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Uploaded: September 19, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: October 12, 2009
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Hello everyone I am back with another fun tutorial for you today. This time I will be showing you "how to draw a clown". Clowns are fun characters that are supposed to make you laugh. A clown is nothing more than a regular man or woman dress up in a ridiculous looking suit. They paint their faces white and decorate it with other bright colors such as blue, red, yellow, orange, purple and black. If you think about it clowns use all the colors of the rainbow plus some. Clowns have been entertaining people for decades already. They are most recognized at circuses, in parades, carnivals, fairs, and sometimes they are even hired to entertain kids at birthday parties or other events. These colorful characters are being used more and more everyday especially on the big screen. If you remember Steven King’s story he had an evil clown as the main character in the book “IT”. There was another movie called “Killer Klowns” and that movie was really disturbing. Even if I would to watch that movie today I would still feel freaked out. Clowns are also very popular for Halloween as well. Young kids usually dress up as clowns for Halloween since it is a very simple and cheap costume for parents to pay for or construct. In this tutorial I will show you how easy it is to learn "how to draw clowns step by step". This drawing is only a bunch of circles that are joined together to form a cool looking, colorful clown. I will be back with another tutorial for you all, until then stick around and have some fun.

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How to Draw a Clown

how to draw a cartoon clown step 1

STEP 1.

Start this first step with an egg shape for the head and then add the facial guidelines in the middle as shown. You will next draw out the shape of the clown hair on both sides and then the shape of the neck ruffle that he wears as well.
 
how to draw a cartoon clown step 2

STEP 2.

Okay start this next step by drawing a big upside down triangle on his forehead and them give hi two eye brows. you will next draw the clown eyes and the the shape of the clowns face, particularly the jaw line. Next give him a big wide open smile and then in the right side draw out the shaping of his curly hair and add his ears.
 
how to draw a cartoon clown step 3

STEP 3.

Next thicken the eyebrows and then give the clown some eyeballs. You will next draw out the mouth outline that a typical clown would have and then draw out the curl on the left side of his head. You will then start drawing out the shape of the ruffle around the neck.
 
how to draw a cartoon clown step 4

STEP 4.

All you will have to do is first draw a big perfect round circle for the nose and then a few eyelashes. Next detail the inside of the clowns ear as well as the ruffle around his neck. Give him a set of teeth and then a small curled tear drop at the top of the triangle. You will then erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a cartoon clown step 5

STEP 5.

Well this is the last drawing step and what you will be doing here is just adding some facial details that a typical clown would have on his decorated face. Start by drawing out the small pupils and then the triangle shapes on the cheeks. You will also draw swirls on the cheeks and nose and then add a circle decoration on the nose finish the step by add his tongue.
 
how to draw a cartoon clown step 6

STEP 6.

Well this is it you are done. All you have to do now is color the clown the way you like using your own color grid. Or you can color him/her in the way I did, it doesn't really matter. That is it for now you have finished this tutorial on how to draw a cartoon clown face step by step. I will be back in a bit.