How To Draw Bart Simpson
Welcome to this tutorial on how to draw the mischievous Bart Simpson from the popular TV show, The Simpsons. Whether you’re an experienced artist or just starting out, this step-by-step guide will teach you all you need to know to create your own version of the spiky haired troublemaker.
- Sharpie or black pen
- Plain white paper or sketchbook
Step 1: Basic Outline
To begin, lightly sketch a circle for Bart’s head and an oval shape beneath it for his body. Draw two lines, one horizontal and one vertical, across the circle to help align the features of the face. Next, sketch in his spiky hair and add rectangular shapes for his arms and legs.
Remember to keep your lines light at this stage as you will be erasing them later on.
Step 2: Facial Features
Sketch in Bart’s eyes, nose, and mouth, making sure to align them with the guidelines you drew in step one. Next, add his trademark spiky hair, making each strand stick out in a different direction.
If you’re having trouble with the hair, try sketching a circle to represent the top of his head and then drawing the hair strands out from this circle.
Step 3: Clothing and Accessories
Add Bart’s clothes, starting with his t-shirt and shorts. Draw in his shoes and socks, and add his signature skateboard or other accessories as desired.
Use reference images if you’re unsure about the details of Bart’s clothing or accessories.
Step 4: Final Details
With your pencil, go over your final sketch and darken in the lines that you want to keep. Erase any remaining guidelines or unwanted lines. Finally, go over the darkened lines with a sharpie or black pen to give your drawing a finished look.
Take your time with this step, paying close attention to the details that will make your drawing unique.
And there you have it, your own hand-drawn Bart Simpson! With practice, you can create your own variations of the character and even other characters from The Simpsons. Keep experimenting and soon enough, you’ll be a master at drawing the citizens of Springfield!