How to Draw Star Wars BB-8

Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!


The speed drawing video:


The written step-by-step video tutorial:


Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.


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Step 1: Draw a big circle near the bottom of the page as a guide for BB-8's body. First draw some marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. BB-8's body is basically perfectly spherical, so unlike with other tutorials, try to draw a pretty perfect circle. If you're having trouble drawing a perfect circle, simply trace the edge of a bowl, a cup or anything else that's circular. Be sure to leave enough room at the top for BB-8's head.


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Step 2: Draw a half- circle on top of the body as a guide for BB-8's head. First draw a straight line right on top of the body that slopes slightly to the right. Then draw a mark on top to indicate the height of the half-circle and close the sides using curved lines. If you're having difficulty gettting the dome right, trace the edge of a circular object and use a ruler for the bottom line.


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Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the half-circle, one horizontal and one vertical. Curve the lines to contour to the head. These construction lines will help you place the features on BB-8's head later.


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Step 4: Draw a couple of construction lines inside BB-8's body as well. Curve the lines so that they follow the shape of the shperical body. The vertical line should be placed close to the left side, while the horizontal line should be near the middle.


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That's it for the guides! For the next steps, use darker lines for a more finished drawing.

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