How To Draw Spongebob Squarepants
How To Draw Spongebob Squarepants
This video will guide you through drawing one of the funniest cartoon characters under the sea, Spongebob Squarepants.
Hello, my name is Jamie Sale. I'm a freelance cartoonist from Essex and I'm going to be teaching you how to draw cartoons. This is how you draw Spongebob Squarepants.
First of all, draw a line. This is going to represent the top of him here and eventually, you're going to bring it into a square-type shape or a slight angle and with slightly convex lines. So, this will become your basic shape for drawing Spongebob.
The next step is to extend the body into sort of 3D kind of shape so draw this one slightly down an angle but this one is almost sort of levelled with the angle, this line here, and then meet the two up with a more of a concave kind of line for that one. Okay, next, we define where his shorts are or his square pants rather. So, there it goes in there like that and this is going to be, this part here is where his shirt is.
So next, we start to add in more details like the eyes which overlap each other ever so slightly and this here is going to be eventually going to be part of his mouth, and this circle here is eventually going to be his nose. We also have a circle here which is going to be where his shoulder is, so a circle here where his other shoulder is, that's going to be his hand, another circle there is also going to be his hand. And then, we draw a circle here which will represent his upper legs from where his shorts are, and then the same here again which is going to be his feet and you can sort of join those up because you know they're going to be the hands and the feet.
Next then, we add more details to the face so we build the nose. Now, bring that out so that's going to be more like that, more around the shapes of the eye a bit as well and give them eyelashes, yes, three thick eyelashes on the top over each eye. And then for Spongebob, we draw an iris and a pupil, and again, iris and pupil, and then we start with his mouth.
So, if we draw a little sort of crease there, this forms a smile that comes down around here and meets the other like that, and it comes down bigger for a smile, draw two teeth here as well, and that's kind of not that bad. We put his bottom lip in and then his tongue, so that's sort of the main part of his face. Next, we're going to do his hands.
So, it's best to just sort of dot in some circles here so you know where his fingers and his thumb are going to go, and so we can put in his tie and the collar of his shirt. So next, we'll build the actual arms or the hands rather. Then with the lines out, you just sort of build up a skinny kind of arm shape around them like that.
We put the palm of his hand in there and then the same with the other arm, build up and this one is going to be behind his shirt so you pencil the sleeve. This sleeve is going to be slightly different now, this is going to kind of come like that. So that's the basics of his hands done.
And now as well, if we build his legs, so we know this is the bottom line here. His shorts are going to come out from the bottom like that. His legs are going to be quite skinny as well and then put a line halfway right between his legs because that's going to be his socks and with the feet then, this is going to be a bit tricky.
So following your two circles, put two sort of lines down there. This one sort of comes around up there and then the heel comes straight down but it goes tucked in behind over here, and that's the same for this one as well. And then next, we put in the detail on his belt.
It's just a couple of dashed lines, and then we go over his sponge outlines and they have to be wavy because that's sort of the surface of his spongy type face, so keep it also wiggly and wobbly, and around the bottom as well but you don't want to cover the tie or shirt, and that's the same around here as well. Alright, so now you've got your Spongebob character almost finished. It's just a case of going over everything much harder to bring it out.
Next is where we shade in all the bite bits which