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Easy How to Draw Cubism for Kids and Cubism Coloring Page

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.

A Cubism Portrait Drawing

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!).

More Cubism Project Ideas

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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. Don’t waste your money on the cheapest brand. These make nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a nice dark black color.
  • Crayons. I like this non-toxic brand that is made from beeswax, not petroleum by-products.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

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Step by Step Directions

Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Cubism Portrait for Kids

  1. Draw the head and a simple neck.

  2. Start the nose line as shown.

  3. Add the mouth and the chin.

  4. Draw the left profile face with the eye and mouth lines.

  5. Draw the right forward looking eye.

  6. Add the right side lips.

  7. Draw two ears on the side of the head, they do not need to match.

  8. Draw the hair around the head as needed.

  9. Trace the drawing with a thick black marker and color.

Student Art Inspiration

Cubism Portrait Quilt by Cindy

More Fun Portrait Drawing Projects

Doodle Self Portrait
Lego Self Portrait
self portrait ideas for elementary students
Portrait with Sunglasses
minecraft art project
Minecraft Selfie
easy abstract art
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3 Comments

  1. Hi, that sounds like a cool project! Can you email me at kathybarbro(at)gmail.com? Thanks!

  2. I purchased your faces ebook. I have volunteered to teach a simple portrait quilt class for my guild this summer. I found lots of ideas on Pinterest including your instructions for kids.

    I’d like to use a couple of your how to draw for my quilt class.. adults not kids. I could not find anything on license costs for students. What do I need to do to do this? Cindy

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