How To Draw A Student

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Today, let’s try learning how to draw a student in our usual kawaii art style, using our easy to follow step by step outline, which you can see if you scroll down a bit further.

We’ve drawn a lot of characters but not too many where we take a regular human and turn them kawaii. If you missed one of our earlier videos, you can watch it to learn how to draw a cute girl.

Since we drew a girl last time, we thought it would be best to try a boy this time around. Feel free to change the hair/skin color to match whatever you’d like!

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Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • Drawing a kawaii student is fairly straight forward. The hair will be the most complicated but don’t worry about making it perfect. In fact, you can add some spikes to the top or get creative with it!

Let’s Draw A Student – Step By Step

Step 1: We will start by drawing the outline of his face – from cheek to cheek. Note that the right side has a higher line up than the left.
Step 2: Draw the left ear by doing a letter “C”. Add that little stroke inside the ear for the detail.
Step 3: Let’s now start making his hair by starting at the back. Make some pointy tips as you make your curve that will shape his head. End your drawing with a pointy tip as seen above.
Step 4: Continue the hair outline by making another pointy tip again. Follow the hairstyle sample above, making little waves along and ending at the face’s outline with more edgy designs.
Step 5: Time to draw the front part of the hair. Follow the arrows to create the outline as shown.
Step 6: Draw the collar part of his shirt with two rectangles connected to the bottom of his face. One is a bit smaller and leave a little space in between them.
Step 7: Connect the collars by drawing three curved lines. Note that the bottom two are closer together than the top curve.
Step 8: Draw both the shoulders in downward strokes.
Step 9: Next is the line for his shirt. Make the left vertical line shorter than the one on the right.
Step 10: Connect them with slanted lines to make the sleeves.
Step 11: Time to draw his arms so just make two parallel strokes, leaving a little margin from the end of his sleeves. Give a slight curve on the elbow part.
Step 12: Draw a circle in between the arms and two round curves on each end to make a wristwatch.
Step 13: Make the short little hand emphasizing the line where the thumb is. No need to add fingers because he is holding something.
Step 14: Draw an envelope-type of packet behind his arms and hand.
Step 15: Add the details of his shirt — two lines at the edge of each sleeves, two at the bottom of his shirt (connecting to the envelope he’s holding) and a little pocket on his chest.
Step 16: Next to draw are his pants or trousers. Create two lines downwards – one on each side.
Step 17: In the space between, make an inverted “V” with the edges just aligned with the lines on the side. The tip above should be extending a little bit just below his waist.
Step 18: Draw a line on each of the bottom of his trousers to close.

Add his other arm and hand on the side, too.
Step 19: Draw his shoes, as shown.
Step 20: Add some details on the shoe – one line at the bottom. Also, make a little stroke for his pocket.
Step 21: Let’s start making the face. The student is giving us a wink!

Draw the two downward curves first – with the outer edges slightly thicker or bolder. Draw a round shape on the right eye with a little circle (on the upper left) that will remain white.
Step 22: Draw the eyebrows by making a stroke just above both eyes. Make it slightly thicker. See that the right side is like on the hair already and that’s fine!

Add a little stroke for the mouth, and nose.
Step 23: Add some blush on the cheeks with oval shapes. Put them just almost at the edge of his eyes.
Step 24: Now, you’re done! It’s time to color your drawing! Make it cool!

Want More?

We are constantly adding more tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We also have printable step by step instruction guides that will help, even brand new artists, re-create and improve on our drawings!

How about coloring instead? We have printable cute coloring pages so you can practice color techniques or just to have fun. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Student Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the student coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

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Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw A Student

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this student can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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