Do you have students who are interested in art and drawing? Help them draw like a professional with this post from Maryn Roos, one of our illustrators here at Imagine Learning. In this post, she walks you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own drawing of Booster.

Once your Booster portraits are done, send us your drawings and we’ll post them on the blog. You can scan or save your pictures as electronic files and link to them in the comments section below, or you can email your drawings to Happy drawing!

Maryn’s Instructions:

1. First, use a pencil to draw one tall, oval, egg-like shape. Remember to draw lightly so it is easy to erase and make changes.

2. About a third of the way down from the top, draw a curved line across the egg. Then draw another curved line a little below the first; this space will separate Booster’s head from his body.

3. Draw some short lines connecting the two curves to make Booster’s neck. Then draw two angled lines from the lower curved line to each side of the egg to create the sides of Booster’s body.

4. Where the angled lines meet the egg, draw two more curved lines and connect them to make Booster’s belt. Next, draw some more curved lines extending out from the top of Booster’s body to make his arms. Add some rectangles for shoulders and wrists, then add half circles for hands.

5. Draw four more ovals, two for Booster’s eyes and two for his feet. Connect the feet to his body and you’ve got legs!

6. Keep adding circles for Booster’s eyeballs, nose, and other details.

7. Finish your sketch with eyebrows, fingers, and antennae.

8. Using a dark pencil or pen, trace your sketch to make clean, bold lines.

9. When your ink is dry, erase any leftover pencil sketches.

10. Using crayons, markers, or paints, color in your Booster drawing. When you’re done coloring, your creation is complete!