While everyone is missing the company of friends and loved ones during these days of isolation, Peanuts Worldwide and the Charles M. Schulz Museum are offering fans the opportunity to bring some of their favorite folks right into their homes by learning to draw Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Check out the first installment in the player below!
Peanuts Worldwide and Paige Braddock, Chief Creative Officer of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, have launched a series of short, lighthearted instructional videos, entitled “How to Draw Peanuts Characters,” on the Snoopy YouTube channel. In the first installment, “How to Draw Snoopy,” Braddock offers an easy-to-follow demonstration on creating an excellent likeness of the world’s most beloved beagle in under 3 minutes. (Hint: Start with his famous head and nose!) Budding artists are invited to share their drawings with Peanuts using the hashtag “snoopysketch” and tagging @snoopy on Facebook and Twitter and @snoopygrams on Instagram.
“I grew up loving the Peanuts characters and as an adult have had the privilege of drawing them for Peanuts product designs. It will always be a thrill to see a personality emerge from a simple line on a page,” says Paige Braddock, Chief Creative Officer, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. “So I am very happy that these video tutorials will give people the chance to see the Peanuts gang come to life through their own hands.”
Future how-to-draw videos, coming twice a week on the Snoopy YouTube channel through May and June, will include Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, Pig-Pen, a dancing Snoopy with Woodstock, and Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.
For straightforward and charming printed instructions, fans can visit the website of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, where downloadable one-page PDFs are available on the Schulz Museum at Home page, offering step-by-step guidance on creating Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Woodstock. Instructions for drawing additional characters are set to follow in the coming weeks!