Christmas Drawing Ideas

Christmas is here! This is the most popular time of year, so it doesn't come as a surprise why it makes people get into the spirit of creating all around the world. 

Many people, especially the kids, love creating things during Christmas and holiday season. There is never a shortage of decorative, crafty stuff to do. Assembling a Christmas tree, decorations, crafts, wreaths, snow angels, snowmen, cards, and the list goes on. However, if you want to completely get into the spirit of Christmas, drawing is probably one of the best ways to go about it.

If you're not sure where to start, just begin drawing a holiday image you'd like to stay with it for hours. Break out your pens or pencils and sketch a holiday scene. Maybe it won't look perfect at first but you'll be surprised how your drawing takes shape as you draw the lines on paper. Whether you want to make a gift for your loved ones or just wanna satisfy an overwhelming craving for drawing, there's a wide range of holiday themes to pick from.

Here are a few Christmas drawing ideas presented as simple step-by-step lessons.

Christmas Tree (Decorated with ornaments and lights)

Chances are good you will first imagine Christmas Tree when thinking of New Year holidays. All set to draw one? Great! Just follow these steps and "put up" a cartoon Christmas tree with ornaments and lights.

Step 1

Before doing anything else, you need to draw a big triangle. It should be tall and nice. Make sure to leave some room both at the bottom and top of your page, as you will need that space later.

Step 2

The next step you need to do is to draw the shape of Christmas tree utilizing the triangle, which will actually serve as your guide. Begin at the top of the triangle and go down drawing out the spikes. Five to six spikes will be quite enough. Once you've completed one side, get back to the very top of your cartoon tree and tackle the other side in an identical way. At last, get it finished by making a big nice "swoop" at the bottom.

Step 3

Before you continue, make sure to remove the triangle underneath. Take an eraser and get rid of it. Now, you need to add something on the bottom of your tree, such as tree stand, stump, and the like. We will use the stump since it is simple and nice.

Congratulations! You have just finished the main body of Christmas tree and you are ready to start decorating it. Go ahead!

Step 4

Decorations and ornaments ensure that a cartoon Christmas tree gets a festive look. Start with the lights. We suggest 4 or 6 rows of lights, depending on the height of your tree. Keep in mind that you need to leave some space for the ornaments that come up next, so don't overdo it.

Step 5

Christmas tree is not complete without ornaments. Those adornments come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Yet, the sphere-shaped ornaments are the most common. "Put" them on and around the tree. To get a nice overall look, be sure to space them out properly. Also, you need to draw the hooks alternately - some of them should face right, some left.

In addition to the ornaments, you may add a few candy canes as well. You are advised to draw these delicious candy canes on angles and get them alternating alike.

Step 6

Only one step left and you are done. Are you guessing what could it be? Yes, that's the star at the very top of your tree! That would be the final touch when drawing a cartoon Christmas tree. For a more realistic look, give your tree some colors, making it bold and bright.

There are also other things you may add as well, including presents, tinsel, figurines, popcorn,... They can make your Christmas tree feel even more spirited.

Santa Claus

In this drawing lesson, we are going to learn how to draw a simple yet delightful Santa Claus. It's quite easy and can be done in less than 15 minutes. Your children will enjoy drawing it for sure. This is a great way to keep them engaged during Christmas season.

Step 1

For this adorable Santa, you are supposed to draw some guidelines and make a few simple shapes. First of all, draw a circle that will be the Santa's head along with the facial lines. Then get the head shape attached to another larger circle - the Santa's body. This round shape should also have temporary guidelines, which will help you later when drawing the belt and jacket. Finally, add two lines for legs and shapes for boots.

Step 2

The next thing you need to do is to draw a lid of the hat and tackle the Santa's face. It's a good idea to start with his eyebrows. Make sure they are thick enough. Then proceed with the eyes utilizing the guidelines you’ve made in the first step. When that's done, you can start drawing a round nose shape and mustache. Make them thick as well. Add the initial lines of the beard and you are all set for the next step.

Step 3

Go back to the hat and finish it off. Then continue drawing the rest of Santa's long beard. Want to dress him in a nice suit? Let him put on the coat with the sleeves, shoulders, and cottony cuffs. At last, add 2 or 3 buttons and draw the ruffled guidelines at the bottom of the coat.

Step 4

Next, draw the gloves for each hand and complete the coat trim. Thereafter, you should also finish the legs and boots as you can see below.

Step 5

Once you have finished the boots, you can erase all the shapes and guidelines. if you have correctly followed the steps, your Santa Claus should look like this image. Lastly, you need to dye your drawing with some colors and you're all done. We hope you've enjoyed drawing your cartoon Santa Claus. 

Snowman

All the kids love to draw a snowman regardless of the age. That's because it offers much the same enjoyment and creativity as building a real snowman. However, there's the aid of a framework when drawing it on paper. That makes a big difference though.

