Sunday, February 28, 2010

How to Draw: Quil!

It is time to learn how to draw Quil! This drawing lesson will also be a bit challenging, but I am sure you can do it! Quil is a quilt. He lies under and on the bed. He has many colors. He becomes a monster when the lights go out. Kids think he is a blanket, but when they pull him up, they scream. He is a great tickler! A special thanks to Daryn G. of Texas for such a creative monster!

The last monster we drew, Zany, had a lot of curves and fur. This one does not have many curves and is not furry. However, the pattern on Quil will provide some fun and challenge.

As usual, if you want to print this lesson as a pdf, click here.

So, let's draw Quil!
If you can draw these shapes:

Then you can draw Quil.

Step 1: Draw an upside down U for the top of Quil's head.

Step 2: Draw the bottom of Quil by making some curves that overlap.

Step 3: Create a wavy smile.

Step 4: Draw two circles for his eye.

Step 5: Very lightly draw crossing lines across his body. Keep the lines widely and evenly spaced.

Step 6: Fill in every other section with patterns. Look carefully at the picture below to figure how and where to draw the patterns. Your patterns for this quilt do not need to be just stripes. You can make some polka-dotted or swirly.  Just be sure to space them correctly.

Step 7: Fill in the remaining lines with patterns.

Step 8: Begin coloring in the patterns.

Step 9: Color in the remaining patterns.

Step 10:  Add the extras and finish coloring.

Have fun with Quil! Feel free to send me a picture of what you draw. I would love to see them!

Monday, February 22, 2010

How to Draw: Zany!

It is time for the next drawing lesson from Murb! Today we are going to be learning how to draw Zany! Zany is very sweet and loves gummymallows (Murb marshmallows). Her best friends are Zizi and Zuna. She is part slug and part rabbit. She gets along well with everyone and everyone likes to hang out at her house. A special thanks to Makala P. from Texas for this creative monster!

Zany is a little bit harder to draw than some of the other monsters we have done so far. She is curvy and has lots of fur. So, it make take a few tries to get her right. Don't be discouraged... keep drawing! Once you learn how to make fur and curves, you can make some more crazy, furry monsters!

As usual, if you want to print out this lesson as a pdf, click here.

Now, let's draw Zany!!

If you can draw these shapes:

then you can draw Zany.

Step 1:  Lightly draw a circle for Zany's head. This is going to be covered in fur, so do not press very hard when making this circle. That way it will be a lighter line.

Step 2:  Lightly draw Zany's tail by making some curvy lines that meet at the end.


Step 3:  Draw shaggy lines over your sketch to make Zany's furry body. This may take some practice. These should be small shaggy lines, not large pointy ones.

Step 4:  Start with a small circle and then make a spiral outwards for Zany's nose. Do your best, any fun shape will do!

Step 5: Finish Zany's face with eyes and a happy smile! Don't forget her teeth!

Step 6:  Draw some furry ears on her head.

Step 7:  Add the inside of her ears and some hair on the top of her head.

Step 8:  Add the extras, like whiskers and the slime behind her. Remember, she is a slug/rabbit,.. so furry and yet slimy!

Step 9:  Color Zany! Have fun with this. Makala originally made her striped. Can you come up with some other fun designs for Zany's sisters and brothers?

So, how did your Zany turn out? I would love to see some of your creations! Feel free to send some to me!

Monday, February 15, 2010

How to Draw: Muddy

It is time to learn how to draw MUDDY!  Muddy is a little marsh monster. He loves the marsh where he catches small fish, frogs, slugs, and snails. Because of his muddy complexion, he blends right in and makes a great hunter! He loves roller coasters and swimming. His favorite food is deviled eggs. Thanks Leah B. of North Carolina for this fun monster for the Murb marsh!

If you would like to download the PDF version of this drawing lesson, click here.

So, now to learn to draw Muddy in 11 steps.

If you can draw these shapes,

Then, you can draw Muddy!

Let's get started!

Step 1: Draw a triangle with curved corners for his head.

Step 2: Draw a circle and a half circle for Muddy's eye and smile.

Step 3: Draw two straight lines for his body.

Step 4: Create his legs by making two crooked lines.

Step 5: Draw the inside of his legs.

Step 6: Make his feet with two straight lines and a curve.

Step 7: Draw his arms with straight lines.

Step 8: Making several small triangles, draw his hands.

 Step 9: Draw his tail with curved lines.

 Step 10: Add the extras.

 Step 11: Color Muddy.

Have fun drawing Muddy. I would love to see your drawings!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

How to Draw: Bluecran

It is time to learn how to draw BLUECRAN!  Bluecran likes to eat blueberries and cranberries. Bluecran helps boys and girls with their homework. He likes to help in the kitchen with Chubz. He is very nice. Thanks Becca P. of New Jersey for this fabulous monster!

 If you would like to download the PDF version of this drawing lesson, click here.

So, now to learn to draw Bluecran in 8 steps.

If you can draw these shapes, 

Then, you can draw Bluecran!

Let's get started!

Step 1: Draw a large circle for Bluecran's body.


Step 2: Draw three small circles for his head and ears.


Step 3: Add Bluecran's hair by making many small circles.


Step 4: Draw Bluecran's face by drawing two dots for the eyes, a circle for the nose and a half circle for his smile.

Step 5: Make two lines out from his body to make his arms.

Step 6: Create his hands.

Step 7: Add the extras.


Step 8: Color Bluecran.

Have fun drawing Bluecran. What would he look like if he liked to eat grapes instead of cranberries?

Monday, February 1, 2010

How to Draw: Roger

This week we will be learning how to draw a student-submitted monster, ROGER! Roger has lots of hair. Roger likes to roll like a ball, really fast! But he walks very slowly.  Thanks Ryan C. of Texas for this fun monster!

If you would like to download the PDF version of this drawing lesson, click here.

So, now to learn to draw Roger in 10 steps.

If you can draw these shapes, 

Then you will be able to draw Roger!

Here we go:

Step 1: Draw two circles to start Roger's eye.

Step 2: Draw a small circle inside the other for his pupil.


Step 3: Draw his mouth. Make a happy curve and a small triangle for his tooth.

Step 4: Draw a circle around his face for his body.

Step 5: Draw straight scribbles all around the outside of the circle. Just move your pencil back and forth to make it look like hair.

Step 6: Draw four straight lines for Roger's legs.


Step 7: Using a semi-circle and a straight line, draw the shoes.

Step 8: Draw the ears.


Step 9: Draw in the extras. Create smaller parts of the ear. Also add in stick arms with three small fingers.


Step 10: Color!


I can't wait to see some of the fun monsters you create with Roger! Change the color of his hair or the shape of his ears to make Roger your own!
If you are interested in downloading a picture of Roger as a desktop wallpaper, click here.