How to Draw Spongebob

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Learn how to draw a great looking Spongebob with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

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Complete Spongebob drawing
Complete Spongebob drawing

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

The hit television cartoon Spongebob Squarepants debuted on the Nickelodeon network in 1999.

The show's eclectic cast of characters and slapstick comedy have delighted children and adults for decades.

Spongebob Squarepants is just as his name suggests - he is an ocean dwelling sponge, yellow in color and square in shape like a household cleaning sponge.

He lives in a pineapple and works at a restaurant called the Krusty Krab. His undersea adventures include his friends Patrick Star, Sandy the squirrel, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, and the villainous Plankton.

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Would you like to draw your very own Spongebob Squarepants? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you need to draw Spongebob is a piece of paper and something to draw with - a pencil, marker, or pen. You may also want to use colored pencils, crayons, or markers to color Spongebob when you are finished.

Each step of this drawing guide is illustrated by a simple picture. Notice the blue lines in each illustration - they represent new lines added to the drawing in that step.

You may want to sketch lightly at first, and keep an eraser handy, as you will need to erase some of the early lines as you go along.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Garfield, Snoopy, and Pikachu.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Spongebob

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How to Draw a Great Looking Spongebob for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

How to draw Spongebob Step: 1

Begin by drawing a large, curved square. To the right of the square, draw a curved rectangle to create a three dimensional effect. This cube-like shape will form Spongebob's face and body.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 2

How to draw Spongebob Step: 2

Draw a narrow rectangle below the original square. Using two straight lines, connect this rectangle to the previous rectangle. This portion of the shape will become Spongebob's square pants.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 3

How to draw Spongebob Step: 3

Draw an irregular oval shape extending from the rectangle on the right of the figure. On the left, draw a half oval connected to the figure. These shapes begin Spongebob's arms.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 4

How to draw Spongebob Step: 4

From the oval sleeves, extend two straight lines. From these lines, extend two more parallel, slightly curved lines to the right. Repeat on the other side.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 5

How to draw Spongebob Step: 5

From beneath the body, extend two sets of lines. Connect each set using a curved line.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 6

How to draw Spongebob Step: 6

From the shapes just created, draw the legs. To draw Spongebob's leg, draw a set of nearly straight, parallel lines. Repeat to form the other leg.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 7

How to draw Spongebob Step: 7

Draw a circle at the end of each arm.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 8

How to draw Spongebob Step: 8

In the left circle, draw two short, curved lines. In the right circle, you will draw a "thumbs up." Do this by first drawing a curved line in a tight "U" shape extending from the top of the hand. Then, on the right side of the hand, draw three curved lines to form three fingers folded over the hand.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 9

How to draw Spongebob Step: 9

Erase the guide lines from the hands.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 10

How to draw Spongebob Step: 10

Draw Spongebob's shoes. Connect the ends of the leg lines using short, curved lines. Draw a curved line extending outward and looping back beneath the foot. Draw a short, straight line down from the end of this line to form the front of the heel. From the back of the leg, draw a curved line and then a short, slightly curved line. Connect this line to the shoe, in front of the heel line, using a curved line. Repeat for the other foot.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 11

How to draw Spongebob Step: 11

Draw three horizontal, curved lines on each leg.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 12

How to draw Spongebob Step: 12

Draw a wavy line around the original square and rectangle, leaving some space above the line of the pants.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 13

How to draw Spongebob Step: 13

Erase the guide lines of the square and rectangle.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 14

How to draw Spongebob Step: 14

Draw a short, curved line just below Spongebob's head. Draw an upside down triangle on each side of the curve, and a diamond below it.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 15

How to draw Spongebob Step: 15

Draw two ovals in the middle of the face.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 16

How to draw Spongebob Step: 16

Draw a smaller oval within each oval. Draw an irregular "U" shaped curve from between the ovals to form the nose. Draw a curved line below the ovals, and a large "U" shaped line beneath it to form the mouth. Draw the cheek at the right of the mouth using a curved line.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 17

How to draw Spongebob Step: 17

Draw a curved line below the mouth. Then, place a circle within each of the small ovals. Finally, draw an even smaller circle within each circle.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 18

How to draw Spongebob Step: 18

Draw two rectangles extending from the top of the mouth. Using two curved lines, draw a tongue at the bottom of the mouth.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 19

How to draw Spongebob Step: 19

Draw the belt around the pants using five straight lines. Place three short, straight eyelashes above each eye, and detail the body with many irregular circles and ovals.

Easy Spongebob Drawing - Step 20

How to draw Spongebob Step: 20

Color Spongebob. He is typically yellow with brown pants, a white shirt, and a red tie.

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