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How to Draw a Tongue Out Emoji

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​You see it in your text messages, in your emails, and on your social networks. At your local store, you'll likely find candy, throw pillows, toys, and t-shirts featuring its likeness. It even has its very own animated movie. What is it? It is the ubiquitous emoji.

What is an emoji? Emojis are small pictures that arose in 1999 as a way of communicating emotions easily via text messages and emails. They were the descendants of the classic smiley face, which has appeared in art since ancient times.

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The Tongue Out Emoji is a variation of a smiley face. It includes the gesture of sticking out one's tongue at someone, which "is considered a childish gesture of rudeness and/or defiance in many countries." But did you know? Sticking out the tongue is considered a greeting in the country of Tibet. No doubt the Tongue Out Emoji is popular among texters there.

There are, in fact, three different "tongue-out" emojis, each with a different intended meaning. The winking, tongue-sticking out emoji featured in this tutorial is officially called the "silly wink emoji." It says to the reader, "I'm being silly" or "I just told a joke." The tongue-out emoji with open eyes is called "panting" - you know, breathing heavily as if you're tired from a jog. The third has tightly closed eyes, and is called "poison control;" it means "extreme distaste," as if you'd just eaten something disgusting.

Would you like to draw a sassy emoji, sticking out its tongue? Doing so is easier than ever with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. You will need only a sheet of paper, a pencil, and an eraser. You may also wish to use crayons or something else to shade your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Happy Face Emoji, Wink Emoji, and Crying Laughing Emoji.

​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a ​Tongue Out Emoji

Tongue Out Emoji drawing - step 1
How to Draw Tongue Out Emoji Step 01

1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Begin by drawing a circle, enclosing the face of the emoji.

Tongue Out Emoji drawing - step 2
How to Draw Tongue Out Emoji Step 02

2. ​​​​​On one side of the face, draw a small circle and shade within it. This forms the open eye. On the other side, draw a winking eye. Use two short, curved lines, connected at the tips, to form a crescent shape. Shade within this shape.

Tongue Out Emoji drawing - step 3
How to Draw Tongue Out Emoji Step 03

3. ​Use a short, curved line to draw an eyebrow above each eye. Notice that the eyebrow above the winking eye is slightly higher than the other, and set at a different angle. This adds to the emoji's playful expression.

Tongue Out Emoji drawing - step 4
How to Draw Tongue Out Emoji Step 04

4. ​​​​​​​​​​Draw the mouth. Begin with a long, "U" shaped line. Then, connect the two tips of the "U" using a straight line. The mouth should resemble a half circle.

Tongue Out Emoji drawing - step 5
How to Draw Tongue Out Emoji Step 05

5.​​ ​​​​Extending from the top of the mouth, enclose the tongue using a long, "U" shaped line. Erase guide lines from the mouth as necessary. Texture the tongue by drawing a straight line down the middle.

Tongue Out Emoji drawing - step 6
How to Draw Tongue Out Emoji Step 07

6. Color your emoji. Many emojis are shaded yellow, in classic smiley face style. Others, like the one in our example, can come in any color you could imagine.

Check out our other fun emoji drawing tutorials today.

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