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

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.

MEN AND WOMEN FACE EXPRESSIONS
Credit: audrey_billy_art

2. 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

3. Dramatic Expressions

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.

GIRL MAKING MULTIPLE EXPRESSIONS
Credit: Get Drawings

4. Quick Expressive Sketches

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

DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS FROM WOMAN
Credit: Get Drawings

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Cartoon Girl

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

GIRL CARTOON CHARACTER FACE EXPRESSIONS
Credit: Get Drawings

10. 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

11. Simple Face Drawings

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.

SIMPLE FACE EXPRESSIONS GIRL FACE
Credit: girart.eu

12. 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

13. 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

14. Six Expressions

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

GIRL FACIAL EXPRESSION FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES
Credit: nathammer

15. 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

16. Girl from Different Angles

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

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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