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How to Draw Minions from Despicable Me

Today we will show you how to draw one of Gru’s Minions…his name is Dave. He is caring, smart, and funny. He also has hair on the top of his head and has 2 eyes. Today we will show you how to draw Dave the Minion in easy to follow steps….we break down each step into basic shapes that you can understand and mimic.

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How to Draw Dave … one of the Minions from Despicable Me Drawing Tutorial

How to Draw Dave ... one of the Minions from Despicable Me Drawing Tutorial

Step 1


Draw an upside down letter ‘U’ shape that is very tall. Draw a guideline thru the center.

Step 2


– Draw a circle for each eye…they are overlapping eachother.

– Draw a #5-like shape on both sides of Minion.Β And draw a letter ‘U’ shape in the center.

– Draw the legs.

Step 3


Draw a bunch of circles….and also draw inward curved lines for legs.

Step 4


– Lightly draw a square on its side (a diamond) inside the pocket.

– Draw letter ‘J’-like shapes at the bottom of the Minion.

– Draw 2 lines for each strap.

– Also draw a few more shapes.

– Draw curved lines for hair.

Step 5


– Draw a ?-like shape and a #3-like shape on each hand.

– Draw sideways ?-like shapes at the feet.

– Turn the shape in the pocket into a letter ‘G’.

Step 6


– Draw some basic shapes.

Finished Drawing of Dave the Minion

How to Draw Dave ... one of the Minions from Despicable Me Drawing Tutorial

– Draw inward curved lines within the glasses.

– Erase guidelines and darken the important lines.

There you go…you have an adorable Minion….this one is named Dave! Come back and learn how to draw more characters!

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  1. desteni
    April 17, 2014

    I like how you draw the minion it help me how to draw thanks

    • admin
      May 3, 2014


    • HELEN
      November 4, 2014


      • Elizabeth
        December 6, 2014

        the name is Dave, not Adam.

      • LoveDance
        January 18, 2015

        Details would be nice I total agree

    • Cool dude
      February 13, 2016

      It really helped me to

  2. desteni
    April 17, 2014

    I like this drawling its fun lol :*}

    • admin
      May 3, 2014

      πŸ™‚ Great!!!

      • BOBBY
        May 27, 2014

        This is a cool drawing BOBBY IS COOL!

  3. jayden ramsamy
    August 16, 2014

    I have bening dieing to draw a minon thanks so much πŸ™‚

  4. jayden
    August 16, 2014

    I have begin dieing how to draw a minon this amazing website to seach for stuff thanks so much

  5. Amirah bux
    September 1, 2014

    to good just a little more easy anyway I am eight years old I am in LOTUSVILLE PRIMARY school and i love art i drew bull dogs and rabbits and won the competition

    • admin
      September 8, 2014

      Thats great!

  6. Leah
    September 28, 2014

    Really good

    November 30, 2014

    melikey πŸ™‚

  8. Eddy Rios
    January 7, 2015

    This drawing is awesome it let me LEARN how to draw best drawing tutorial ever!!

  9. minecraft-diva
    January 9, 2015

    Thank you mine turned out good easy steps

  10. Amazing
    January 29, 2015

    Thank’s a lot

  11. hello
    March 4, 2015

    to learn how to colour in your minion, check out my youtube channel: multicoloured madness

  12. Eva
    June 13, 2015


    ThAnK yOu

  13. Eva
    June 13, 2015

    ThAnK yOu

  14. Eva
    June 13, 2015

    ThAnK yOu

  15. hello,goodbye
    July 2, 2015

    That was great except that you should have put color in it, it might have been more helpful but for what you have i think its great so far. Thanks for the minion my friends gonna love it for her birthday.

  16. Oooohh
    January 23, 2016

    Amazingly helpful!

  17. Sebastian Espinoza
    February 9, 2016

    I agree with yall it needs more detail.

    • Natasha Stanton
      December 2, 2016

      It has a little details though but not a lot of details do u get what I’m saying no, yes, maybe ,maybe not ,kinda, kinda not

  18. madhushaa
    April 18, 2016


  19. Natasha Stanton
    December 2, 2016

    I like the way it is detailed and it also help me how to draw a little better because I’m tarible at drawing but since the minion named Dave from dispicable me 1and 2 help a little I’m still almost getting a little better at drawing still though so yeah I like the details who ever drew that is the biggest winner of that drawing.the drawing is amazing as well.

  20. Natasha
    December 2, 2016

    Oh and thank u very much the art is amazing 2222222222222222%

  21. Irene
    January 5, 2017

    This was super easy to fallow and i love it thank you so much!

  22. mm
    August 26, 2017

    I’m not going to copy all of your drawing just some parts like the shoes or the hair and the eye. i think you are a really good designer so draw every day and you will get perfect

  23. Johanna
    December 11, 2019

    Great lesson!! Thanks so much! ☺

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