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How to Draw Charlie Brown

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"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
- Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is a classic character of American comic strips. He was written to be a "lovable loser," a caricature of the average person or Everyman. Throughout the stories, he ranges in age from four to eight years old.

Charlie Brown coaches a losing baseball team and pines for the "little red-haired girl" to whom he never musters the courage to speak. He is supported by a cast of friends including Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Lucy, and Linus. He has a beagle named Snoopy and a small yellow bird called Woodstock.

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The first Charlie Brown comic strip, titled Peanuts, ran in 1950. New comics ran until 2000, and re-runs continue to be printed in major newspapers across the country. Charlie Brown has also starred in a number of animated films including A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), and The Peanuts Movie (2015).

Would you like to draw the classic character, Charlie Brown? This easy, step-by-step comics character drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, crayon, marker, or pen and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Snoopy, Big Bird from Sesame Street, and Mickey Mouse.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown drawing - step 1
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 01

1. Begin by drawing Charlie Brown's head. First, draw a large round shape. Don't enclose it fully, and close the gap using a "C" shaped line to form the ear. Draw another "C" shaped line on the opposite side, forming the other ear.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 2
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 02

2. Draw Charlie Brown's characteristic curly hair. Draw a spiraling line across the forehead.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 3
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 03

3. Draw Charlie Brown's face. Shade two small circles for the eyes. Use curved lines for the eyebrows, nose, and smiling mouth. Draw a short line at each end of the mouth.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 4
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 04

4. Draw two short lines descending from the head, forming the neck. Then, draw the collar of Charlie Brown's garment. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the collar.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 5
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 05

5. Use long line to draw the sleeve, generally curved but with points at the corners. Then, draw a pair of curved lines to form the arm and hand. Enclose the hand using "U" shaped lines for the fingers.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 6
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 06

6. Use two curved lines, meeting at a gentle point, to outline Charlie Brown's shirt. Draw two parallel zigzag lines across it to create the classic pattern.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 7
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 07

7. Draw two curved lines downward from the shirt to form the sides of the pants. Draw the bottom of each pant leg using a curved line, and connect them with a "V" shaped line.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 8
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 08

8. Use three lines to enclose a curved rectangle shape, forming the remaining sleeve. Then, extend two curved lines from the sleeve, forming Charlie Brown's outstretched arm. Use"U" shaped lines to enclose the hand with fingers. Detail the palm with short lines.

Charlie Brown drawing - step 9
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 09

9. Extend a pair of lines below each pant leg, forming the legs. Use a long, curved line to enclose the irregular rounded shape of each shoe. Draw a line across the top of the shoe, indicating the sock. Then, draw curved lines to indicate the shoelaces.

Complete Charlie Brown drawing
How to Draw Charlie Brown Step 10

Color Charlie Brown. He wears a bright yellow shirt with a black or brown zigzag stripe across it.

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