The Simpsons are probably the most famous family in the world! Since 1989, this cartoon family has been dominating TV, and their popularity is far from falling!
One of the most famous members of the family is the oldest child, Bart Simpson. This mischievous young boy is always up to something and is always ready with a witty remark.
His distinctive look also makes it fun to learn how to draw Bart Simpson.
By the end of this guide, you will be able to replicate this famous character!
We hope you have a great time with this step-by-step guide on how to draw Bart Simpson in just 6 steps!
How to Draw Bart Simpson – Let’s Get Started!
In this first step of our guide on how to draw Bart Simpson, we will be starting with his head. To kick off this process, start with a circle for his first eye.
Then, use a curved line coming off the right-hand side of the eye for his nose. Once you’ve drawn the nose, you can then draw another circular shape coming off the eye and connecting to the nose.
Don’t forget to add some dots into the eyes for his pupils! With the nose and eyes drawn, we can draw the rest of his head.
The next thing will be to draw a line down from the eye on the right and then curve it sharply to the left for his smiling mouth.
Then, draw a line up from the eye that turns into a bunch of pointy lines for the top of his head.
Finally, finish off this step by drawing the back of his head with a curved line for his ear. Connect everything at the bottom of his neck and then you’re ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Next, start drawing his body
Now that you have drawn the head for your Bart Simpson drawing, you can start to draw his body in this next section. First, draw some slightly curved lines coming down from the neck for his chest.
These will then balloon out into some lines for his belly. Then, you can draw some rounded shapes for the sleeves of his shirt.
You can then finish off this step by drawing his pants using some more of those rounded lines. Once you have replicated everything in the reference image, you’re ready to move on!
Step 3 – Draw his arms in this third step
In the third step of our guide on how to draw Bart Simpson we will be drawing his arms.
The arm on the left will be stuck out sideways, as it will be resting on top of his trusty skateboard that we will be drawing later.
Then, the other arm will be bent at his side, and both these arms can be drawn with some curved and rounded lines.
Step 4 – Now, draw the legs for Bart
This part of your Bart Simpson drawing will have you drawing the legs for Bart. the leg on the left will be bent to the side, and the one on the right will be standing straight.
Then you can finish off by drawing some curved lines for the shoes that he is wearing. Then finish off the shoes by drawing two small circles on them and then rims at the base of them.
Once the legs are complete, we can finish off by drawing his skateboard and the final details in the next step.
Step 5 – Finish off the skateboard and final details of the drawing
We will be finishing off the final elements and details in this step of our guide on how to draw Bart Simpson.
We mentioned his skateboard in one of the previous steps, so we will be drawing that in this step.
The skateboard will be drawn with a combination of curved and straight lines for the body of the skateboard that he is leaning on.
Then use some small circles withing circles for the wheels of the skateboard on the side.
Then you’re finished with this drawing and can move to the next step! Before you do that, there are some ideas that you could go with to put your own spin on this drawing.
You could look up some pictures of the rest of the Simpsons family and draw your favorite characters beside Bart.
You could also draw a background to represent your favorite scene from the show behind him. These are just a few ideas you could try, but have fun getting creative with it!
Step 6 – Finish off your Bart Simpson drawing with some color
This is the final step of your Bart Simpson drawing, and for this one you can have some fun coloring in your picture.
Bart has a bright yellow color for his body along with a red shirt and blue pants, so this reference image will show you how to accurately color in Bart.
You could also use some of your own color choices instead as well, and you can have fun getting creative with your color choices!
Then you can decide what art mediums you will use to bring the colors to life. The characters in the show have a bright and vibrant coloring to them, and there are a few mediums you could use for that style.
Using colored pens and paints would be great for that kind of look, but you could also use some more subtle mediums if you prefer!
Bonus: Make Your Very Own Simpsons Comics!
When it comes to different forms of media, it’s hard to think of one that Bart and his family have not featured in. Of course, they have starred in their TV show for many years.
They have also been featured in a successful movie, theme park rides and many other great projects. Did you know that there is also an extensive range of Simpsons comics, though?
The adventures of these characters carry on in these comics, and you could have fun with this Bart Simpson drawing by making your own comics.
It would require you to make some variations on the design, but we know you can do it! First of all, start by thinking of a scenario.
For an example, let’s say that Bart will be playing a prank on his dad Homer. It’s best to make a very rough sketch of your comic idea by using a pencil to make some rough panels and drawings.
These don’t need to be super neat or accurate, but they will show you how much space you will need to fit your comic idea. Then, when you know how many panels you will need you can use a ruler to draw them out.
Then make some rough sketches with your pencil to map out the characters. Maybe one panel could have Bart wondering what prank to pull, and then in the next he can leave a banana peel in a doorway.
Then he could call Homer who would come in and comically slip on the banana peel. Or you could have a twist where Homer avoids the peel, frustrating Bart.
This is a very simple idea, but it shows how you can tell a story in a few panels. What other ideas do you have?
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For this Bart Simpson drawing, we portrayed him posed with his beloved skateboard. Once you have the hang of drawing this design, you could also have him in different poses!
Sticking with the skateboard theme, it could be fun to have him riding his skateboard, for one idea. Or you could have him aiming his slingshot or just running around.
There are so many fun poses you could go for! You could either create your own poses or replicate famous moments from the series for this drawing of Bart Simpson.
We have Bart in his usual red shirt and blue shorts, but you could also portray him in different outfits. He has been in many outfits and disguises in the series, so you would have many options!
There is his superhero persona, Bartman, for one idea. Or you could draw him in a boy scout uniform or maybe some Itchy and Scratchy merchandise.
These are a few ideas, but you may also want to create your own looks for Bart!
Bart is just one of many characters that are famous from The Simpsons. You could add some of these characters to your Bart Simpson sketch!
There are members of his family that consist of dad Homer, mom Marge and sisters Lisa and Maggie. Apart from the Simpson family, there is a wide range of fun and wacky characters you could use as well!
Which favorite Simpsons characters would you like to show in this picture?
When you have decided on the look and extra characters you want for this Bart Simpson drawing, you could cap it all off with a background. You would have so many locations to choose from!
The series is full of iconic locations such as the Simpsons house, Krusty Burger, Springfield Elementary and many more. It would all depend on what your favorite locations are.
Once again, you could also create some brand new locations for him to be in!
Your Bart Simpson Drawing is Complete!
You have finished all six steps of this guide on how to draw Bart Simpson! We hope that this guide provided a lot of fun as you recreated this classic character.
By breaking a drawing down into smaller steps, you can make it more manageable and focus on the fun of drawing with no frustration.
That is what we aimed to do for you in this guide, so we hope that we succeeded in that effort!
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