Hi y’all, it’s Grace from Grace Anne Studio! My all time favorite movie is Casablanca. I love the dramatic lighting, the bittersweet ending, the dialogue and of course, the style! Today, we’re going to learn three quick ways to doodle Casablanca hats. Doodles are just simple illustrations. To doodle Casablanca hats, we’ll break them down into shapes. Then we’ll combine them to build the doodles.
Doodle 1: Rick’s Hat
Rick’s hat is a classic and straight-forward fedora. First, use the Tombow 1500 Series Colored Pencils to draw a long skinny rectangle for the band around Rick’s fedora. Next, draw a curved M shape above it to form the top of the hat. To create the hat’s brim, draw two lines out from the rectangle/band. Connect them using a triangular shape. I made the connection a little imperfect to look like the tip of the brim is pinched. Finally, add a few simple lines to give the illusion of shade.
TIP: You can use the MONO Zero Eraser to clean up any stray lines. It erases the colored pencils really well!
Doodle 2: Ilsa’s Hat
Ilsa’s hat is so gorgeous! (But a little trickier to doodle.) Start by drawing an angled trapezoid for the band. Curve the short sides slightly. Next, draw a very low arc or rectangle over the trapezoid, connecting the two sides. Then, draw two lines out from the bottom of the trapezoid/band and connect them using a curved line. This will create the brim of the hat. Lastly, draw another curved line and fill it in to create the shadowed area of the brim. Add any other fills or line-work you’d like to complete the doodle!
Doodle 3: Victor Laszlo’s Hat
To complete this doodle trio, we’ll doodle Victor Laszlo’s hat. Start by drawing a very narrow acute triangle with a slightly tapered point to form the band. Then, draw a curved M shape above it to form the top of the hat. This shape is not as structured as Rick’s fedora, so feel free to add a little more character.
Next, draw a short line out from the thicker side of the band. Then draw a line perpendicular to the short line. Extend this line about halfway across the hat. To finish the shape of the brim, draw another acute triangle that mirrors the band. This shows one end of the hat flipped up a little. Finally, finish the doodle by adding some line work and shading.
Doodles: In Action
Once you have your doodles down, all that’s left is to put them to use! I used Tombow 1500 Series Colored Pencils to add Rick’s hat to a Casablanca lettered quote.
Thanks for following along today! If you use these doodles in any of your illustrations, be sure to tag @tombowusa and @graceannestudio on social media so we can cheer you on! For more doodling and illustration tutorials, check out these posts:
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