How To Draw Spongebob Squarepants: The Bikini Bottom Collection by Walter Foster Creative TeamHow To Draw Spongebob Squarepants: The Bikini Bottom Collection by Walter Foster Creative Team

How To Draw Spongebob Squarepants: The Bikini Bottom Collection

byWalter Foster Creative Team

Paperback | September 30, 2012

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With How to Draw Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants®: The Bikini Bottom Collection, anyone can share the fun of this bubbly yellow sea sponge's adventures with his whole crew of friends. Learn to draw and animate SpongeBob, his pet snail Gary, best buddies Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks, neighbor Squidward, and other seaworthy characters from the TV show and feature film in a variety of moods and poses. Special tidbits about SpongeBob, his nautical neighbors, and their world will help the bubbly characters come to life in the most entertaining saltwater paradise in the world—Bikini Bottom!

In this book, after an introduction to art tools and materials, a series of drawing exercises invites artists to warm up and learn a few basic drawing techniques. Then the real fun begins! The easy-to-follow instructions will guide you through the drawing process; each step builds upon the last until the character is complete! You just need to grab a pencil, a piece of paper, and your copy of How to Draw Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants®: The Bikini Bottom Collection, and flip to the character you want to draw. You’ll draw the basic shapes shown in step one, and move on to step two, step three, and keep going! The new lines in each step are shown in blue, so you’ll know exactly what to draw. After adding all the details in each step, darken the lines you want to keep and erase the rest. Finally, add color to your SpongeBob SquarePants drawing with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or acrylic paints.

With easy-to understand language, clear step-by-step illustrations, and a number of animation secrets, this book is a must-have for all SpongeBob SquarePants fans who want to learn how to draw and animate their favorite characters—including the most absorbent guy in the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants!

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group, is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling, and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions o...
Title:How To Draw Spongebob Squarepants: The Bikini Bottom CollectionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:64 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 30, 2012Publisher:Walter Foster JrLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1600582974

ISBN - 13:9781600582974

Appropriate for ages: 6


Read from the Book

Line ’em Up!

When cartoonists draw, they pay close attention to a character’s proportions (the sizes of things compared with things around it). For example, SpongeBob is about twice as tall as Gary but comes up only to Squidward’s shoulders. When you’re drawing SpongeBob and the other waterlogged residents of Bikini Bottom, you can use this handy height chart to check their proportions.

Table of Contents

Tools & Materials
Line ‘em Up
How to Draw SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Patrick Star
Squidward Tentacles
Sandy Cheeks
Mr. Krabs
How to Animate SpongeBob SquarePants
Square One
Wave of Emotion
Squash and Stretch
The Take
Kah-rah-tay! Action
Straight-Ahead Animation
Extremes and In-Betweens
What’s the Plan
SpongeBob Marathon
Flip Book Frolic
Zoetrope Fun
How to Draw SpongeBob SquarePants Splashy Styles
SketchBob & Patrick
SpongeBob Icon
Patrick Icon
Squidward Icon
Mr. Krabs Icon
SpongeBob Retro Funk
Patrick Retro Funk
Squidward Retro Funk
SpongeBob Punk
Patrick Punk
Sandy Punk
Sail Away