Step 1

To begin, draw a circle that contains a cross section - two crossed lines that will help you draw the snowman's face in one of the upcoming steps. Simple enough…Keep on!

Step 2

Draw another larger circle, your snowman's body, at the bottom. Then add two small circles on both sides, which will present the hands.

Step 3

In this step, you need to draw the broom. For that purpose, draw a stick in the right hand of your snowman. Put an oval shape on it followed by a triangular (actually inverted trapezoid) shape at the very top of the broom.

Step 4

Now that you made the body and broom, you can continue with the fine details. Start with the hat first. Draw a thin long rectangle on the forehead and then add a triangle and a small circle on top. The hat is done!

Step 5

Keep on drawing the face. Limn a thin long triangle for the snowman's nose (carrot); two small round shapes for the eyes, and a couple of small dots or circles for the mouth.

Step 6

Lastly, you need to draw the scarf and buttons on his chest. The scarf consists of 2 "C" shapes, while the buttons can be made up of 4-5 small circles arranged in a curved line.

Step 7

This is about finished drawing, actually erasing. You should get rid of the guidelines at the end. Take a look at the picture below to get a better idea of how the snowman looks like without those lines. Don't forget to put some colors on, such as red, green, orange, and yellow.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You have probably heard of Rudolph. All the kids love it. Rudolph is not an ordinary reindeer, but the fabled Christmas-time reindeer who is the leader of famous Santa Claus team. 

Before we get started, bear in mind that this drawing is at the intermediate level, so it's not suitable for young kids either. Nevertheless, you can simplify or skip some parts of this lesson. For instance, you may draw the basic shapes and lines instead of the more complicated curvy lines you can see below. Let's begin again!

Step 1

It would be helpful to use some guidelines when drawing this reindeer, as they can help you maintain a proper proportion. That's why we will begin with a circle on top and an oval shape down below. As you can guess, the oval shape will become the reindeer's body while the circle will be his head. 

Once you have these initial shapes in place, you need to add a few straight lines for the antlers, legs, and neck. Besides, put two crossed lines in the circle shape (head of your reindeer), which will come in handy when drawing the face.

Step 2

In this step, we are going to show you how to draw the head and face. Let's start from the nose that makes Rudolph so famous. That bright red, big nose sets him apart from other Santa's reindeer. It should be added to the left edge of the circle. 

Thereafter, all you need to do is follow the illustrations below to shape the head and develop the face of your reindeer. This is where the cross you drew in the first step comes in. The vertical, curved part of the cross suggests that your reindeer will face to the left. As you can see, there are quite a few curvy lines for the face in our example. Don’t worry. You can always simplify it by carving out the head in your own way. However, aim to not deviate considerably from original shapes. That's because those shapes are supposed to take the form of your drawing.

Step 3

In the third step, we will be drawing the neck and collar. Let's start with 4 small circles for the bells and then get the collar done. That part is not necessary, but we find it a nice addition to Rudolph reindeer drawing. You can skip it anyway.

Step 4

This is the final step. Here, you need to draw Rudolph's body, legs, and other components. We recommend that you begin with the neck and head. Then you should move on down and turn the oval shape into the body of your Christmas reindeer. This is where you need to draw out the tail, legs, and chest. Go around multiple times until you completely fill in and stylize all the lines that make your reindeer's body, including the belly, hooves, and chest tufts. Be sure to keep those finishing lines smooth and nice.

Lastly, draw the final details like fur, eyes, ears, and so on. When you are all done, get your reindeer colored. Keep in mind that his nose should be colored in red as his name suggests...Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

Holly Wreath

Do you need more Christmas drawing ideas? Okay, here’s another creative drawing you will also like. It is holly wreath. The holly wreaths are ideal for any holiday project because they are festive and lovely. Want to create one on paper? Just follow this step by step tutorial and make this cute wreath with ease.

Step 1

Try to draw one leaf as shown in the picture below. Did you make it? Great! Just keep on drawing leaves in the same way, making a circular formation. Be sure to leave the bottom part of your wreath free of leaves since you will need to add a bow over there.

Step 2

Aside from whole leaf shapes you drew in the previous step, you also need to draw the partial leaves. Note that they need to be positioned in the background of the wreath. Add holly berries in little clusters as well as several loose berries.

Step 3

Now you can start drawing the bow. Once you've finished it, get back to the wreath itself because there are blank portions you need to tackle. Fill in all the blank parts of holly wreath with partial leaves that should poke out from behind.

Step 4

Color or paint the leaves in green. Some holly leaves should be colored in lighter shades, while others need to be darker. This way your wreath will get depth and look more natural. Don't forget to paint the bow and berries too. You may use varying darker and lighter shades of red for them. That's all folks!

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