How to Draw Mickey Mouse Ears

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Mickey Mouse's ears are simply ovals placed in the appropriate area on Mickey's head. The ear ovals are one half the size of the circle made for the head. The ovals can be just a little larger than half the size of the head circle, but never smaller. The head will look out of proportion if Mickey's ears are drawn smaller than half the size of the head circle. A Mickey Mouse face needs to be drawn to understand how to draw Mickey Mouse ears with the right proportions.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Compass
  • Clear ruler
  • Black marker

Drawing Mickey Mouse

Lightly draw a 3 1/4 inch circle on a piece of paper using a compass. Place a dot 1/4 inch beneath the center point made by the compass. Lightly draw a plus sign through the dot across the entire circle to make four quadrants.

Draw a oval shaped nose just under the center line in the bottom two quadrants 7/8 inches wide and 5/8 inches tall. Draw an oval shaped eye in the two top quadrants 1 inch tall by 3/8 inches wide. Place each eye 1/8 of an inch in from the vertical center line. Begin the bottom of the eye on the middle horizontal line. Draw a 3/8 inch tall oval inside each eye for the pupil.

Draw a happy shaped mouth line 1/4 inch in from the bottom edge of the circle that has a 2-inch space between the beginning and end point. Draw a 3/8 inch frown shaped line over both ends of the mouth. Draw the open mouth by placing a 1 inch wide by 3/8 inch tall curve under the smile line. The bottom of the open mouth will extend outside the original 3 1/4 inch circle. Draw a tongue inside the mouth.

Draw a chin under the mouth by adding a curved line 1/8 inch away from the open mouth. Begin and end the line at the original 3 1/4 inch circle.

Mark a point 1/8 inch down from the top of Mickey's head on the vertical line. Hold the clear ruler level at that point and the circle on both sides. Place a mark on the circle where the ruler intersects with the circle. Place a mark on the horizontal line 1/2 inch in from each circle edge.

Place the pencil on the mark on the center line. Draw a large lazy heart shape from the middle mark to the circle, using the circle as the top arch of the heart. Begin the slope of the heart to the center of the circle when reaching the mark on the outside circle. Draw the curved line to the mark on the center line and stop. Repeat the process with the opposite upper quadrant.

Place a mark on both sides of the chin 1/8 inch down from the 3 1/4 in circle. Begin drawing a half heart shape to form Mickey's cheeks on the 1/2 inch horizontal line mark. Bring the top curve of the heart past the outside of the circle 1/8 inch. Continue the curve along the outside of the circle connecting it to the 1/8 inch mark placed on the chin. Repeat with the other side.

Place a mark 1 inch down from the mark made at the top of Mickey's head for the heart shaped face lines surrounding the eyes. Draw an oval 1 inch tall and 1 1/2 inches wide for each ear. Begin drawing the oval on the mark just made and connecting to the mark made for the heart shaped face lines.

Trace over the lines that make Mickey's face and ears with a black marker. Erase all unnecessary pencil lines. Color in the black areas with marker.

Tips & Warnings

  • A 1 inch circle can be drawn using a compass for the start of Mickey Mouse's ears. Lightly draw the circle in the appropriate place. Add an oval shape to each side of the circle. Erase the original circle to create oval Mickey ears.

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