Learn how to draw some of my characters: Drawing step by step(or try using a grid):

Front cover: Lee Pritchett's illustrated children's book: magical adventure story and rhyming story collection. 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories'.

If you're looking for rainy day activities and you like drawing cartoons then here you and your kids can learn how to draw some of my characters step by step(or copy them with a grid).

There are characters from 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories', 'Berty Tumblefluff and Friends'. and 'The Tale of The Magic Mole and More'.

Here you can learn how to draw:

  • The Magic Mole.
  • Greta Gumboot the good witch.
  • Wilfred the wolf pup.
  • The Epheline and his best friend Puppy.
  • Gilby from 'Gilby and The Hall of Statues'
  • 'Ping Wiffle Witch'.
  • And 'General Strauss Mouse.

More characters may appear here as time goes on.

Remember to draw lightly in pencil, as some rubbing out will be required!

'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories' ISBN: 9781849911559

Learn how to draw 'The Magic Mole': drawing step by step:

Learn how to draw 'The Magic Mole': Grid drawing alternative:

The magic mole also goes by the name Monty and is a very magical animal, first appearing in my fourth story collection (excluding 'The Ultimate Greta Gumboot Story Collection') The Tale of The Magic Mole and More'.

Try following my step by step instructions on how to draw this simplified version of him. Make all of your shapes rounded at the corners and remember to draw lightly in pencil, as some rubbing out will be required! Have fun kids!

Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture above, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying him square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.

Stage 1:

Learn how to draw 'The Magic Mole': drawing step by step: Stage 1:

1. Draw two overlapping ovals to make the main body shape.



2. Add an overlapping square at the top (as shown) to make the head shape.


Stage 2:

Learn how to draw 'The Magic Mole': drawing step by step: Stage 2:

3. Draw two overlapping sausage shapes to make his right leg and one to make his left.



4. Draw two, close together “S” shapes to make the tail.

Stage 3:

Learn how to draw 'The Magic Mole': drawing step by step: Stage 3:

5.Draw a triangle and four small sausage shapes to make his right foot, and then do the same for his left.



6. Draw two thin sausages to make his left arm, and then do the same for his right arm.


7. Draw a triangle to make each hand, and then add two small sausage shapes to each, to make the finger and the thumb.

Stage 4:

Learn how to draw 'The Magic Mole': drawing step by step: Stage 4:

8. Add a narrow triangle for his snout and a circle for his nose (the nose needs two small circles inside, for nostrils.)



9. Draw a line down the centre of his snout (as shown) and add a rounded “W” shape, with a joined half circle at its bottom for his mouth.


Stage 5:

Learn how to draw 'The Magic Mole': drawing step by step: Stage 5:

10. Draw a glow affect round him using lots of little “W” shapes, joined together.



11. Go over the lines you’re going to keep (as shown), in a suitable pen.



12. Make sure the ink is fully dried, Then rub out all the remaining pencil lines.



Well done! He’s all finished.

Why not try and draw some of the other characters on this page.


Learn how to draw Greta Gumboot the witch: Drawing step by step:



Learn how to draw Greta Gumboot the witch: Grid over drawing alternative:

Remember to draw lightly in pencil, as some rubbing out will be required!

Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture above, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying her square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.


Stage 1: The face and hat:

 Learn how to draw Greta Gumboot the witch: Drawing step by step: Stage 1: The face and hat:

* First draw 3 overlapping sausages(as shown left), getting fatter as they go downwards. Then draw the point for the hat.



* Draw 2 circles, each with a central dot inside for the eyes. Draw a little curve for the nose and a large curve for the mouth.

Stage 2: The body:

Learn how to draw Greta Gumboot the witch: Drawing step by step: Stage 2: The body:

* Draw 2 squares with an oval connecting them for the body(as Shown left).



* Then draw sausages for the boots, arms and legs(as shown in diagram)

Stage 3: The finishing touches:

Learn how to draw Greta Gumboot the witch: Drawing step by step: Stage 3: The finishing touches:

Add the final touches:

1.eyelashes and eyebrows.
2.collar.
3. hands.
4. A curve accross the bottom of each boot for the souls (as shown). And add the bootlaces.
5. belt.
6. mouth dimples.
7. A line down from each side of her hat to her shoulders, for her hair (as shown).


* FINAL STEP..Go over the lines you want to keep in pen ( leaving no sharp corners), then (making sure that your ink has dried) rub out the pencil lines.



Well done! She's all finished!

Why not try to draw one of the other characters on this page.

Learn how to draw Wilfred the wolf pup: Drawing step by step:

Learn how to draw Wilfred the wolp pup: Grid Drawing alternative:


Wilfred the wolf pup is Geoffrey Bumble the Wizard's very best friend. You can find him in lots of stories in my collections. Try following my step by step instructions on how to draw him. Have fun kids. Remember to draw lightly in pencil and make your shapes with rounded corners!


Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture above, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying him square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.


Stage 1:

Learn how to draw Wilfred the wolp pup: Drawing step by step: Stage 1:

1. Draw a diamond shape with a connected semi circle at the bottom to make the main head shape (as shown).


2. Add two triangles to the top to make his slightly wonky ears.


3. Add a rounded triangle for his nose.

Stage 2:

Learn how to draw Wilfred the wolp pup: Drawing step by step: Stage 2:

1. Add a short line coming down from the nose and add a rounded “W” shape for the mouth

2. Add two ovals for the eyes (as shown).

3. Add two lines for the eyebrows.

4. Add the tongue and a small line under the mouth for his lip.

Stage 3:

Learn how to draw Wilfred the wolp pup: Drawing step by step: Stage 3:

1. Add a dot to each eye for his pupils.

2. Add Wilfred’s fur using a zigzag line all round the outside of his head and ears (as shown).

3. Add a small “V” shape to each ear for his ear fur.

4. Final step. Go over all the lines you want to keep, with a suitable pen, let the ink dry and rub out the lines left over.

Well done! He's all finished!

Learn how to draw 'The Epheline': drawing step by step:

Learn how to draw 'The Epheline': Grid drawing alternative:

This very rare creature is part cat, part elephant and is called the Epheline. He has his own series of rhyming stories in 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories'. Try following my step by step instructions on how to draw him. Remember to draw lightly in pencil and have fun kids!


Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture above, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying him square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.


Stage 1:

Learn how to draw 'The Epheline': drawing step by step: Stage 1:

1. First draw three overlapping circles (as shown left) for the head and ears(the head is slightly larger).



2. Draw 2 shaded ovals for the eyes (leaving a crescent shape in each for a shine)


3. Draw a 'U' shaped Trunk with an oval at one end. There should be a shadow inside this oval.


4.* Draw a curve for the mouth, with a dimple at each end.

Stage 2:

Learn how to draw 'The Epheline': drawing step by step: Stage 2:

5. Draw a little circle in each ear, with a tuft of three hairs inside.



6. Draw the thickish eyebrows(as shown in diagram).



7. Go round the edges of the head and the trunk with a rough zig zaggy line. Then close off the left eye and brow from the rest of the face with a similar line.



8. FINAL STEP...Add three whiskers to each side of the face and then go over all of the lines you want to keep in pen, before (making sure ink is dry) rubbing out the pencil lines.



Well done! He's all finished!

Learn how to draw Puppy: Drawing step by step:

This little cartoon Puppy is the best friend of the part cat, part elephant Epheline in 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories'. Try following my step by step instructions on how to draw her. Have fun kids!



Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture here, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying her square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.

Learn how to draw Puppy: Grid Drawing alternative:

Stage 1: Learn how to draw Puppy: Drawing step by step: Stage 1:

1. First( remembering to draw in pencil) draw an oval for the head along with two triangles for ears (as shown left) .



2. Draw 3 small ovals for the eyes and nose and then shade in the nose.


3. Draw a 'W' shape for the mouth with a dimple at each end.


4.* Draw a long 'U' for the tongue and add a line down its centre.

Stage 2:

Learn how to draw Puppy: Drawing step by step: Stage 2:

5. Draw a quarter circle below each eye(as Shown left) and connect them to the nose and sides of the face.



6. Add oval eyebrows(as shown in diagram).



7. Add eyelid lines, eyelash lines and shaded dots for pupils.



8. Go over the lines you want to keep in pen( leaving no sharp corners) and then (making sure that the ink has dried) rub out the pencil lines.



Well done! She's all finished!

Learn how to draw Gilby: Drawing step by step:

This young wizards apprentice has a very important mission in his very own story in 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories'. Try following my step by step instructions on how to draw him. Have fun kids and remember to draw lightly in pencil!



Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture here, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying him square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.

Learn how to draw Gilby: Grid Drawing alternative:

Stage 1: The face: Learn how to draw Gilby: Drawing step by step: Stage 1: The face:

1. First draw a circle with a curved sausage shape underneith, overlapping it!



2. Draw 4 ovals(one for each eye and ear!), then add shaded pupils to the eyes with white crescents left for a shine!



3. Add spiky hair and the hair line, then add a curve inside each ear(as shown left).



4. Add the nose, then add the dimpled mouth, eyebrow lines and chin(as shown left).

Stage 2: The body:

Learn how to draw Gilby: Drawing step by step: Stage 2: The body:

5. Draw a rectangle for the body(as Shown left) and an oval for the legs.



6. Draw 2 ovals for each arm(as shown in diagram)



7. Draw a line between the legs and add the curley shoes



8. Add the neck.

Stage 3: The finishing touches:

Learn how to draw Gilby: Drawing step by step: Stage 3: The finishing touches:

9. Draw 2 ovals for each hand(one is the thumb) and add the wand(as shown left).



10. Draw the collar , wrist and waist bands, then add the finger lines.



11. Go over all the lines you want to keep, in pen, then(making sure the ink is dry) rub out the pencil lines.



Well done! He's all finished!

