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 and Squash

In this photo, the artist shows the difference it can make by stretching the face vs. squashing the face. They also provide reference for an extreme stretch and an extreme squash.

STRETCH VS SQUASH FACE DRAWING

Credit: Get Drawings

GIRL MAKING MULTIPLE EXPRESSIONS

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DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS FROM WOMAN

Credit: Get Drawings

This Is Good This Is Better

I completely agree with what the artist has done here by showing a good expression, and then an expression that’s even better. You can see the difference that subtle changes can make to your facial expressions.

DRAWING OF BETTER AND BEST FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

Credit: Get Drawings

Male and Female Expressions

Here’s a sketch page that includes both male and female expressions. Not only are the drawings great, but the artist did a wonderful job with the different facial expressions too. I think my favorite is the one on the bottom right.

MALE AND FEMALE CHARACTER EXPRESSIONS

Credit: Get Drawings

Quick Sketches

If you want to get better at drawing cartoon facial expressions, I recommend doing some quick sketches every day. You don’t have to sketch for a long time either. Just 20-30 minutes a day is a great start.

QUICK EXPRESSION SKETCHES

Credit: Get Drawings

50 Facial Expressions

If you enjoy drawing cartoon style expressions, this collection of 50 facial expressions gives you lots of material to take into your drawing sessions. They’ve done a great job at evoking emotion with simple drawings.

SIMPLE EYE AND MOUTH EXPRESSIONS

Credit: Get Drawings

GIRL CARTOON CHARACTER FACE EXPRESSIONS

Credit: Get Drawings

A Girls Different Moods

This sketch features a girl making twelve different facial expressions. From happy, to sad, to surprised and more, there are so many looks to choose from.

GIRL MAKING 12 FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

Credit: doroman.art

SIMPLE FACE EXPRESSIONS GIRL FACE

Credit: girart.eu

Fun Faces

This artist has gone ahead and created a really fun collection of cartoon-style facial expressions. I find the “terrified” expression to be one of my favorites. Can you spot it below?

EASY CARTOON STYLE DRAWINGS

Credit: meg.rose.art

Common Expressions

This simple sketch includes some of the most common expressions that we make. There’s angry, worried, annoyed, happy, surprised, and excited.

SIX FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

Credit: weheartit

GIRL FACIAL EXPRESSION FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES

Credit: nathammer

Expressive Cartoons

These cartoon drawings are so fun and cleaver. Plus, I really love the addition of orange that’s been added to the drawings. It really helps them stand out.

FACE DRAWINGS WITH ORANGE HAIR

Credit: sketching4agile

VICTORIAN GIRL DRAWINGS

Credit: anixie_art

I hope this collection of cartoon character facial expression drawing ideas has given you some inspiration for your next project. If you enjoy drawing and are looking for other tips, be sure to check out some of the blog posts mentioned below.

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