Home » View by Grade » 3rd Grade » How to Draw Paul Bunyan

How to Draw Paul Bunyan

Learn how to draw Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox with this step by step tutorial. It’s the perfect aid for a special book report.

Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack and folk hero in American and Canadian folklore. His exploits revolve around the tall tales of his superhuman labors, and he is customarily accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox.

Now students that are reading about the exploits of the two, have an easy way to draw the both of them in a few simple steps. Paul is decked out in his lumberjack clothes, and Babe is right behind with her strong, muscular frame.

On a side note, if Paul Bunyan is not in your lesson plans, but you would like to illustrate an example of PROPORTION (one of the Principles of Design), then this is your lucky day. Drawing a very tall Paul and Babe next to some very tiny trees suggests very clearly what the size difference is. And that is one of the most fun examples of proportion around.

MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw Paul Bunyan

  1. Draw a shirt as shown.

  2. Add suspenders and the head.

  3. Draw the pants and boots.

  4. Add arms and an axe.

  5. Draw the ox head.

  6. Add the body below.

  7. Draw the legs and tail.

  8. Finish with trees and sky.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

Leave a Reply