Draw a Cartoon Tough Man
In this lesson, we’re going to draw a cartoon character – the bad guy whose best friend, guardian, bully, or even circus guy, not very bright, but he can lift heavy things!
In some ways, the tough human character is a stereotype, but it’s a fundamental type of “archetype” in cartoons. These archetypes help us communicate different textures by using styles and symbols that everyone is familiar with it. An archetype is a method to explain something that is accepted quickly and easily. The reader doesn’t need a lot of ‘backstory’ about this individual character to know what they are.
The archetype body for a cartel, uncompromising man of muscle, will be the same, even if the characters are different. It usually includes large chests and arms and spindly legs. The tiny legs only help to emphasize how big the chest and arms are.
The rigid head type of human character is small, but the hands are large, and the writing is usually the size of the head.
Draw a Tough Muscleman of the Man
Start line drawing the tough man cartel by drawing a large circle and placing smaller circles to mark the head, shoulders, and hips. Notice how the shoulders are evenly level – one only a little higher than the other – with the head placed rather than to the left of the center.
It all seems very abstract at this stage – don’t worry! We need to build the structure first, then add the details.
Drawing Hands-on Cartoon Tough Guy
Now we add the same size circles for the hands and draw the position of the arms and legs. It’s a pretty simple structure. Keeping a picture of the finished cartoon in front of you can help you visualize where everything is going and makes it look more abstract.
Draw Cartoon Tough Guy – Arms and Legs
Nex, we add tiny stick legs and big arms. Follow the example carefully so that your measurements are correct. It looks overly exaggerated at this stage, but remember, this is a cartoon, not a realistic 3d drawing. Everything is over the top!
Draw a Cartoon Tough Man
Now we join hands and arms, erasing part of the circles. Notice how we keep the line to the left of the body, erasing the part of the ‘shoulder’ process so that it seems to disappear behind most of the body.
Completing the Tough Guy – Muscle Man Figure
Another archetypal feature of the muscle is the strong chin. Small eyes with small noses and giant mouths help to give him severe brawn and light in intellect. Muscle men are not always known for their master plans. Their strength is strength! And that’s what they use to get what they want.
Add a slight indent to create his left fist. Draw his thumb and fingers on the irritating bed facing us – you don’t have to draw all four fingers on a cartoon character – this guy only has three visible fingers – it makes the appearance of his hands more vivid and keeps the look clean simple. Add a slightly curved line for his thorax and bumpy ‘abs.’
Draw a Cartoon Action Man Commando
You can select different equipment and accessories to develop who this tough guy is.
From this basic character design, many different types of tough guys can be created, from a professional wrestler or Iron Man to an army commando to act army Man.
Draw Cartoon Tough Guy – Alien
Even if your tough guy is a four-armed, four-eyed alien from a dangerous planet, you can count on this base to help you show how tough your character is!