How to Draw Steven Universe

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Steven Quartz Universe is a young boy in his early teens. But he’s not your average human boy. He’s actually a hybrid of an alien known as a “Gem” and a normal human. The Gems are aliens who project a body made of light around a magical gemstone. They protect the Earth from monsters and from their Gem counterparts from the Homeworld.

His mother’s gem resides in Steven’s belly button. As such, Steven manifests some of the powers of the Gems. He can summon a shield, create a force field, heal others with his saliva, create and control plants, float, shapeshift, revive the dead with his tears, use telepathy, project himself, and combine with other creatures to form powerful “fusions.”

Steven is the title character of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. He has been called a “toxic masculinity antidote” because he is a male character who exhibits gentle qualities including kindness and empathy.

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Characters from Steven Universe have appeared in other Cartoon Network series, including Uncle Grandpa and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Books and other merchandise are also available.

Would you like to draw Steven Universe? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Steven Universe

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 1

1. Begin by sketching the shape of Steven’s face and head. Use curved, “C” shaped lines to outline the ear, sideburn, forehead, and jaw.

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 2

2. Extend a pair of parallel straight lines outward from the base of the neck and below it, outlining the arm. Use narrow “U” shaped lines to form the fingers and enclose the hand. Use short lines to completely enclose the head, demarcate the end of the sleeve on the arm, and detail the palm of the hand.

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 3

3. Extend parallel lines from the opposite side of the head and below it, forming the remaining arm. Enclose the fingers and hand using narrow “U” shaped lines. Detail the end of the sleeve and the palm of the hand using curved lines.

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 4

4. Draw curved, vertical lines below the arms, overlapping with them and outlining the abdomen. Draw a horizontal curved line between them to distinguish the bottom of the shirt from the top of the pants.

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How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 5

5. Use a series of curved lines to outline the leg, bent at the knee, and enclose the foot. Draw a pair of curved lines just above the foot, forming the cuff of the pants. Use several curved lines to outline the straps and sole of the sandal, and to differentiate the toes.

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 6

6. Draw the remaining leg, again outlining it with curved lines and detailing the cuff, sandal, and toes. Draw a pair of vertical curved lines at the top of the pants to indicate the zipper.

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 7

7. Decorate the t-shirt by drawing a five-pointed star on the chest.

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 8

8. Use a series of connected curved lines to enclose the hair, beginning on one side of the head and culminating at the opposite arm.

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How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 9

9. Detail the face. Enclose a large curved shape to indicate the mouth. Use curved lines to enclose the teeth and tongue within it. Draw large ovals to form the eyes, with smaller shaded ovals inside to indicate the pupils. Use curved lines to enclose the eyebrows and to indicate the nose.

How to Draw Steven Universe: Step 10

Color your character. His shirt and sandals are pink with a yellow star, his jeans blue.

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