How to Draw Yourself: Adventure Time style


Hello hello, my name is Echo and today I’m going to show you how to draw yourself in the style of the glorious cartoon: Adventure Time.
YEAH! ENTHUSIASM! Let’s get started! The first step in drawing yourself in any style is to figure out and define what YOU look like. I know it sounds kind of silly, but just go with it.
If you were a character in Adventure Time, what would you look like? Do you have curly hair or straight hair? Do you have long hair or short hair? What kind of clothes do you wear? Do you wear tank tops or hoodies? Do you wear t-shirts? It helps to make a list of all of the things that define you as a visual “character”.
Take me for example, I wear a lot of red and black. I usually wear things with sleeves. I love clothes with hoods. Usually have side bangs but I always have these things hanging down by the sides of my face. And if my hair isn’t down then it’s usually in a ponytail. The next thing you’ll need to do is define your body type. Maybe you have curves like Fiona, or maybe you’re tall & thin like Marceline. There are lots of characters in the show that you can take inspiration from. Sometimes it can be helpful to have a picture of yourself as a reference. Once you have a list of characteristics that define your personal appearance then we can start drawing! All great works of art begin with a circle. This will become your head. After you have the circle that’s going to become your face you need to move on to the rough outline of the body. Once you have the basic outline of the head and the torso, then you can add the neck and arms and legs. This will give you a base to start with. Something very distinct about the Adventure Time style Is that the arms in general are very noodley. Very technical term there, Echo… If you’re not completely comfortable with drawing the basic figure for your character or it’s just not coming out the way that you want it to, You can always Google image search
“Adventure Time base”. This will bring up tons of images of the basic form for Adventure Time characters Tracing other people’s work is a fantastic way to start to LEARN a style. When you find an image you like you can print it out and then trace over it, or you can just put your paper directly on the screen and trace it from there. Just be careful not to break it [glass cracking sound] Once you have a base in pencil, then you can start adding your features. For me, we would add my ponytail, my side bangs, my side hair, What do you call those things? And then we would move on to the face. Usually Adventure Time characters don’t have noses except for the Ice King, who has enough nose for everyone. you get it?… cuz he’s got a big nose?.. okay… Usually Adventure Time characters just have two black dots for the eyes. Next for my character I’m going to be adding my black tank top and my red a black jacket because everything I wear, and everything I own, is black and red because one day it just took over like a disease. moving on Remember when you’re drawing your Adventure Time character that you should only have four fingers, because no one’s had five fingers for 20 Blabillion glaybels! Then once you have a completed pencil sketch Just go over it with pen, wait for it to dry, and then erase your pencil marks. After that you get to color it in however you want! Personally I like coloring my sketches digitally. Awesome! Finished! Now you can make creepy fanfiction comics with your favorite characters! And now, for the sake of an added example, I’m going to be drawing a couple of my YouTube friends in the Adventure Time style. SWIPE LEFT If any of you try this, please let me know! Post a link in the comment section or you can send it to me over Twitter. I would love to see all of your awesome artwork. If you want to join my awesome little community, then you can click here to subscribe. You can click here to see one of my previous videos, or you can click… well, you can’t click here…. But you can go to any of these places and just look for “echoisweird” and find me! I think that’s everything so hopefully I will see you next week. BYE!
HELL yeah, let’s go! WOOOH!!!

100 comments

  • XyzianFeather !!

    I tried this one with some gendered Yugioh arc-v characters, and Sora turned out pretty good! I did better than I thought I would with this style, honestly.

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  • Princ lyy

    This is late but Adventure time ended and Im so sad like if your sad

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  • DanteMad

    RIP ADVENTURE TIME ;(

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  • R2-MO

    This is the first video I ever saw of you tell me how a year later I'm subscribed to your Channel and I watched most of your videos also we need more Sketchbook tours OWO

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  • Gacha Nerd

    I did pretty good

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  • Lluwayne Parker

    2:00 I get that reference

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  • Shadow Spinel

    I miss adventure time…😢

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  • Jacob Staten

    Why would you want to make yourself into a tentacle monster eith dome teeth, no joints, and a molar shaped helmet? That show is nightmare fuel.

