Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Cubism for Kids and a Cubism Coloring Page. A thick black line and bright colors really complete the look.
There are lots of long-winded explanations of what cubism is, but I like to boil it down to the idea that it’s seeing two sides of one thing at the very same time.
One of the easiest ways for students to try out that idea is to have them draw a face, with a cubism approach applied to it. One side is drawn in profile view, and one is straight forward. And if you make the dividing line run from the top of the face to the bottom, you get closed shapes that can easily be colored differently to emphasis the look.
This drawing can look great in all kinds of media, I just prefer one that lets your colors be as bright and bold as possible. Mr. Sketch Markers are a fun to work with, but in the end it’s also about the time and care that is taken while coloring. The more carefully things are filled in, the better (no scribbles!).
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Cubism Portrait Coloring Page
Materials to Draw a Cubism Portrait
- Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
- Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
- Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
- Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Directions
Time needed: 1 hour.
Draw a Cubism Portrait for Kids
- Draw the head and a simple neck.
- Start the nose line as shown.
- Add the mouth and the chin.
- Draw the left profile face with the eye and mouth lines.
- Draw the right forward looking eye.
- Add the right side lips.
- Draw two ears on the side of the head, they do not need to match.
- Draw the hair around the head as needed.
- Trace the drawing with a thick black marker and color.