Learn how to draw Ping Wiffle Witch: Drawing step by step:

Ping Wiffle the toy witch is the evil villain in 'The Midnight Toys Party', a story in my second children's story collection 'Berty Tumblefluff and Friends'. Try following my step by step instructions on how to draw her. Have fun kids and remember to draw lightly in pencil!


Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture below, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying her square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.


 Learn how to draw Ping Wiffle Witch: Grid drawing alternative:


Stage 1: The broomstick:  Learn how to draw Ping Wiffle Witch: Drawing step by step: Stage 1: The broomstick:

1. Draw a long thin sausage for the broom handle.



2. Draw an oval for the main of the brush on the end of the handle



3. Draw a triangle for the tip of the brush.



4. Draw a small circle overlapping the broom handle and brush, for the neck of the broom.

Stage 2: The body:

 Learn how to draw Ping Wiffle Witch: Drawing step by step: Stage 2: The body:

1. Draw a recangle for the body.



2. Draw two long, thin triangles for the arms and add some simple hands.



3. Add an arrow like curve for the front knee.



4. Add Back leg and curley shoes.

Step 3: The head:

 Learn how to draw Ping Wiffle Witch: Drawing step by step: Step 3: The head:

1. Draw an egg shape for the head.


2. Draw a triangle with a thin, curved sausage on the bottom for the witch's hat.


3. Draw two large dots for eyes and a sausage shaped nose.


4. Draw long mouth with a dimple underneath.


5. Add some little round ears and thick frowning eyebrows.


6. Add the hair.


7. (Rounding off most of the corners) Go over the lines which you want to keep in pen.


8. Final step:(allowing your ink to dry first) Rub out your pencil lines.

Well done! She's all finished!

Learn how to draw General Strauss Mouse: Drawing step by step:

General Strauss Mouse is the evil baddy in 'General Strauss Mouse and The Wheel of War', a story in my second children's story collection 'Berty Tumblefluff and Friends'. Try following my step by step instructions on how to draw him. Have fun kids and remember to draw lightly in pencil!

Note: I have included a copy of the finished picture here, with a grid over it so you can copy the grid onto paper with a ruler and pencil and try copying him square by square instead if you wish. Maybe mum or dad would like to help you with the grid.

Learn how to draw General Strauss Mouse: Grid Drawing alternative:

Stage 1:

Learn how to draw General Strauss Mouse: Drawing step by step: Stage 1:

1. Draw one large circle for his head, with a slightly overlapping smaller one on the bottom of it.


2. Add two large ovals, slightly overlapping the sides of his head for his huge ears.


3. Draw a small circle inside each ear (as shown).

Stage 2:

Learn how to draw General Strauss Mouse: Drawing step by step: Stage 2:

1. Draw a thick “V” for his eyebrows with a connected “W” underneath for the eyes.

2. Draw the lower eyelids in and add a large dot to each eye, for the pupils.

3. Draw an oval for the nose and a connected “W” for the mouth, with two small teeth.

Stage 3:

Learn how to draw General Strauss Mouse: Drawing step by step: Stage 3:

1. Add some frown lines to his forehead.

2. Add a semi circle near each side of his nose (as shown).

3. Draw three thick whickers, stemming from inside each nose semi circle.

4. Add a tuft of hair to each ear.

5. Go over all the lines you want to keep, with a suitable pen.

6. Final step: Let your ink dry, and then rub out the pencil lines..

Well done! He's all finished!





Extract from 'The Tale Of Greta Gumboot And Other Stories'.



Front cover: Lee Pritchett's illustrated children's book: Magical adventure story and rhyming story collection. 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories'.

ISBN: 9781849911559( Paperback)

ISBN: 9781847479501(Ebook)
ASIN: B0032FPYPQ(Kindle edition)

