On November 18th, 1928 a star was born. His name— Mickey Mouse. Actually, Walt Disney's most famous character appeared before that date, but nonetheless, November 18th is known as Mickey Mouse Day, because that's when he appeared in Steamboat Willie, the first cartoon to feature synchronized sound.
Celebrate Mickey Mouse Day the right way, either by watching Mickey's cartoons OR by drawing him yourself!
It doesn't take much to create a high-quality looking sketch of Mickey. He's really just a bunch of circles, so you needn't be a professional animator to get it right.
The three drawing lessons below all follow the same general technique for drawing Mickey. The last video features Disney master artist John Quinn and his professional method of recreating Disney's most memorable cartoon character.
* For a detailed step-by-step illustrated book entitled "How to Draw Mickey Mouse" by Walt Disney (1973), scroll to the bottom of this article.
Michael Sporn posted a book on his website that came straight from Walt Disney.
"This is actually a copy of the book that they gave out at the Disney/Lincoln Center event in 1973. They're identical to the Disneyland books, though they lack the colored pages."