How to Draw Maggie Simpson
Let's draw the
youngest member of the Simpsons family: Maggie.
Maggie's lower body has the same size as her head.
Keep this in mind when we get started now, so that you don't run out of
space on your paper.
How to Draw Maggie Simpson - 1. Head
Start with two circles for Maggie's eyes.
Let the first circle overlap the second one a little bit at the side.
draw in Maggie's short and round nose. It covers a small part of the
second eye's bottom. Erase this small part of the eye afterwards, so
that the nose is empty.
We use the size of Maggie's eye (the left eye's diameter) to figure out
how large to draw her other body parts.
For example: the distance from the nose's bottom to the lower lip is
just as large as one eye.
the lower part of the face with one curve for the cheek at the right
side, a large oval for her pacifier below it, and another curve for her
lip below the pacifier.
Place Maggie's ear so that its top is on the same level as the nose's
bottom (see dotted line).
The ear should also sit entirely to the left of the eye, and not a
little bit below it.
Draw a short line going down from behind the ear. Then connect this
line with the lower lip through a curve.
draw in Maggie's spikes, first measure the distance of one eye above
and to the left of the eye. Sketch in a faint line there.
These lines will guarantee that we draw the spikes in the right
Then you can draw in the first two spikes. Their length should be half
as long as the eye's diameter.
Look at the red dots to see how these spikes line up with the eyes.
But don't get too precise with this. Just take it as a guideline.
Now add the rest of her spikes.
I placed a small dot into the new spikes to distinguish them from the
spikes of the last step.
You can see that there are two more spikes to draw towards the ear,
two spikes between the "old" spikes, and two more spikes towards the
Only the spikes at the ears should be a bit smaller. Make all others
The basic outline of Maggie's head is complete.
Let's draw in the details, to make her look really alive.
How to Draw Maggie Simpson - 2. Head Details
Place two small dots into Maggie's eyes for the pupils.
Draw three short and curved eyelashes on top of each eye.
Also outline her inner ear with two short lines.
Draw Maggie's pacifier and ribbon as shown in the next four steps.
It's pretty easy, so there is not much to explain.
How to Draw Maggie Simpson - 3. Proportions
As I said at the beginning of this lesson, Maggie's full size is twice
as large as her head.
Take measurement from the head's top to bottom.
Then mark the same distance with a horizontal line below her head.
This line now defines the bottom of her body and will help us to draw
her in the correct size.
To make things even easier, you can divide the section below the head
Sketch the dividing lines very lightly, so that you can erase them
again without problem.
Now we are ready to start drawing the body.
Begin by outlining Maggie's collar with a small curve behind the neck
and another one below the lip.
How to Draw Maggie Simpson - 4. Body
Sketch in Maggie's arms into the upper quarter.
We are still using the eye as our tool for measurement here.
The red lines have the length of the eye's diameter, and you can see
that the arms are about as long as that.
Add the torso below the arms. On the left side it is just one big curve
spanning across the entire next quarter. On the right side there is a
small bulge at the top, and a large one below it.
The red line across the face reaches from the ear to the cheek. This is
how broad the torso should be at its widest point.
add the outline of the legs into the next quarter. Draw two curves
along the sides and one curve in the middle as a division between
Don't place this division precisely into the middle, but a bit more
towards the right.
At the front you can now draw a large bulge for Maggie's foot.
Draw two bulges at the back side. These are for the parts of her
over-sized dress which she is dragging behind her.
the shape at the bottom with a curved line that outlines Maggie's
second foot. In my picture it doesn't quite touch the last line at the
bottom, but that millimeter doesn't matter too much.
Now you can carefully erase all the horizontal lines.
How to Draw Maggie Simpson - 5. Hands
Maggie's hands also have the width and height of one eye-length.
Keep her fingers very rounded and simple.
it is important that you also draw the space between the fingers with a
curve. Don't let the fingers join in a spiky angle, or something.
Here's the last tiny detail:
Draw a small curve across each palm.
Our cutie-pie is finished and wants a big hug.
Now you can retrace your drawing with a black pen, if you like.
That way you get nice and clean borders.
Congratulations on your finished drawing!