Learn how to draw a Monster with an easy step by step tutorial. His shapes could be colored so many different ways.
Monsters have lived in children’s imagination from time in memorium, but rather than dwelling on any scary connections they have, it’s fun to mix them with a little creativity.
Eyes can be on the goofy side, sharp teeth with an underbite and claws on the floppy side. They all add up to something more silly than scary. Toss in the fact that there’s no one right way to draw them, and you have fertile ground for some imaginative artwork.
Think you like the idea, but that it might be too simple for your students? Then consider adding another twist, like asking students to add their own texture (one of the Elements of Art). They can draw their own implied texture (like fuzzy hair or bumpy skin) or do an actual crayon rubbing.
That’s what simple drawing projects have to offer, they can be the starting point of something else.
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Monster Coloring Page
Materials for a Monster Drawing
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Directions to Draw a Monster Step by Step
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Monster
- Start with a large U shape.
- Add two curves on top.
- Finish head with ear shapes.
- Draw the left foot.
- Add the right foot.
- Draw the left arm.
- Add the right arm.
- Finish with eyes and mouth.
- Trace with marker and color.