How to Draw an Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

A rather simple-looking Frosty the Snowman - this lesson pays tribute, with a likeness to the one we see in the cartoon.

Using simple shapes as a framework, something to help us visualize *where the lines will go* - BEFORE we actually put them down...

May just help you to come up with a more proportional-looking drawing.

But of course - and as always...

Have tons of fun as you branch of from the 'ideas' here on this page - and go on to add/subtract/change yours however you like...

So you end up with a cool-looking drawing, that's unique to you!

Let's begin. :-)


How to Draw a Frosty the Snowman

Very first thing then - let's go ahead and draw - a simple looking framework... something to help us visualize the character's structure, before we actually draw him.

Below, you can see how really - his shape comes down to two big shapes - an oval for the body, and a circle for the head.

Use this example - to give you some ideas, of how you'll tackle your drawing...

Frosty the Snowman

And next - it's up to Frosty the Snowman's head - around the cross area...

So we can sketch in the beginnings of his face - starting with his round nose, and his mouth. Looks like this...

Frosty the Snowman

Next step - fading what we just drew, out to grey...

Map out the top of his hat (the brim) - notice how it curves, matching the curvature in the cross lines in the framework. It's tilted, so that we can see a little bit, up and underneath it.

And the eyes. Draw them too!

Frosty the Snowman

OK - next...

Go ahead and begin to bring forth - the shape of Frosty the Snowman's head and body.

Notice how I'm selective with which lines I place in sequence. It's not necessary to do this, as I do recommend you keep your lines free, and flowing, and sketchy, and messy even.

Make mistakes - and always remember...

This is only a lesson - an example. It's meant to give you ideas, to improve on your own creations.

Moving forward...

Frosty the Snowman

Next up - sketch in four more simple, curved lines - ones that help to establish volume and weight in our character.

Amazing, such simple lines - are all it takes, when we know ahead of time... the specific pose/stance, our character is going to take on...

Frosty the Snowman

Moving around the drawing - with key lines in place...

In the next step - go ahead and begin to develop the other parts of Frosty - ones that 'just sort of fit into place' - since we've already mapped out key lines - ones that *suggest* and/or *foreshadow* and/or *hint* - at just where the next lines need to go.

Here's how it's looking...

Frosty the Snowman

So we're just about done.

Top hat. Check!

Buttons. Check!

Frosty the Snowman

And here is complete - black and white, minus the framework lines...

Frosty the Snowman

And then, with *just a touch* of color...

Frosty the Snowman

...our cartoon drawing of Frosty the Snowman, is complete!

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Well, I really hope you had fun with this lesson.

Hey, how did yours turn out anyway?

Did you give him a corn-cob pipe? Button nose? Two eyes made out of coal?

Did you put a feather in his hat? Did you give him some clothes?

However you drew yours...

Awesome!

See you soon for another lesson. :-)