Today I'm going to teach you how to draw cute stick figures for your happy journal, planner, or four-year-old. We're going to unlock our playful side and learn that drawing is not something you have to go to art school for.

How to Draw Cute Stick Figures

Today I’m going to teach you how to draw cute stick figures for your happy journal or planner. We’re going to unlock our playful side and see that we don’t have to go to art school to learn to draw.

To start, let’s take a deep breath and remind ourselves that drawing is for ourselves. Don’t compare your squiggly marks with other people’s—they are your own. You wouldn’t tell your toddler that their doodles are sadly lacking compared to their friends’ scribbles, right? I know it’s difficult to not compare, but let’s say it all together:

I am the conglomerate of past experiences, talents, dreams, and beauty. My doodles will not look like anyone else’s. My competition is against myself so I can grow and become the best version of me.

For this exercise, you will need a black pen and a blank sheet of paper. I’m a fan of getting marks on the paper whether or not they’re perfect. If you want to go back and perfect your designs, you can use a piece of tracing paper and tweak the bits that were a little off. (P.S. This is the secret of graphic designers everywhere.)

I hope you enjoyed this video on how to draw cute stick figures!

I want you to be able to draw your day with confidence in your happy journals. You can do this!

Have an amazing {and creative} day!

P.S. A happy journal is my version of a gratitude journal where you DRAW what you’re grateful for rather than write it in list form. I even wrote a best-selling book on happy journaling! Click here to see the full-color version which includes a blank journal at the back of the book so you can start right away. 🙂


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13 responses to “How to Draw Cute Stick Figures”

  1. Carol Kane Avatar
    Carol Kane

    Thanks for this lesson, Jennie. It really is easy this way. I think I can be a lot better with drawing now. I appreciate how much effort you put into your posts. Thanks for all your help.

  2. Ruth Ann Womick Avatar
    Ruth Ann Womick

    I actually think I can do/try this in between my work appts.

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You totally can, Ruth Ann! 🙂

  3. Cynthia Infanger Avatar
    Cynthia Infanger

    You made that look super easy. My stick figures are a little wonky still. Your technique is great and I’m sure if I practice I can get some personalized cute stick figs of my own.

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You can do it! 🙂 I’m sure your stick figs as you called them will be really cute in no time PLUS they’ll have your own personal touch. 🙂 Have a great day!

  4. Chris Avatar

    Great video, Jennie. Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing more of them.

  5. Shereen Avatar

    Been practicing for 2 days now and it’s so fun. Love this post! Love your books! Thank you!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      Thank you, Shereen! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and the books! 🙂

  6. Colleen Avatar

    It’s never too late to learn to draw a decent stick figure! I have never put people in my journaling but now I’m going to try. Thanks for the encouragement! Love your books.

  7. Rebecca Avatar

    LOVED this! So much fun. I’ve always wanted to be able to do this and now I’m looking at a couple cute little girls on my doodle pad.

  8. Angie g Avatar
    Angie g

    So cute and easy!!!! You have just stepped up my creative game ????

  9. BrendaLea Avatar

    Thank you Jennie, I followed along an mine turned out 1/2 way decent. With practice mine might look as good as yours. I’ve never been able to daw a stick fogure until today. Thanks to you. I can do most any other artwork or crafting, and I do, but never could do a stick figure. Wait until I show my Grandson, he will be so proud of me.

  10. Bettsi Ledesma Avatar

    How adorable! Now I want to do nothing but draw little people! Thanks for this cute little tutorial.

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