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How to Draw Mickey Mouse

In this drawing lesson, I will show you how to draw Mickey Mouse. This is a simple lesson dedicated to drawing cartoon characters.

How to draw Mickey Mouse
how to draw mickey mouse step by step

If you like to watch cartoons and know about such a cartoon as “Mickey Mouse”, then you will definitely like this drawing lesson, which tells you how to draw Mickey Mouse.

Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character that is a favorite of many young viewers. This character is a mouse that is very optimistic and friendly.

The cartoon tells about the many adventures of Mickey Mouse, about his friendship and sympathy. Also in the cartoon, you can see that in difficult situations, Mickey Mouse always shows courage and nobility. Therefore, this character can be safely called positive.

In this lesson, you will draw a fervently smiling Mickey Mouse, who stands in his popular pose – leaning on one leg and lifting the toe of the other leg.

I am sure that this lesson will greatly help you improve your artistic skills if you carefully follow my instructions.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw Mickey Mouse

  1. Sketch out the head and torso of Mickey Mouse.

    As you can see, it looks like a curved hole for the door key. The head has the shape of an ordinary circle. The head should be much wider than the body.

    How to draw Mickey Mouse easy

  2. Add the arms.

    Huge hands are typical of Disney characters. The thumb is opposed to the rest of the fingers at an angle of 90 degrees.
    How to draw Mickey Mouse for kids

  3. Draw the contours of the legs.

    You can see very thin legs and huge, rounded feet. This is also a very recognizable mark of Disney characters.
    How to draw Mickey Mouse step by step

  4. Draw the face of Mickey Mouse.

    Notice that his eyes are very close together. The nose looks like a flat oval. The mouth is formed by several smooth figures. All features are located in the same sloping plane as the head.
    How to draw Mickey Mouse face

  5. Draw the ears.

    Remember the colors Mickey Mouse painted in? Remember the usual colors of Mickey Mouse? On his head, there is a black edging. Let’s outline this edging. In the same step, draw the outlines of large oval ears.
    How to draw Mickey Mouse head

  6. Draw the clothes and tail.

    Mickey Mouse loves to wear shorts with two white circles. Let’s draw it. Also in this step, draw smooth lines of fingers and palms.How to draw Mickey Mouse body

  7. Detail the facial features.

    We have a finished the sketch of Mickey Mouse. Now let’s work with the details. In this step, draw the contours of the pupils and the folds around the mouth. Also erase all the extra lines from the face and make the final lines darker and more contrast.
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  8. Detail the body of Mickey Mouse.

    Now repeat the same actions with the torso and limbs of the character. Also, don’t forget to draw small folds on the shoes and draw the tail.
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  9. Color your Mickey Mouse drawing.

    As you know, Mickey Mouse is a little black mouse. Therefore, paint him in black color, leaving some areas unpainted. We are talking about the face, palms, feet, and elements of clothing.
    How to draw Mickey Mouse easy

I’m sure you enjoyed this tutorial and found it useful. If you liked this tutorial, then don’t forget to share it with your friends. Also, don’t forget to download the PDF file with the short version of this lesson.

Alternative Way to Draw Mickey Mouse

Now let’s look at another way to draw Mickey Mouse. Here we will not use auxiliary lines and additional steps. Here you will need to try to draw the cartoon character detail by detail, as shown in my example.

Mickey Mouse drawing tutorial

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