In this tutorial, we will be learning how to draw Judy Hopps, the lead character from Disney’s Zootopia.
I used a tablet for this tutorial. It’s easier to erase your mistakes and the strokes are a lot finer. You can get a good tablet even if you’re on a budget.
Here are other tutorials to help you learn how to draw:
- How To Draw A Horse Face
- How To Draw Cammy From Street Fighter
- How To Draw Anime Eyes
- How To Draw A Frog
- How To Draw A Fish
- How To Draw A Bunny
First, start by drawing a circle.
Then draw her cheeks and make sure they are symmetrical.
Draw the outline of her ears and make them look fluffy.
When you want to draw a character in a specific pose, it can help to draw a line down their body from the middle of their neck to the crotch area. This will help you make sure that they are posed correctly.
Now we will draw a line for guidance on where we want our shoulders to be.
Draw two circles for the shoulders.
Draw two elongated ovals for the hip bones.
To draw the neck, start by drawing two lines from the head to indicate where the neck should be. Make sure they are symmetrical.
To draw the upper arms, draw two long cylinders on each side of the body.
For the torso, start by drawing the rib cage at the left armpit region. When you go down to about arm’s length, start sketching in an upward motion. Continue until you’ve nearly drawn half a circle and start making an S shape at the end of the right side of her rib cage. Sketch in an upward motion back up to the right armpit region.
Draw her waist like an hour glass on both sides and widen her sketch as you get to the hips.
For her left forearm, there’s going to be a little bit of perspective. So draw the forearm at 1/3 the length of the rest of the arm. After that, draw 3 circles for the knuckles. Once you’ve done that, start sketching the 3 fingers. Once that’s done, sketch in her thumb to the right of her fingers.
For the right forearm, sketch them not too big. The forearm gets skinnier as you get to the wrist area. Once you’ve done that, start drawing 3 circles for the knuckles. Once that’s done, start drawing the fingers and draw the thumb.
The next step is to draw a line down the middle of her face and across her face for placements of the eyes, nose, and mouth. This will help us make sure that everything is symmetrical.
For the eyes, we will be drawing two half circles. The top part of the circle should be where the eyebrows are, and the bottom part should be where the eyelashes are.
Next, draw her eyeballs. Just two circles are fine.
Now darken the middle of both eyeballs for the pupils.
Now add her eyelashes. Just make the top of the half circle for the eyes you drew earlier thicker and add lines coming out of them for the eyelashes. After that, add the eyelids on both sides and draw her eyebrows.
Next, we will be drawing the nose. The nose should be in the middle of the face and just below the eyes. We will be drawing a circle for the nose.
After you drew the circle, erase the top area of that circle and 2 notches at the bottom of that circle for the nostrils. Draw a line over the top of the nostrils.
Now for her mouth, we will be drawing a line coming from the bottom of her nose. It should look like an upside-down Y. For the rest of her mouth, lightly sketch a circle and draw her tooth at the top of the mouth and her tongue within the mouth.
Erase the rough sketch lines we used for the head.
For the inner ears, just follow the curvature of the outer ears.
Erase the sketchy lines you used for the body.
Now we add the top of her vest. Draw two rectangles on each shoulder and then draw a U connecting both of them.
For the vest, just draw a line below the rib cage area and draw a line close to the right armpit region that goes to the back of her armpit and draw a line connecting the line we drew below the rib cage. Draw the badge on the right side of her vest.
Now draw the collar around her neck and her armbands.
Now the belt. Just draw 4 rectangles for the accessory areas and then the belt itself with 3 circles in the middle.
That’s it! We finished our sketch of Judy Hopps! Congratulations! You did it! Now you’re ready to take on more complex sketches and illustrations.
We just walked through the step-by-step process of sketching Judy Hopps. From drawing the head, body, and face to her accessories like her vest and belt, I hope you found this post helpful in your artistic journey. Just remember to practice often and don’t be too hard on yourself if it doesn’t look perfect the first time. With enough practice, you’ll be able to create beautiful sketches of your favorite characters in no time! Good luck!