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Drawing: My Toy Story


What you will need

  • A4 or A3 drawing paper
  • Drawing pencil
  • Rubber
  • Coloured pencils
  • A soft toy


Let's get started

  • What shapes can you see in your toy? 
  • Use your finger to draw the shapes in the air.
  • How many different shapes does your toy have?
  • Which is the biggest?
  • Which is the smallest?
  • What colours do you see?
  • Is there any texture? Where?


Place your toy in the position/viewpoint you want to draw it from. The best angle is one where you can see the shapes well and feel confident that you can draw them.

Draw the outline of your toy - hold your pencil lightly and using the natural movement of the wrist to draw lines – just like we did in class.


Walt Disney sketches


Look how Walt Disney’s famous characters originated as basic shapes.


Get drawing

Now you can draw the rest of your toy using basic shapes like Walt Disney did.  

Next, draw in the details, such as clothing, eyes and a mouth.  Colour and texture can be drawn in pencil and coloured pencil.

Remember the lesson we did in school about shading techniques!


Post your finished masterpiece on the blog!