How to Draw SpongeBob SquarePants

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

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Complete SpongeBob SquarePants drawing
Complete SpongeBob SquarePants drawing

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? You know his name! Now, you can learn how to draw SpongeBob Squarepants with the help of this easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing guide.

SpongeBob is an easy character to draw because you can break him down into simple shapes. His head is basically a square, and his body consists of rectangles. The collar of his shirt and his tie are triangles and diamonds. His eyes and pores are circles and ovals. Then, you can finish out the details with curved lines.

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If you enjoyed this tutorial, you can try your hand at all the denizens of Bikini Bottom. Draw Patrick Star, SpongeBob's best friend. And complete this Squidward Tentacles drawing to include their reluctant friend and neighbor.

You can even draw a pineapple for Spongebob to live in!

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing SpongeBob Squarepants

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

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the SpongeBob Squarepants outline by drawing his eyes. Start with a "U" shaped line for the nose. Above it, enclose the circle shapes of the large eyes. Then, draw two successively smaller circles inside the eyes.

Shade the smallest circles to indicate the pupils. Then, draw three straight lines above each eye to indicate eyelashes.

Easy SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing - Step 2

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Next, use curved lines for the smiling mouth, cheeks, and lower lip. Enclose the two rectangular teeth below the mouth.

Easy SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing - Step 3

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Begin outlining SpongeBob's head. Use a wavy line to trace two sides of the square.

Easy SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing - Step 4

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Finish outlining SpongeBob's head using the wavy line.

Easy SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing - Step 5

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Detail SpongeBob's face with oval-shaped pores of various sizes. Then, use straight lines to outline the triangle shapes of his shirt collar and the tie knot beneath his head, as well as the diamond-shaped tie below the knot.

On each side of the head, enclose partial half-circles to form his shoulders and shirt sleeves.

Easy SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing - Step 6

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Enclose his rectangular torso, and draw a horizontal line across it to separate the shirt from the pants. Draw more oval-shaped pores on his face.

Easy SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing - Step 7

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw narrow rectangles across the top of the pants to indicate the belt. Then, enclose rounded rectangle shapes below the torso to form the pants legs and SpongeBob's legs. Band the legs with curved lines to indicate the tops of the socks.

Afterward, use curved lines to enclose the irregular round shapes of the shoes.

Add More Details to Your SpongeBob SquarePants Picture - Step 8

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use curved lines to draw SpongeBob's arm and waving hand.

Complete the Outline of Your SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing - Step 9

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use curved lines to draw SpongeBob's remaining arm and hand.

Color Your SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing

Spongebob Squarepants step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants outline is now complete. Color the sponge yellow. He wears a white shirt, brown pants, a red tie, and black shoes.

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