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.

Cartoon Facial Expression Drawing Ideas

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

1. Men and Women

MEN AND WOMEN FACE EXPRESSIONS
Credit: audrey_billy_art

Here’s a sketch that features expressions from both men and women. I think my favorite is the first sketch. It’s so fun and creative.

2. Stretch and Squash

STRETCH VS SQUASH FACE DRAWING
Credit: Get Drawings

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.

3. Dramatic Expressions

GIRL MAKING MULTIPLE EXPRESSIONS
Credit: Get Drawings

I love how the expressions drawn here are super dramatic and fun. Going over the top is a great way to have fun and practice drawing facial expressions at the same time.

4. Quick Expressive Sketches

DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS FROM WOMAN
Credit: Get Drawings

Practice a bunch of different expressions by doing quick sketches such as this one. Don’t worry about your drawings be perfect.

5. This Is Good This Is Better

DRAWING OF BETTER AND BEST FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Credit: Get Drawings

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.

6. Male and Female Expressions

MALE AND FEMALE CHARACTER EXPRESSIONS
Credit: Get Drawings

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.

7. Quick Sketches

QUICK EXPRESSION SKETCHES
Credit: Get Drawings

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.

8. 50 Facial Expressions

SIMPLE EYE AND MOUTH EXPRESSIONS
Credit: Get Drawings

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.

9. Cartoon Girl

GIRL CARTOON CHARACTER FACE EXPRESSIONS
Credit: Get Drawings

This cartoon sketch is so cute and fun. Making practicing fun by using expressive characters like the one below.

10. A Girls Different Moods

GIRL MAKING 12 FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Credit: doroman.art

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.

11. Simple Face Drawings

SIMPLE FACE EXPRESSIONS GIRL FACE
Credit: girart.eu

If you’re in need of a simple facial expression reference, give this one a try. I think this drawing is just perfect for beginners.

12. Fun Faces

EASY CARTOON STYLE DRAWINGS
Credit: meg.rose.art

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?

13. Common Expressions

SIX FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Credit: weheartit

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

14. Six Expressions

GIRL FACIAL EXPRESSION FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES
Credit: nathammer

Here’s a reference that showcases a girl with long hair making six different facial expressions. I think my favorite is the smug expression.

15. Expressive Cartoons

FACE DRAWINGS WITH ORANGE HAIR
Credit: sketching4agile

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.

16. Girl from Different Angles

VICTORIAN GIRL DRAWINGS
Credit: anixie_art

It’s always fun to practice drawing characters from different angles and making different expressions.

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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