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!
- Lead pencil
- Coloured crayons
- Sharpie (thin and thick)
- Substitute crayons for coloured pencils, oil pastels, paints or markers
Add some straight lines that will form the legs.
Draw free hand Minecraft blocks for the background.