When it comes to exercise or even just spending a nice day outside, there are only so may places your legs can take you.
That is unless you have a bike, as this vehicle opens up many possibilities! Bikes can be used for sports, exercise or leisurely rides, and they can come in many varieties.
It can also be notoriously difficult to learn how to draw a cartoon bike, but that’s what this guide is here for!
By the end of the steps in this guide, you will know exactly how it can be done while having a lot of fun.
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon bike in just 7 easy steps is here to show you how you can design your very own bike!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw A Cartoon Bike – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Draw some more of the frame
- Step 3 – Next, start drawing the wheels
- Step 4 – Now, draw some inner details for the wheels
- Step 5 – Draw the handlebars of your cartoon bike
- Step 6 – Now, add the final details
- Step 7 – Finish off your cartoon bike drawing with some color
- Here’s how you can make your cartoon bike drawing even better…
- Your Cartoon Bike Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Cartoon Bike – Let’s Get Started!
To begin this guide on how to draw a cartoon bike, we will begin with the start of the frame as well as the pedal.
The frame is triangular in shape, and it is made up of two sections connected to one another. At the lower right-hand side, you will find the pedal for the bike.
This will have a round outline that the pedal itself is sticking out of at an angle.
While drawing the frame and other aspects of the bike, you can use a ruler to help you with some of the straight lines.
Step 2 – Draw some more of the frame
This step will be all about adding the next section of the frame for your cartoon bike drawing. First, we will add another triangular section to the right-hand side of the bike.
This will also have a small circle at the far right end.
Then, we will draw the first portion of the forked section that goes over the wheel attaching to the left-hand side of the frame you drew in the previous step.
Step 3 – Next, start drawing the wheels
Now you’re ready to start adding the wheels of this bike, as it wouldn’t get very far without it! The wheels will be perfect circles.
And they will slot into the portions of the frame that we show in the reference image. You could use a drawing tool such as a drawing compass when drawing these circles.
We will also add more detail to these wheels shortly!
Finish off this step by adding some small dots to the round area of the pedal.
Step 4 – Now, draw some inner details for the wheels
We will be adding some inner details to the wheels of your cartoon bike drawing in this step. To begin this, we will first draw two smaller circles inside of the wheel outlines that you just drew.
The second one will go very close inside of the outline of the first one, which we show in our reference image.
Then, we will separate the inner circle into various segments, and this is another part where your ruler will come in handy!
Step 5 – Draw the handlebars of your cartoon bike
This step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon bike will be one of the trickier steps of the guide.
In this one, we will start drawing the handlebars of the bike, and there are quite a few fiddly details to draw for this part.
It will go onto the frame, and it will have some thin, straight sections for a frame of its own.
Then, you can add the handles and the brakes attached to them onto this frame. We would recommend closely following the reference image while taking your time with this one!
Then, we will add the final details in the next step.
Step 6 – Now, add the final details
To finish off this drawing before we color it in the final step, we will have to add a few more details. First, we will add the bike seat.
This will be a flat, rounded shape that is thicker on the right than the left side. It will be attached to a thin piece of the frame.
Then, we will draw some thin wires coming down from the handlebars and just above the wheels. Finally, draw the curved brakes portions on top of the wheels to conclude the details for this step.
Before moving on, you could customize this bike by adding some additional details and ideas to the bike.
You could also draw a fun background to show where you would ride this bike. What else can you think of for this image?
Step 7 – Finish off your cartoon bike drawing with some color
This is the final step of the guide, and in it we shall finish off with some awesome colors.
In our reference image, we used some bright blues for portions of the bike frame with greys for other portions. Then, we used greens for the handles, seat and inner tire details.
Bikes can come in any colors you can imagine, though, so you have loads of freedom with how you could color this in!
This is all about creating your own perfect bike, so you should feel free to use any colors you love to finish it off.
There are loads of small details to color in here, so we would recommend mediums that give you greater control such as colored pens or pencils. What will you use to color this cartoon bike?
Here’s how you can make your cartoon bike drawing even better…
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When you have a real bike, it can be fun to customize it to suit your own personality. The same could be done for this drawing of a cartoon bike!
One way you could do this would be by changing the color of the cartoon bike. Currently, it has a blue and green color scheme.
You may like these colors, but if you have any other favorites then you should use them for this bike.
Another way you could customize a real bike along with this cartoon bike would be to add some accessories. There are loads of cool accessories you can use for a bike!
One classic accessory would be a bike bell that you can clip to the handles. You could also add training wheels or maybe some streamers hanging from the handles.
How else would you like to customize this bike with accessories that suit your own personality?
Once your cartoon bike drawing looks exactly as you want it, it could be fun to draw someone riding it! It would be a fun touch to use yourself as a model for this character.
If you’re not as used to drawing real people, then you could draw this character in a simple cartoon style.
It could be a tricky pose to draw, so you may want to look up some images of people on bikes to help you.
Who else could you base this character on?
Finally, it would be fun to show exactly where you would like to ride the bike in your cartoon bike sketch by adding a background.
Bikes give the rider a lot of freedom, and you can ride them almost anywhere you want to go.
If you have a real bike that you like to ride, then you can draw your favorite trails that you like to travel on your bike. Or, you could imagine an ideal location for you to take this bike for a spin!
Your Cartoon Bike Drawing is Complete!
We mentioned at the start of this guide on how to draw a cartoon bike that drawing bikes is not always an easy task!
This guide was designed to show you that it can be really fun and easy when you break it down, and this is always the best way to conquer a drawing challenge.
Remember to customize the details of this bike and add any extra elements that you may want for it! There are so many ways that you could complete this bike, so let your creativity flow.
If you enjoyed working on this guide, you’ll be glad to know we have many more for you to enjoy on our website! Be sure to check in there often to never miss out.
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