Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start drawing SpongeBob SquarePants with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don't press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: To draw Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, start by drawing a rectangle near the middle of the page. Then on the right side of the rectangle, draw in three straight lines to make the shape should look like a brick on its end. This will be the basic shape for SpongeBob SquarePants' body.
Step 2: Next draw a vertical line down the center of the rectangle and two horizontal lines. Draw the first horizontal line above the center of the rectangle, and draw the second closer to the bottom and extend it all the way across the side of the rectangle. These are construction lines that will help you place SpongeBob SquarePants' features later on.
Step 3: Now draw a line beginning on the left side from in between the two horizontal construction lines. Draw the line up and to the left. Draw another line on the other side of the rectangle that goes right away from his body then sharply angles back in, as well as going downward. Draw a small circle on the tips of these lines. Underneath SpongeBob's body, draw two lines with ovals on the ends of them. These are guides that will help you draw SpongeBob SquarePants' appendages later on.
Step 4: Draw a circle to the right of the vertical line that sits on top of the horizontal construction line. Draw another circle directly to the left of the first that just barely overlaps it. These will be SpongeBob SquarePants' eyes.
Step 5: Draw SpongeBob SquarePants' nose as a long oval that starts where the horizontal and vertical line cross, and it angle it up to overlap the left eye. Draw his mouth as a slightly curved line underneath his nose that ends on the horizontal construction line. Draw another U-shaped curve beneath it.