Santa is one of the most well-known figures around the world, as he has become symbolic of the Christmas season!
On Christmas Eve, Santa is said to travel the world bringing gifts and good cheer to kids, and pictures of him are common around this time.
Many people like to learn how to draw a cartoon Santa as it helps to get them in the Christmas mood!
Whether Christmas is around the corner or you’re in the middle of Summer, this guide will give you some Christmas fun to enjoy.
So get ready for some Christmas cheer as you begin this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon Santa in just 6 easy steps!
How to Draw A Cartoon Santa – Let’s Get Started!
Santa has had many different interpretations over the years, but we will go for a classic one for this cartoon Santa drawing!
That means he will have the characteristic white bushy beard and hair with the usual Santa outfit. In this first step of the guide, we will begin with the outline of his hair and beard along with his arms.
The hair and beard will be composed of one single shape in this step, and it will be drawn using a bumpy line. The outline for his head will be more narrow than the outline for his beard.
Finally for this step, we will draw some curved lines for his arm outlines. Then, we will add some thin curved cuffs to the ends of each arm.
Add some simple hands to the ends of the arms, and then we can move on!
Step 2 – Now, draw some facial details
With the outline of his hair and beard done, we will start adding some specific facial details in this step of this guide on how to draw a cartoon Santa.
First, draw two large eyebrows near the top of the head outline. These will then have some smooth curved lines drawn outwards from them.
His eyes will be two simple dots, and we will add the lenses of his glasses beneath them.
He will have a big rounded nose beneath the glasses, and then we will finish off this step with a big bushy mustache beneath his nose.
Step 3 – Next, draw the bottom half of his body
Continuing with this jolly drawing, we will be adding the bottom half of Santa’s body in this step. First, we will draw the bottom of his coat.
This will be drawn using some bumpy lines, as it will be fluffy like the rim of his hat.
Once that is drawn, we will add his legs. These will be really short, and his shoes will go at the ends of each one. That’s all there is to it for this step, and then we can continue to the fourth step!
Step 4 – Now, draw some clothing details
Your cartoon Santa drawing is really starting to come together! In this step, we will keep making him look even better as we add some clothing details.
First, we will draw a squared belt buckle at his waist, and this will have some long smooth sections extending to the left and right as well as up from it.
Then, we will add another iconic aspect of the character, his bag full of toys! This can be drawn as a simple rounded shape next to him, and it will be tied up at the top.
Once drawn, we will then move on to some final details in the next step of the guide.
Step 5 – Add the final details to your drawing
Now you’re ready to finish off the final touches before you color him in the next step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon Santa.
First, it’s about time we give Santa his famous hat! This will have some curved lines that culminate in a fluffy ball.
Once that is done, we can then add some simple, small details to make him look even better.
Some of these will go on his beard as a series of small, curved lines to make it look bushier. We will also add some lines to other areas for more texture details.
You can also add some extra ideas and details of your own! Drawing a lovely Christmas-themed background would be a great way to make this drawing even more festive.
What kinds of festive settings can you think of for this awesome Santa?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
To truly finish this drawing, we will add some lovely colors to bring him to life! In our example image, we kept to the classic look for Santa.
That means that we used some lovely bright reds for his clothes while leaving most of the fluffy portions white.
There are also colors such as gold for the belt buckle and browns for the bag and the leather of his belt.
These colors we chose serve as an example of some colors you can use, but you could use any other colors you like!
There are so many ways to color in this drawing, and we can’t wait to see what you choose to finish him off!
5 Tips To Make Your Cartoon Santa Drawing Even Better!
Have some festive fun as we make your cartoon Santa drawing even easier.
As we all know, Santa is helped in his Christmas endeavors by many characters. These could be fun to add to your drawing of a cartoon Santa!
There are a few examples of these characters. They could include Mrs Claus or maybe some of his trusty elves. They could even be drawn in the same cartoon style that Santa was drawn in.
What are some other characters you could add?
Santa is also well known for using reindeers to help him fly his sleigh. Adding the reindeer would make your drawing even more fun and full of life!
As with the previous tip, they could be drawn in a similarly simple style to Santa, but you could look up real reindeers to help you as you draw.
Continuing from the previous tip, if you add the reindeers then you may as well add his famous sleigh as well! This sleigh could include all sorts of fun festive details and colors.
The sleigh will really help to make this scene even more complete, especially if the reindeer are attached to it. What do you think his sleigh may look like?
In this cartoon Santa drawing, we see Santa carrying a sack of presents. There can never be too many presents around Christmas, though!
You could add some more piles of presents to the scene to make him look like he is at the start of his journey.
It could also be a fun touch to cut pieces of actual wrapping paper to stick over the presents.
Finally, you could finish off by drawing a background for your cartoon Santa sketch. This is something that could be done whether you added our previous suggestions or not.
It could be a snowy North Pole setting, for one idea. Or, maybe he could be in a sleepy neighborhood, perched on the roof of a house perhaps.
These are just a few ideas, but you could create all kinds of fun scenes!
Your Cartoon Santa Drawing is Complete!
Santa is one of the most famous figures in the world, and we hope you had an amazing time recreating him in this guide on how to draw a cartoon Santa!
Now that you have finished this guide, we hope that you found that having steps to follow can really make a drawing so much easier to do.
Then, when you have finished this design you can take it even further by adding some of your own awesome details and extra elements.
We mentioned drawing a festive background as one idea, but there are so many different settings you can go with even if you stick with this theme.
Then, if you’re ready to try your hand at a brand new drawing challenge, you will find plenty to enjoy on our website!
We have tons of guides there already with more on the way soon, so keep checking in to never miss out.
You can also show off your finished cartoon Santa drawing for us to see on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. We hope you will show us how it turned out!