How to Draw Captain Underpants

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“George and Harold were usually responsible kids. Whenever anything bad happened, George and Harold were usually responsible.”
― Dav Pilkey, The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Since 1997, the Captain Underpants series of illustrated children’s novels has been producing giggles and gasps with its unique brand of rude and bodily humor. The series is centered around two fourth graders, George and Harold. The boys are pranksters and also produce their own homemade comic books.

Their character, Captain Underpants, comes to life when the school principal is hypnotized. When he hears snapping fingers, he becomes the Captain. He returns to his normal self anytime he is doused with water.

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In 2017, this comic book hero made it to the big screen in DreamWorks’ Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.This led to Netflix’s animated cartoon series, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, in 2018.

Would you like to draw hilarious comics starring Captain Underpants? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Captain Underpants

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing an irregular rounded shape. This loosely heart-shaped form will become Captain Underpants’ head. Notice the small “C” shaped line that forms the ear.

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 2

2. Draw the portion of the cape that is tied around the neck. First, draw a small round shape at the base of the chin to form the knot. Then, draw a long, curved line from this shape, parallel to the shape of the head. Extend a short curved line from below the ear and connect them at a sharp point.Draw two curved lines from the other side of the rounded shape, connecting one to the cheek and the other to the first line. Then, extend two sets of short lines from beneath the knot and allow them to connect at sharp points.

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 3

3. Draw the arms and torso. For each arm, extend two curved, “V” shaped lines from the shoulder and just below it. Draw a curved line beneath the smaller “V,” enclosing a triangle shape. Then, use curved lines to sketch the circular hands.

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 4

4. Draw the underpants. Draw a long, curved line across the stomach. Then, sketch a half-circle shape beneath it. Notice the notch formed by the double “C” shaped lines. This is the leg of the underpants.

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How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 5

5. Detail the underpants. Draw a long, curved line parallel to the top of the underpants, forming the elastic band. Draw short lines horizontally across it, indicating stitching. Then, draw two pairs of lines extending from the band to the legs.

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 6

6. Draw the Captain’s legs. Extend two pairs of lines from the underpants.

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 7

7. Use curved and “U” shaped lines to enclose the feet and toes. Draw a small, rounded shape at the tip of each toe to indicate the toenail.

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 8

8. Complete the cape. Extend three long, curved lines from the neck. Connect them at the end using a series of “U” shaped lines. Then decorate the cape with many dots.

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How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 9

9. Detail Captain Underpants. Draw a “C” shaped line inside the ear. Use a long, curved line to craft the teardrop-shaped smiling mouth. Add dimension using curved lines around the mouth, and draw horizontal and vertical lines within it to indicate teeth. Draw a “C” shaped line for the nose, shaded ovals for the eyes, and curved lines for the eyebrows. Draw two small ovals on the chest.

How to Draw Captain Underpants: Step 10

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