How to draw a Poptropican

How to draw a Poptropican

A Poptropican is a character (or player) on the game Poptropica, and in this step-by-step guide we will teach you how to draw one! It’s very simple to follow, so grab a pencil and paper and get started! Take a look at the diagrams next to each instruction for an example.

Draw MeThe diagrams show the current step in blue. Previous steps in the same picture are shown in black (excluding step #19). In this guide, we will demonstrate how to draw a Poptropican that looks similar to the one on the left.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to make your drawing look exactly like a regular Poptropican! Feel free to use your imagination and invent your own clothes, details and accessories that do not exist in-game.

Drawing Steps

  1. Draw1Head: Begin by outlining the head, which looks like a sideways oval shape.
  2. Draw2Right Eye: Draw a much smaller circle on the top-right of this oval, which will be the right eye. Erase the intersecting line inside the eye.
  3. Left Eye: Draw3Next to the right eye, add another circle to the left, but slightly smaller. This is the left eye. Erase the intersecting line inside the eye.
  4. Draw4Hair: Outline the character’s hairstyle on the top. What this looks like depends on the hairstyle you want your character to have. Make sure the outline connects with the rest of the head (touches the eyes and/or head).
  5. Draw5Mouth: Draw the mouth under the eyes (but still inside the head’s outline, of course). What this looks like depends on the type of mouth you want your character to have. You could even have a small part of a tongue or large fang sticking out of the head’s outline a little bit. If the mouth has parts (such as teeth) overlapping the outline of the head, erase the unecessary line(s) it causes.
  6. Draw6Eyelashes: If the Poptropican you are drawing is a girl, add eyelashes above the eyes. (Skip this step if the character is a boy.)
  7. Draw7Eyelids: This step is optional. You can add eyelids to the eyes (sleeping/closed, angry, half-open, etc), or give the eyes a special effect (hypnotic, clothing dummy (an x in the middle of each eye), etc).
  8. Draw8Pupils: Draw a round dot in both eyes. These are the eye pupils. Make sure that the pupils and eyelids do not intersect. Congratulations, you have finished drawing the head! Let’s move on to the body.
  9. Draw9Torso: Under the Poptropican’s head, outline the body, which looks like a vertical oval shape. It is important that the body and head do not touch, because Poptropicans usually have ”floating heads”, and they don’t have a neck.
  10. Separation: Draw10Draw a horizontal line inside the body, to seperate it into two halves. (It may look better if this horizontal line was made slightly below the middle of the oval body, rather than exactly in the middle.) This seperates the top (shirt) from the bottom (pants/skirt).
  11. Draw11Arms: Draw a line on both sides of the body; these are the arms. Make them as flexible as you want: these arms could be pointing straight ahead or at the ground, just be resting on the sides, the arms could be folded, or even raised up in victory!
  12. Draw12Hands: At the end of both arms (the lines in step #11), draw a little ball to represent a hand. If you’re planning on adding a handheld item later (like a gun or basketball), leave some room around the hands for it.
  13. Draw13Legs: Draw two vertical lines below the pants/skirt part of the body, and make sure that they are connected with the body. Like with the arms, you can choose what kind of position you’d like the legs to be in: are they crossed together, standing straight up, nervously shaking like jelly, or crouching?
  14. Draw14Feet: Add a blob-shaped foot at the end of each leg. You can have them bent or in a normal position. Try having the left foot slightly shorter than the right, so that they don’t overlap.
  15. Draw15Accessories: This is the fun part! Decorate your Poptropican with some cool accessories, like face scars, freckles, hair clips (girls), and more! Consider adding a handheld item, such as a gun (with something shooting out of it?), ball (basketball, football, bowling ball, baseball, etc.), cell phone, microphone, pencil, pretzel, sword, paper scroll, and loads more. Normally, Poptropicans don’t have shoes to wear, but why not give it a shot?
  16. Draw16Belt: This is optional, but you could also add a belt (not recommended if you are drawing a dress). Add more to the horizontal line you drew on step #10; make it thicker. You could draw a buckle in the middle, and even strap a weapon/pouch/rope to the edge of the belt.
  17. Draw17Top: Decorate your top (shirt)! Put in a design (like stripes) all over your top, or a symbol/picture in the middle, like a lightning bolt or star. You could also put a collar, zipper, some buttons, or a logo in the corner. Also, add a neck accessory such as an island medallion or scarf, and maybe a vest or jacket over the shirt!
  18. Draw18Pants/Skirt: If you’re drawing a skirt, make its outline, then erase unnecessary lines. If you are drawing pants, then you don’t have to add more lines. If you wish to, you can add extra paterns on your pants or skirt, such as adding checker-patterns, patches, or something else.
  19. Draw19Color: Looking good! The final step is adding some color. Get your favorite coloring utensils (crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, paint, markers, etc.) and fill in those empty spots with beautiful shades of color!
  20. Completed: Congratulations, you’re done! Step back and admire your amazing piece of artwork. Show it off to your friends and family, and when you think you’ve mastered the basics shown above, you can try drawing Poptropicans doing special actions – such as playing with a guitar or shooting with a bow and arrow!

