We’ve all seen that image in classic cartoons and old movies of the bank robber escaping from a heist with big money bags with dollar signs on them.
In real life, money bags are a little more conspicuous, but that classic money bag design is still really recognizable and associated with money and wealth.
It can be fun to learn how to draw a money bag to relive these classic cartoons and films!
This is the guide to be on to do just that.
Our step-by-step guide on how to draw a money bag in 6 steps will let you unleash your inner old-time bank robber!
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- How to A Money Bag – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Next, draw some more of the money bag
- Step 3 – Draw the bottom left-hand corner of the bag
- Step 4 – Next, draw the right-hand side of the money bag base
- Step 5 – Finish off your money bag drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your money bag drawing with some color
- Your Money Bag Drawing is Complete!
How to A Money Bag – Let’s Get Started!
Money bags would often be tied up with string or a rope, and e will be starting with that rope in this first step of our guide.
First, draw two rows of thin connected rounded shapes for the two layers of rope. Then, use some curved lines coming off the top of it for the top of the bag that is tied up.
With that drawn, we can then draw another rounded line coming down from the end of the rope for the top left-hand corner of the bag.
Finish off this step by drawing the loop of the rope coming off the left-hand side using the same kinds of lines and shapes that you drew for the rope fastened around the bag. Then you’ll be ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Next, draw some more of the money bag
In this second step of your money bag drawing, we will be drawing more of the top of the bag and the rope tying it closed.
First, extend a very slightly bumpy line down from the right-hand side of the rope and down for the top right-hand side of the bag.
Then, you can add two loose rope strands coming off the side, and also add some tassels to the end of these strands.
Finally, add some simple line detailing to the top of the bag, and also underneath the rope.
We will be drawing the bottom left-hand corner of the bag in this third step of our guide on how to draw a money bag.
To do this, simply bring some rounded lines down from the ones at the top left, and at the bottom there will be a sharp corner.
Finally, you can also start the base of the money bag by drawing a slightly straighter line. Finish off with some simple line detail, and then you’re ready for step 4!
Step 4 – Next, draw the right-hand side of the money bag base
This step of your money bag drawing will be all about finishing off the outline so that you can add some details to it in the next step.
The right-hand side of the outline will be very similar to how it looked on the left-hand side of the base, which means more rounded lines and a pointy tip.
Then, finish off with some more minor line details to make it look like the bag is made of fabric, and you’re ready for the next step!
Step 5 – Finish off your money bag drawing
No classic money bag would be complete without the big dollar sign on it, so let’s draw one in this step of our guide on how to draw a money bag!
The dollar sign is a symbol that can be surprisingly difficult to draw, so don’t be afraid to closely refer to the reference image as you draw.
The dollar sign will be drawn as a large shape formed from the outline for the symbol, and you can put it big and proud on the bag.
Then you’re finished with all of the details! You will get to color it in soon, but first you can add some details of your own that you may like.
There are lots of fun ideas that you could go for, and we will go over a few before moving on.
One idea would be to draw some banknotes flying from the bag, or you could draw a cartoon thief swinging in to grab it!
These are just a few ideas, and this is the kind of picture that you could draw lots of fun situations around, so be sure to get creative and have fun putting your own spin on it.
Step 6 – Finish off your money bag drawing with some color
This is the sixth and final step of your money bag drawing, and in this one you can have some fun finishing it off with some amazing colors!
We kept the color scheme a bit more muted in our example image, as we went with a beige color scheme for the bag and a lighter green for the dollar sign.
This is your drawing though, and it’s up to you how you will color your own version in! You could use a similar color scheme except with brighter shades or go for different colors entirely.
Choosing your art mediums and tools can also be a great way to experiment with colors, so be sure to try out all your favorite art tools for the colors that you would like.
This is your chance to show off your creativity, so be sure to have fun with it and make those colors pop!
Your Money Bag Drawing is Complete!
You have reached the end of this guide on how to draw a money bag, and you have a really cool drawing to show for it!
This was all about recreating a classic screen prop, so hopefully this guide made it fun and easy for you to do.
As we mentioned earlier in the guide, there are lots of fun ways that you could personalize this picture.
These could include drawing a background or some fun additions to the scene, so let your creativity flow!
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