- 1 Some Of Our Favorite Draw The Squad Memes
- 1.1 Draw The Squad drunk
- 1.2 Draw The Squad with Steven Universe
- 1.3 Draw The Squad with Gravity Falls
- 1.4 Draw The Squad and Overwatch
- 1.5 Draw The Squad feat. Star Wars
- 1.6 Draw The Squad with One Piece
- 1.7 Draw The Squad Mannequins
- 1.8 Draw The Squad Bathtub
- 1.9 Zodiac Meme of Draw The Squad
- 1.10 Use your Imagination pose with Steven Universe
- 1.11 Strike The Pose and Draw Your Squad
- 1.12 Draw The Squad with some random poses for Steven Universe’ characters
- 2 Background
- 3 Spread
- 4 More Examples
- 5 Other Examples
The entire purpose of the “Draw the Squad” meme trend is simply to draw or create something featuring characters posing in an unusual way or doing something silly. People have used this trend with many different characters and shows.
Some Of Our Favorite Draw The Squad Memes
20Draw The Squad drunk
Here’s one iconic pose to draw the squad that’s been used many times in fanart, most of them with some drunk character and the rest being silly as usual in this type of posts. This was one of the first variations that appeared via Tumblr, and many people tried it on using anime and videogame characters.
19Draw The Squad with Steven Universe
The idea of “Draw the squad” is to create situations as random as possible, and in this image, you can get the point. This is a fanart using some of the most recognizable characters in Steven Universe: Garnet, Pearl, Steven, Amethyst, and Peridot, who’s falling while throwing a plate full of waffles.
18Draw The Squad with Gravity Falls
This is a fanart shared via Tumblr and created by the user “Kym”. In the illustration, you can see a guy with a strange deer costumed breakdancing, while some characters of Gravity Falls cheer him up and receive money for it. The scene is basically a parody of the humor that gave Gravity falls its particular fame. Something that many fans found out funny too is that you can see Mabel already grown up, but still using her same outfit.
17Draw The Squad and Overwatch
Here’s another illustration of “Draw Your Squad” shared on KnowYourMeme and later posted on many social media Networks. This is one of the most famous poses but using 3 characters from the well-known videogame “Overwatch”, including D.Va and Zenyatt. The name of the fanart is “Zenyatt is tired of this” probably as a representation of how the character looks at the girls with the unusual pose.
16Draw The Squad feat. Star Wars
This fanart was shared on Pinterest and it shows the main characters of the last saga of Star Wars. The pose is to recreate a Battleship game showing one of the characters winning with an arrogant gesture. In this case, we can see how Kylo Ren suffers after losing against Rey, while the rest of the team (Poe and Finn) are shocked by how the end finished.
15Draw The Squad with One Piece
The “Jail” pose is one of the most popular among geeks when using “Draw The Squad” challenges. That’s why you can see here a fanart posted on Reddit, showing some characters of One Piece with different random poses, including dancing with money and obviously being caught in a fake jail. You can even tell the reporter’s interpretation and a character dancing with his pants off.
14Draw The Squad Mannequins
It’s funny to find reality being more incredible than fiction. Someone saw these mannequins with exaggerated poses and took a picture. The pictures were posted on Tumblr, but not after an internet uses quoted “Draw the squad like this” to make a joke about the meme and basically create another “Squad” Challenge to many artists. The picture was also shared on Social Media.
13Draw The Squad Bathtub
The artist WildMoriko drew the Squad in a bathtub full of money and posted it on Tumblr. The idea is obviously to represent this situation with other characters. This pose is particularly funny not only because of the situation itself but also the fact that they’re even wearing sunglasses and dancing to this money.
12Zodiac Meme of Draw The Squad
In this meme, you can see some random poses while falling in the sky (or at least that’s what it seems), but the funny thing about it is that artist “FiQ” decided to add zodiac signs to represent each of them in the drawing. That’s the reason you can see Aquarius with a happy face, and Scorpio with a “poker face” just to mention some examples.
11Use your Imagination pose with Steven Universe
Steven Universe has been one of the cartoons more used to represent some of the popular “Draw The Squad” scenes. This time, we can see the gems using the computer with the popular phrase “Use your imagination”, and almost all of them shocked after seeing something incredible. Garnet is covering Steven’s eyes just to make a funny interpretation that they’re probably watching some adult content.
