How to Draw the Bowtie Boy from Africa – The Bowties Live Around the World

After today, I’ll only be able to share one How to Draw the Bowties adventure each week. I need to get back to writing and illustrating picture books, but I am not abandoning the Bowtie Bunch. Rather, I’m about to travel around the world and visit the Bowties in many different parts of the world.

The Bowties Celebrate Diversity

One of the most important things that we need to know about the Bowties is that they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Before today, I haven’t colored any of my drawings, and that was intentional.

Today, we’ll begin drawing some Bowtie Boys, and although I’ll color each boy at the end, you must feel free to color your Bowties any way that you want.

Today, we’ll draw a Bowtie Boy who lives in Africa, and because many of the boys in Africa are brown, I’ll color him brown. But there are also boys in Africa who have peach-colored skin, like Bowtie Boy from Ireland.

And while many children in Ireland do have peach-colored skin and red hair. Many do not.

Again, children come in all shapes and colors, and you can color your boys any want that you want. For that matter, you don’t have to color your Bowtie Boy at all.

Let’s begin drawing a basic bowtie boy.

All you need is an 8.5″ by 11″ piece of paper turned up and down–or vertically–and a regular pencil.

Step 1: Draw a Circle. This is your boy’s head.

Step 2: Pretend that your circle is a clock. You will draw a straight line from where the 12 would be to where the 6 would be. Draw another line from where the 3 would be to where the 9 would be.

Step 3: Draw a circle on the line that you drew,  halfway from where the 3 would be and the place where the two lines cross. This is your boy’s right eye.

In the picture below, you can see that there is the same amount of distance on each side of the eye.

Step 4: Draw the other eye.
Step 5: Draw the nose on the vertical line or the line that goes up and down. Of course, the nose is lower than the eyes.

Step 6: Draw a mouth.

Step 7: Draw a letter C and place it on the left side of the head. Note that the C sits on the line that goes from side to side. This is the horizontal line.

Step 8: Draw the other ear.

Step 9: Erase the vertical and horizontal lines. The only purpose of those lines was to help place the nose, ears, eyes, and mouth in the correct place.

Step 10: Draw a cloud shape on top of the Bowtie Boy’s head. This is his hair.

Step 11: Draw the bowtie that rests just beneath the Bowtie Boy’s head. You learned how to draw the bowtie in lesson 1:

You might want to draw a cloud and a sun behind your Bowtie Boy. Or you might want to draw birds and/or a tree. Finish this drawing the way that you want to finish it.

Feel Free to color your boy any way that you want.

Color Is the Magic that Makes the Bowtie World Go Round.

Next Monday, at about this time, I’ll post the next Draw the Bowties Adventure. It’s a secret, but I’ll tell my favorite people in the Bowties Bunch that we’ll be drawing Bowtie Bunny. Join me next week, the Bowties Bunch will be hopping down the Bunny Trail.