How To Draw The Simpsons

How To Draw The Simpsons

Most of us have grown up enjoying the antics of America’s favorite cartoon family, the Simpsons. As far back as 1989, this all-American family made us smile, laugh and cry as we watched each episode of their beloved television series.
Drawing this iconic cartoon family is an art form that requires patience and dedication. To ensure that you can have an enjoyable experience drawing the Simpsons, follow these simple tips and tricks.

Start With the Proportions

If your drawings come out looking funny and disproportionate, then it won’t quite be the Simpsons. Get the proportions right by sketching a few outlines before you get into details. Drawing the basics of the Simpsons bodies, such as the size and shape of their heads in relation to their bodies, will go a long way in ensuring your illustrations look like the characters they represent.

Capture the Expressions

The Simpsons family is known not only for their unique physical characteristics, but also for their unique personalities. To truly capture their personalities, you must be able to capture the unique expressions they are known for. Get creative and mix-and-match the facial expressions to create something truly unique. Look for images online to base your illustrations on for reference.

Add the Details

Once you have the basics down, it’s time to add the details that bring the Simpsons to life. Start with the clothing. The Simpsons’ clothes represent their personalities, so make sure you include their classic yellow color and big blue belts. Add the intricate details of their facial features, such as Homer’s protruding chin, Bart’s spiky hair, and Marge’s tall beehive hairdo.

Bring It to Life With Backgrounds

To complete the drawings, you need to add some creative backgrounds and settings. From the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield to their various local hangouts, such as Moe’s Tavern, add in some classic comic strip lines and animated gags to really bring the classic Simpsons moments to life.
Drawing the Simpsons can be a fun and rewarding experience, as long as you take your time and really capture the unique characteristics and personalities of the characters. As long as you start with the proportions, capture the expressions, add in the details, and bring it all to life with backgrounds, you can create a vibrant and lively Simpsons drawing that you can be proud of.

Julia is an artist and musician, who grew up in a small town in Ohio, where she played in local bands and painted murals in free time. She moved to NY City to study art at the prestigious Pratt Institute, and then relocated to LA to pursue a music career. Julia loves sharing the knowledge she gathered during the years with others.

Leave a Comment