The question of whether we are alone in the universe has been on the lips of humanity for centuries.
Despite a few claimed sightings and glimpses of UFOs, if aliens are real we certainly don’t know what they would even look like.
This lack of certainty hasn’t stopped people from imagining what they could look like, and several popular designs have come out.
If you would like to find out how to draw an alien design of your very own, then this is the perfect guide for you!
Our step-by-step guide on how to draw an alien will show you how to draw your own extraterrestrial friend!
Make This Alien Drawing Easier And More Fun With These Tips
The debate about whether aliens are real rages on, but even if you don’t believe that they do, it can be fun to imagine what they would look like.
This guide on how to draw an alien goes for a classic interpretation of what a space alien may look like. We kept things simple with this drawing, but you can also add your own details to make it more distinct.
Before that, we would suggest preparing yourself for this guide. Start by looking closely at all of the steps in the guide. Familiarizing yourself with the drawing ahead will help you to be more prepared for what’s coming.
Then, make sure you have all of the right tools. A good artist always comes prepared, and they will always have as many tools as possible.
When we say tools, we mean drawing tools. This could include a variety of pencils, pens and other similar instruments.
You may wonder why you can’t just use one pen and be done with it, but using pencils and erasers first can help you to plan out the drawing first before you start drawing.
Using pens that have different inks can also help to make the lines and details look more distinct. You can also think of some of the fun crafts you will use to color the alien later!
Maybe some globs of glitter glue would be good for the eyes of the alien, as they will make it look a bit more 3D. Basically, try to think about and mentally prepare for not only the steps of the guide but also any additions you want to make.
Then, you can get your drawing tools and begin with the guide!
How to Draw An Alien – Let’s Get Started!
We will be drawing a big, round head for the alien in this guide on how to draw an alien. To do this, we will be drawing a big, rounded shape with a very small base.
The shape of the head should almost look a bit like a balloon in its shape. Be sure to leave a small gap at the bottom of this shape, as that is where the body will be connecting to the head soon.
Step 2 – Draw the top of the body
For this part of your alien drawing, we will be drawing the shoulders of your alien.
This should be quite a simple step, as all you need to do is draw two slightly curved lines coming directly down from the head. That’s all there is to it and you’re ready for step 3!
Step 3 – Next, draw the first arm and body of your alien
To draw the arm that is on our right, you can extend the line straight down from the shoulder that you drew in the previous step of your alien drawing.
The arm will be very thin and also have three fingers on it. Once you have drawn the arm hanging down at the alien’s side, you can draw another curved line going up towards the armpit of the alien.
Finally, draw the other side of the alien’s body by drawing another curved line.
Step 4 – Now draw another arm for your alien
The other arm of the alien will be raised a bit, unlike the previous arm which was hanging at the alien’s side.
Simply draw the arm out directly from the shoulder on our left to add this arm. If you wanted, you could have it higher up, perhaps as a friendly wave or to have it holding a less friendly space raygun!
Step 5 – Draw some legs for your alien
Your alien pal needs some legs to stand on, so let’s add them in this step of our guide on how to draw an alien!
To add these legs, simply draw a line coming down from each side of the bottom of the alien’s body.
Then, draw a line between them to make the gap between the legs, and then finally draw some rounded feet on the ends of the legs.
You could also change the design of the legs and feet a bit if you prefer! Perhaps the feet could have some big long toes for an extra fun detail
Step 6 – Now, draw a face for your alien
Before we move on to picking some colors for your alien drawing, we will be adding a face to it in this step!
This is another step where you could change things up a bit if you want a different look for the face or would prefer a different facial expression.
If you’re following our design, then use two rounded shapes with sharp points at the corners for the eyes. Then, simply use two dots for the nose.
You can finish off by using a curved line for a smiling mouth beneath the nostrils.
This is the design we chose for the drawing, but if you have an idea for a weird and wacky alien face design then definitely go ahead and draw it so we can see!
You could also add any fun extra details that you would like to really put your own spin on this drawing.
Perhaps you could draw a space suit onto your alien, or maybe give us a glimpse at what you think the alien world this guy is from would look like!
Step 7 – Finish off your alien drawing with some color
No one has ever seen an alien in real life (that we know of) so that means that when imagining what an alien might look like there’s room for a lot of imagination.
This is a step where you should really let your creativity run wild and show us what you can do!
Anything goes when it comes to colors for this image. You could go for something incredibly bright and vibrant along with some crazy patterns for one approach.
Alternatively, you could just as easily use some darker and more muted colors for a different effect.
You can also have some fun with the mediums you use. For this image, it might be fun to use some different mediums together!
Maybe you could use some acrylic paints and colored pens for the alien, yet use some watercolors and crayons for the background.
This is just one of many options at your disposal, so how will you color in your picture?
3 More tips to make your alien drawing easy!
Make your easy to draw alien even easier with these fun tips and tricks!
None of us have ever seen a real alien, and that means that we can make them look any way we can imagine. That gives you loads of freedom with this alien drawing, as there is no wrong way to go about it.
We tried to make this alien drawing easy to do, but if you find some aspects hard to draw, then you can change them.
As we mentioned, you could really go for any kind of design you like, and it would be valid!
Changing any parts you find challenging would also end up with an even more unique drawing at the end of it.
If there are parts of this alien sketch that are proving too frustrating for you to draw, you can also add elements to make it easier. For instance, maybe you find drawing vehicles easier to do.
If that’s the case, then you could design a simple alien spaceship for the alien to sit in. That would allow you to cover up any parts of the drawing you can’t get the hang of.
It would also be a way to make your drawing even more unique! That’s one example of a way you could make the drawing easier, but what are a few other ways you could do it?
The final tip we have for your drawing of an alien involves some preparation. The more you prepare for something, the easier it will be.
That’s true for anything in life, but it’s especially true for creating a drawing! When preparing a drawing, your best tool to use would be a pencil.
Pencils allow us to draw without feeling anxious about making mistakes, as any errors can just be erased. This means you can build up more details, and then when you’re happy with it you can go over it with your pen.
Before you know it, you will have an awesome finished alien drawing that looks exactly as you want it!
Your Alien Drawing is Complete!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw an alien was created to show you that when you have some easy steps to follow you can create a wonderful picture easily!
It was also designed to be a lot of fun for you to use, so we hope that you had a blast while working on it.
Now you can take your drawing to the next level by adding your own touches such as fun extra details, a cool background or with the amazing colors and art mediums that you choose.
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We can’t wait to see your creative aliens!