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How to Draw Marvin the Martian

Updated on June 8, 2013

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

Step by Step Photos on How To Draw Marvin the Martian

How to Draw Marvin the Martian

Below are the step by step instructions on how to draw Marvin the Martian.

Step One:

  • Make a circle for the head.
  • Add two small parallel lines underneath the circle to make the neck.

Step Two:

  • Draw a line for each shoulder.
  • Note: They start at the bottom of the neck and slant down.

Step Three:

  • 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.'

Step Four:

  • 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.

Step Five:

  • Close the arms off with double lines.

Step Six:

  • Begin to make the hands.

Step Seven:

  • Add the bottom of the hands.
  • Think of a scoop shape as you make the bottom of the hand.

Step Eight:

  • Add three fingers on each hand.

Step Nine:

  • Add a line connecting the two hands. The line is slightly curved.
  • Note: This line is also the top of his green skirt.

Step Ten:

  • Add a lightly drawn line, slightly curved, connecting the finger tips.

Step Eleven:

  • Add three wedge shapes.
  • Note: think of drawing a 'v' shape.

Step Twelve:

  • Darken the lines around around the skirt.

Step Thirteen:

  • Make parallel lines underneath the skirt as shown to make it look 3D.

Step Fourteen:

  • Draw two thin parallel lines for each leg.

Step Fifthteen:

  • Begin to make the shoe.
  • Add a long curved down line from the outside of the leg.

Step Sixteen:

  • 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. ') ('

Step Seventeen:

  • From the top of the ') (' shape, from the inner shoe, draw a parallel line similar to the line drawn for the outer shoe.

Step Eighteen:

  • Close the two lines at the bottom of the shoe.

Step Nineteen:

  • Close the inside part of the shoe by connecting the lines.

Step Twenty:

  • 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.

Step Thirty

  • 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:

  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Light Green
  • Dark Green
  • Brown

Step One

  • Color his body and the bottom of his shoes red.

Step Two

  • Color the bottom of his skirt dark green.
  • Color selected sections of his helmet dark green. (See image for details.)

Step Three

  • Color the top of his skirt light green.
  • Color the rest of his helmet light green.

Step Four

  • Color top of his brush yellow.

Step Five

  • Color the rest of the brush brown.

Step Six

  • Color his head black.
  • Darken all the lines of the entire drawing.

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Submit a Comment

  • CarlySullens profile imageAUTHOR

    Carly Sullens 

    2 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    You are welcome Jodah. I hope you get to doodle Marvin soon.

  • Jodah profile image

    John Hansen 

    2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Marvin is the easiest Looney Toon character to draw. This is an easy step by step guide. Marvin and Taz are my favourites. Thanks for sharing.

  • CarlySullens profile imageAUTHOR

    Carly Sullens 

    3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    I hope you do give it a try MJ Martin.

  • MJ Martin profile image

    MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

    3 years ago from Washington State

    You made it look so easy I will have to try it.

  • CarlySullens profile imageAUTHOR

    Carly Sullens 

    5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    Thank you Vacation Trip. He was a lot of fun to draw. I hope the directions help others draw Marvin the Martian.

  • Vacation Trip profile image


    5 years ago from India

    Wow. Very simple and easy way to draw. I liked your clear instruction and step by step pics. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.


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