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How To Draw-Spongebob's Face

Updated on August 25, 2015

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!

Over the years Spongebob has been getting even more popular with every generation.I myself, at 25, still enjoy watching Spongebob with it's, at times, adult humor and hilarious one liners. What isn't to love? For those out there who have a hard time drawing and need and easy way of understanding how to get Spongebob's face just right, here is a quick tutorial.


*Side note.. I am using paint to draw Spongebob because my camera does not take very good pictures of Pencil on Paper. Same rules apply to draw him both ways, on Paint and paper.

A Place to start

 Anyone who knows of Spongebob knows of his big eyes, long nose and gaped tooth smile. I will show you how to draw a classic Spongebob face.

 The Eyes


 One of the best places to start when drawing Spongebob is his eyes. They set the whole size of the face you will be drawing, the bigger the eyes, the bigger the face.


The Nose

The next main placement will be the nose. The nose is usually in an elongated upside-down U shape. For this particular face the bottom will be offset  It should start just below the eyes in the very middle, and go up at least halfway. This shows the length of the nose and gives it depth.

The Cheeks

  Spongebob's cheeks will come next. They are represented by half circles, usually in red, and cover the bottom sides of his eyes.

The Mouth

 For this particular Spongebob expression I will do a wide open mouth smile. You will draw the corner details of the mouth inside the cheek area and make a shallow crescent shape to connect the mouth to both corners then draw the deeper crescent shape to make to open mouth expression.

*red is used here to show the detail of what was done, the chin detail will be light red/pink and the tongue will the the same colour with black outline!  Don't forget the freckles!
*red is used here to show the detail of what was done, the chin detail will be light red/pink and the tongue will the the same colour with black outline! Don't forget the freckles!

The Details

You will want to now draw more of the details. For the eye details you will do 2 small circles inside each other, the outer ring will be blue, the inner circle will be black. You will draw 3 bold eyelashes on the top of each eye, try to space these evenly. For the mouth you will need to add Spongebob's gaped buck teeth. Two small squares evenly spaced. And his tongue will look essentially like a small hill. Then his chin detail is a small red/pink line that goes across his face below his mouth, it will be a slight S shape on its side. He will also get 3 red freckles on each of his cheeks above the mouth corners.

Start to colour in your picture. The inside of his mouth will be a light maroon/pink colour and his "holes" will be grey...Continue to colour him in until he is completely finished!
Start to colour in your picture. The inside of his mouth will be a light maroon/pink colour and his "holes" will be grey...Continue to colour him in until he is completely finished!

Colour him in!

After you have all the details down, colour him in! The "holes on his face are grey and in the corners of his face. The inside of his mouth is a maroon/pink and his tongue is a light pink. Have fun drawing him! He is made of super simple shapes and Bright colours, therefore pretty easy to execute!

Try out some more!

  You can use these exact same principles to drawn any expression on Spongebob's face that you want simply by changing a few lines! You can easily turn his happy face into a tired expression by adding simple eyelids and a droopy mouth.Take a look at the picture below and try drawing some of the many different expressions of Spongebob, or create one of your own! But most importantly, don't forget to have fun!

Save this picture and draw some more of the Many Faces of Spongebob!
Save this picture and draw some more of the Many Faces of Spongebob!

A Creative Way to Use This Knowledge...

Though this is not exactly related, I decided to share the cross stitch I made by drawing his face on the cross stitch fabric. ** it's not warped, it was sitting on something lumpy when I took the picture of it lol =) **
Though this is not exactly related, I decided to share the cross stitch I made by drawing his face on the cross stitch fabric. ** it's not warped, it was sitting on something lumpy when I took the picture of it lol =) ** | Source

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      mico 

      5 years ago

      so asum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Mico 

      5 years ago

      It makes an ice activity for kids as well. http://www.micoequipment.com

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      SognoPiccolo 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      Thanks! that's not a bad idea! I think if I can get my camera set up in a good spot I may do so... and I will add the video to this hub as well. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment!

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      hayaan12345 

      6 years ago

      that's how easy it is i cant believe it u should make a video for drawing and post it n u tube

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR

      SognoPiccolo 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      If you are having trouble getting the eyes just right find a round object : cup, lid, ring or anything you can find that is the size of the spongebob you are drawing and lightly trace around the outside. You will have the perfect template and the light line will allow you to erase where the cheeks and the nose will go.. then just trace over that line to darken when you have it right. =)

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      IMI 

      6 years ago

      I can't get the eyes right! :( I love spongebob! I watch it everyday if I can! Lol

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR

      SognoPiccolo 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      thanks! =)

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      nelson 

      6 years ago

      i love it

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      SognoPiccolo 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      Glad you had fun! =)

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      PADDYBOY60 

      6 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      Thanks for the fun!

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR

      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I'm so glad you liked it! =)

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      Wendy Krick 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Very cool!

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR

      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      People don't realize how easy something can be until it's broken down. =) Anyone can draw...but if you really just can't... I guess that's why tracing paper was invented. lol

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      mecheil 

      7 years ago

      Nice job... I always thought i could only draw smiley.

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR

      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I love you, therefore I forgive you. lol

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      Sunny Robinson 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Well, if you look at some of those pictures, his spongey holes are shaded. Plus, he has to have a shadow, doesn't he? Oh, and make his eyes pop out a little more, man.

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      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I still don't get it... shading? On Spongebob?! where? lol... and I can just imagine him doing that too..... yeah.... ummm.... thanks...I think...

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      Sunny Robinson 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Nope, never. Luckily, my boys have outgrown Spongebob for the most part. I was growing tired of that laugh, rofl.

      lorlie, just don't do what I did and get all complicated with it. It drove me nuts. When I was drawing for my nephew, I ended up getting stuck on details and trying to shade him in and everything. My nephew was like, "Umm, thanks". ;)

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR

      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      Never to early to get started on Spongebob lol

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      Laurel Rogers 

      7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      WOW! I am a HUGE Spongebob fan, SognoPiccolo! This is a fabulous way for me to connect with my new grandson-he's 16 days old today, so it may be awhile before he watches TV, but when he does, I will be the only grandma in town who can draw the little feller!

      Thanks!

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      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I don't need an excuse to watch lol

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      jeri741 

      7 years ago from Lancaster, Ky

      I watched spongebob with my kids and now watch him with my grandkids...gives me an excuse to watch

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR

      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      Anytime =) Thanks for reading!

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      Freya Cesare 

      7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Ah, that is cute! My brother will love this when I teach him how to make it. Thank you very much! :)

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      SognoPiccolo 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      thanks for stopping by! I consider myself a so-so artist. I am not good at everything but I can do a lot. Spongebob is something I have had children asking me to draw for several years now. I was even asked by a friend to do a Spongebob mural, maybe when I do I will post a picture of it! =)

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      VagabondE 

      7 years ago from Hitting the road again

      Thanks for the lesson. I always wanted to draw but was never good at it.

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      Sunny Robinson 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Wow, that easy, huh? You did awesome just using paint program.

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