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Uploaded: March 9, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: March 9, 2011
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There is so many new movies coming out soon, it's getting kind of hard to keep up with all the new characters from every flick. This first lesson of the day is going to be based on a figure from another new movie that's coming out this month and I can almost guarantee it's going to be a smashing hit. I say this because the two main characters from Shaun of the Dead, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, are also going to be the main figures in this new movie. I'm going to show you "how to draw Paul", step by step. The name of the movie is “Paul”, and it's about an alien that crashed on Earth and is pined down from his wrecked spaceship. A girl goes outside to find her dog that she let out and instead of finding her dog, she finds an alien. The extraterrestrial is handed over to the government but not after she names the little fella Paul. After being held captive for sixty years, he decides that it's high time to escape the clutches of the government by busting out of the Area 51, his holding place. Now somewhere in the film he runs into Pegg and Frost who's character names are Graeme and Clive. I guess they help Paul get back home to where he belongs but not after they embark on a hilarious adventure that changes them all. It really does look like an awesome movie and I think you guys will like this tutorial on "how to draw Paul the alien", step by step. He is one of the first realistic looking aliens from a movie that I think is adorable. Have fun guys, and remember to keep your eyes peeled for the movie that is coming out March 18th.

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How to Draw Paul

how to draw paul step 1

STEP 1.

You are basically drawing an alien so this tutorial shouldn't be that bad. Start with a circle for the head, and add the guidelines for the face and body like so.
 
how to draw paul step 2

STEP 2.

Here you will carefully draw out the actual shape of Paul's head and face which is the exact shape of an alien that we usually draw. Paul is supposed to look like the typical alien from sitings and from books. When that is done, use the facial guides to draw out the first eye lines.
 
how to draw paul step 3

STEP 3.

Finish sketching or drawing out his eyes like so, and then draw and color in his pupils. Next, using a sketching stroke, draw in his nose, and mouth. You will also need to sketch the detailing and definition around the eyes, and along the cheeks, and mouth like so. Take your time and only move to step four when step three looks like the drawing you see here.
 
how to draw paul step 4

STEP 4.

You can now get busy with drawing out his body starting with the shape of his neck. Aliens are thought to have long necks, and oblong shaped heads. Once that is done draw the shoulders and long arms, and then add some indents for the chest.
 
how to draw paul step 5

STEP 5.

Now you can start sketching more of his arms out until they are complete, and then sketch in his hands and the rest of his torso. He isn't wearing a shirt which means his upper body is bare.
 
how to draw paul step 6

STEP 6.

Sketch out the skin detailing around the neck and collar bone area, and then on his chest just like you see here. Lastly for this step, draw in the lining for his waist. The lower part of Paul's body is covered by a pair of shorts.
 
how to draw paul step 7

STEP 7.

Draw in the shorts which will be slightly above the knee long, and then be sure to draw in the belt, and zipper stitching.
 
how to draw paul step 8

STEP 8.

Almost done guys! Here you will sketch in the material detailing to the shorts along the zipper, and crotch area, and then draw the hem line on each leg like so.
 
how to draw paul step 9

STEP 9.

Now you can finish off his body by drawing out his legs, and feet which looks a lot like human legs and feet, and draw in the top straps for the sandals or flip flops he is wearing.
 
how to draw paul step 10

STEP 10.

Lastly, draw in the soles of those flip flops, and then start erasing all the lines and shapes you drew in step one, as well as all the messy lines from sketching out the character.
 
how to draw paul step 11

STEP 11.

Here is what he looks like when you are all done. Now you can color him in so when he goes home he won't look all pale. I hope you had fun drawing this character from the up coming movie Paul.