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How to draw Bill from School House Rock

As an artist, what could be more rewarding than bringing to life one of the most iconic characters from television’s past? Our subject for today’s drawing tutorial is none other than the legendary Bill from Schoolhouse Rock!’s “I’m Just a Bill”. Introduced in 1976, Bill has educated and entertained generations, explaining the process of how a bill becomes a law. Now, we’re going to dive into the steps that will help you recreate this beloved character on paper.

Character’s Appearance and Key Drawing Points

  • Bill’s Shape: As an anthropomorphic bill, our character has a distinct rolled parchment shape, like a scroll.
  • Bill’s Face: Bill’s friendly face, which includes eyes, a nose, and a mouth, is drawn onto the upper part of the bill.
  • Bill’s Arms and Legs: Though he’s a bill, he’s depicted with cartoon-like arms and legs, adding to his unique charm.
  • Bill’s Hat: Don’t forget his badge, which gives him a distinctly vintage feel.

Unfolding the Guide to Sketching Bill

Our guide features a series of 9 steps designed to help you methodically work through creating your sketch. Each step is distinguished by a unique color code:

  • Red Color: This highlights the new lines you should draw in the current step.
  • Black Color: Black lines represent the parts of the drawing you’ve completed in previous steps.
  • Grey Color: These lines depict the initial basic sketch which helps in maintaining proportions.

The first step focuses on establishing the basic sketch with light pencil strokes for proportions. The final stage invites you to ink your sketch. Inking not only enhances your artwork’s visual appeal but also helps solidify your drawing. Wait for the ink to dry before gently erasing the initial pencil sketch to avoid smudging. The final image in the guide can be used as a color reference to bring Bill to life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to sketch Bill’s distinctive shape?

Start by visualizing Bill as a rolled piece of parchment or a scroll. Begin with a loose, rectangular shape for the main body and add curved lines for the scroll effect. Remember to keep your strokes light so you can easily adjust them.

How can I capture Bill’s friendly expression?

Bill’s friendly expression can be captured by focusing on his eyes and smile. His eyes are two circles with simple dots for pupils, and his smile is warm. Remember, simplicity is key when capturing cartoon expressions.

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2 thoughts on “How to draw Bill from School House Rock”

  1. great changed it up a bit but absolutly great,i used it for my grade two class because we are learning about how a law becomes a bill and i am absolutely terrible at drawing ever since i was a litte kid.But really thank you so much!


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