For many of us, the chance to visit space is simply a dream that we will never get to experience. For an astronaut, however, this is their everyday life – and we want to celebrate it by creating our very own astronaut. Let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a pencil and drawing compass, and add a circle to the top of your page, just right of the center.
Add another, larger circle around this smaller one, so that the small circle is in the bottom left of the new one.
Grab a ruler, and draw a diagonal line through this shape, out through the bottom towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Add a small rectangle to the sides of the circle, and then add another, smaller shape inside each of these for the edges of the helmet.
Add a curve to the bottom of the helmet…
And then add a curve to either side of this. Use the ruler to bring two angled, parallel lines down from the shoulders, and join these at the bottom of the straight line.
Add a square shape to the back of this, just above the bottom…
And then bring two sets of curved lines up on either side for the arms.
Add a curve just below the top of each arm, and then two more curves halfway up on each arm.
Close the tops of the arms with curved lines…
Add a curved shape to the ends of these for hands…
And then add a rectangle to the top of the body. Add a small circle to the top right corner, and then a line to the left. Take this down, and then add a mark to the end.
Add a small square to the bottom corners of this, and a tall rectangle in the center. Then, add a line just above the bottom line.
Add a small rectangle above the tall one, and divide this into three sections with horizontal lines.
Add four lines, slightly angled, to the bottom of the body…
Connect these on the left, and angle them on the right to create the legs.
Add two lines to the top of each leg, and add a curved square shape below each of these.
Now, add a circle to the helmet, and add a smaller circle and a curved shape to the top of this.
Go over all the details of your drawing with a black pen…
And use an eraser to remove pencil marks.
Now, use a thicker black pen to go over the outlines at the edge of your drawing.
Use a black pen to shade the background all around your astronaut…
And then use an orange pen for the bands on the arms and legs.
Add color to the inside circle of the helmet and the details on the body with a gray pen, and use the orange pen for the small circle here.
Use a dark gray pen for the remainder of the helmet…
Add small white dots to the background for the stars of the Universe with a white marker pen.
And there we have it – a brave astronaut off to explore the wonders of space – who know what they will find hidden in the depths of the Universe?