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Draw Cartoon Characters



For making the most of your hand-drawn designs, screen printing is an excellent way to start printing your designs. In this Draw Cartoon Characters course, you will discover a detailed guide on turning your sketch into digital art in no time. You will understand the basics of transforming your sketch into a digital pattern and learn how to create professional-quality surface design patterns in Photoshop. Explore modern techniques to create striking, on-trend patterns out of your artwork and print them for framed artwork, labels, or cards or to create your own fabrics, t-shirts and bags.

This course is led by a professional designer who will provide you with essential tips to prepare your sketches for the computer, and show exact steps on how to digitise your sketches in Photoshop.

Highlights  of The Draw Cartoon Characters

  • Discover plenty of tips to get a smooth transition from paper to software
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of illustrating elements for patterns
  • Develop the skill set to create highly desirable surface designs
  • Explore necessary painting tips and tricks for scanning and photographing
  • Learn how to delete the paper background, copy & paste to make patterns
  • Know how to colourise photos in Photoshop and infuse metallic textures
  • Gain sufficient knowledge of tried-and-true techniques for creating a variety of custom-designed patterns
  • Develop your sketching skills to create unique and on-trend surface designs

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Who is This Draw Cartoon Characters course for?

This Draw Cartoon Characters course is appropriate for sketch artists, or established creatives who are interested in learning a cool skill set, including anyone who would like to learn how to turn a simple sketch into digital art. There are no learning requirements or formal degrees necessary to begin this course, but having a basic understanding of Photoshop will be beneficial for the learners. This comprehensive course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.


The Draw Cartoon Characters course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

Upon successful completion, learners will be able to create a variety of custom-designed patterns and develop their skills to create unique and on-trend designs to create a great impression on others as well as make money through screen printing. 

Course Curriculum

Loosen your hand
Introduction 00:04:00
Lesson 1:Loosen your hand to start drawing 00:07:00
Lesson 2: How to draw perspective using a sphere 00:27:00
Lesson 3: How to draw cubes in perspective to draw cartoony legs 00:19:00
Draw advanced cartoon character - An Elephant
Different approaches to draw a cartoon elephant 00:43:00
Draw advanced cartoon character in different poses – Part 1, Happy Elephant 00:30:00
Draw poses of a cartoon elephant – Part 2 Sad Emotions 00:26:00
Draw a cat
Draw different cat designs – a cartoon cat with defined features 00:18:00
Draw a stylized cat 00:14:00
Draw cartoon cat with more human-like features 00:19:00
Draw cartoon cat with evil look 00:19:00
How to bring to life even a very simplistic character 00:51:00
Emotions and Facial expression
Draw a advanceed cartoon bunny 00:14:00
Prepare some general facial expressions 00:13:00
Happy Bunny 00:22:00
Sad, angry Bunny 00:21:00
Cheeky Bunny 00:12:00
How to do a Turnaround and keep the character's proportion
Draw a Turnaround 00:22:00
Bonus: How to Draw proportions when posing the character 00:18:00
Draw cartoon hands
Draw your own hands 00:09:00
Bonus - How to draw cartoony Fox
How to draw cartoony Fox 00:05:00

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