How to Draw an Overweight Jogger Cartoon in 5 Steps

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­You've se­en them in comic strips, in movies, and in numerous animated product­ions, but have you figured out hot to draw one yet? Don't worry -- with our simple instructions, you can learn how to draw an overweight jogger cartoon.

In this section, we'll show you how to draw the above overweight jogger cartoon. You can draw this overweight jogger cartoon freehand while looking at your computer monitor or print out this page to get a closer look at each step.

Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in gray. Here, we'll show you an illustration of each step and then give you a description of how to draw it.

1. Sketch the Outline

Start with a large circle with a slightly pointed end for the body. Draw a circle with a nearly flat bottom for the head. Use two short lines for the neck.

Form the legs, ankles, and feet with ovals (one partial), U-shapes, and four short lines.

2. Draw the Upper Body

For the clothing and shoes, connect curves, J-shapes, U-shapes, and V-shapes. Stack a potato-shape, long tube, U-shapes, and V-shapes for the hair and headband. Turn over U-shapes for the eyes.

Draw a line under one eye. Place a circle and U-shape by a larger circle for the nose. Shape the cheek and chin. Sketch an oval, curve, and U-shapes for the shoulder and arms.

Add an oval, circle, and lines for the wrists and hands. Connect U-shapes and J-shapes for the sun and cloud. Show the ground with curves.

3. Finish the Clothing

Attach very short lines to curved V-shapes for the eyelids and irises. Add J-shapes, U-shapes, and V-shapes to the hair, ear, and face. Detail the chin with two curves.

Place a collar and elastic waistbands on the sweat suit using long curves. Draw U-shaped wristbands and ankle bands. Use short curves and two teardrop-shaped figures to show the folds in the clothing.

Define the shoulders with four curves. Connect U-shapes and curved lines for the hands and fingers. Add a curved V-shape and three curves to the shoes.

4. Final Details

Draw comma-shaped eyebrows and J-shaped hairs on the head. Connect lines, U-shapes, and J-shapes for the breath. Use many short curves to detail the elastic bands on the sweat suit.

Sketch laces and a shoe design using ovals, V-shapes, and curved lines. Form the bowknot on the sweatpants with a tiny circle, U-shapes, and teardrop-shaped figures. For each flower, surround a circle with attached U-shapes.

Use a short curve for each stem. Place two curves near the foot on your left. Show teardrop-shaped sweat on the belly.

5. Shading

Darken the eyebrows and irises. Use short curved lines to shade the cloud and the jogger's rear. Replace the ground lines with curved V-shapes for the grass.

Place three teardrop-shaped figures above the head to show more sweat. Use straight lines to show the sunshine.

Your overweight jogger cartoon shaped up very well in the end. Well done. Not only will our next drawing exercise help sharpen your art skills, you may even learn a new trick or two.

Continue to the next section to learn how to draw a cartoon juggler.