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The Goofy Guy Cartoon Character Archetype

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These goofy guys have looked very similar since the first goofy guy came onto the screen Walt Disney's 'Goofy' of course! Here's how we take a terrible, flame breathing dragon, and tame hime into a bumbling baffoon: He needs a little head, a long neck, his chest sunk in, and his waist lazily jutting out. This shows he isn't big on brains, and his pose shows he's too lazy to be much of a threat. Copyright note: This tutorial and all drawings are copyright of Shawn Encarnacion and licensed for exclusive use to About.com, Inc. You may not publish any part of this tutorial in

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Draw a Cartoon Goofy Guy
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Outline the Body

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Now you've got a basic framework for the goofy character, it's easy to draw an outline, making the arms and neck a little thicker, the legs quite a bit thicker, and drawing an outline for the body.

Two curving lines in a cross shape help to place the features, with tall oval eyes.

Start drawing the character's hands. Three clawlike fingers joined by webbing. The relaxed hand has a bulge in it on one side, and a couple of lines suggest the backs of the fingers.

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Continue the scale pattern from his tummy on the underside of the tail, and add some spines all the way from the top of the head to the tip of the tail.

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Draw the dragon's tail. If you want to make him look really dumb, a lolling tongue is a sure sign of a very absent mind.

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Color the Cartoon Dragon

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Color him in any way you like. He's make-believe, so there isn't a wrong answer! But to push the look as far as possible, I used colors that are commonly used for baby decoration to show just how unharmful this dragon is. Also, notice how I used colored spots to make him a bit more scaly, or reptilian. You could use the steps in this tutorial to create your own cartoon goofy guy. What parts will stay the same, and which will change? Think of some goofy animated cartoon characters which follow this archetype.

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Easter Bunny Cartoon - Draw the Easter Bunny's Body and Head

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Hi everybody! This time we're going to draw our furry little friend, the Easter Bunny. When you start this drawing, make sure you leave a bit of room on your page for the Easter Bunny's ears and feet - and of course a yummy Easter Egg! Let's start off with two simple shapes: draw a "rounded" diamond for a head, and "curvy" triangle for the bunny's body. If you pay close attention, you can see that the left side of the triangle intersects with the diamond at its bottom point.

Start Drawing Your Leprechaun

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Hi everybody! This little leprechaun is made out of many simple shapes. The first one is a rectangle sitting on one of its points. The rectangle is funny shaped, and has 3 curved lines cut

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Add Some Guidelines

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Very lightly draw two lines crossing through the shape. The line going left to right has its points in the middle of the shape, but is curved down under the middle. These lines are very important. Next, draw the shoes. The shoes are really 2 triangles intersecting one another, which you can see up close in the circle.

The Leprechaun Takes Shape

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Draw a thick line over the light line in the middle of the shape. Draw a rectangle for each arm. The top line of those rectamgles should line up with the line in the middle. Draw lines in the rectangles for cuffs, and circles on the ends. You can also add a curved rectangle near the bottom of the shape to make a belt.

Draw the Leprechaun's Hands and Coat

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Add oval for fingers in the circles. Making the three ovals that will become fingers touch is a good idea. Now draw the design of his coat. Draw curved lines on each side of the center above the belt, and another set of curved lines below the belt.

Add Hair, Bow-Tie and Belt Buckle

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Now let's draw his hair. His hair is made up of 3 lines, and each line has 3 humps in it, like you see in the circle. He has 1 humped line on each side of the top of the shape, and 1 humped line going past the top left point of his head, and sweeping down across the top. You can add a little bow-tie and belt-buckle, too.

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