How To Draw Harry Potter

Today, let’s learn how to draw Harry Potter.

Harry Potter is one of the most iconic fictional characters in recent history. He has a legion of fans all over the world, and we’re no exception. In this post, we will be drawing Harry Potter in our kawaii style. This means that he won’t look like the intimidating (is he really though?) wizard from Hogwarts, but instead will be rendered as a cute little boy with his signature round glasses!

It’s super easy to draw him and we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to do it!

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Did You Know?
Harry Potter actually has black hair in the book.
Wizards hate wearing trousers
Hogwarts has over 142 stair cases


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

  • His hair can be a bit tricky with all the pieces sticking out but if you draw the bottom of his head first, it makes it a lot easier!
  • Make sure to keep this round glasses large to help with the chibi/cute look!

Let’s Draw Harry Potter – Step By Step

Step 1: Let’s draw the outline of Harry’s face. Make a wide U-shape and a little curve on the right side for his small ear.
Step 2: Next is to make his hair. Allow a bigger space between his face and the edges of his face for that hair volume. Make varying wavy strokes as you draw Harry’s hair outline.
Step 3: Close the hair outline up to his ear. Add a few more triangular hair waves on the left part.
Step 4: For his bangs, start by connecting two curved lines that have a wide opening. Draw additional strokes on the left part of this space and some wavy styles on the right part.
Step 5: Add more wavy strokes until you reach his ear to complete his bangs. You may follow the arrows above as guide.
Step 6: Next is to start drawing his eyes. Add a thick downward curve for each eye and thin stroke underneath each.

It will be best to put the left eye near the edge of his face, under that wide opening on his bangs.
Step 7: From the right tip of his thick eye contour, draw a small circle below it for his eyeball (you can shade it black already at this point). Add a thin line around this eyeball to emphasize his eyes. Do the same on the other side.
Step 8: Draw his thick eyebrows. It may help to shade them black already.
Step 9: Draw a small zigzag on his forehead to make his scar.
Step 10: Now for his eyeglasses – draw two round circles (one for each eye touching his eyebrows) and connect them with a short curve stroke in the middle. Add a curved line as well to connect this at the back of his ear.
Step 11: Next step is for his clothes. Draw a small U-shape curve under his chin. On each side, draw triangular shapes (as seen above) as part of his coat.
Step 12: On the right section, draw a long rectangular-like shape angled outwards for his long sleeves (with the opening edge slightly wider)

On the left part, draw a downward stroke for his coat. The bottom is slightly wider as you connect this on the middle part his left collar.
Step 13: Make his right hand. Draw two tiny curves at the edge of his long sleeve.
Step 14: Complete the right portion of his coat. From the tip of his collar, just make a downward stroke and go right to connect this to his hand.
Step 15: Next is to make his left long sleeve. Starting from his collar, make a slightly outward stroke and connect this to his coat. Length is similar to the right long sleeve.
Step 16: Draw his other hand. Follow the strokes on the image above so you can prepare for the next step.
Step 17: Draw his wand. It’s a stick with a pointy tip. Angle it on a downward position.
Step 18: Let’s slowly add details on his clothes. Draw a V-shape on the mid portion, just slightly above the tips of his collar.

Next is a straight line on his waist (align it with the edge of his sleeves).

Then, draw slanted lines outwards from the U-shape you made on his neck.
Step 19: Draw his tie next. Add another V-shape below the first V you did on the previous step. Also draw another straight line on the waist section.
Step 20: Draw his pants next. Starting from the edge of his coat, form his trousers by following the guide arrows you see on top.
Step 21: Draw small shoes on the edge of each leg.
Step 22: Add the zipper detail on his pants by just drawing two parallel lines together in the middle section of his waist. End it with a slanted line.
Step 23: For the kawaii look, add oval blush on his cheeks.
Step 24: Now the fun part – coloring time! Let your kawaii Harry Potter come to life!

Key colors here are black and maroon for his coat, gray for his inner suit, maroon and yellow for his striped tie. You may use dark and light brown shades for his hair.

Don’t forget the yellow shade around his wand for that power glow!

Want More?

We’ve made a lot of tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We have printable step by step instruction guides to help you learn to draw all of our tutorials.

Or maybe you want to color? We have printable kawaii coloring pages. 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 Harry Potter Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the Harry Potter 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!

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