How to Draw Stick Figures

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Before learning how to draw stick figures: some fun facts before starting sketching!

  • Stick figures are very popular in the world of icons and clip arts.
  • They are usually drawn by hand with a minimum of lines and details.

Step 1

How to Draw Stick Figures

Yes... I know! This is a tutorial on... drawing stick figures! Easy? Very easy! But why? Why do I dedicate a whole page of my website for this? Simply because you can make a fantastic comic strip with stick figures!

You just need to know how to draw them in an original way. So original that it might even become a successful strip! I don't need to tell you how they are made. You already know.

Step 2

How to Draw Stick Figures

So, let's see how you can draw one that is more original. First, draw a circle for the head and a rectangle for the body. Add some legs and arms to your character.

Notice how I made the hands and the feet with a small oval shape. You can now sketch the eyes, the mouth and some lines to form the shirt. Now you have it! A simple stick figures with personality!

Step 3

Look at all those characters below. Some are really simple (2) (5). Others have big eyes (7) (11). One girl has even a small breast (9)! The lesson here is simple. 

You can draw stick figures with more attitude by adding details like big eyes, clothes, hair or any other things that you might think of. They don't need to be like the drawing on top of this page. You know... straight lines with a big circle for the head and dots for the eyes. 

How to Draw Stick Figures

Many artists are able to make a living simply by drawing comic strips involving some nice stick figures. Sometimes you might even think that they were made by a seven year old girl! Being original is the key! Now that you know how to draw cool stick figures, try to create one... a never-seen-before one!


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