How to Draw Leela
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Leela, the captain of the Planet Express ship from Matt Groening's Futurama. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: When learning how to draw Turanga Leela from Futurama, start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: The first step when learning how to draw Leela from Futurama is to draw a circle near the top of the page. This will be the basic shape for the Leela’s head. Leave enough room on the right side to draw her hair. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.
Step 2: Under the circle, draw an angled line as a guide for the bottom part of Leela's head. The line should be similar to a rectangle with rounded corners and the top missing.
Step 3: Next, draw two intersecting lines across Leela's entire head shape, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines so that they contour to the shape. These will be construction lines that will help you later on when you learn how to draw Leela's face.
Step 4: Directly under the horizontal construction line, draw a big oval as a guide for Leela's single eye. The vertical construction line should split the oval in half.
Step 5: Underneath the entire head shape, draw two small, curved lines as a guide for Leela's neck.