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How to Draw a Slime

Easy, step by step Slime drawing tutorial
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Do you like to play with slime? Ooey, gooey slime, in many colors and often containing glitter or small toys, has been a popular play item since 1976. Many children and adults alike make their own toy slime using paste.

Slime first came into the public eye with the Nickelodeon's You Can't Do That on Television, which debuted in 1979. This comedy sketch series was directed at teens and pre-teens, and it often featured a dousing in green slime when one of the actors uttered the words, "I don't know."

"Sliming," as it came to be called, migrated to other Nickelodeon shows as well, such as Double Dare and Figure It Out. The network's sliming antics have made other pop culture appearances as well, such as in the opening of the film Fatal Attraction (1987).

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What was that Nickelodeon slime made out of, anyway? Discovering its well-guarded secret was a frequent plot of television shows. In reality, the slime consisted of green gelatin, flour, water, oatmeal, and soap. The soap made it easier to wash the slime out of the actors' hair and clothing.

Sometimes, slime is given a mind of its own. One example is Slimer, a green ghost of the Ghostbusters franchise. Another is Adventure Time's Slime Princess. This drawing guide features a similar character.

Would you like to draw an adorable slime monster? Now you can, with the help of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a Slime

Slime drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Slime Step 01

1. Begin by drawing an oval. This will help you to outline the slime's head and body.

Slime drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Slime Step 02

2. Extend a long curved line downward from one side of the slime. Draw the line up and down, back and forth, forming "U" shaped drips of slime. Connect the line to the slime's opposite side.

Slime drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Slime Step 03

3. Erase the guide lines of the original oval.

Slime drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Slime Step 04

4. Draw curved lines between the drips of slime, forming more tentacle-like drippings. Layer even more curved lines.

Slime drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Slime Step 05

5. Draw two large, irregular ovals to form the slime's eyes. Draw a squiggly, loosely "W" shaped line below the eyes to indicate the mouth.

Slime drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Slime Step 06

6. Draw wavy curved lines all over the slime, indicating a gooey, dripping texture.

Slime drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Slime Step 07

7. Draw circles and irregular shapes of different sizes on the slime's body and tentacles.

Slime drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Slime Step 08

8.Draw slime dripping from this slimy monster. Draw irregular shapes beneath the slime, indicating liquid that has dripped from its body. Draw small, round droplets of slime falling but still in midair.

Slime drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Slime Step 09

9. Draw a circle within a circle in each of the eyes; shade between the two shapes to indicate the pupils. Draw curved lines beside each eye to indicate eyelashes, and curved shapes, pointed on each end, above the eyes to indicate the eyebrows.

Complete Slime drawing
How to Draw a Slime Step 10

Color your slime. Will it be green like traditional slime, or will it be some other color?

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