How to Draw the Squad

Improve Your Drawing Skills with Printable Practice Sheets!

Learn how to draw a great looking Squad with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Squad drawing.

How to Draw the Squad Step 10
Complete Squad drawing

Jump to the step-by-step instructions.

Who's in your squad?

Historically, the term squad referred to the smallest military unit, usually of about 12 soldiers.

"The colloquial use of the word 'squad' arose from East Coast hip hop culture and describes 'a self-chosen group of people that you want to identify with'."

In the age of social media, "#Squadgoals" has taken over group selfies. This hashtag can indicate a group you'd like to be a part of something you'd like to achieve along with your group of friends, or a group accomplishment that you and the gang are proud of.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

The term "the squad" has often been used to describe specific groups of people, including sports teams. In the United States, a group of four female congresswomen has been called "the Squad," a nickname that originated on Instagram.

Would you like to draw a cartoon of your ideal squad? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Sans from Undertale, Charlie Brown, and Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing the Squad

How to Draw the Squad Featured Image

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

How to Draw the Squad Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the head of the first squad member. Draw a partial circle, open at the bottom. draw two short lines down from the opening. This forms the character's head and neck. Outline each eye using two curved lines. Shade a small circle inside each to indicate the pupils. Draw the eyebrows and mouth using curved lines.

Easy Squad Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw the Squad Step 02

2. Use straight lines to sketch the shoulders, upper arms, and lower arms. Then, use overlapping curved lines to enclose the hands.

Easy Squad Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw the Squad Step 03

3. Enclose an incomplete circle to form the head of the second character. Use curved lines to enclose the eyes and draw the eyebrows and mouth. Shade small circles for the pupils, and enclose the tongue using a "U" shaped line, with a short line down the center. Then, use straight and curved lines to sketch the torso and leg of the first character, perched on the shoulder of the second.

Easy Squad Drawing - Step 4

How to Draw the Squad Step 04

4. Outline the second character's hand using overlapping curved lines. Then, use straight lines to sketch the remaining leg of the first character. Use straight lines to draw the arm, torso, and leg of the second character.

Easy Squad Drawing - Step 5

How to Draw the Squad Step 05

5. Complete the outline of the second character's body - the leg and torso - using straight lines. Use pairs of lines to draw the extended arm, and overlapping curved lines to form the hand making the peace or victory sign.

Easy Squad Drawing - Step 6

How to Draw the Squad Step 06

6. Begin drawing the third character. Sketch an open circle for the head, with a short line for the neck. Use curved lines to draw the eyes, eyebrows, and smiling mouth. Shade small circles for the pupils. Then, use a pair of long curved lines to draw the arm, and overlapping curved lines for the hand. Note that this character is high-fiving the first.

Easy Squad Drawing - Step 7

How to Draw the Squad Step 07

7. Complete the third character. Use curved lines to draw the neck, arm, hand, torso, and legs.

Add More Details to Your Squad Picture - Step 8

How to Draw the Squad Step 08

8. Draw the fourth character. Draw an open circle for the head, and two short lines for the neck. Shade two irregular round shapes on the face, and connect them with a short line. This forms the character's sunglasses. Then, use curved lines for the raised eyebrows, the puckered mouth, and the arm and hand.

Complete the Outline of Your Squad Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw the Squad Step 09

9. Use straight and curved lines to outline this character's arm, torso, and legs. In the hand, draw a partial rounded rectangle. Shade a small rectangle in its upper corner. This forms the smartphone the squad is using to take a group selfie.

Color Your Squad Drawing

How to Draw the Squad Step 10

Color your cartoon of the squad.

You can detail and personalize your squad. You can draw them with curly hair, manga hair, pigtails, or braids, and dress them in boots, tennis shoes, hoodies, jeans, dresses, or even a sombrero!

Easy, step by step Squad drawing tutorial
How to Draw the Squad Pinterest Image

Click HERE to save the tutorial to Pinterest!

Squad Drawing Tutorial - Easy & Fun Printable Pages

Join now and get immediate access to thousands of printable drawing instruction and practice pages!

Printables thumbnail: How to Draw the Squad

Learn how to get access to thousands of printable pages!

Become a member sales prompt

MEMBER TROUBLESHOOTING

Still seeing ads or not being able to download the PDF?

First, check that you're logged in. You can log in on the member login page.

If you're still not able to download the PDF, the likely solution is to reload the page.

You can do this by clicking the browser reload button.

It is a circular arrow-shaped icon at the top of the browser window, typically found in the upper-left side (you can also use keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+R on PC and Command+R on Mac).