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Uploaded: December 21, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: December 21, 2008
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Well I have submitted my first lesson on how to draw a praying mantis which came out pretty cool. This next tutorial I will show you how to draw Marvin the Martian step by step. Now this animated Looney Tunes character is the best. He is one of the funniest characters created by a fellow by the name of Chuck Jones. The reason why he wanted to create Marvin is because Bugs Bunny was no longer a victim to his wild cowboy enemy “Yosemite Sam”. He thought that Bugs needed someone more determined, maniacal, and even witty. Marvin the Martian had all these qualities and then some. His appearance was made to foreshadow several different things. First off, Marvin’s conception was based on the God Mars. He wears a helmet that has a push broom brush attached to resemble the helmets that the ancient Greeks wore which is called a Hoplite helmet commonly seen on Roman gladiators and soldiers. This was used to cover his sphere like all black head and face which only displays his eyes. He also wears a Roman soldier's uniform, old school style sneakers, a red shirt and red colored tights. Marvin’s main purpose of existence was to destroy earth and all the creatures that lived there. One of the things that make Marvin the Martian funny is his voice. He has this timid, nasal like voice and when he is being mean and ruthless, it just made him seem more harmless. Bugs Bunny was always the smarter of the two but even he was tricked by some of Marvin’s evil plans. This Looney Tunes character is wicked easy to learn how to draw because he is basically limbs and bones. I will show you in detail how to draw Marvin the Martian step by step with simple to read instructions. The steps are easy to follow as well so that everyone can tackle this pop culture character/icon. I will be back with other cool drawing lessons in a bit so stay tuned.

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How to Draw Marvin the Martian

how to draw marvin the martian step 1

STEP 1.

Like all my first steps you will start this one by drawing out the guidelines and shapes to form a frame for Marvin the Martian. First draw a circle for his head and then add the facial guidelines. Next draw the shape of his small thumb like torso and then an oval shape for his roman skirt. Once that is done you can draw out the lines for the legs and arms and then the shapes for the sneakers.
 
how to draw marvin the martian step 2

STEP 2.

So far this lesson is easy right? Now what you will do here is start drawing out the lines of his gladiator like helmet and then draw out the shape of the push broom for the bristle top. Next make an arched line for the beginning shape of his eyes and then start drawing out the lining for his arms and then the shape of his hands. Thicken his legs and then start detailing his sneakers.
 
how to draw marvin the martian step 3

STEP 3.

You have finally made it to your third drawing step and what you will do now is draw out the shape of the push broom top. Next make the parallel line for the lid of his helmet and then add the shape of his mean looking eyes. You will then thicken his arms and detail his old fashioned sneakers.
 
how to draw marvin the martian step 4

STEP 4.

Well you are now on your last drawing step and all you will do is add the remaining detailing lines. Detail the wooden broom brush and then the lid of his helmet. Add some pupils and then the lines in his skirt. Erase all the guidelines that you drew in step one and move on.
 
how to draw marvin the martian step 5

STEP 5.

Well you did it. You have just completed this tutorial on how to draw Marvin the Martian step by step. All you have to do now is color him in and you are done. I hope you had fun with this lesson and I hope that you have learned something new.