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How to Draw Marvin the Martian
Drawing of Marvin the Martian
Who is Marvin the Martian?
Marvin the Martian is a Looney Tunes cartoon character created for the Bugs Bunny show in 1948. He is Bugs Bunny’s nemesis with similar wit. Even though he is a villain he has a likability influence. Different from other Looney Tunes villains, Marvin is more reserved, soft-spoken and covertly cunning. However, Bugs Bunny consistently foils even Marvin the Martian.
Marvin is from the planet Mars and is often escorted by his dog K-9. In almost all of his appearances, Marvin is drawn using a small pistol that fires either bubbles of pliable plastic or energy beams.
His attire is similar to a Roman soldier’s uniform with the exception of old-fashioned Converse basketball style shoes.
Marvin communicates with a nasally soft accent. His famous quotes on the Bugs Bunny show include:
- "Isn't that lovely?"
- "Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"
- "This makes me very angry, very angry indeed."
- "Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator"
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Looney Tunes: Mavin the Martian
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How to Draw Marvin the Martian
Below are the step by step instructions on how to draw Marvin the Martian.
- Make a circle for the head.
- Add two small parallel lines underneath the circle to make the neck.
- Draw a line for each shoulder.
- Note: They start at the bottom of the neck and slant down.
- Add a line to make the bottom of each arm.
- Add a line for the body.
- Note: If you look at the lines you are adding, they look like the number '7' and a reverse number '7.'
- Complete the arms.
- Extend the shoulder line and add another line down towards the body to complete the arms.
- Note: The '7' shapes are now being enclosed and looks more like a triangle.
- Close the arms off with double lines.
- Begin to make the hands.
- Add the bottom of the hands.
- Think of a scoop shape as you make the bottom of the hand.
- Add three fingers on each hand.
- Add a line connecting the two hands. The line is slightly curved.
- Note: This line is also the top of his green skirt.
- Add a lightly drawn line, slightly curved, connecting the finger tips.
- Add three wedge shapes.
- Note: think of drawing a 'v' shape.
- Darken the lines around around the skirt.
- Make parallel lines underneath the skirt as shown to make it look 3D.
- Draw two thin parallel lines for each leg.
- Begin to make the shoe.
- Add a long curved down line from the outside of the leg.
- Close the bottom of each leg with a line.
- Add a small curved line to make the inside of the shoe.
- Note: think of drawing two prentices facing away from each other. ') ('
- From the top of the ') (' shape, from the inner shoe, draw a parallel line similar to the line drawn for the outer shoe.
- Close the two lines at the bottom of the shoe.
- Close the inside part of the shoe by connecting the lines.
- Add another bottom line for the shoe as shown.
Step Twenty One
- Add details to the shoe.
- Add four lines for the laces going up the shoe.
- Add a small black dot on the inside of the heels.
Step Twenty Two
- Begin working on the head.
- Add a curved line 1/4 way down from the top of the head.
- Note: Make sure it extends slightly beyond the original circle.
- Add two lines connecting this new line to the original circle, thus, wrapping the helmet around the head.
Step Twenty Three
- At the top of the original circle make a curved line.
- Add two lines, one on each side, connecting this line to the one drawn in step twenty two.
Step Twenty Four
- Erase the circle lines inside the helmet lines that were just drawn.
Step Twenty Five
- At the top of the head and another curved line for the helmet.
Step Twenty Six
- On each side of the head draw two extending lines as shown.
Step Twenty Seven
- On each side of the head, add a parallel line to the line that was drawn in step twenty six.
- To close these two lines by adding an additional line as shown.
- Note: think of a rectangle shape coming out of the side of his head.
Step Twenty Eight
- Add an additional line above to the helmet's side armor as shown.
Step Twenty Nine
- Add an additional line on the side to the helmet's side armor as shown.
- Add two long ovals in the face as shown to make the eyes.
Step Thirty One
- Add two dark circles in the eyes, for eyeballs.
- Add two small parallel lines coming from the top of the helmet.
Step Thirty Two
- With three lines, make a shape similar to a rectangle at the top of the helmet.
Step Thirty Three
- Add a secondary line to the top of the rectangle shape drawn in step thirty two.
- Close the top of the two small parallel lines extending from the helmet with a circular shape as shown.
Step Thirty Four
- From the top of the rectangle shape on top of the helmet make two parallel lines extending up as shown.
Step Thirty Five
- Add a zigzag line, or lines that go up and down connecting the two lines that were drawn in step thirty four.
Step Thirty Six
- Darken all the lines.
How To Color Marvin the Martian
You will need the following color pencils:
- Light Green
- Dark Green
- Color his body and the bottom of his shoes red.
- Color the bottom of his skirt dark green.
- Color selected sections of his helmet dark green. (See image for details.)
- Color the top of his skirt light green.
- Color the rest of his helmet light green.
- Color top of his brush yellow.
- Color the rest of the brush brown.
- Color his head black.
- Darken all the lines of the entire drawing.