How to Draw Bart Simpson (Full Body)
Use the videos and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Bart Simpson (Full Body). Stay tooned for more tutorials!
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The written step-by-step video tutorial:
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start with a guide for Bart Simpson's head. First draw a long diagonal line. Now draw a shorter diagonal line to the right. Pay close attention to the distance between the lines. Draw a curved line above that connects the two first lines to close off the top. Now add a curved line to close off the bottom and finish the guide for Bart's head.
Step 2: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place Bart's facial features later. The vertical line should be close to the left side. The horizontal line should be near the middle.
Step 3: Draw a short line on the lower, right corner of the head for the first part of the guide for Bart Simpson's neck. Now add another short line on the left for the other side of the neck, and draw a curved line at the bottom.
Step 4: Draw an oval below the head by first making four small marks to indicate its height and width. Connect the small marks using curved lines to finish the shape of the oval. This will be a guide for Bart Simpson's body. Pay attention to the size and position of the oval relative to the head.
Step 5: Connect the neck to the oval using two curved lines to complete the guide for Bart Simpson's body.
Step 6: On the left side of the body, draw a long line as a guide for Bart's first arm. At the end of the line, draw a small circle as a guide for the hand.
Step 7: On the right side of the body, draw the guide for the other arm and hand the same way. First draw a long line for Bart's arm and at the tip draw a small circle for the hand.
Step 8: Under the body, on the left side, draw a short curved line as a guide for Bart's first leg. Under the leg, draw a curved line, similar to an upside- down letter U, as a guide for the foot. Draw a line at the bottom to close off the shape of the guide for the foot.
Step 9: Under Bart Simpson's body, on the right side, draw the guide for the other leg and foot the same way. First draw a curved line for the leg. Then below, add the guide for the foot.
Step 10: Add the guide for Bart Simpson's skateboard by first drawing a short line between the feet. Now draw a longer horizontal line below the feet. Curve the left side of this line up toward the foot to create the front part of the deck. Now draw a more angular line on the right side for the curved tail of the deck.
That's it for the guides! For the next steps, use darker lines for a more finished drawing.
Step 11: Draw a big circle inside the head for Bart Simpson's first eye. Use the initial construction lines as guides for the eye's placement. The top and left edges of this circle should touch the construction lines. Notice the space between the lower and right edge of the circle and the head.
Step 12: On the lower, left side of the eye, draw a small curved line for the nose. The shape of Bart Simpson's nose should be similar to the letter U on its side.
Step 13: Above the nose, draw a curved line or half-circle for the other eye. Use the side of the head and the construction lines to help you draw the eye. Draw a big dot inside each eye for the pupils. The pupils should be close to the right edge of Bart's eyes.
Step 14: Darken the lower, left side of the head to create the top lip. Make the line curvier at the corner and extend it toward the neck for the mouth. Inside the neck, curve the line downward to create Bart Simpson's smiling mouth. Curve the line back to the left out of the neck to finish with the smiling mouth.
Step 15: Draw three small lines inside the mouth for Bart's teeth. Darken the lines under the head to create the neck. Add a bump on the left side for the lower lip.
Step 16: On the lower, right side of the head, draw a small curved line for Bart's ear. The shape of the ear should be similar to a backward letter C. Add a couple of lines inside for detail.
Step 17: Use the top portion of the initial lines as guides to draw the rest of Bart's head. Darken the left edge of the guide but give it an extra bump above the eye. Start adding the small, triangle-like spikes along the top edge of the guide for the hair. Bend the individual spikes slightly to the right to represent them blowing back in the wind. Bart Simpson has exactly nine spikes for hair. Draw three spikes to the left of the vertical construction line and six to the right. Now darken the right side of the guide to finish the shape of the head.
Step 18: On the top, right side of the body, draw the shirt-sleeve using a couple of curved lines. Sketch lightly at first to get the shape right. The sleeve should sit on top of the initial oval. The shape of the sleeve should be similar to a bell or half-circle. Now use the initial line as a guide to draw Bart's arm. The arm is made up of two lines parallel to the guide.
Step 19: Use the small circle on the right as a guide to draw Bart Simpson's hand and fingers. Draw the fingers as small curved lines along the outer edge of the initial circle. Draw the thumb on the lower, left side and three more digits on the top right side. Don't draw the finger too long. They should be short and chubby.
Step 20: Darken the outer edges of the shapes under the head to create Bart's shirt. Draw the bottom edge of the shirt a bit higher than the bottom of the initial oval.
Step 21: Add the other sleeve by first drawing a couple of short lines on the top left side of the body. Now draw a vertical line to complete the shape of the sleeve. Draw Bart's arm as two lines that are parallel to the initial guide.
Step 22: Use the small circle on the left side as a guide to draw Bart Simpson's other hand the same way. Draw the thumb on the lower, right side and three more fingers on the upper left side. Use short curved lines for the fingers. Don't make them too long. They should be short and chubby.
Step 23: Use the shapes and lines under the shirt as guides to draw the shorts. Use a series of curved lines to draw the shorts' cuff around the guide for the leg. Use the initial line for the leg as a guide to determine the width of the cuff. Draw the cuff on the right side the same way. Use curved lines around the guide. Don't make the opening for this cuff visible.
Step 24: Draw the shape of Bart's leg on the left around the initial guide line. Add two curved lines at the bottom of the leg for the donut-shaped sock.
Step 25: Darken the shape under the leg on the left to create Bart Simpson's first shoe. Draw a line at the bottom for the shoe's sole and a circle as a design element.
Step 26: Draw the shape of the leg on the right around the initial guide line. Add Bart's sock at the bottom using a couple of curved lines.
Step 27: Darken the shape at the bottom for Bart Simpson's other shoe. Add the line at the bottom and circle on the side.
Step 28: Darken the shape under the feet to create the deck of Bart Simpson's skateboard. Add a long horizontal line at the bottom of the shape to give the deck some thickness. Draw a couple of lines on top of the deck as a design element. Don't overlap the shoes. You can stop here if you want Bart to be riding a hover board!
Step 29: Draw a small circle under the board below the left foot for the first wheel. Add a smaller circle inside for the axel nut and a line on the left to give the wheel thickness. To the left of the wheel, add a couple more curved lines for the visible part of the truck. Add the visible part of the front wheel on the other side using more short, curved lines. Draw a small circle near the back of the board for the other wheel. Use a series of curved lines to make the wheel thicker and to add the wheel on the other side.
Step 30: For a more finished look, carefully go over the final sketch lines with a pen or marker.
Step 31: After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.
Final Step: Color your Bart Simpson drawing using color pencils, markers or even crayons! Use yellow for the skin. Use orange or red-orange for the shirt. Color Bart's shorts and shoes blue. Leave the circle on the shoes and the soles blank. You can color Bart's skateboard deck however you'd like, but on The Simpsons TV show, it's usually green with a red stripe. Color the wheels and visible part of the trucks gray. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.