10Strike The Pose and Draw Your Squad
Can you imagine some of your favorite characters in this pose? You’re supposed to recreate here two characters inside a shopping cart while another one is carrying the cart. But that’s not the random part, the surprise element is to put another character in front of them posing with a dramatic style and wearing sunglasses.
9Draw The Squad with some random poses for Steven Universe’ characters
Here’s another image using Steven Universe’s characters. In this case, Garnet is holding Peridot and Pearl, while Amethyst is touching Pearls’ butt. As you can see, that’s not the only weird thing about it, but also that Steven is just next to them wrapped in a blanket (his famous pink blanket) with a smiley face. This particular scene is funny to many users, especially with Pearl’s shocked face after realizing that Amethyst is touching her.
The first time any version of the meme appeared on the Internet was back in April of 2015. Tumblr user court-the-qunari posted a picture of two characters in a unique pose and captioned it “draw ur otp like this [sic].” People then responded to the post with original drawings of their favorite characters doing the same pose as in the original post. The post skyrocketed and “managed to receive over 34,000 notes in the following 10 months” (Source).
If the original image features more than two people, it is usually instructed that you “draw your squad,” hence the name of the meme. This could include your favorite characters from a television show or movie, or even from a book series or a musical band. It usually includes people from your favorite fandom.
A fandom is known as “a social group based around a particular interest and comprised of individuals who share that interest” (Source). So, for example, if your favorite show on television is Game of Thrones, and you participate in many online discussions about the show and in many events that people organize for the show, people might say that you are a part of the Game of Thrones fandom.
However, if the original image is of two people, you may be instructed to “draw your OTP.” The abbreviation OTP stands for “one true pairing,” meaning, two people that you would like to be together romantically from your favorite fandom. They do not necessarily have to be romantically involved in the particular show, movie, band, etc.
The entire purpose of the meme is for someone to post an original image of two or more characters doing something out of the ordinary, and then to encourage everyone who views it to draw their own version of the image using characters of their choice.
Once again, the original Tumblr post spread across the website and gained more than 34,000 notes back in 2015. It encouraged people to copy the meme and to post their own favorite characters carrying out a similar pose. The original post featured two people with one of them posing with their back to the camera and the other one facing forwards. The one facing backwards had their arm on the other person’s shoulder. People copied the meme using their favorite “OTP” characters (two characters whom they wanted to be together romantically from a particular series) in the same pose.
8Draw The Squad Boneless Tribute
The phrase was used by Tumblr user garbageboi-archive as the caption underneath a photo of a boy band. The caption said “draw the squad like this” and was featured as a new drawing challenge in 2015. The post had received 62,000 votes over the course of eight months. Then, a blog was created during the summer of the same year titled “Squad Poses.” The purpose of this blog was to reblog (share) different versions of the meme where people were encouraged to copy the pose for their own favorite characters. A lot of people on Tumblr liked the blog and it had more than 4,700 likes in a very short period of time.
A gallery was created on the photography website Pinterest back in February of 2016 where people were able to submit their versions of the meme. There have also been hundreds of searches of the meme on DeviantArt.
Another version of the meme spread, which was called “Draw the OTP and the Third Wheel Best Friend,” based off of an image where a girl and a boy were kissing and another boy was taking a sip out of the drink in the girl’s hand. People were encouraged to draw pictures of their favorite OTP with another close character as the third wheel. “Third wheel” refers to the odd one out in a group of three where two of the people are in a romantic relationship.
This is the original image that the meme was based off of.
6Original Third Wheel Meme
The original photo for the “Draw the OTP and the Third Wheel Best Friend” meme.
5Third Wheel Drawing Example
An example of a piece of art someone created using the Third Wheel meme as inspiration.
4Damaged Space Bois
From the subreddit for the Disney XD cartoon Gravity Falls, created by Alex Hirsch.
3Draw The Squad Monopoly
Here’s a popular Monopoly version that has produced tons of spinoffs.
1Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human
Redditor’s loved this one- saying: “Ya boi Simon in the back trying to sleep and everyone just scream all of a sudden… Poor Simon tho.”