The Star Wars series has been responsible for many of the most iconic characters in any form of media.
Throughout the films, TV shows, video games and books there have been countless characters that have become household names.
One of the most recent examples would be Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian TV show.
Even though Baby Yoda isn’t his name in the show, fans affectionately nicknamed him that because of his resemblance to Yoda from the films.
Learning how to draw Baby Yoda is a great way to show your love for this adorable character!
By the end of this tutorial, you will know everything there is to know about drawing this little guy.
We hope you really enjoy this step-by-step guide on how to draw Baby Yoda in just 6 steps!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw Baby Yoda – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw some facial details and the start of his clothes
- Step 3 – Draw some more of his clothing
- Step 4 – Next, draw the sleeves of his clothes
- Step 5 – Add the final details to your Baby Yoda drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your Baby Yoda drawing with color
- 3 More tips to make your Baby Yoda drawing easy!
- Your Baby Yoda Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw Baby Yoda – Let’s Get Started!
In this first step of our guide on how to draw Baby Yoda, we will begin with the head outline and eyes for this character.
First, let’s start with the eyes. You can draw some rounded lines for the eyes, and they will have pointy tips at the corners. Then, we shall start on the head outline.
For the top of his head, you can use a fairly solid yet slightly bumpy line.
The bottom will be drawn with a few smaller bumpy lines connecting to one another, and the middle bump will serve as his chin.
Finally, we will be drawing his large ears. These will be quite long and pointy, and they will have a slightly bumpy line for the tops of the ears with similarly bumpy lines for the bottom halves.
Once these outlines have all been drawn, we will be ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Now, draw some facial details and the start of his clothes
For the second part of your Baby Yoda drawing, we will be drawing some facial details along with the collar of his clothes.
First, we will be drawing some circular shapes inside the outlines of his eyes. These will serve as his pupils, and you can also draw some curved lines above the eyes for his eyebrows.
Next, some simple lines will be used for his nose and mouth, and these will finish off his cute facial expression.
With his face drawn, you can then draw some shapes inside of the ear outlines for the inner ear sections.
Before we proceed to step 3, you can use some more curved lines to create the thick collar beneath his head.
Step 3 – Draw some more of his clothing
The next few steps of this guide on how to draw Baby Yoda will be focused on drawing his body and the clothes he is wearing.
For now, we will be drawing some vertical lines that are very slightly wavy. His clothes are comprised of one piece of material that covers his whole body, so these crease lines will be quite long.
The spaces where his arms will be going will be left blank for now, and we will draw his sleeves in soon enough. When you’re happy with how it looks, we can move on to step 4.
Step 4 – Next, draw the sleeves of his clothes
Continuing with this Baby Yoda drawing, the next part we will be adding will be his sleeves.
These sleeves will be fairly short and thick, and they can be drawn using some slightly bumpy lines to make them look as if they’re made of fabric.
They will also have a rather thick, rounded rim at the ends of each one.
Finally, draw his pointy fingers with long nails at the ends poking out of the sleeves. In the next step of the guide, we will then focus on some of the final details that will really finish off this portrayal.
Step 5 – Add the final details to your Baby Yoda drawing
This picture is already looking great, and in this step of our guide on how to draw Baby Yoda, we will make it look even better with some small details!
First, we will be adding some curved lines to the interior of his clothing, as these will make them look more creased.
Despite his babyish appearance, he is still quite wrinkly, and we will represent this as well.
You can do this by drawing smaller curved lines on his forehead between his eyes, and once those are drawn you’ll be ready for the final step!
Before you move on, you could also add some aspects of your own. One idea would be to draw a background to show off your favorite Baby Yoda moment. What else can you think of to finish it off?
Step 6 – Finish off your Baby Yoda drawing with color
Now you’re ready to finish off your Baby Yoda drawing with some colors! In our reference image, we used some lighter greens for his skin while using a combination of greens and browns for his clothing.
These colors help to create an accurate portrayal of how he appears in the show, but you could also use different colors of your own choosing instead!
What colors and art mediums do you think would suit this adorable picture of Baby Yoda?
3 More tips to make your Baby Yoda drawing easy!
Make this iconic character easier to draw with these tips for your Baby Yoda sketch!
This drawing of Baby Yoda that we created in this guide was made quite detailed so that he matches his appearance in the Mandalorian show.
While this makes him more realistic, it may be an art style that you don’t like working with. If that is the case, then you could use an art style that you find preferable.
For example, it could be cute to use a simpler cartoon style for this drawing. Not only would that potentially make it easier to draw, but you might even prefer this simpler cartoon look for Baby Yoda.
That’s one example, but if you have a different art style that you like working in, then you could use it for this drawing as well.
Even though this Baby Yoda drawing shows a character that could not exist in real life, you can still use some of the tricks you might use when drawing a human.
One of these tricks would involve using a pencil to draw some preparation shapes and lines. With your pencil, you could draw a rough oval shape for his head.
Then, you can use a rounded shape for his body and add some rough outlines for his limbs. Once you have these shapes, you can then start adding some more detail layers until you’re ready to draw the final lines.
Finally, one of the best ways to make this Baby Yoda sketch easier would be to use the real thing as a reference. As we mentioned, Baby Yoda isn’t a real being but he certainly looks real in the show!
You can pause a scene that contains Baby Yoda and then use it to help you draw the details and proportions of the character. Not only that, but you can also use the scene to draw a background for the image.
If you don’t want to use the show, you could also look up photos and drawings online.
Your Baby Yoda Drawing is Complete!
This is one of the most popular and recognizable characters to come out of Star Wars in recent years, and we hope recreating him in this guide on how to draw Baby Yoda was lots of fun!
There were quite a few details to get right in this drawing, but it can be made so much easier when you break it down into smaller, more manageable steps.
You can also keep the drawing journey going as you add your own details and ideas to the mix. What can you think of to add to this incredible drawing of yours?
We can’t wait to see what you do to finish it off!
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