny. He’s travel-sized for your convenience!