Here’s another version of the steps by MalachiBoaz, drawing a girl Poptropican. Click to enlarge it!

Drawing a Poptropican

Speed drawing video

Created by Slanted Fish. More Pop videos on our YouTube channel, Poptropica Help Videos (PHV).

Drawing Poptropican heads

Poptropica artist, Jon Pitcher, shares some tips on drawing a Poptropican head.

Poptropican Portraits

PHB author HPuterpop used to run a Poptropican Portraits service on this blog, where he took requests to draw your character and posted them for people to enjoy, and has done over a hundred portraits! Here are some examples of his work:

Taking it Further

Drawing a Poptropican outline is just the beginning. You could get even more creative by varying the poses, backgrounds, and more! Here are some more Poptropica fan art pieces by people in the community to inspire you (you can find even more in our DeviantArt group):


We would like to thank the following for their inspiration that came in handy when writing this guide:

If you found this helpful, please rate this page using the five stars below and leave us a comment with your valued feedback! Also, feel free to share your Poptropica artwork for our PHB magazines! 🙂

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  1. chickenwing1 says:

    Wow this is awesome!!!!!!! 😀

  2. Sparkle Star/Green Seal says:

    This is better than mine, LOL! Thanks for putting up my blog! 😀

  3. Cool! What I say,Keep on draw’in to keep it thaw’in!.

  4. Wow this is amazing!! Im certainly using this guide to draw all my poptropicans! Great job! 😛

  5. Incredible Fish says:

    COOL! I’ll try it soon!

  6. shapes and easy steps to draw a poptropican. Cool!!

  7. Awsome!You know the cheat where you hold Ctrl+Shift then press 1,2,3 and 4?U can also draw ur Poptropican doing those!

  8. hollowlog says:

    Cool. I’ve learned how to draw a poptropican. 🙂

  9. fearless pelligan says:

    i love it is so cool i already made one

  10. Mighty wolf [Neat kiwi] says:

    This is cool! :mrgreen:

  11. Director Lion ( Gentle Lion) says:

    This is fantastic!

  12. serious spider says:

    This is great!!!

  13. Green sword says:

    Wow! That’s AWESOME;P!

  14. purple paw says:

    cool! 😛

  15. Orange Tummy says:

    This is great, I’ve learned to draw Poptropicans, and now off by heart! Woohoo!

  16. Fearless Hero says:

    when I drew my poptropican I pretty much used the same formula here is my drawing link

  17. On Big Nate I tried before on the chalkboard at the comic shop and I stood there and outlined my charecter and added clothes and it wa just like the one using this!

  18. Golden Lobster (mousyblack) says:

    now that is… cool 😀

  19. cool alright

  20. Very easy steps to follow… Great job guys!

  21. thats aaaaawsome

  22. Shaky Runner says:

    I had draw my poptropican before and it maybe look like her in poptropica. The poptropican you draw very beautiful!

  23. Lady Penguin says:

    YAY i can draw YAY

  24. Blacky Lav says:


  25. Sweetie Pie says:

    I could draw Poptropicans before, but not as good as I can now. Thanks PHB for helping me to draw better Poptropicans!

    (P.S. I’ve drawn some Poptropican merpeople and I think they look awesome. And I owe it all to you, PHB.)

  26. silver seal says:

    cool i know how to drawnow

  27. Cool site, love the info.

  28. Great site…keep up the good work.

  29. I want to try drawing a poptropican.

  30. THIS BLOG IS AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!Sorry about all the “Ws“ and all capital letters.

  31. it ROCKS!

  32. it does rock!

  33. I think this is awesome! You can design your own Poptropican!

  34. off topic: how do I get the monkey costume?
    on topic: how do I DRAW the monkey costume?

    Hijuyo: I’m not sure how you can get a monkey costume (but there might be some in multiplayer rooms). Try to imagine a monkey costume and draw it out! 😉

  35. heyy i love this its so cool 🙂

  36. Thanks this is so cool I draw a girl with white-board pen.

  37. Will some one PLEASE tell me the link to get the poptropica monkey costume (off topic, but there was a post above that mentioned the monkey costume…). Please! I will be in your debt!

    Hijuyo: The monkey costume was available on the iCostume some time ago, but the only way you can get it now is by Costumizing someone else with it. 😉

  38. man thanks now i know how 2 do it by myself!!!

