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How to Draw a Boy Swimming

Easy, step by step Boy Swimming drawing tutorial
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Swimming is a sport virtually free of equipment - just add water. Swimming employs almost every muscle in the body and the low-impact nature of the exercise makes it especially good therapy for people who are recovering from injury or who have a physical disability.

People swim in all sorts of bodies of water, including rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, the ocean, and man-made pools. Competitive swimming usually takes place in swimming pools.

Did you know? In ancient Greece and Rome, swimming was a required part of the schooling of male children. Romans built some of the world's first dedicated swimming pools.

In some Pacific cultures, children have historically been taught to swim even before they could walk.

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Our swimmer drawing guide pictures one of the earliest swimming techniques, called the sidestroke. This is accompanied by a leg motion called the scissor kick. This remains a competitive swimming stroke.

Would you like to learn to draw an athletic cartoon swimmer? This simple, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to teach you how. All you will need to create this drawing is a pencil, a good eraser, and a clean sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Island, Lake, and Beach.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Boy Swimming

Boy Swimming drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 01

1. Begin by outlining the boy's head. It is oval-shaped, but notice the slight protrusion that forms the chin. Draw a curved line across the middle to distinguish the swim cap from the face. Outline each of the almond-shaped eyes using a pair of curved lines. Shade a small circle between them to indicate the pupil. Then, draw a thick line above each eye to form the eyebrows.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 02

2. Use curved lines to sketch the nose, mouth, and dimple of the chin. Then, use curved lines to draw the shoulder, pectoral muscle, upper arm, and lower arm.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 03

3. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the outstretched hand and fingers. Then, use curved lines to draw the remaining arm.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 04

4. Use curved lines to complete the arm, the hand, and the remaining pectoral muscle. Learn more about drawing muscles.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 05

5. Use a long curved line to outline the torso. Shade a small oval and draw a curved line beside it to indicate the belly button. Then, use a pair of curved lines to outline the upper leg. Draw a curved line across the top of it, enclosing the swimwear called racing briefs.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 6
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6. Use curved lines to draw the front and bottom of the leg, finishing with the foot. Notice the small line that forms the dimple of the knee, and the short overlapping lines that form the toes. Draw a curved line to form the front of the remaining leg, bent at the knee.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 07

7. Use curved lines to enclose the remaining lower leg and foot. Then, draw curved lines around the hand, legs, and feet to indicate the motions of the water.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 8
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8. Draw the waterline across the boy's chest, erasing as necessary. Use a series of curved lines to enclose the elongate, splashing shape. Texture the water with curved lines, and draw a small circle above it.

Boy Swimming drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 09

9. Draw horizontal curved lines on each side of the splash to indicate the division between the water and the air. Draw inverted teardrop shapes above the foot to indicate splashing water, and ovals around the hands and feet to indicate bubbles.

Complete Boy Swimming drawing
How to Draw a Boy Swimming Step 10

Color your cartoon swimmer.

You can learn to draw all your favorite athletes, including runners, hockey players, baseball players, basketball players, and football players.

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