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 comicrelief.com/soyt (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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100 thoughts on “How to Draw a Stick Figure (School of Youtube)

  • May 19, 2015 at 9:23 am
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    0:25 Umbridge xD

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  • June 7, 2015 at 3:58 pm
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    0
    /| ย  ย well my try o the keybord
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  • June 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm
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    i shall never be bored in class ever again txs

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  • June 21, 2015 at 6:43 pm
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    1:13 Wrong! the sum of 1/n for all naturals as n is not -1/12, the sum of
    n for all naturals as n is -1/12…

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  • June 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm
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    1010010101010010110
    ย 0101001011101001111001 ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  LOAD FASTER YOU DAMN INTERNET!
    10011000111100101010 ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย / ย  ย  ย  101101001? 1010100111!
    ย 1010100101010101001010 ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย O ย  ย  1 ย /ย 
    ย 1001010101010101001 ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  __ /N___/0_
    ย 10101010010101010 ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  / ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย 
    ย ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'~~~~~~~~~~~~'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  • July 1, 2015 at 1:20 am
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    You adding in Dolores Umbridge made my day! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • July 24, 2015 at 5:42 am
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    BEST. VIDEO. EVAR!

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  • September 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm
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    O<-< human
    O^,,=,,' cat
    <O^^ bird
    >–O~~~~ snake
    (===—- Jelly fish
    <*)>==x fish
    really have nothing to do ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • September 18, 2015 at 5:16 am
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    j'aime

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  • September 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm
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    Nice Anchorman reference with punting Baxter ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • September 30, 2015 at 3:26 am
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    ass

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  • October 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm
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    0:07 Vihart!
    * Ahem * Sorry.

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  • October 10, 2015 at 9:35 pm
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    1:09 The sum on the blackboard is the harmonic series, which diverges. Therefore it is not equal to -1/12, which is the sum of all natural numbers.

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  • October 21, 2015 at 3:03 am
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    0
    /!
    /

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  • October 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm
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    Oh god umbridge made me spit out my cereal

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  • October 26, 2015 at 1:09 am
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    I seriously use these rules when drawing stick figures now, and I even got bonus points on my art project for drawing realistically.

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  • October 27, 2015 at 7:42 pm
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    Vihart needs to weigh in on this.

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  • November 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm
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    O
    /| How did I do?
    /

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  • November 3, 2015 at 3:03 am
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    this video made me crack up

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  • November 9, 2015 at 6:18 am
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    @SideArms4Reason

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  • November 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm
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    …or dolores umbridge
    hahahahah

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  • November 25, 2015 at 5:58 am
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    O-<= did i do good?

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  • November 27, 2015 at 9:45 am
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    Lol I typed this in as a joke but there's actually video on this xD

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  • November 28, 2015 at 6:22 am
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    seeing the comment sectionโ€ฆ I think I went to the weird part of youtube again, but bhahahah you guys are awesome O<–<

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  • December 23, 2015 at 9:52 am
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    (โ€ข-โ€ข)
    /|
    /

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  • December 26, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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    I don't draw faces

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  • January 8, 2016 at 5:36 am
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    (โ€ข_โ€ข)
    <) (>
    /

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  • January 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm
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    orz <– stick figure of someone deeply bowing on knees.

    How'd I do?

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  • January 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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    Best tutorial ever!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • February 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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    And I still can't draw a stick figure. Drawing is hard man

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  • March 28, 2016 at 11:30 am
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    Like for the snake

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  • April 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm
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    Punting Baxter. LMAOOOO

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  • April 10, 2016 at 5:20 am
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    I sometimes draw hollow figures that wear shorts,have faces and ears,have hair and have 3 fingers.

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  • April 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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    O
    /|
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  • April 23, 2016 at 6:04 pm
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    /
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    / A two tailed snake ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • May 6, 2016 at 3:15 am
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    0:17 That's the Earth

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  • May 18, 2016 at 6:58 am
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    Did I really just watch this?

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  • June 4, 2016 at 2:55 pm
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    I know this was made for comedy purposes, but it genuinely taught me some stuff that I had gotten fundamentally wrong about drawing stick figures. Yay, science!

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  • June 6, 2016 at 9:45 am
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    Awesome

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  • June 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm
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    kill the alien stick figure!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • July 2, 2016 at 12:44 am
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    awsome

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  • July 2, 2016 at 12:44 am
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    can u make how to draw stickman fight?

