# How to draw an astronaut

**Grid step**

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.

2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.

3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.

4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

**Step 1**

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Add guidelines for the astronaut’s body. Draw an oval to define his helmet. Add a line, which will act as the center of his helmet.

**Step 2**

Draw the torso and neck.

**Step 3**

Define the arms and legs of the astronaut. Add a hamlet glass.

**Step 4**

Outline the shapes of the arms and legs.

**Step 5**

Draw the astronaut’s hands and shoes. Define the shape of his primary life support subsystem.

**Step 6**

Detail the astronaut.

**Step 7**

Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail. (Or minor details).

**Step 8**

Contour the astronaut, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail, add the ground. Erase all guidelines.

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