I’ll be honest: I’m not the most talented person at drawing in the whole world, but that has never kept me from looking for Disney characters to draw. In fact, I’ve also been known to flip through my fair share of Disney coloring books and Disney coloring pages as well.
These days though, there’s a huge amount of resources available in blog posts, on YouTube, and in drawing books made by Disney, Marvel, and others to teach you (and me!) how to draw all of our favorite characters.
This means that no matter who you are, whether or not you’re good with pencils and crayons and drawing paper, you can learn how to draw Disney characters from the comfort of your own bedroom, living room, kitchen, or even by the pool!
The Best Time to Draw Disney Characters!
In other words, there has never been a better time to find the cute Disney characters to draw that you care about most.
Even better, I’ve done all the hard work for you! I’ve combed the internet and found all the best resources for how to draw a Disney character(s).
Disney characters (easy to draw, I promise!) are just so fun to illustrate on your own that you’ll want to try your hand at as many as possible.
Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a pro in no time!
And if you’re already an experienced Disney illustrator, let me know. I’d love to feature your work on this site!
P.S. I’ve included one challenging Disney character to draw below, just in case you want to try your hand at something a little harder. Hint: She lives under the sea…
Alright. Let’s get into the best step-by-step Disney characters that are easy to draw “How To” of all time.
List of Easy Disney Characters to Draw
Learning to draw might seem a little bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! There’s so many great tutorials that can show you how to do it easily, even if you have no experience at all.
In other words, this page is for people at all skill levels, from trained illustrators all the way to people that have never picked up a drawing pencil before!
In fact, a lot of cute Disney characters are very easy to draw, with those classic Disney eyes we all know and love!
Guess what? Those are all the ones we’re going to focus on in this post.
So, whether you want to learn how to draw Disney princesses, or how to draw Disney villains, or just how to draw Disney cartoon characters in general, I’ve got you covered.
With all that said, here is a list of some of the easiest Disney characters and Disney princesses to draw:
- Mickey Mouse
- Minnie Mouse
- Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid
- Frozen‘s Princess Elsa
- Frozen‘s Princess Anna
As you can see, there’s so many great Disney characters and Disney princesses — easy to draw for beginners!
Whichever character you decide to start with, I’ve included images, links to blog articles, YouTube videos, and/or Disney drawing books for how to draw them below.
Let’s get started!
Disney Characters: How to Draw, Step by Step, with Video
We’ll start with the classic himself, the one everything got started with: Mickey Mouse. Then, we’ll move onto Minnie Mouse and more from the Disney class
How to Draw Mickey Mouse
This first one is AMAZING. Like, truly awesome.
This artist on YouTube shows you how to draw famous cartoon characters, like Mickey Mouse, from numbers!
It’s literally a paint-by-numbers (or draw–from-numbers, I should say) situation, and they do such a great job with it.
What did you think of this Disney character to draw? Let me know in the comments or send me your drawing on social media, and I’ll post it online!
How to Draw Minnie Mouse
Next up, we have the original princess herself: Minnie Mouse.
Follow along with the video below to learn how to draw Minnie Mouse, with step by step instructions.
What did you think of this Minnie Mouse drawing tutorial? Let me know in the comments or send me your drawing on social media, and I’ll post it online!
How to Draw Stitch
Now, for one of the all-time favorite Disney characters to draw… Stitch! From the classic and beloved Disney movie, Lilo and Stitch.
Follow along as this video shows you how to draw Stitch, easy, step by step, with video instructions.
Remember, you can always pause the video if they’re going too fast or rewind if you want to go back!
We’re moving right along! How did you feel about drawing Stitch along with this video? Let me know in the comments or send me your drawing on social media, and I’ll post it online!
How to Draw Olaf
Alright, this is one of my personal favorite Disney characters to draw! Olaf!
Quick story before we begin: I once met one of the Disney animators that actually worked on Olaf for the first Frozen movie. In fact, he also did some of the voiceover work when Josh Gad wasn’t available. He drew me a quick, personalized drawing that I gave to my little sister as a gift. She and I both love Olaf so, so very much. It was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget.
Now, it’s our turn! We get to draw Olaf! Easy, step-by-step directions, video, and photos. Let’s do it!
That’s a fun one! How did you do with your Olaf drawing with this video tutorial? Let me know in the comments or send me your drawing on social media, and I’ll post it online!
How to Draw Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid
From Mickey and Minnie, to Stitch and Olaf, we now turn to the Disney Princesses!
Among the countless Disney characters to draw, there are obviously a whole lot of Disney princesses. Naturally, we can’t cover how to draw every Disney princess in this one blog article.
BUT, we are going to learn how to draw 3 Disney princesses. The first one we’re going to draw is Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
The version of Ariel from The Little Mermaid movie is a little harder to draw, so this one has a few different options.
The first version is from Draw So Cute and the second comes from DramaticParrot, both on YouTube. They do an amazing job of showing how to draw Princess Ariel with step by step directions that are easy to follow.
How to Draw Ariel: Cute, Easy Version
For even more Little Mermaid drawing fun tutorials, check out Draw So Cute’s video for how to draw Flounder with Ariel.
How to Draw Ariel: Lifelike, Movie Version
This next Ariel drawing lesson is more of a challenge (the one I promised when we got started!).
If you want, slow the video class down by pausing it as much as you need to. That way you watch each step in slow-motion and follow along perfectly with this Disney character to draw tutorial.
Watch the YouTube clip below to learn how to draw the movie version of Ariel: step by step instructions with video.
Even though this one’s a bit more difficult, I’m sure you still nailed it!
Let me know how it went in the comments or send me your drawing on social media, and I’ll post it online!
How to Draw Elsa from Frozen
With Frozen and Frozen 2 both out now, the world has been completely taken by (winter) storm! If your family is anything like mine, you’re in love with this world and these wonderful characters (like Olaf, above!).
So, let’s now look at how to draw Elsa from the Frozen series, then we’ll learn how to draw Anna, too.
Watch the video below to see step by step, easy instructions for how to draw Princess Elsa from the Frozen and Frozen 2 movies.
How did that go for you? Were you able to draw Elsa and Olaf from Frozen 2 together? Or maybe you decided to just draw Princess Elsa by herself!
When it comes to Disney characters to draw, however you do is up to you! I’m sure it went great!
Let me know what you think in the comments. And send me your drawing on social media, and I’ll post it online!
How to Draw Anna from Frozen 2
Now that we’ve learned how to draw Elsa, let’s take a look at how to draw her sister Anna as well.
Watch the video below for easy, step by step instructions on how to draw Anna from Frozen and Frozen 2.
How did that go? I hope you had a blast drawing Anna. Now you know how to draw Elsa and Anna from Frozen 2. If you know how to draw Anna and Elsa from Frozen, and you know how to draw Olaf, then you can draw your own stories from the Arendelle world!
Let me know how it all went in the comments. And send me your drawing on social media, and I’ll post it online!
Disney Characters: How to Draw
We already knew that there are so many wonderful Disney characters. How to draw them, though, we wondered… Well, now we know!
I hope that you had as much fun as I did watching these videos, viewing these pictures of Disney characters to draw (with color or black and white!), and following along with the step by step drawing instructions.
Not only do you learn illustration, but you can gain a whole new appreciation for amazing animation.
Just think about what the Disney animators and the Disney animation team does for each and every Disney and Pixar film! It’s amazing how they do what they do.
Are there other Disney characters to draw that you want to learn about? Let me know in the comments or on social media, and I’ll make a post about them too.
Have a magical day!
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