What You Will Need For This Tutorial
- A Pencil and Paper
- An Eraser
- A Sharpener
How to Draw Garfield?
To draw Garfield, start by sketching a small oval for his head. Next, add two large triangles for his ears. Then, draw a big circle for his body and two small rectangles for his legs. Finally, add some details like his eyes, mouth, and stripes. Keep reading to learn how to color your drawing!
How To Draw Garfield: Step By Step
Begin by sketching out the basic shapes of Garfield’s head and body. Use light pencil strokes to start, as you can always darken them later. Once you have the basic shapes down, start fleshing out his features. Start with his eyes, then move on to his nose and mouth. Don’t forget his signature whiskers! Finish up by adding in the details of his fur. Use short pencil strokes to mimic the look of fur. When you’re finished, take a step back and look at your drawing. Does it look like Garfield? If so, great job! If not, don’t worry – practice makes perfect! With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to draw Garfield perfectly in no time.
1. Sketch Out The Basic Shapes
To start, lightly sketch out the basic shapes that make up Garfield’s body. These shapes will help you map out his features and proportions.
The first shape we’ll draw is an oval for his head. Below the oval, draw an oval for his body. Add two triangles for his ears, two small ovals for his hands, and a curved line for the tail. Finally, sketch out a large oval for his belly and two small ovals for his feet.
2. Draw The Outline Of His Body
Once you have the basic shapes mapped out, it’s time to start outlining Garfield’s body. Start by drawing a curved line around the oval for his head. Then, enclose each of the small circles with curved lines to form his eyes.
Next, draw a line down from the head oval to form his neck. Then, continue the line down to form his body. Enclose the rectangle shape with a curved line. Add two curved lines for his arms, and enclose the small oval shapes to form his hands. Finally, add a line across the bottom of the rectangle shape to form Garfield’s waist. Then, draw a large circle around the oval for his belly. Add two small rectangles for his feet, and enclose each one with a curved line.
3. Draw His Facial Features
Now it’s time to start adding some of Garfield’s facial features. Begin by drawing two small circles within the larger circles for his eyes. Then, add two tiny triangles above each eye for his eyebrows. Next, use a curved line to draw Garfield’s nose. Then, add two small triangles for his nostrils. Finally, add a curved line for his mouth.
4. Draw His Ears And Hands
Now let’s move on to Garfield’s ears and hands. Begin by drawing a series of curved lines within each triangle shape for his ears. Then, add some fur along the outer edges of his ears. Next, use a series of curved lines to draw his hands. Add some fur along the outer edges of his hands, and add some wrinkles on the palms of his hands.
5. Draw His Body And Feet
Now we’ll move on to Garfield’s body and feet. Begin by drawing a series of curved lines along his belly to form wrinkles. Then, use a curved line to draw his tail. Next, use a series of curved lines to draw his feet. Add some wrinkles on the tops of his feet, and add some fur along the outer edges of his feet. Finally, add some claws at the tips of his toes.
6. Draw A Tail
Finally, let’s add Garfield’s tail. Begin by drawing a curved line that starts at the base of his spine and extends out to his right. Then, draw a series of shorter curved lines that connect to the main line. These lines should get progressively shorter as they extend outwards. Finish up by adding some fur along the outer edges of the tail.
7. Draw The Details Of His Face
Now we’ll start adding some of the smaller details to Garfield’s face. Begin by drawing a series of curved lines within each eye to form his irises. Then, add a small circle in the center of each iris for his pupils. Next, draw a series of curved lines around his nose to form his nostrils. Then, add some fur above his eyebrows and along the sides of his face. Finally, use a curved line to draw his whiskers.
8. Draw His Stripes And Spots
Now it’s time to add Garfield’s iconic stripes and spots. Begin by drawing a series of curved lines across his body to form his stripes. Then, use a series of small dots to create his spots.
9. Color In Your Drawing
Finally, it’s time to color in your drawing! Use orange for Garfield’s body, brown for his fur, black for his stripes and spots, and white for his eyes. You can also add some shadows to give your drawing more dimension. We colored the picture with colored markers. You can use pencils, paints, or pens. Also, you can add a background. If you want, you can color the entire background with one color or add a gradient. We decided to leave the background white.
Tips & Tricks
- If you want to make your drawing look more realistic, try using a shading technique. Start by lightly drawing the outlines of your shapes with a pencil. Then, use a dark pencil to draw along the outer edges of your shapes. Finally, use a light pencil to fill in the center of your shapes.
- If you want to make Garfield look chubbier, try drawing his belly a bit larger. You can also add more wrinkles to his body and face.
- If you want to make Garfield look more cartoonish, try drawing his eyes larger and his belly bigger. You can also add more curves to his body and face.
- If you want to make Garfield look angrier, try drawing his eyebrows closer together. You can also add wrinkles to his forehead.
- If you want to make Garfield look happier, try drawing his eyebrows further apart. You can also add a curved line to his mouth.
- If you want to make Garfield look lazy, try drawing his eyes half-closed. You can also add wrinkles to his forehead and around his eyes.
People Also Ask
How do you draw Garfield easy?
To draw Garfield easy, start by drawing an oval for his head. Then, add two small circles for his eyes. below the oval, draw a rectangle for his body. Add two triangles for his ears, and two small ovals for his hands. Finally, sketch out a large oval for his belly and four small rectangles for his feet.
How do you draw Odie from Garfield?
First, start with a small oval for his head. Next, add two big ears. Then draw a big nose and mouth. Finally, add four legs and a tail. That's all there is to it!
How do you make Garfield cuter?
By adding some chubby cheeks! Simply draw two small curved lines above each side of the mouth. If you want, you can also add a little bit of shading to give Garfield some dimension. And that's it! You've now drawn a cute, chubby-cheeked Garfield.
How do you make Garfield more realistic?
There are a few things you can do to make Garfield more realistic. First, use a reference photo or drawing to help you get the proportions right. Second, give him some shading to make him look more three-dimensional. And lastly, add some details like his stripes and claws.
How do you make Garfield more three-dimensional?
By drawing him in three-quarter view! This means that instead of seeing his entire face, you'll just see part of it. And instead of drawing him looking straight ahead, you'll draw him at an angle. If you can do these two things, then you're well on your way to drawing a great Garfield!
Congratulations and Keep It Up!
You’ve completed your first Garfield drawing! Remember to keep practicing and you’ll be able to draw him perfectly in no time. Thanks for following along, and happy drawing!
If you want to learn how to draw other popular cartoon characters, be sure to check out our other step-by-step guides. We have instructions on everything from SpongeBob to Olaf. So get drawing!