How to Draw Cartoon Money

Cartoon Money

Drawing your own cartoon money - bills that are designed similar to the notes of a specific country - yet stylized to look the way you want... is easy and super fun to do. Here, follow along step by step for ideas to create some neat-looking pseudo-currency of your own!

Let's start things off with a simple guideline...


First Step - Draw a Framework

To keep things nice and symmetrical, draw yourself a simple grid like the one below. Then, follow along to create a nice little framework - one with shapes positioned around it - marking off the distinct features of the 'bill' you're attempting to draw.

Here's how it looks...

Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money

Alright - nice and simple so far - right? For sure. Remember, you can position the shapes to look however you want. Use the example as a guideline only. GET CREATIVE!! :-)

Second Step - Draw Your Money, Step by Step

OK. Lightly sketched penciled guide marks in place, now go ahead and gradually bring the lines, shapes, details, etc. - of your money into view. Keep things as basic or as highly detailed as you wish.

Here goes...

Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money
Cartoon Money

An idea came to mind while typing this up - after the fact unfortunately! But on a second time through, you might want to add a hologramto your bill. For this, you could draw a little dove in a box say... and then color it pastelish... violet, blue, pink - and yes - smear it together with some white.

Well, how'd your cartoon money turn out? Pretty fun lesson isn't it! Nice work. :-)