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  • July 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm
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    (((
    c",)
    <|> Hi
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  • July 17, 2016 at 12:31 pm
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    (((
    c",)
    <|>. Hehheeuheuheuheu
    ../..

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  • August 4, 2016 at 4:32 am
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    0____~
    / /
    Is it?

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  • August 4, 2016 at 4:34 am
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    0____~
    / /
    Is it?

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  • August 27, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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    fuck school they're just businesses now

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  • September 24, 2016 at 2:41 am
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    this was somewhat helpful but funny

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  • October 19, 2016 at 12:05 am
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    Hay you!no not you,you over their wanna know how to get money?

    Read more

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  • October 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm
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    is the school of you tube really real?

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  • October 23, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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    hahahahahahajajajajajajaja

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  • November 15, 2016 at 6:31 am
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    691 failed to learn

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  • January 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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    Just draw the Kanji for big ๅคง and then add a 0

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  • February 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm
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    THANK YOU I HAVE LITERALLY BEEN DYING TO LEARN TO DRAW A GOOD STICK FIGURE. No Sarcasm Intended

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  • February 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    0
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    is this right?

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  • March 2, 2017 at 1:33 am
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    Nice channel

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  • March 4, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    Careful. I heard CGP grey trademarked these things.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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    (-_-)
    / |
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  • May 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm
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    O
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  • May 15, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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  • May 15, 2017 at 11:27 pm
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    ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘‚
    ๐Ÿ‘ƒ
    ๐Ÿ‘….

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  • May 15, 2017 at 11:30 pm
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    ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–y bison!!!!! LOLZ

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  • May 26, 2017 at 7:39 am
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    ๐Ÿ˜
    ๐Ÿ‘•
    ๐Ÿ‘–

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  • June 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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    Cool tutorial. Lol these are better than what I could draw when it comes to stick figures. Why didn't you write head in English?

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  • July 17, 2017 at 11:17 am
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    What?! I can't understand how to draw it your going too fast

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  • July 22, 2017 at 9:20 am
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    M
    โ—‹
    /|
    /

    (Btw M is the ears for extra cuteness)

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  • September 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm
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    I draw it like this:
    1: Draw a body.
    2: Draw legs with feet. (Make sure that the legs are longer than the body.)
    3: Draw a head.
    4: Draw 2 arms with 3 fingers on them. (Arms must be connected to the head.)
    5: Draw a face. (Optional)
    6: Draw some hair. This will identify the gender.
    7: Done. Make a short comic with it.

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  • September 23, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    I love this video. He is 99% stickfigures. Join the Stick Figure Kingdom!!!!!!!!!!

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  • October 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    I can't even draw a stick figure properly

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  • October 13, 2017 at 1:36 am
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    I must not tell lies…

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  • October 18, 2017 at 2:38 am
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    OK

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  • November 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm
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    Iโ€™m so bad at art I need a tutorial to draw stick figures

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  • November 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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    Had to google who's Dolres Umbridge.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 10:35 am
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    I'm so stupid that I needed to watch a tutorial on how to draw a stick figure

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  • December 28, 2017 at 11:12 am
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    โ€œOr Dolores Umbridgeโ€

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  • December 29, 2017 at 7:49 am
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    Thanku sir

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  • March 12, 2018 at 11:11 am
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    Thanks for showing me this video real great

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  • April 17, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    I rearember I watched this when I was little. XD and now my artstyle is stickmens.. Lol

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  • May 8, 2018 at 6:37 am
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    oops.. first time seeing at .75 speed.

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  • June 4, 2018 at 9:18 am
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    0|-<๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  • September 19, 2018 at 3:23 am
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    LOL UMBRIDGE LOLOLOL XD

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  • January 6, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    I still can't draw a stick figure. Im 11 i need halp

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  • February 19, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    T-pose?

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  • March 15, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    โ€œI canโ€™t even draw a stick figureโ€

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  • March 24, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    O-|–<

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  • April 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    Directions too confusing, got dick stuck in fan.

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  • April 17, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    Thank you now I can draw stick figures

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  • May 5, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    O(–<

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  • May 7, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    I like it that is so cool

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  • May 24, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    I cant draw a stick figure

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  • June 4, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    Oh my god thank i really could not draw one

    Sarcasm

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  • June 21, 2019 at 1:00 am
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    O. I

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  • June 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    0:49 helpfull

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  • July 21, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    O|-<

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    O
    / |
    /

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