Want to Draw Groot? Here’s How.

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

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This post originally ran on August 13, 2015.
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Grab a pencil and paper, and try your hand at drawing our favorite walking tree!

Some tips before you begin: warm up a little bit before you begin your doodling by drawing a bunch of circles on a paper until you feel nice and loose. Also, don’t feel afraid to work with pens or markers instead of a pencil. Don’t rely on an eraser – just draw the shapes and have fun. Mess it up a few times, and get it right on the fourth try.

Groot’s body is first. We start with the legs! For this Groot, we’re going to pose him sitting down, legs crossed. The shapes are kind of like rectangles, with a little detail where his feet are. After that, just draw in his trunk to your desired length, and then his arms.

groot-1-to-4Now let’s draw Groot’s head. After you draw in his neck, start the bottom of his head with a sort of oblong “U” shape. Then do the top of his head.

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Now, it’s time for expressions! If you’re going to have him with eyes open, make sure one side of the oval is thicker, to give it the hollow look of wood. You can also draw him with happy, laughing eyes.

groot-7-expressionsAnd finally, it’s time to draw the environment around Groot. If you want to, you can draw grass and flowers or butterflies. You can draw other things, too – these are just suggestions. It’s your drawing!

groot-8-to-finishHow did your Groot come out? Please share them with us, wherever you like! Also, feel free to request other characters for future how-to-draw installments.

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