How to Draw the Dormouse from Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is one of the most beloved stories ever written. And Disney's animated edition is the arguably the most well-known rendition of that particular story. This tutorial will show you how to draw the Dormouse, the sleepy little mouse, from Disney's version.

Steps

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    Draw his nose. Starting with the nose is the best way to an accurate drawing. A small, imperfect circle in the center, lower-half of your page is exactly what you want. This gives you an easy starting point to draw around.
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    Draw the dormouse's snout, making sure to give him a defined chin.
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    Add his eyes. These are two misshapen ovals. His eyelids are droopy to show his sleepiness.
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    Draw the sides of his face, starting near the top of his eyes and bowing outward. Add shaggy fur to his cheeks.
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    Add his ears. The left one starts at the tip of his fur, going out before it goes up and around. The right ear curves around the top of his cheek and up and around.
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    Draw his shaggy hair-do. You can try to duplicate the exact hairs, or go freehand. Either way, you will get the effect desired.
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    Draw his collar. On the left: the top of the collar follows the bottom of his ear. On the right: the collar is just a small triangle. Add the beginning of his cloak. This will drape around his arms, so make the lines curvy and loose.
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    Add the partially-visible bow under his chin.
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    Draw his arms. He has four fingers on each hand.
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    Finish his cloak, and give him a shirt.
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    Draw his body. Add his legs, and shoed feet.
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    Add the details: his mouth and whiskers. Erase any unwanted lines, and correct the features you don't feel have turned out.
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    Draw the part of the cloak that is hooked on the umbrella handle. Add the umbrella handle.
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    Draw his umbrella.
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    Finished!

Tips

  • Give your dormouse color for character!
  • Draw fun characters like the dormouse in permanent marker and make copies to create home-made coloring pictures.

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