20 Cartoon Character Facial Expression Drawings

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If you enjoy drawing cartoons and are looking for facial expression ideas, I have a collection of 15 cartoon character facial expression drawing ideas for you to check out.

The face can show many different emotions. A face can so happiness, sadness, and many more emotions in between.

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Cartoon Facial Expression Drawing Ideas

Have fun browsing these cartoon facial expressions. Use them for inspiration for your own drawings.

MEN AND WOMEN FACE EXPRESSIONS

Credit: audrey_billy_art

STRETCH VS SQUASH FACE DRAWING

Credit: Get Drawings

Choosing Your Pencils

Before you begin your drawing, it’s important that you choose the right pencil.

If you’re new to sketching and aren’t sure what pencil grade to start with, I recommend starting your sketch with a pencil on the H scale.

You can finish off your drawing with a darker pencil grade, such as a pencil on the B scale.

GIRL MAKING MULTIPLE EXPRESSIONS

Credit: Get Drawings

DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS FROM WOMAN

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Try Not to Smudge

If you can, avoid smudging your drawing. You can place a piece of paper underneath your hand to minimize how much your hand smudges your drawing.

This will help ensure you have a clean looking drawing once it’s complete.

Remember, you can use smudging to your advantage to smooth out your shading.

DRAWING OF BETTER AND BEST FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

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MALE AND FEMALE CHARACTER EXPRESSIONS

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Use a Blending Stump

It can be difficult to get a good blend with pencils. However, you can create a smooth bleeding effect by using a blending stump.

Blending stumps are great for smudging graphite and charcoal.

QUICK EXPRESSION SKETCHES

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SIMPLE EYE AND MOUTH EXPRESSIONS

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Don’t Blend with Your Fingers

Once it’s time to blend, try not to blend with your fingers.

When you blend with your fingers, the oils from your skin will transfer to the paper and may affect the look of your drawing.

Again, I recommend blending stumps for blending your work.

GIRL CARTOON CHARACTER FACE EXPRESSIONS

Credit: Get Drawings

GIRL MAKING 12 FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

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Practice Sketching Daily

If you want to get better at sketching, the best thing you can do is practice daily.

I recommend setting aside an hour every day to sketch. Don’t worry about your work being perfect. It will get better naturally the more you practice.

SIMPLE FACE EXPRESSIONS GIRL FACE

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EASY CARTOON STYLE DRAWINGS

Credit: meg.rose.art

Practice Blind Contour Drawing

Blind contour drawing is the practice of drawing the contour of a subject without looking down at the paper.

Blind contour drawing is helpful because it trains the eyes and hand to work as a team.

It always helps the artist see all the details of the subject.

SIX FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

Credit: weheartit

GIRL FACIAL EXPRESSION FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES

Credit: nathammer

Add Color

Adding color to your drawing can be a great way to make your drawing stand out.

You can use colored pencils, pastels, or even watercolor paint to add some color to your drawing.

FACE DRAWINGS WITH ORANGE HAIR

Credit: sketching4agile

VICTORIAN GIRL DRAWINGS

Credit: anixie_art

I hope you were able to find some inspiration with the cartoon facial expression drawing ideas in this post.

CARTOON FACIAL EXPRESSION DRAWINGS