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How To Draw An Alien

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The idea of a creature from outer space, with its strange features and unknown nature, has fascinated people for a long time. That makes drawing an alien an exciting process that sparks curiosity and lets your imagination run wild.

Are you curious about how simple strokes create an eye-grabbing piece of alien drawing? Let’s join us as we explore the fascinating world out there and show you how to make it with two funny poses of the alien. Check them out!

Difficult level Normal
Estimate time 20 minutes
Drawing materials Pen, Marker, Brush
Painting materials Watercolor, Pastel, Color pencil
Surfaces materials Paper

How To Draw An Alien – Step by Step

Alien with “V” Sign

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Let’s start with a cute “V” sign that’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. You’ll master it in just four simple steps.

Step 1: Draw a large rectangular shape (which is just a bit higher than it is wide) as the head of your alien. Then draw a smaller one intertwining the below side of the previous shape to represent its body. Refer to our image for a position that’ll make the alien’s head tilted to one side.

Step 2: Outline the arms and legs.

  • Extend two blocks outward from the top side of the top body shape to create the alien’s arms.
  • For the legs, draw another two blocks from the bottom of the body shape.

Step 3: Once you’ve got the basic frame, it’s time to let your pencil dance with curved lines to make details.

  • Draw an oval shape for the head. Then, within the head, draw two large, expressive eyes. Aliens often have unique eye shapes, so feel free to get creative.
  • Add a simple mouth or experiment with more unusual mouth designs. You can also include eyebrows to give your alien an otherworldly appearance.
  • Draw another oval shape for the body.
  • Use curve lines to make the alien’s hands apparent. At the end of each arm, draw a simple “V” finger sign for a lovely look.
  • After drawing two long, curved lines to form the legs, adding small ovals or geometric shapes at the end of each leg to form its feet.

Step 4: Now, it’s time to decide on a color scheme for your alien. You can go for traditional green or gray tones, or let your imagination guide you with unexpected colors. Here we go with green hue for the overall body, black eyes, and white teeth.

Alien is Running, Why not?

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Here, we’ll create another pose for the alien. Generally, the process is quite the same as the previous one. What makes it different is its pose and face expression. Let’s find out!

Step 1: Draw two rectangular shapes for the head and body part. But this time the head block will be moved on the right side to indicate that it’s tilted back while running.

Step 2: Sketch the basic frame for the arms and legs.

Step 3: Draw details for your alien. Here we suggest another face expression and hand sign for a more intricate look.

Step 4: Finally comes the coloring and shading part. Apply the same technique or create another intriguing one, it’s all your choice!


Congratulations on completing your alien drawing. But don’t stop here! Consider creating a captivating setting for your alien, whether it’s a serene alien landscape or a mysterious spaceship interior. By incorporating a background, you can enhance the story of your artwork, adding a new layer of visual interest, and of course, embrace the whole joy of creation.

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