How-To Draw Mickey Mouse – 1920s | Magic Kingdom Park

How-To Draw Mickey Mouse – 1920s | Magic Kingdom Park


– Hi everyone. I’m Steven. I’m an artist at Disney’s
Art of Animation Resort in Florida! Of course, you already know
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Every day, you find me or
another Walt Disney World artist in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort lobby, teaching guests how to draw their favorite Disney characters. Today, for a special how to draw video, I’m on the road at Magic Kingdom Park in Town Square Theater. This is where guests can
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as part of Mickey and
Minnie’s Surprise Celebration. You know, they’re both
celebrating 90 years of magic. Thanks for letting us
use the room for a bit. This is first of three videos where I’ll teach you
how to draw Mickey Mouse throughout the years. Mickey Mouse had always been Mickey, but how artists have drawn
him has changed a bit over the years. Today, we’re going to sketch Mickey as artists had drawn
him in the late 1920s. Mickey and Minnie are due at the Move It! Shake It!
MousekeDance It! Street Party. Say hi to Chip and Dale for me. The first thing we’re going
to do is draw a simple circle. We’re gonna draw a circle
about the size of an orange. I’m going to keep this
circle very light and rough and we’re going to use it this shape as a like a construction shape in order to build our character’s head. Follow that with a couple curve lines
that we call axis lines or guidelines. So we’re gonna draw a big curved line that goes up and down at a large curve and for the horizontal guideline, just draw a big curved line, right in the middle at a slight angle. The reason why we have
axis lines or guidelines is so we can transform our flat, 2D circle into a 3D sphere. Next, we’re gonna draw a big
oval for Mickey Mouse’s snout. With those two construction
shapes in place, let’s start adding some
line work to help define what Mickey Mouse actually looks like. Start off by drawing a big curved line, (upbeat music) at the front cross hairs of our 3D sphere. I’m gonna curve on down and loop it on around to form almost like a sideways number six. With the snout complete,
let’s draw a smaller oval for Mickey’s nose. Next, Mickey’s mouth. From the end of snout curve on down. Keep it within our construction shape, and curve right on over to
the inside part of the snout. Inside the mouth, don’t
forget Mickey’s tongue. I’m going to sketch out a
couple overlapping curves. After that, let’s sketch
out his chin or his jawline. So next to the bottom
portion of the mouth, inside of our construction shape, just draw a big half of a circle and just follow the curve
of the actual mouth. In the 1920s, Mickey Mouse’s
eyes were drawn very big. We’ll start by drawing a large
and upside down letter U. For Mickey’s other eye,
just draw a little curve that comes off the upside down letter U, on over to the edge of
our construction shape. For the bottom of the eye, we’re going to draw a slight curve while leaving a gap on each side. For Mickey’s cheek line, we’re just going to
draw a crooked letter C. We’ll get to Mickey’s ears eventually, but for now, let’s just work
on the top part of his head. Let’s go ahead and trace over the top half of our construction shape, again to form up the top half of his head. Let’s now draw the little
curve for the end of the mouth. For the pupils, or the
dark parts of the eyes, let’s draw two incredibly
skinny letter Cs. Now with the main head
done, let’s draw Mickey’s most important part: his ears! As we draw the ears, we’re
gonna draw two big ovals that are about half of the
overall head shape size. We’re going to place one
towards the back of the head. And for the other one, let’s place, not directly on top, but a little bit more off to the left. At first glance, it may
appear Mickey’s ears are perfect circles. But actually, they’re more like big ovals. Now that our sketch looks like Mickey, let’s start shading in our character. Easiest way to shade in
a character or any sketch that you’re doing is
just to tilt your pencil slightly off to the side
and use the broad end of the lead. It’s always better to
shade off lightly first and to go over it again darker. Which is much easier than erasing. Let’s shade in the actual head shape. Follow that with the shading of the pupils or the dark parts of the eyes. And also shade in the nose in the front, then we’re also gonna shade
in the back half of the mouth. Tongue, we’re going to
shade just a little lighter. Now that Mickey’s done we have
one last thing we need to do. We have to sign our work! And there he is, the one
and only Mickey Mouse. Keep watching the Disney Parks Blog for more how to draw videos where I’ll show you how to draw Mickey in two other styles throughout the years. As always, sketch you later! (upbeat music)

12 thoughts on “How-To Draw Mickey Mouse – 1920s | Magic Kingdom Park

  1. Glad to see some recognition of Mickey's design styles and using it as an art education tool as well as a mini history lesson. Hope to see the rest of this series!

  2. Really want to see the Art of Animation resort at Disney World and sketch my favorite Disney characters there.

  3. I remember getting a drawing of Mickey the first time I ever came to Disney World. That was after my trip was over and it came in the mail.

  4. If older people or (fans) draw Mickey mouse, you'll automatically get a copy strike and asked to me removed….

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