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  • MahirrYeet

    Rip adventure time

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  • IronicVultures

    I like hoodies :I, I wear them in summer, I wear them during my whole life, and I have short hair ;_;, and I struggle on doing the hands, and the face, sometimes ;-;

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  • Copic marker Addict

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    We all know that Steven universe is better

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  • TheGhosterH20S

    Rip adventure time

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  • PrincessChloeV

    who's here from 2018

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  • KKgamer112

    0:00 hello my name is echo

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  • Scottie Axe

    THEY'RE CALLED FORELOCKS

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  • Evan Williams

    Hey Echo red & black are my favorite colors too. So of course my oc color pallet includes those 2 lovely colors. Anyway- #Subscribed 🙃

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  • Slash Ain

    First song is? Links doesn't work

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  • Graceo Cakeo

    i love all the references

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  • CBI Studios

    try camp lakebottom style

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  • Lythical

    female version of boyinaband

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  • Sanaelle Glisenia

    her jacket matches her bedsheets………. I'm just… honna leave now…

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  • Double Dagger Noir Games

    Can you do one for Voltron???? It my favorite show and I NEED TO KNOW how to draw myself as a character

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  • A soul

    Can I have your hair?

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  • Kaitie Marie

    Black and red is the best color combination ever.
    They're also my favorite colors. Also, how do you get the gradient hair? I can never really figure out how to do it when I'm coloring digitally.

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  • Fantasia Wonderous

    wait if you drew on paper how did you colore digitally?

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  • weeb potato

    I have the body of the marshall

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  • Sea Cucumbers

    Thank you this is absolutely helpful 💓💓

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  • Ruru Mitushi

    You just got a new sub from Ethan Go

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  • Aiden Meshman

    Did anybody else notice that her sweater matches her bed

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  • Wendy Dinh

    One thing….

    WhERe DiD U GeT THat JaCkET?!

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  • Emerald Anecdotes

    Rip Adventure Time.
    It was such a good cartoon

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  • Teddy Sobrevinas

    I tried to draw my lil bro and it worked

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  • Mcr Is my life

    That’s so cool

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  • Paige Dexter

    I have the same side hair thing going on. I refer to them as my tails because it makes me feel like a sonic character. 😂

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  • Brigit Hovelman

    I am so confused! At the beginning of the video I only saw her head, neck, and arms! Behind her was her bed with black and red stripes. But her body was missing….. wut

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  • Francesco Grosso

    all I wear is hoods and sweaters

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  • Think Im Silvereann

    I drew Myself but instead it's my character Gem from my role-play. She has curvy legs with a short puffy sleeve and curved skirt dress with sneaker like heels and red hair and noodle but kinda curvy arms and stripes on her sleeves and a little star icon on her dress

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  • Эпос Нового Века.

    Ебать, спасибо!

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  • Kayla Egas

    I love how you mentioned the tracing on the screen!
    It’s how I learned! 🙂

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  • Ezra Mason

    Second one of your videos i have ever seen and I’m already convinced that i should be found you forever ago.. definitely subscribing 🖤🔥

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  • Para20

    Is it weird that I think the eyebrows are the hardest part?

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  • Clayton Alexander

    Thanks! Ugh I miss this show so much.

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  • Joy Johnson

    You are amazing

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  • SimplyJeordie

    Echo I WAS THINKING how about you make a animation of your andventure time charceter and it’s called echo andventures!

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  • Toxxy Adzs

    Thanks

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  • Gacha Art_Tea

    Wow this is hella old

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  • Anime21 J

    Great! Now I know how I’ll look like in adventure time! Send me your email so maybe I can show you my finished draft? You can trust me

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  • TheLunaticArtist

    Aghhhh,,, the first ever "art based" video I've watched. And now it's been over 2 years since I've been drawing! Feels so weird to look back on a video I watched when I didn't know how to draw

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  • cyka blyat

    crystal joy, more like crystal meth, also your drawing of you looks fucking hot

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  • Ibraimo Hagy

    Ela desenha tão bem

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  • Phoebe Congloebe

    Do Invader Zim style!!!!

    ALSO ADVENTURE TIME STYLE DOESN'T HAVE FUCKING EYEBROWS AND THEIR FUCKING HANDS DON'T HAVE FUCKING WRISTS THEY ARE FUCKING CONNECTED TO THE FUCKING SPAGHETTI ARM

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  • Silvio Dante

    Apparently you have to draw yourself 50 pounds thinner.

