How to Draw a Stick Figure (School of Youtube)

Anyone can draw a stick figure – all you need
is a circle and five straight lines… four straight lines… one straight line and a
curvy one? The point is, there’s no right or wrong way to draw a stick figure. So here’s
how you do it. Maybe. Step one – the head. Draw a circle – well,
or an oval, but it looks better if it’s a vertical oval because people’s heads tend
to be that way. Unless you’re drawing a dog. Or a sideways person. Or Dolores Umbridge. Step two – the body. Connect it to the head.
Or close enough. Don’t make it too long. If it curves, the person might be sad. Or doing
yoga. Or a snake. Step three – the legs. This is the most important
part. Make them longer than the body. That’s how most people look in real life. You can
make them running, or walking, or doing the splits, or squatting, or punting Baxter – anything’s
fine, as long as they’re long. But not too long, otherwise you get alien weirdness. Also
no extra joints – unless you’re a two-tailed snake. Step four – the arms. The quick and dirty
method is a single line, but it doesn’t really look like a real person. People have arms
that can point independently of one another! And necks that aren’t half the length of their
torsos. Arms can do lots of things – yay! scribble scribble scribble telescope point
hammer! you’ve been a naughty boy Sad. And finally – step five. The great enigma
of the face: do you draw it? I don’t because I like to let people project their own emotions
onto my stick figures… also because I can’t draw faces that express any emotion other
than cheesy smile! And that’s how you draw a stick figure! Add
ears for extra cuteness. Hey! This video is part of the “School of
Youtube” Charity event, inspired by the fact that while many of us are lucky enough to
attend school or college, there are millions of children around the world who can’t go
to school because of poverty or conflict or lack of educational infrastructure or a host
of other reasons. Comic Relief is a charitable organization
that provides grants and aid to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice
around the world, and they’ll use the money that’s raised through this School of Youtube
campaign towards helping kids around the world get a better education. You can donate either
online at (for “school of youtube”) or if you’re in the US by texting
SOYT to number 71777 – message and data rates may apply. Even as little as $10 can help
provide school supplies for several students for an entire year – that’s like, one ticket
to the movies, or two chocolate malts. I like malts so much, I donated a hundred malts worth
of education! How many malts will you donate?

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