Many people love the feeling of being scared, and stories featuring all manner of spooky things have remained popular since we began telling stories.
There are many different types of scary beings that populate these horror stories, and now you will get to create your own one as you learn how to draw a cartoon monster!
This guide will show you how to create a fun and imaginative interpretation of a monster without getting rattled by details and proportions.
So get ready to take on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon monster in just 6 easy steps!
You will soon discover that taking on this drawing is definitely not going to be a terrifying experience.
How to Draw Cartoon Monster – Let’s Get Started!
This is a really cool design that we will be creating in this guide, and we will begin with the head and horns in this first step of your cartoon monster drawing.
The head is what we will start with, and it can be started with a simple curved line. This will then have some pointy lines at the top of the head for a tuft of hair.
Then, we will draw some large curved horns on the sides of the head. These will be large and thick, and they will extend from some curved bases.
Finally, add some small round ears beneath the horns and then draw some texture lines on them.
Step 2 – Now, draw some more of the face and add the arms
We will be adding quite a lot in this second step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon monster! This step will begin with a single large eye.
This will be a rounded shape that you can draw free-hand, as it doesn’t need to be a perfect circle. It will also have some curved lines above and below it.
The curved line above it will also have a pointy tuft of fur above it for a sort of eyebrow.
Finally, we will add some thick, short and rounded arms on the sides. Each of these will have some fur details with large, pointy claws at the ends.
Finish off with another curved line for the cheek, and then we can continue.
Step 3 – Next, draw the mouth and some of his chest
This monster is really starting to come together now! In this step, we will be drawing his mouth and his chest. Starting with his mouth, this will be a curved line beneath the eye.
It will have a thick lip that you can draw with a curved line, and there will also be a large chin beneath it. We will then finish off this mouth by adding some large, pointy teeth to the mouth.
The chest and back will then be drawn using some simple curved lines with some equally simple details inside.
Step 4 – Now, draw his legs
You can start adding the legs to your cartoon monster drawing in this fourth step of the guide.
The legs will be drawn using some fairly simple curved lines, and there will be several smaller pointy parts poking off the sides.
Then, the feet will be quite flat with some rounded toes.
You’ll notice that the foot on the right has a small gap in it, and the reasoning for that will become clear in the next step where we will add the final details!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your drawing
In this part of our guide on how to draw a cartoon monster, we will be adding some final details and touches to get you ready for the final step.
This will also be a step where you can add some extra details and ideas of your own! First, we will give this awesome monster a tail.
This will be drawn using some more curved lines, and it will also curl inwards. The end of the tail will have some tufted fur, and this will cover the space that was left over in the previous step.
Finally, draw some rounded triangular spikes onto the tail to finish it off! Now it’s time for you to add any extra details that you may like for this monster.
We think it would be lots of fun to draw a background setting for him to be in. What kinds of fun settings can you think of for this guy to be in?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
It’s time to finish off this monster with some color! Because this is an imaginary design, that means that you can use any colors you can imagine for him.
In our reference image, we went with a primarily red color scheme to give him a warm look. We changed up the shades and intensities of the colors to really give him some depth and texture.
This is our interpretation of this monster, but as we mentioned you could go for any other colors you may prefer!
There are also lots of different art tools and mediums that you can play around with, so there is a lot of room for you to show off your creativity.
We can’t wait to see how you bring your own creative touches to this image!
4 More Ways To Make Your Cartoon Monster Drawing Unique
Bring your cartoon monster sketch to life with these handy tips!
For this drawing of a cartoon monster, we used a dark red color for the monster. This looks really good, but you could also use other colors if you prefer!
Monsters are not real (that we know of) so you could use any colors you like for this monster. You could even use patterns and alternating colors to make him look even cooler!
What are some colors that you think would suit this monster design that we have created?
It could also be fun to customize and play around with some of the other elements of this cartoon monster design.
There are a few subtle changes you could make in order to make this monster more unique.
For example, one simple change would be to give him two eyes instead of one. You could also give him a more fearsome facial expression.
These are just a few of the subtle ways that you could customize this cartoon monster, but what are some other ways you can think of?
If you have too many ideas for changes to this cartoon monster drawing, you could use some of them to create a monster friend for this one!
This would be a chance to get really creative, as the only limit would be your imagination. The monster could have elements from different animals and bugs or be truly otherworldly.
It would be very interesting to see what kinds of weird and wonderful monster designs you could come up with!
Finally, no matter which of these tips you chose to use or not, you could finish it all off with a background.
Much as it was with designing a new monster, you would have a lot of freedom in how you could design this background.
This would be a chance for you to show off what kind of amazing place you think this cartoon monster would inhabit. Choosing a theme for this setting would be a good place to start!
Your Cartoon Monster Drawing is Complete!
This spooky monster was a really fun design to look at, and we hope that you had an equally fun time as you worked through the steps of this guide on how to draw a cartoon monster!
Whenever you take on a new drawing, the best way to overcome any challenges is always to break it down into smaller steps that are easier to manage, and that’s what we aimed to do for you.
Now you can show us how it’s done as you add your own awesome ideas and additions to this drawing! It will be interesting to see what you do with it.
We would also love to see you on our website, as we have tons of awesome drawing guides and other activities for you to enjoy there.
Lastly, we hope you will also share your finished cartoon monster drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages!
It’s always thrilling to see how your artworks turn out, and we look forward to seeing it!