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Minecraft Steve

This artwork came by request from Jack, one of our students at Bourke St PS who wanted to draw Steve from Minecraft - this involves repetitive 2D and 3D shapes.

Introduction

This artwork came by request from Jack, one of our students at Bourke St PS who wanted to draw Steve from Minecraft. I thought it was a brilliant idea, as it is simple enough because we are dealing with repetitive 2D and 3D shapes. Using only crayons and a black permanent marker, you can re-create your own version of ‘Steve’.

I didn’t opt to use a ruler, because I find that using a ruler in any artwork makes it look too rigid and stiff. Plus, this is a really good way to practice pencil control when drawing straight lines. This project lends itself to making it easier (using flat 2D shapes as seen in last photo) or being a bit more intricate by filing out those shapes to give a 3D illusion. Both are very do-able and with easy supplies, you could draw a whole bunch of them. Have fun Minecraft fans!

Materials

  • Lead pencil
  • Rubber
  • Coloured crayons
  • Sharpie (thin and thick)
  • Substitute crayons for coloured pencils, oil pastels, paints or markers
 

Step 1

Draw a square for the head.

Step 2

Outline the shape to give a shallow cube effect.

Step 3

Add a rectangle for the body.

Step 4

Add angular line for shoulders.

Step 5

Draw lines from the edges of the shoulder points. This will map out a 3D shape for the arms.

Step 6

Add some straight lines that will form the legs.

Step 7

Outline the outside leg to give it the 3D shape.

Step 8

Add the facial features and lines for the t-shirt.

Step 9

Draw free hand Minecraft blocks for the background.

Step 10

Colour in!

Simple Version

Draw a series of flat 2D shapes including squares and rectangles. Add simple lines for facial features – then colour in!