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  • Andrew Rickman

    Ur colors is black and red

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  • H2ODemon1357

    I like these videos so much, but I'm just wondering if you could make a character featuring Teen Titans Go. Thanks and keep up the good work

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  • Morgan Bartley

    I started mine (: just got around to outlining but i dig it so far!

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  • Taylor’s Show

    Identity theft is not a joke echo

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  • WholesomeCatBread ʕ•̫͡•ʕ

    I tried it! And it turned out amazingly

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  • Tom Hardly

    Hey! I loved this video. So I am working on a project and I was wondering if I could bounce some ideas off of you? Thanks!

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  • Zack Prince

    who else agrees that she looks like jaiden Animations

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  • Fox20

    OMG THANK UUUUUU

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  • Wite Myth

    Gabriel Herdy looks like Prismo if he was younger.

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  • JaKayla Wilson

    i try it twice , on me and my friends
    :3

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  • Salad Floof

    Oooooh
    Creepy fan fictions
    Me x Gunther

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  • Animation Wolf

    How did u get the bg

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  • Ya Boi

    I LOVE ADVENTURE TIME SOOO SOO MUCH

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  • Space Dinosaur

    This is really cool! Glad I found this

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  • Sophia Hodne

    I SUBSCRIBED. HOW CPULD I NOT!?

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  • Amy Musa

    I love adventure time's art, im not even sure why but yeah. Great job!

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  • Love Plabbashy

    Her: Draw a circle

    Me: *gives up*

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  • Jynx Cipher

    I'm legit surprised that I haven't seen a comment attacking her for saying it's okay to trace people's artwork.

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  • Poisoned Macarons

    I haven’t seen this video in like 5 years still glad it’s here

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  • ysa :P

    2:22 ~ 2:25 And here, my friends, we have proof that she actually does watch the show.

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  • ysa :P

    2:22 ~ 2:25 And here, my friends, we have proof that she actually does watch the show.

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  • The Watching Shadow

    Thanks! I'm making an oc and this really helps!

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  • H3ll0_L3v1_ H3r3

    Can I show my art to you at instagram instead of twitter..?

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  • Sakura Steelyear

    Echo:now your finished!
    Me: you mean now your FINNished Get it??? This is so lame.

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  • Malachi Snow

    this was one of the first video of echo Gillette ive ever watched. therefore it has a strong feel to it

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  • MiotaLee

    I used to draw a bunch of my original characters in the adventure time and my friends criticized me for making the arms noodley. I'd say that it's a proper term for what's going on with their arms.

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  • Bakichanbaka

    Does anyone realize her jacket matches her blanket / bed sheet

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  • Audrey Tales

    This was actually the first video i saw from you <333

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  • voodoo

    Red and black..

    Disease

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  • Sara Dreemurr

    this "tutorial" really helped me! now I know how to do my animations! thank you ❤

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  • Demetrius Johnson

    Textured color

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  • Giamakesvids

    Ah I remember being 8 good to look back

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  • Tuffythetiger09

    Hmmm what defines my body

    LLLUUUUMMMPPSSS

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  • Ezgi Hazal Eşsizoğlu

    You look like lily aldrin

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  • Dave Johnson

    I love you. Keep doing what you're doing.
    I'm more musically oriented but I like the way you approach visible art.
    Keep going Echo!

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  • Leanne Pardy Power

    Oh my god I watched this when I was a kid and I only just realised that echo made it!!!!

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  • flowerfell! Frisk -fem-

    This acually inspired me to draw like this and im proud-

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  • Ironic Animations

    Hhhhh I can never get the EYES right QAQ it just never looked good

    It’s literal dark dots, not the eyes u can see :0

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  • Tedi Medi

    3:03 she looks like Finn's mother

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  • Carmine Crincoli

    Hello?

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  • Dogsnifel ._.

    Too much enthusiasm

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  • Hannah M

    Does anyone else have no art skills whatsoever but still sits here and watches these videos 😂😂

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  • CARLOS X RAMIREZ

    👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Awesome video, awesome tut!

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  • eikabuggy

    me searching "adventure time base" was how i found this video

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  • bread

    yay I drew everyone's favorite boi, Michael Mell, with this, thanks!

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  • jack coad

    Duck

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  • Jade Fitzgerald

    When I drew me,it looks amazing! And I’m sure everyone’s looks amazing to 😉

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  • Paisley Peacock

    Okay, I am going to do this but I will be doing some creative liposuction. Create the change you want to see/be…Right?

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