  39. this helped alot

  40. Fearless Burger says:

    Wow. I think its good. lol

  41. cool belly(Director Belly says:

    This is awsome I think I drew mine PERFECT!8-)

  42. There’s an extra to draw if you’re s girl…eyelashes. But anyway, this looks fun! I’m gonna try it!:D

    Hijuyo: Eyelashes are covered in step #6. 😉

  43. cool now I can draw my poptropican:) AWSOME

  44. cooooooooooooooooool

  45. manya145 says:

    i was try it and when i show the picture to my sister she said it was cool 🙂

  46. kool! lol i wanted to draw a poptropican and it was in really good detail! 😀

  47. coocoohead says:

    sounds AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  48. three cheers for poptropica either that or raise glasses to poptropica .either one lol

  49. sounds realy realy awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
    do you know why i am drawing it. because for my brother birthday

  50. Bony Foot says:

    Hijuyo may I have your permission to copy this onto a word document and print out to store in my folder at home labeled ‘how to draw’? and then can I use this guide to poptropicaize my friends?

    Hijuyo: Sure. As long as it’s for your own personal use, and you don’t take credit for the guide and claim it as your own, it’s fine. (The drawings you make are yours, of course.)

  51. awesome.

  52. Purple Claw says:

    Awesome really cool i love it now i can draw my character cuz i now how 😀 thx i reall like that im going to brag to my friends now

  53. zippy dragon says:

    i luv poptropica i drew it whoo!!!!!!!! this was my first try. the poptropican could be my drawings twin

  54. awsome!!!!

  55. i love this, i drew one, it looks terific!

  56. cool………………………………

  57. angry tiger says:

    That’s really cool and helpful and after i practiced a few times i drew a perfect binary bard!

  58. spotted spider says:

    dont restart early poptropica if you have the hypno costume it disapears so do all ad items

  59. Silver Penguin/ Alfie Fong says:

    can you make a new won plzzz…:D So so interesting!lol

    Hijuyo: A new what? Way to draw a Poptropican? There really wouldn’t be much point…

  60. Magic Moon says:

    This is Sooooooooo cool! And i know another accesory for girls. Fairy wings. I’m a girl so i put them on my poptropican. IT LOOKS SO REAL!!!

  61. Hallo!

  62. Hey, I have a notebook and its empty except I am copying down the instructions of how to draw a poptropican. After I copyed down the instructions , I am going to be drawing characters. Can’t wait to draw.

  63. >i> I epicly failed at this 😎

    Maybe it’s because I tried it on a computer?

    Hope I get it right next time 😀

  64. Thanks i searched everywhere and you had to be a drawing pro,but this is nice,and simple 🙂

  65. Awesome! I put a donut in the hands of mine!

  66. serious mosquito says:

    make sure you color

    <ll crayola ll]

  67. beefy seal says:

    I Love this!!!=)

  68. *sigh* wish i could become a Poptropica creator

  69. says:

    Epic meal TIME!

  70. Mcmernie says:

    I think you’re awesome and if you are wondering about my name please!!!!!!!!!! Don’t laugh!!!!!!!!! I’ve heard it all okay, it just brings out bad childhood memories.

  71. cleanshark says:

    I have a different way of doing it. :p

  72. shaggycurmb says:

    i tried but i cant

    Slanted Fish: Practice makes better! 😛

  73. Undefined Undefined says:

    I’m really good at drawing my poptropican. She is Undefined Undefined. Click on the link to see her.

  74. tall spider says:

    Hey thanks fer guide I’m a pro now!)

  75. i made 20


  77. Thanks! I needed to know how to make my poptropica book

  78. Thanks

  79. bony biker says:


  80. deathcat0505 says:

    Thanks! Now I know how to draw my character! 🙂

  81. how to draw a gal poptropican?lol:)

    • Remember, you can edit the basic outline of the Poptropican you drew with the instructions on this page. Add things a girl might wear, such as a skirt or longer hair. Be creative! 🙂

      • Calm Moon says:

        Omg good. amazing details, perfect pics, & easy step-by-steps. You, Sir/Ma’am, deserve a cookie. and omg, i just noticed, on your Costumes tab under Cool Stuff, for beach chick that girl’s name is Calm Moon also!!! Kewl cheez.

  82. that’s not a poptropican lol!

  83. Jaeshua Evaris L. Reyes says:

    My friend, Jewel(alejoyehey), can draw a better Poptropican like that… But this is also cool!!
    P.S. : Please add unknown2166 thanks!!!

    • Jaeshua Evaris L. Reyes says:

      Please add alejoyehey,ClOvErClUb:) , unknown2166, mitchienate, thinknoodles.
      Thank you very much

  84. cleanshark says:

    Hey, I’m making a comic starring my Poptropican! I even decided to have him and another guy save a kid who was still on Poptropolis Games WHILE it was sinking! And then all three of them are on a quest to save the whole planet of Poptropica from the evil clutches of Binary Bard and Dr.Hare! P.S. I draw my Poptropican’s eyes first and also the way he’s facing his head is pointy in the front.

