How to Draw 12 Easy Stick Figures in Different Poses

A stick figure or stick man is a simple way of representing the human form. In fact, a stick figure drawing is one of the first things many of us learn to draw.

You can take your stick figures to the next level. This easy, step-by-step stick figure drawing guide will help you draw stick figures in funny and interesting poses, expressing emotions, and doing everyday things.

As your skills grow, you may want to evolve your stick figures into more complicated forms. For example, check out this group of fleshed-out stick figure drawings.

 

Cooking Stick Figure

Cooking Stick Figure
Draw your basic stick figure with its line limbs, circular head, and irregular hands and feet. Beside one hand, draw an oval.

Draw a line across it to form the skillet. Inside, draw a circle with a wavy line around it - the fried egg drawing. Enclose a small oval on the opposite side of the hand, and draw the eyes and mouth to one side so the figure is looking at the pan.

Fighting Stick Figure

Fighting Stick Figure
Draw your standard stick figure with its arms bent at tight angles, one crossing over the torso. Give special attention to the hands, detailing the thumb and fingers to make a fist.

Draw the facial features on one side of the face so that he is looking at an opponent. Use downturned lines for the frowning mouth and furrowed brows.

Thinking Stick Figure

Thinking Stick Figure
When you draw this figure, place one hand on the hip and the other on the chin. Add extra details to this hand - its thumb and pointer finger should be spread across the chin.

Draw one eyebrow downturned and the other arched. The mouth should be a squiggle with one upturned and one downturned end. You will find a similar expression on this thinking face drawing.

Waving Stick Figure

Waving Stick Figure
Draw a standard stick figure with one arm raised and the other on his hip. Give him a curved smiling mouth, and place the facial features to one side so that he is looking to the side at whoever he is waving at.

Worried Stick Figure

Worried Stick Figure
This stick figure is sitting. The legs are inverted "U" shaped lines that cross over one another, and the feet are roughly even with the point where the legs and torso meet.

The arms are curved and the hands are on each side of the head. The mouth is frowning and the eyebrows are "U" shaped.

Victorious Stick Figure

Victorious Stick Figure
This stick figure has its arms raised in victory, cheering. Its hands are in two parts, making fists. It has a smiling mouth but furrowed brows.

Helpful Stick Figure

Helpful Stick Figure
Draw this stick figure with one hand raised and the other on its hip. Detail the raised hand so that the pointer finger is extended as if getting someone's attention. Use two lines for the mouth to show that it is open, speaking.

Phone Using Stick Figure

Phone Using Stick Figure
Draw the stick figure with one arm raised. Enclose a rectangle in the hand. Draw the face looking down and to one side at the phone screen.

Cool Stick Figure

Cool Stick Figure
This stick figure might be leaning against the wall. One leg is crossed over the other, and the hands are slightly raised, fingers pointing. It has a half-smile and lines over the eyes.

Running Stick Figure

Running Stick Figure
Draw this stick figure with its arms and legs outstretched in front of and behind it. You will see a similar pose in this running man drawing.

Stick Figure Talking on the Phone

Stick Figure Talking on the Phone
Draw this figure with one hand alongside the head and the other outstretched in front of it. Enclose the rectangle shape of the phone in one hand.

Meditating Stick Figure

Meditating Stick Figure
Here you have a stick figure in a common yoga pose - seated, its feet brought together, and thumb and forefingers forming "O"s. You can see a similar pose in this yoga drawing.

12 Easy Stick Figures in Different Poses Drawing Tutorial

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