Adding a caption, emoji, or even a cool filter to a Snapchat before shipping it is usually enough to satisfy a Snapchatter's creative needs. And that's perfectly fine. There are plenty of people and brands doing really cool things on Snapchat without going all "Van Gogh" on their pictures and videos.
But there are also people who prefer to go that extra mile when it comes to dressing up their Snaps.
You see, Snapchat lets you draw on your pictures and videos before you send them to your friends or your Story, like this:
While most of us (myself included) use Snapchat's drawing tool for crude drawings and scribbling extra words, there are folks out there who see this as an opportunity to create incredible works of Snapchat art. And some of them are really darn good at it.
We searched far and wide for the best Snapchat drawings out there and created the list below. This collect serves as a mix of artwork from "professional Snapchatters," brands, and just normal folks who happen to be really good at drawing on their phones.
Check out 49 of the funniest and most amazing Snapchat drawings we've ever seen, below. Included on this list are some of the easiest (but still awesome) Snapchat sketches you can draw yourself, and what you'd need to nail it.
Colors needed: brown, red, blue, black, tan, yellow, orange, white
Many Disney characters are pretty easy to draw on your own -- even on Snapchat. With a little crosshatching on the sleeves and a fine-pointed stylus to draw the hat, you can turn yourself into Woody from Toy Story, as Michael Platco did, below.
Colors needed: yellow, blue, teal, pink, green, red
Here's another Disney character -- or rather, couple -- that you might also find to be a simple Snapchat project. The next time you catch your friend sleeping, pull up this awesome picture of Snow White (on the left) or Aladdin (on the right), and redress him in the basic garb of our favorite prince and princess.
Jasmine, from the movie Aladdin, is yet another Disney character whose outfit can quickly take shape on a photo of your body. As you can see, below, the blue dress and black hair are as basic as they come. Her tiger, Rajah, might take a finer stylus and a bit more time to sketch.
The helmets of Spartan warriors might look heavy and impressive on the movie screen, but they're one of the easiest things to draw onto your own head in a Snapchat. Add some yellow shine to an orange face mask, and use your index finger to slice some red flare across the top.
Notice how blue isn't included on the list of needed colors above? The raindrops in the Snapchat drawing below are actually Snapchat stickers. Select them from the app's sticker menu, scatter them across your screen, and all you have to do is carefully draw the rounded edges of the pink umbrella.