Greta Gumboot was a particularly plump, rather wicked little witch. She had a lonely life, living in a stuffy little cottage at the edge of a large, lush green forest. Greta had quite peculiar taste in clothes. She always wore a large black pointy hat over her bright red hair, a long purple dress and big brown boots. Greta devoted her life to searching for the perfect tasty treat. Every day she went out into the woods and by the power of her dark wand an unlucky forest creature would become her next delectable bite to eat. Last Tuesday she changed a chubby old rabbit, who was actually a rather nice fellow, into a Belgian chocolate bunny. Then she nibbled his ears off one by one. The following day it was Cyril the snakes turn. In a bright flash of light he became a very large, very sticky, particularly sweet candy cane. Greta loved candy canes and gobbled it down as fast as she could, along with three jelly worms, which a few minutes earlier had been real slimy wriggling earthworms. She topped of the day with some crunchy butterfly biscuits, with purple and white icing. Only moments before they had been pretty butterflies fluttering about joyfully, enjoying the sunshine and the forests beautiful bluebells, primroses and daffodils. Now on that Thursday something very strange happened to Greta, while she was in the woods. She was creeping her way through some beautiful rhododendron bushes, with their large, sweet smelling bunches of pink, blue and white flowers. She hoped to find some poor unsuspecting soul to turn into her next mouth-watering treat. She sprang out into a little clearing, hoping to catch someone unawares, and instead she got a surprise of her own. A deep bellowing voice from nowhere, echoed all around her. “I” said the voice “Am Julius Beetroot, keeper of the ultimate treat!” “Ahh!” screamed Greta, with shock “who’s that?” She raised her wand to defend herself. “I’ll tell you again.” Said the voice “I am Julius Beetroot! And if you lower your wand I may allow you a taste of heaven itself. A treat far greater and more magical then anything any witch could ever conjure!” Greta lowered her wand slowly. “I’m listening,” she said with a sly smile. A cute, little red squirrel skipped out from among the trees dressed in a blue cape. Greta was greatly surprised when the mighty voice of Julius Beetroot echoed from its tiny lips “Follow me!” he instructed heartily. Greta raised her wand ‘Mmm chocolate squirrel.’ she thought ‘My favourite!’ ’


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Review(below) for 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories'
By Will Kalif from http://fantasyguide.stormthecastle.com. Five stars on amazon.com.


'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories'proffessional five star rating.
This is a fun book for children with tales of wizardry and magic. It is full of stories about dragons, unicorns and more. It also includes some enchanting rhymes. I enjoyed this book and it is suitable for children and adults of all ages. The stories, rhymes, and illustrations were all done by Lee. It is a nice creative work.


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Extract from sequel collection: 'Berty Tumblefluff and Friends'.

Front cover: Lee Pritchett's illustrated children's book: Magical adventure story and rhyming story collection. 'Berty Tumblefluff and Friends': Features: Dustflame the dragon king as the oracle, Berty Tumblefluff super badger, the Epheline's best friend Puppy, Greta Gumboot the good witch, and The Epheline.

ISBN: 9781849915045(Paperback)

ISBN: 9781847479501(Ebook)

ASIN: B004FPYY58(Kindle edition)

One breezy spring’s day, a warm wind blew through Berty Tumblefluff’s magical forest. The little badger was wandering about the wood, thinking of what to do with himself, when the rustling of paper sounded from somewhere close by. Berty was surprised to see a very strange looking, thin sort of book blowing towards him. He reached up and caught it with his fury little paws. The beautiful, colourful pictures all over the book amazed him. It wasn’t leather and metal, like all the books Berty had seen before. Its cover was made of thin, fragile looking paper. “Wow!” gasped Berty, “You’re so beautiful! Even Greta Gumboot doesn’t have any books like you!” Little Berty opened the book, turning the pages carefully, so as not to damage it. It was filled with picture after picture of brave looking people in brightly coloured clothing. Berty wasn’t very good at reading, but what he could make out were the words ‘SUPER HERO’,’GOOD VERSES EVIL’, and ‘SAVES THE DAY!” “WOW!” said Berty, “A super-hero! That’s even better then a regular hero. I wish I could be one of those!” Then there was a rustling in the green flowering rhododendrons behind him. Out popped plump, little Greta gumboot the good witch, in her long, purple dress, brown boots and snow white pointed hat covering her shoulder length red hair. “Gotcha Cyril!” she called triumphantly…”Oh wait a minute. Where’s that silly snake got to now? I was sure I had him! Hello Berty. What’s that you’ve got there?” “Hello Greta.” he replied, “It’s a wonderful book! It’s not just full of heroes, but superheroes!” “That’s very nice Berty! Have you seen Cyril around anywhere? We’re playing hide and seek! That was when Berty had his fabulous idea! “Greta, Greta, and ”he said excitedly “You’re wonderful at magic! You could turn me into a super hero!” “I don’t know about that Berty.” Greta replied nervously, “A spell like that could go awfully wrong!” “Oh go on Greta. Nothing bad will happen! I’ll do all your chores for you super fast if you make me a super badger.” “Well” said Greta reluctantly, “I’ll give it a go!” Once upon a time when Greta was very different she would have used her dark wand for the spell. Now a few choice words would have to do! “With suit of green, a mask of blue, you have a red cape wrapped round you. Powerful paws to open locked doors, you’ll be saving lives whilst others snore, If you look to the skies, there Berty flies, a super badger is such a surprise."



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