How to Draw a Cartoon Pig!

He’s funky, spunky and a little mischievous, learn to draw this naughty cartoon pig.

How to draw a pig drawing

I love pigs. They’re smart, cute, make funny noises and are fun to draw. Seriously, what’s not to like. For the record, I don’t eat pigs either. I don’t frown on those who do, but I personally can’t eat something so darn cute!

So today, I have the coolest pig drawing you, plus I have a whole bunch of fun pig facts for you along the way.

Let’s do this!

Nicola xx

Ps: Don’t forget all artwork on this site is original art created by me. I’d love you to recreate it and share your stuff on social, just remember to tag me @milansmischief  on Insta or TikTok (and no commercial resale allowed. Thanks!)

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How to Draw a Cartoon Pig Step by Step

One, two, three DRAW!

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Step One: Sketch It Out First

When I don’t have a definite image of what I want to draw in my head, I will often sketch out a few ideas. I wanted to show you what mine looked like when I was creating today’s cartoon pig.

Notice how I tried out a few different ear and nose shapes until I found something I liked best.

PIGGY FACT 1: Did you know that pigs are super cuddly? Yep, they love belly rubs and a good ol’ scratch.

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Step Two: A Rainbow Shaped Blob on a Line

My friend, if you’ve seen any of my other cartoon drawing tutorials then you will know that I usually start out with some kind of simple shape.

Today is no exception. So here you can see I draw a reference line for the base and then the main body of the pig is just a simple rainbow shape.

PIGGY FACT 2: You know how some people say ‘OMG you’re so messy you pig!’ This is factually incorrect. You see, pigs are very clean creatures and keep their stys in tip top order. They do however like to get down and dirty in the mud, digging with their snouts which is where this saying probably came from.

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Step Three: Play Around With The Face

This is where you get to have some fun with the facial features and decide if you want to have a happy pig drawing or a sad one etc…

I went for a round fat snout and a HUGE grin. 🙂

PIGGY FACT 3: Did you know that in the wild pigs are ‘cleaners’. In that they will eat basically anything and scavange around for scraps, cleaning up the leftovers of other animals. They also help spread seeds when they dig up roots and plants with their snouts.

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Step Four: Is It Really A Cartoon Pig?

All I did for our badass pig drawing here was to add in the nostrils and a little line under the mouth. This helps form the illusion of lips.

PIGGY FACT 4: Did you know that pigs are really smart!? Yep, they are smarter than dogs!

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Step Five: Ears and Trotters!

Step five was all about deciding whether I was going to go for cute stubby little ears or big floppy ones like you see on a common Large White Pig. I went large because I felt like it went well with the facial features I’d already drawn.

PIGGY FACT 5: As part of their overall intelligence, pigs also have excellent memories. In the wild, they would use this to remember where the tasties roots and grubs are hidden beneath the soil. Stash for later y’all!

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Step Six: The Eyes Have It!

Ooh! So many choices! Don’t you reckon the eyes totally change up the whole vibe of our little cartoon pig dude here? I actually think #1 is probably the cutest but you know me… I’m a sucker for a vampire fang and a bit of mischief so I naturally went for #4.

PIGGY FACT 6: There is no such thing as a ‘teacup pig’. For a while the internet loved the idea of buying a tiny pig to keep as a pet. As lovely as this idea is, unfortunately pigs are not small. A Large White can grow up to a whopping 750-850lbs (340-385kgs). Pwwoar!!

Even the smallest pig breeds such as the Kunekune pig or Gottingen mini pig still come in at around 60lbs (27kgs). 

However, if you do happen to live on a rural property and have the room, consider getting a piggy pet. I would definitely have one if my backyard was bigger!

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Step Seven: BOOM! Pig With Attitude!

Huzzah!!! Our very excellent and easy pig drawing is complete.

You know… you don’t have to go for natural pig colors either. Feel free to draw your pig in blue or purple or black even! Below is an example of another pig I created for a line of merch I brought out ages ago.

I hope you enjoyed this how to draw a cartoon pig tutorial. If you did, please share it with your buddies and have a go at drawing your own little snorter!

Lots of love,

Nic xx

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