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Amazing art tutorials for legends who like drawing cartoons with attitude.

Welcome Friend! You’ve landed on Milan’s Mischief; a multiverse of exciting cartoon drawing lessons, giggle-a-lot blog posts, and basically the place on the web where I stash all my obnoxious characters with behavioural problems.

I’m Nicola Milan, a musician and illustrator from sunny Western Australia and I hope you enjoy spending time on my site. Feel free to reach out with a fun cartoon idea via my Contact Page otherwise, happy drawing, share your creations with me on insta @nicolamilanart, and most of all, have fun!

How to Draw a Chameleon

How to Draw a Chameleon

Discover how to draw a chameleon step by step. I’ve created this super funky cartoon chameleon with attitude for you to try!

How to Draw a Cartoon Elephant

How to Draw a Cartoon Elephant

Learn how to draw a cartoon elephant with this fun step by step tutorial. This elephant is super cute and I’ll show you how to create different versions!

Butterfly Cartoon

Butterfly Cartoon

Love butterflies? Learn how to draw these two funky cartoon butterfly drawings step by step. I’ll show you how to make them your own as we go.

Spooky Flowers

Spooky Flowers

Learn to draw these cool spooky flowers. Perfect for Halloween or general creepy cuteness!

Mosquito Drawing

Mosquito Drawing

HOW ANNOYING ARE MOSQUITOS! Learn how to draw them anyway with this easy mosquito drawing tutorial. Bzzzzzzz….

How to Draw a Llama

How to Draw a Llama

Llamas are so cute! Here’s how to draw a llama with a curly hairdo, step by step. Wooo!

How to Draw A Cactus

How to Draw A Cactus

Learn how to draw a cactus with this fun step by step drawing tutorial. I’ve drawn two cute cactuses for you to try!

Cute Puffer Fish Drawing

Cute Puffer Fish Drawing

Learn to draw this cute puffer fish step by step in today’s art tutorial. So cute, so puffy… yet so deadly…

How to Draw a Cartoon Shark

How to Draw a Cartoon Shark

Let’s draw this sneaky cartoon shark! He’s got attitude and is prowling the ocean for his next meal. Learn to draw him step by step.

Cartoon Turtle Drawing

Cartoon Turtle Drawing

Learn how to draw a cute turtle with this easy, step by step cartoon turtle drawing tutorial. We’ll draw a love turtle and a punk turtle for fun.

How to Draw A Sun

How to Draw A Sun

Learn how to draw the coolest looking sun around! We have three suns to try out – a cartoon sun, a boho sun and a gothic sun! Wooo!

How to Draw a Witch

How to Draw a Witch

Learn how to draw a witch with this simple witch drawing, step-by-step tutorial. She’s super cute and even has a witches cat!

Cartoon Snail

Cartoon Snail

Learn how to draw Janice the hippie cartoon snail with this step by step snail drawing tutorial. (Yes, I do mean Janice Joplin! Haha)

Yeti Drawing

Yeti Drawing

Learn how to draw a yeti in this step by step cute yeti drawing tutorial. So easy to draw even though she looks super complicated!

Dragonfly Drawing

Dragonfly Drawing

Learn how to draw this beautiful boho dragonfly drawing. These look great on gift cards or artwork you can hang up at home.

Lion Drawing

Lion Drawing

Learn how to do this cute lion drawing with this step by step drawing tutorial! He’s so cute and easy. Only takes 8 steps.

Mushroom Drawing

Mushroom Drawing

Learn to draw this super funky mushroom in this easy step by step mushroom drawing tutorial.

Frog Drawing

Frog Drawing

Want to know how to draw a frog? Well how about a VAMPIRE frog drawing! Follow along with this step by step art tutorial.

How to Draw a Snowman

How to Draw a Snowman

Let’s draw this super cute snowman together with my step by step tutorial. Easy to draw and you can add your own outfit to make him unique!

How to Draw an Owl

How to Draw an Owl

Let’s draw this super cute owl. He’s so easy to draw and the scrappier the better! (He also has a terrible coffee addiction…)

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Step By Step Drawing Cartoons

So, you wanna learn how to draw cartoons eh? You’re in the right place! Here on my site I break down how to draw a heap of different animals, trees, plants, humans, objects… all in an easy to follow, step by step way. 

Each blog post on this page has an example of what you will draw at the top, followed by a snapshot of the different steps. If you keep scrolling, you’ll get detailed information on what to do for each step of drawing our cartoon. 

At the time of writing this, my site is quite new and right now, I’ve just created a new YouTube channel so I can give you quick video tutorials as well if you prefer learning that way.

My own drawing style has always been cartoony. I draw some art deco and steampunk gothic fine art over on my other website if you want to check it out, but I needed a special home for all my super quirky cartoons and that’s why I created this site. I’ve always loved teaching too (if you like singing, I teach that on my music YouTube channel as well!)

Easy Drawing Lessons for Beginners

Hey, we’ve all gotta start somewhere right? That’s why for the first year of operating this site, I’m focusing on creating a new tutorial each week for beginners who want to learn to draw. After that, I’ll do some more advanced stuff.

Is this site for kids? Well… kids are always going to like cartoons but tbh this site isn’t made ‘specifically for children’. I like to draw about funny topics like in-law problems or relationship issues on my ‘Very Arty Blog’. I keep the language clean but the topics aren’t aimed at kids. Parents, there are lots of cool tutorials on here that are suitable, but maybe just keep them off the ‘Very Arty Blog’ part of the site depending on how old they are.

Have An Idea for a Tutorial?

Woo! I’m always open to hearing your excellent ideas for new tutes. At the time of writing this I’d just gone through my calendar and planned all my tutorials up to April 2022!!! hahah… but there’s always room for more. So if you have something you’d love to learn to draw, hit me up with your idea over on the Contact page. 

Nicola x

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