Monday, January 25, 2010

How to Draw: Fuzby

This week we will be learning how to draw a student-submitted monster, FUZBY! Fuzby is funny because he can make tricks with his hair. He can carry MUB people if they don't have something to ride in. His hair is cozy. Thanks Nathaniel M. of Virgina for this great monster!

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

So, now to learn to draw Fuzby in 12 steps.

If you can draw these shapes:

Then you can draw Fuzby!

Step 1: Draw and upside-down U.

Step 2: Extend the sides down.

Step 3: Draw an upside-down V.

Step 4: Make lines for the bottom of his feet.

Step 5: Draw the top of his feet.

Step 6. Add Fuzby's face and the dots on his legs.

Step 7: Draw a large U for the bottom of Fuzby's hair.

Step 8: Add a fuzzy top to the hair.

Step 9:  Create a fuzzy smaller circle by making a jig-jaggy circle inside of the larger circle.

Step 10: Add more fuzzy lines for hair.

Step 11: Add even more fuzzy lines for highlight areas.

Step 12: Color and Enjoy!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

How to Draw: Zoink

This week we will be learning how to draw a student-submitted monster, ZOINK! Zoink is shy, fuzzy, and nice. She is a great leader, good at hiding, and doesn't get discouraged easily. She has small three pointed wings and a great personality. Thanks Corryn S of Texas for this great monster!

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

So, on to the drawing lesson. Zoink is a fun monster to draw!

If you can draw these shapes:

 Then you can draw Zoink!

1. Draw two circles for Zoink's eye and body.

 2. Connect the circles with squiggly lines. Yours do not need to match mine exactly.

3. Draw Zoink's legs. Just four straight lines.

4. Now draw her feet.

5. Make two ovals for the eye.

6. Draw the lines from her sides to start her wings.

7. Finish her wings with two small arches on each side.

8.  Now add in the extras. Eyelashes for the eyes, a line on the wings, and, of course, her one-toothed smile!

9. Now all that is left to do is color Zoink in!  Great Job!!

And there is Zoink! Way to go!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

How to Draw: Chubz

Ready to learn how to draw Chubz? You can either download the directions on this pdf, or you can follow along with the directions below.

Let's draw Chubz!

If you can draw these items:

You can draw Chubz!

1. Draw the circle shape for Chubz' body.

2. Draw his feet.

3. Draw his arms.

4. Draw his ears.

5. Draw Chubz' eyes.

6. Draw the rest of his face.

7. Add the extras.

8. Color Chubz.

And there you have Chubz! Great job!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Town of MUB gets a New Name.

So many of the students that go to my website have helped me create a great town called MUB. Unfortunately, Monsters Under the Bed, is being used by another company, so I am not able to continue with the name MUB.  So, after some major thought and consideration over the holidays, I have decided to call the town Murb!

MURB stands for Monsters Under the Royal Bed. Here is the background story....
Late one night, tucked away in an oversized fluffy bed, little Princess Coralina, age 7, was sound asleep. She was awoken by a strange sound under her bed. It sounded like cheering and fireworks! Coralina was frightened and did not know what she should do. She was scared to think what might be living under her bed.

She decided to call her older brother, Prince Gavin, age 10. She yelled loudly and Gavin came funning in. “What is wrong, Cora?” he asked. Coralina’s nickname was Cora and her brother always called her that. So, Cora told him about the sounds she heard under her bed. He said, “I am sure there is nothing to worry about. Let’s take a look together.”

So, Cora got out of bed and she and Gavin crawled over to the side of the bed. “Oh my! I hear it too!” said Gavin, quite surprised. Now, he too was a little nervous, but would never let Cora know. As they slowly lifted up the bed skirts of Cora’s royal bed, a light shone out from under the bed!

They both gasped when they saw a tiny town! Then a creature no bigger than Cora’s thumb started walking towards them with a big smile. The creature had no arms, just two feet and two eyes and a very large smile. “Hi! I am Zizi,” said the creature. “I hope we did not wake you. We are having a celebration of the opening of our new town, Murb! We are a friendly town and would love to get to know our new neighbors better. Would you like to come meet the other Murbians?”

Zizi went on to tell Gavin and Cora more about the town of Murb and before long the three of them were laughing together and having a blast! From that day on, both Gavin and Cora visited Murb on a regular basis. They got to know all of the Murbians and found that these monsters under the royal bed were great fun and very helpful!
This story will be appearing as an abbreviated comic at the beginning of the MURB games. I hope this does not disappoint too many of the kids. Please, leave comments and let me know what you think of the change.

Monday, January 4, 2010

How to Draw: Zizi

OK.  Here is the first of the Murb Drawing Lessons. You can now draw Zizi!

You can also get this drawing lesson as a PDF.  

If you can draw these items:

Then, you can draw Zizi.

Draw 2 circles for her eyes.

Draw the lines for her body.

Draw arches for her legs.

Draw her feet.

Create the inside of her legs.

Create a large space for her mouth.

Add the extras.

Color Zizi.

Well, there you go! You get to draw your own Zizi! Have fun and send me your drawings, I would love to see them!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year, New Blog

I have decided that with the new year, it is time to make some changes. During the past year, I have tried to make a blog that would be interesting to others and keep them coming back for more. Of course, if anyone did, they would have quickly noticed that I did not post anything new for several months. This is going to stop... or, maybe I should say, I am going to TRY to make this stop for the new year. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to keep my blog current with information. Now, this does not mean that I will have any followers, because I am not sure that I can keep it current AND interesting! lol  But I will do my best.

On my site,, I am working on creating an exciting town of learning called MUB (Monsters Under the Bed).  Many of the residents of this town were sent in by wonderful, creative kids that play the games on my site. I was so delighted to receive the entries to the Monsters contest and hear some of the feedback on the monsters once I drew them. I want the kids to be able to see how their monsters come to life.

So, once or twice a week, in this blog, I will post a "How to Draw" entry. This will show the kids how to draw the different monsters from MUB. They will get to create, not only the monsters, but also the part of the town that they will see in the games.  My goal is that, every Monday, you will be able to come to the blog and print out sheet of How To Draw certain monsters. I can't wait to hear your responses to the fun activities!

Well, so far, that is the only definite idea I have to create consistent entries into my blog. If you have some ideas for me, I would love to hear them! Do you want to hear how the games are made? Do you want to know more about me and what I do in my spare time? Just so you know, just finished watching Julie & Julia... so you can see where I got my inspiration!

I look forward to talking to you more this year! Hope you guys are ready for a great new year!