How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters

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"Happy Birthday to You...
From good friends and true,
From old friends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too."
- "Happy Birthday to You," traditional birthday song

A birthday marks the anniversary of one's birth. In many cultures, birthdays are marked and celebrated with parties, gifts, or special foods. Certain birthdays are considered rites of passage. For example, a girl's fifteenth birthday may be her quinceañera, or a girl's sixteenth birthday her "sweet sixteen." Jewish girls celebrate a bat mitzvah on their twelfth birthday, and boys a bar mitzvah on their thirteenth.

Legal conventions also pertain to one's birthday. In the United States, for example, youth can obtain a driver's license at age 16 and purchase alcohol at age 21. Countries may mark the birth of important historical figures with national holidays. Many religions do likewise.

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Did you know? The celebration of birthdays is ancient. Persians, Romans, and others feasted. Birthdays were often linked to a certain god or goddess.

The song "Happy Birthday to You" is considered the most recognizable song in the English language. Sometimes, the traditional wording is swapped for comical teasing lyrics, such as "You look like a monkey and you smell like a zoo."

Would you like to draw the words "Happy Birthday" in cartoon letters to make your own handmade card? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You will also want to shade your drawing using bright colors.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 1
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 1

1. Use curved lines to outline the letter "H." Draw elongate oval shapes to form the sides of the letter, connected by curved lines that form a partial oval.

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 2
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 2

2. Draw an upside-down heart shape for the letter "A." Enclose a small circle within it. Use one curved line for the stem of the "P," and another for the upper portion. Draw a small circle in the middle.

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Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 3
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 3

3. Draw another letter "P" the same as the first. Then, use curved lines to outline the letter "Y."

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 4
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 4

4. Draw the letter "B" using a long curved line that overlaps on one side. Draw a small circle in the upper and lower portions. For the letter "I," use a curved line to enclose a rounded shape.

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 5
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 5

5. Outline the letter "R" using three curved lines - one for the stem, one for the upper portion, and one for the leg. Draw a small oval in the upper portion. Use two curved lines for the letter "T," one for the stem, and one for the cross-bar.

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 6
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 6

6. Draw the letter "H" as you did before. Use a curved line for each of the sides, connected by two curved lines. For the letter "D," draw a circle with a chunk missing from one side. Draw a small oval in the center.

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 7
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 7

7. Draw an inverted heart with a small circle inside for the letter "A," and use curved lines to sketch the letter "Y."

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 8
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 8

8. Draw some balloons beneath the message. Draw several circles or ovals. Under each, use several "U" shaped lines to enclose an irregular scalloped shape. Then, draw a wavy line to indicate the string.

Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing - step 9
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 9

9. Draw a party hat on the letter "Y," erasing as necessary. First, draw a triangle with a rounded bottom line. Use curved lines to enclose an irregular shape on top, and band the hat with diagonal curved lines.

Complete Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters drawing
How to Draw Happy Birthday in Bubble Letters: Step 10

Color your cartoon message.

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