In this easy drawing tutorial, I will show you how to draw Mario, one of the most famous game characters of all time.
This lesson on how to draw Mario will be very interesting for all generations because this character appeared back in 1981 in the game Donkey Kong.
For four decades, Mario pleases players, moving from one game to another. Pixels have been replaced by polygons, games have become more detailed, but Mario’s appearance has barely changed.
Distinctive features, color palette, and characteristic movements of this character remained almost the same as in the distant 80s of the last century.
So grab your art supplies, scroll down the page, and get started sketching!
- Coloring supplies
Time needed: 35 minutes.
How to Draw Mario
- Sketch out the head.
Sketch it as a simple oval like in my example.
- Add the facial details.
Draw the large, round nose, lush mustache, mouth, and ear.
- Add the eyes and hat.
First, draw the oval eyes, then the hat, and the sideburn.
- Sketch the torso.
Depict this part of the body as an oval, about the size of the head.
- Draw the arms.
First of all, outline the upper parts of the arms, then the palms, clenched into fists.
- Draw the legs.
Note that here we do not see the tops of the legs, we only see the feet.
- Add some details.
Draw the belts and buttons on the torso, and add the letter M to the cap.
- Erase the guidelines.
Do this without touching any important lines in the sketch. After that, you can trace the drawing with dark lines.
- Color the drawing.
Use red, brown, blue, yellow, and skin color to paint Mario.
I hope you enjoyed this Mario drawing tutorial. Write your opinion in the comments. Also, do not forget to download the PDF version of this tutorial, which includes the steps of the instruction, as well as some useful additional content.
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