Learn how to draw an Among Us Crew Mate and then create your own character. Even ordinary crayons and markers can make a cool graphic look.
Among Us is an online multiplayer social deduction game that has taken on a life of its own. Word has it that it was not popular at first, but now it seems that kids of all ages are finding it just the right mix of humor and skill.
At first, I thought the bodies were so simple that it would be hard to turn them into any kind of a meaningful project. After seeing all the colored variations of them though, I realized a very basic color shading lesson could be applied. Their two tone look adds so much to their character, and it’s really not hard to do.
In a perfect world, students could use quality markers and add layers to get the simple shadows shown. But that’s hardly fair these days when the best you can hope for is that everyone has access to crayons.
The solution? Teach students about analogous colors (those that are next to each other on the color wheel) and have them color their character with two of the same shade. Example: light red + dark red, light yellow + dark yellow, light green + dark green, and so on.
The only catch may be in finding two shades of gray. I found my light one in Crayola and my dark one in Prang, but using different pressure with one color would work too.
- How to Draw an Among Us Crew Mate (click to download a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw Among Us
- Draw a large upside down U.
- Add the two legs below.
- Extend line for a turned body.
- Draw an oval visor.
- Erase the line inside it.
- Add the pack to their back.
- LIGHTLY add the shadow lines.
- Trace body with very thick marker.
- Color with similar shades to create a shadow.
Note: Sample uses both Crayola and Prang crayons.
- Create your favorite Crew Mate and add accessories… like Yellow with a Crown.
- Or Brown with a Cowboy Hat.
- Or Pink with a Mini Crew Mate.
- Or Purple with a Paper Hat.
- Or Green with a Chef Hat.