How to Draw the Devil – Cartoon Style

How to Draw the Devil - Cartoon Style

Today I am going to show you how to draw the devil. A well-groomed cartoon style devil, that is… I am using the book “How to draw 50 monsters” by Lee J. Ames, as my reference. It is one of the books in his “Draw 50” series, of which there are 26 different ones (I think!) all with different overall subjects.

Make the Journey your Own

I don’t follow Ames’s instructions completely, there are a few places where I do things a bit differently. The steps as I’ve laid them out in this post are also a bit different than the original. This is just what makes sense to me.

I absolutely encourage you to do the same thing, if you feel that another approach makes more sense to you. Be critical and employ Bruce Lees famous quote: “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”

To Get Started

To give you a quick overview of the process, and perhaps a dash of inspiration, here is a super quick video of me drawing him.

(For the actual follow along video tutorial, scroll to the end of the post).

How to draw the devil (in 58 seconds):

And here are the steps, for you to use as a reference, either alone or in combination with the video.

Step One:

The basic shape of the head, the lower part of the horns and guidelines for the nose.How to Draw the Devil - Cartoon Style - Step one

Step Two:

The top part of the horns, a guideline for where the eyes will be, and the basic shape of the jaw.How to Draw the Devil - Cartoon Style - Step Two

Step Three:

The basic shape of the hair, the nose, and the mouth.

Also some more details on the head shape, and the horns

How to Draw the Devil - Cartoon Style - Step Three

Step Four:

Adding the ears, wrinkles around the nose, and the mustache.

Erasing some of the guidelines.

How to Draw the Devil - Cartoon Style - Step Four

Step Five:

Adding the eyes, another wrinkle of the nose, and the goatee.

How to Draw the Devil - Cartoon Style - Step FiveStep Six:

Adding the final touches of the face, erasing the guidelines.

Enforcing lines as necessary, and adding the cape and the butterfly.

How to Draw the Devil - Cartoon Style - Step Six

And there he is! Mr. Lewis E. Furr, the devil himself in all his stylish glory!

And just below you’ll find the full follow along video tutorial: I recommend using the video in combination with the reference drawings above, but it is of course completely up to you.

For more awesome monster drawings, you can get the book “draw 50 monsters”, which is where I found this one.

Keep drawing, keep practicing. And remember that drawing is a skill – let’s learn it!

And as always, I’d love to hear from you, so if you have any comments please leave them in the section below, I’d love to hear from you!

Best wishes,



12 thoughts on “How to Draw the Devil – Cartoon Style

  1. Laurie Taylor says:

    Great post,
    I love the devil drawing! i have always been into art . I myself am an artist so i am always looking for new ideas so i will be back to visit,
    Plus it is always nice to meet a fellow artist!
    Thank you for sharing

    • Michael says:

      Hi Laurie.
      Well hello there, fellow artist! 🙂
      Thanks for visiting. Glad you liked the post.
      Yeah, ideas are always the key factor aren’t they?!? It seems to me that as soon as you have a good idea, the work just flows nicely.
      What kind of art do you do?

      Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the comment!

      Best wishes,

  2. SkyPath says:

    Wow, That is very cool! I draw this on my own with this video, that make Devil very easy to draw! But…. I still draw pretty bad (lol), maybe it still need some talent does it?
    Anyways, thank you for sharing this!

    • Michael says:

      Well… One of the basic premises of my site is that ANYBODY can learn to draw. Drawing is teachable and learnable skill, and not a magical talent, that a few lucky people have been blessed with.
      Perhaps you should start with something simpler. You could read this article for inspiration.
      Or try your hand at this tutorial

      But thanks for th kind words, and thanks for the visit! 🙂

      Best wishes,

  3. Blue says:

    Oh my gosh, I love love love this tutorial. Thank you so much for providing the video link because video is always a whole lot more helpful for someone like me! When broken down in steps like that, I feel like I can draw it too. I’m definitely gonna try this with my son 🙂 Thank you!

    • Michael says:

      Well thank you so much for the kind words! 🙂

      Yes, I feel that video makes a big difference as well, when I go through tutorials myself. It just seems like seeing the process gives so much more than just having the steps on paper.

      I love that you’re gonna try it with your son. Kids are just natural artists, and it’s great if we can teach and inspire them. I myself, love drawing with my daughter! 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comment.

      Best wishes,

  4. Alexandra says:

    I love this. You have shown in detail and in just a few easy moves how to draw the devil. I am pretty sure I can do it as well now. My cousin loves to draw and I am going to share this page with him. Thank you for the tutorial on how to draw a devil, it is amazing!

    • Michael says:

      Hi Alexandra.

      Thank you for the kind words. I’m also pretty sure you can do it as well! I’d love to see the result.

      Hope your cousin finds the tutorial equally easy to follow. 😉

      Thanks for the visit, and thanks for the comment.

      Best wishes,

  5. Steve says:

    Hi Michael
    It’s amazing how just putting a simple few lines in the right places can produce a picture like that. My sister is a brilliant artist but unfortunately I don’t have the gift. I have a lot of other talents, but art is not one of them. My daughter loves to draw so I’ve bookmarked your site and will send her the link.

    • Michael says:

      Yes, very true. Drawing is just simple lines in the right place… 🙂
      I definitely appreciate you passing my site on to your sister and your daughter, but don’t hold yourself back from trying it as well. One of the premises of my site, is the fact that drawing is a teachable and learnable skill. You don’t have to have “the gift” it is something you can acquire. 🙂

      You can always start off with something simpler. Take a look in the section of tutorials, I’m sure you’ll find something you can start of with.

      Thanks for the visit, and thanks for the comment.

      Best wishes,

  6. Dain Q Gore says:

    Great tutorial inspired by one of the best art books ever published!

    Incredible book, it solidified my interest in art at a very young age! I’m glad to see an homage online, as sadly it seems the acknowledgement of this series’ impact on artists of today is rare.

    • Michael says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words.
      Yes, the “Draw 50” books are an incredible ressource for anybody wanting to learn about drawing, or with an interest in art. Happy to learn that I am not the only one still aware of the existence of these great books, as I absolutely agree that the acnkowledgement of them is rare these days.
      Thank you so much for the visit, and for the comment!

      Best wishes!

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