  85. I still have no idea how to draw a poptropican.

    Slanted Fish: Well, why not start with following the steps in the guide? 🙂



    • Red Ice says:

      That’s a long username, isn’t it? You’re lucky to remember it to long in! 🙂

    • SCREAMER! says:

      I can draw like this. Watch me-
      *uses special power, draws with it, and adds color* Ta-da! *drawing comes to life and looks taller than me*

  87. i thought i would never be able to draw a poptropican but those are the easiest instructions to follow. now i can draw a really good poptropican!!! 🙂

  88. add me my user is juliannegill FYI i have compleated all the islands at least once and i am friends with THINKNOODLES!!! 🙂 😀

  89. fun and easy

  90. Cuddly Knuckle says:

    I want membership, but it cost too much money.

    • blame it on the love of rock and roll (Raymond) says:

      Are you gonna get it this month?
      CK: Yes, after star test.

  91. nongette says:

    I’m terrible at drawing Poptropican’s even though this is the best guide to drawing Poptropican’s ever!

  92. Red Ice says:

    This is so cool! 🙂 I am a really good artist, so this works great for me! And you can do things like draw your favorite book or movie characters as Poptropicans. It is fun! 🙂

  93. this is very helpful thanks!

  94. Silly Pelican says:

    Awesome! I now know how to draw a Proptropican,except I always fail for the eyes 😆

  95. Dangerous Boa says:

    The PHB could post pictures of artwork people send in created in Poptropica or about Poptropica! Like stuff they made on that little easel in Counterfeit Island, or Big Nate’s chalkboard, or any fan art!

  96. Slippery Sponge says:

    Wow, cool

  97. Cuddly Lion says:

    If this is the right spot, pls do mine


    And can you make it Cuddly Lion the Ironic? 😄

    But in a little while, first I have to change it.

    Slanted Fish: If you’re requesting your portrait drawn by HP, you need to do so on his latest post.

  98. abbotcostello says:

    thnx for drawing my fruit bat as “the deadly” lol

  99. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! You draw way too better than I do….

  100. Hi can you please draw my poptropican I made it look like Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson 2.

  101. Add me Konata84…

  102. Poptropica says:


  103. Slanted Fish, which drawing tool did you use for your drawing? It looks really advanced, and I haven’t seen any online application like that. I’m an *aspiring* artist and it would be really helpful. 🙂

    Slanted Fish: For the drawing in the video, I used Sketchbook Express, which isn’t too advanced. I used a drawing tablet as well. 🙂

  104. Perfect Snowball says:

    Hi! I just want to make friends! Please add me! chillybunny559

  105. Fast Flame says:

    Keep up the good work Slanted Fish, SamWow5, and all the rest of this blog’s staff. 🙂 😉 I can now draw Poptropicans thanks 2 you guys (and girls XD) and NO WAY would I ever be able to complete a few of the harder islands if it wasn’t for PHB, PHV and PHC. I am a self proclaimed Poptropica expert in training. 🙂

    Poptropica username: fastflame528
    Animal Jam username (if you play it): professorfrozen2004
    Hope it helps. Animal Jam rocks and so does Poptropica. See ya round
    Fast Flame

  106. Muddy Kid the Smartest Retro says:

    I can draw in a drawing website called Flockdraw, sometimes I do not draw very good.

  107. Young Singer :) says:

    Thanks guys. 😀

  108. Does HP still do Pop Portraits?

    I really want one, 😦

    And which thingy does HP use to make them? Also I recommend snapmyscreen to snap ur pics or drawings and stuff you can save em, so yeah prutty useful? 😉 c’mon give it a try.

  109. pokemonboy21 says:

    i like this because i can come here and learn how to draw these characters

  110. Hench-Bot says:

    Hey HPuterpop do you still do Pop Portraits?

  111. try drawing me bro. my name is xdagent664

  112. HappyHappy760 says:

    So awesome! I always wanted to know how to do this!

  113. Super Comet says:

    Thanks for the guide! I REALLY needed it because I’m thinking about sending a picture of a drawing of my Poptropican to the Popcorn magazine. 😀

  114. Super Comet says:

    I’m gonna go grab my sketch pad and try drawing my Poptropican… ASAP!

  115. Nice Lobster says:


  116. it sure is easy to draw poptropicans

  117. pizzapizza says:

    Now I have a new Face Book Picture! ( I have this thing on my computer so i could draw it on there) Thanks for putting this up!

  118. ask the poptropica creaters to let people be floating mermaids by store but free

  119. cleanshark says:


  120. Cuddly Knuckle(Wilbur) says:

    Yay, PHB! 9 million hits!

  121. Muddy Kid says:


  122. I drew Super Sky! ( not really ) 😦

  123. i do not draw well PHB


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