Let’s draw an alien with two heads step by step.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Take a black pen, and draw a bumpy shape at the very top of your page – this should look almost like a backwards “E”, with the top extended out to the left.
At the bottom of this line, add two small circles, and place two, smaller circles inside these. These will be the eyes of the first alien!
Return to the bottom of the “backwards E”, and extend the bottom line downwards, curving in and coming back out with a bumpy finish at the bottom.
Now, return to the eye on the left hand side, and draw an “L” shape descending from here – keep the top of the “L” short. Then, draw another “L” shape immediately below this one. Underneath these two shapes, add another curved line, heading down and parallel to the one on the other side.
Now for the second head – repeat the process we have just carried out, this time reversing everything so that you end up with another head, identical to the first, facing the opposite way. Bring the necks in close together.
Add short, vertical wavy lines to the “bumps” on the top of the alien’s heads.
Then, make short, horizontal marks all down the length of the neck of the second alien.
Connect the two heads with a spiky, jagged line – this should look almost like hair, or grass.
Within this shape, add another “grass tuft”, keeping the edges a little softer and more curved than the previous jagged examples.
Now, add another “grass” shape to the bottom of the heads, bringing this around the side of the necks, and down to meet at the bottom.
Next, add three sets of parallel lines to the bottom of the drawing, extending these almost to the bottom of the page – these are the shared legs of your aliens.
Add a little detail to the legs by making a series of small, horizontal marks all down the length of each of the legs.
Return to the point where the two necks meet – add another “grass” shape extending down from this area, and to the bottom of the body – keep the edges rough and jagged.
Now, add another set of jagged lines inside the outside ones, for another layer of “fur”. Add short, vertical lines all around this for texture.
Use the brown pen to add color to this bottom layer, as well as the central area of the body.
Now take a green pen, and add small green circles all over each of the heads…
Before following this up by shading the whole of the heads and necks in the same green – the circles should still be visible underneath.
Use a yellow pen to add color to the main body of the aliens, avoiding the areas you have already filled in with the brown.
Now use a gray pencil to shade in the legs with a light tone.
Take a black pen, and extend the central leg down to the bottom of the page, ending in three sharp, bird-like toes, complete with sharp claws.
Repeat this on the right hand leg, once again adding three sharp toes, with claws at the end.
Then, add a third foot to the third leg, just as before.
Grab a gray pencil, and fill in the rest of the legs, right down to the bottoms of the feet.
Use a yellow pen to add a little color to the nails…
And finally, grab a black pen to add outline and texture to the legs for that finishing touch.
We do not know for sure what the aliens will look like if they choose to come and visit, but at least you can say you are prepared for anything…
Famous singer and songwriter David Bowie once asked a question we would all like to know the answer to: is there life on Mars? While scientists have yet to determine a definitive answer to this question, there is growing evidence from a number of experts in the scientific community that we may not be alone in the universe – in fact, this seems increasingly unlikely.
The so-called ‘principle of mediocrity’ is an argument which has been used in favor of the existence of extraterrestrial life, and this states that the properties and evolution of our solar system is not unusual in any way. As a result, they argue, the processes on Earth which resulted in the formation of life could just as easily have been replicated on other planets throughout the universe – meaning that we are very unlikely to be alone.
For the theory to ring true, we must assume that planets with the ability to spawn life are common, that biota will spring up on such worlds, and that the workings of natural selection on those planets with life will, at least on occasion, produce an intelligent species to rival our own.
At present, we only have evidence for this first requirement, but the pothers are fast being met – astronomers have found evidence of a number of small, rocky planets – just like our own Earth – which are just the right distance from other stars to have generated oceans, and atmospheres – both of which are essential to supporting life.
It seems increasingly likely that there is life out there – but its intentions and attitude remain unknown; in some cases, no news may be good news…