If you can draw a rectangle, you can draw SpongeBob! Create simple shapes and basic outlines to form this beloved cartoon character! Add flattened arms and legs before drawing the collar of the work shirt and formal tie. After you've drawn the basic shapes or elements of this beloved sponge character, bring the character to life by coloring it with colored pencils or markers if you prefer.
Part 1 of 2: Drawing SpongeBob's Body
Step 1. Draw an upright rectangle with snaking lines to make SpongeBob's head
Make an upright rectangle as SpongeBob's head is as big as you want it to be. Make sure the vertical lines of the shape are about 1 times the width or the horizontal lines. Instead of making straight lines when forming a rectangle, use wavy and uneven lines.
- Make the bottom half of SpongeBob's head look slimmer or smaller than the top.
- The wavy lines that make up the rectangle will look like the outline of a sponge.
Step 2. Create another rectangle below the rectangle with wavy outlines
To shape SpongeBob's torso, draw a vertical line under each side of the rectangle you previously created. The line is about the width of SpongeBob's head. After that, draw a straight horizontal line connecting the two vertical lines.
Leave a wavy line at the bottom of the head (the part where the head meets the torso)
Draw an additional rectangle from the right side of SpongeBob's body if you want to create a three-dimensional image. However, create a shape that tapers off from the center of SpongeBob's body.
Step 3. Create the collar of the shirt and tie in the center of the bottom rectangle
To make the collar, draw two "V" shapes on the lower center side of SpongeBob's head (below the snaking line). Leave space along a "V" shape on each side. After that, draw a semi-circle between the two "V" shapes and make a tie that extends towards the bottom of the torso.
To make a tie, draw a diamond or diamond shape that extends vertically to the bottom of the torso, from the bottom of the semicircle
Step 4. Draw a horizontal line with a rectangle underneath to make the pants
Use a ruler to draw a straight line across the center of the torso. Do not draw a line through the tie. If the line goes through the tie, delete the line. To make SpongeBob's belt, create a short rectangle below the waistline and shade the shapes. Create two rectangles on each side of the tie and leave some space between each shape.
Leave about the length of the rectangle
Step 5. Create two rectangles and long vertical stripes to draw SpongeBob's legs
To make the bottom of the pants, draw two small rectangles that extend from the bottom of the waistline. This little rectangle is about the height of SpongeBob's pants. Leave a space between the two shapes the same length as the shape. After that, draw two vertical lines that extend from the bottom of each trouser hole to create very slim legs.
Each leg is approximately the same length as the torso
Step 6. Draw a horizontal line on each leg to make the sock
Draw a short horizontal line (roughly from the bottom half of the leg) connecting the two vertical lines of the leg. As a sock detail, draw two additional horizontal lines at the top of the sock as a stripe or stripe motif.
If you want to color the image, use blue for the strip or top line, and red for the strip or underline
Step 7. Draw a flat “8” shape to make the shoe
Sketch two circles that stick together horizontally, then connect them to the bottom of the leg. Color the circles to make the shoes dark or black. After that, make a small square at the bottom of the shoe as SpongeBob's heel.
Repeat this step for the other leg
Step 8. Create SpongeBob's arms and fingers
First, draw a shirt sleeve that sticks out from the bottom of Spongebob's head and use the same size as the size of the pants hole at the bottom of the body. Curl each arm in a direction away from the side of the head, and draw a horizontal line connecting the end of the curved line to the wavy line of SpongeBob's head. After that, create the sleeves by drawing two vertical lines from the center of the sleeves until they reach the waistline. Next, create a hand with four fingers. Make sure each finger is curved and drawn in a unique shape.
Repeat this step for the arm on the other side of the body
Part 2 of 2: Sketching SpongeBob's Face
Step 1. Make two big circles in the center of SpongeBob's head
Imagine a horizontal line across SpongeBob's head. Draw two large circles in the center of the line and make sure they touch each other. Try to make each circle almost fill the top quarter of the head. After that, draw a medium-sized circle inside the eye as the iris, and draw a smaller circle inside it as the pupil.
Shade the pupils until they look dark and leave the irises light because SpongeBob's irises are blue
Step 2. Draw three straight lines emerging from the top of each eye
To create SpongeBob's voluminous lashes, draw a short straight line from the top of each eye, and extend it almost to the top half of his head. After that, draw the next short line (second eyelash) beside it that is tilted outwards. Next, draw a third line that is angled in the opposite direction to the direction of the second lash.
Don't forget to leave space between each lash so that the three lashes seem to be spread over the top of the eye (not gathered in one place)
Step 3. Create a big smile right under the eyes
Place the pencil point between the left eye and the side of SpongeBob's head. Draw a curved line from that point towards the bottom center, then bend it back to the other side of SpongeBob's head. To create dimples, draw curved lines at the corners of the smile.
To make the dimple more obvious, create another big curve at the end of SpongeBob's smile (above the "main" dimple)
If you want to add more detail, add three dots to each area of the dimple, next to the smile.
Step 4. Draw a curved nose under SpongeBob's eyes
Place the pencil point under the left eye. Make a curved line towards the top right, then lower and bend the line to the left. With this step, you can create a round nose that goes through the right eye and ends near the starting point of the nose.
Step 5. Draw two rectangles as the spiky teeth, and draw a wavy line below them as the chin
Create two upright rectangles that appear from the bottom of SpongeBob's smile. Try to have both teeth the same size as your nose, and leave some space between the teeth to make them stand out. After that, draw a wavy line under the teeth (from one side of the tooth to the other).
This wavy line becomes SpongeBob's chin
Step 6. Create several ovals all over SpongeBob's head to give it a porous spongy look
Sketch thin ovals of various sizes across SpongeBob's head. Place several ovals close together, leaving a large space or gap between the other groups of ovals. You can either empty this oval shape or just lightly shade it to make it look like holes or pores in a sponge.