How to Draw a Porg from Star Wars The Last Jedi
Use the videos and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw a Porg from Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi. Stay tooned for more tutorials!
The speed drawing video:
The written step-by-step video tutorial:
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Draw a big circle near the top of the paper as a guide for the porg's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Inside the head, draw a horizontal line and a vertical line that intersect. These are construction lines that will help you place the porg's facial features later. Curve the lines to contour to the circle. Pay attention to their placement.
Step 3: Draw the guide for the body by first making a small mark far down below the head. On the left side, connect the mark to the head using a long, curved line. Draw another long, curved line on the right side to connect the small mark to the head. The resulting shape for the porg's body should be similar to a big letter U that bulges out on the sides.
Step 4: Under the body, on the left side, draw an angled line similar to a backward letter L as a guide for the first leg. To the right, draw a line similar to an upside-down letter T as a guide for the porg's other leg.
That's it for the guides! For the next steps, use darker lines for a more defined drawing.
Step 5: Inside the head, on the top, left side, draw a small circle for the porg's eye. On the right, lightly sketch a slightly bigger circle for the other eye. Use the construction lines inside the head as guides to get the eyes' placement right. When you get the size and position of the eyes right, darken the lines.
Add a couple of curved lines around the eye on the left for extra detail. Add lines around the eye on the right too. Use longer lines for this eye because of the tilt of the head. Inside each of the porg's eyes, draw a tiny circle to represent glare.
Step 6: Where the construction lines intersect, draw two small, thick, curved lines for the porg's nostrils. Above the nostrils, draw a series of short strokes for the fur-like texture on the nose.
Step 7: Under the nose, draw a curved line that's similar to an upside-down letter V for the mouth. Sketch the line lightly at first. When you get the shape right, darken it. Add a few short strokes at the tips for the fur-like texture. Add a short line under the mouth for the porg's lower lip.
Step 8: Add a few more short strokes at the bottom of the mouth to emphasize the shape of the porg's muzzle. Curve the strokes up so that they form a mustache- like shape. Add some strokes near the nose too.
Step 9: Use the initial circle as a guide to draw the shape of the porg's head. Follow the basic path of the circle but make the shape a bit thinner at the top. Use a series of short strokes as you darken the top part for a fur-like texture.
Step 10: Draw the porg's first wing by darkening the left side of the body. Make it bulge out a bit more. Darken the right side for the other wing and again curve the line more so it bulges outward a bit. Curve the line up toward the face to create the inner edge of the wing.
Step 11: Darken the bottom part of the initial U- shaped guide to finish the porg's body. Make a small indentation on the lower, right side where the base of the leg will be. On the left side, add a series of short strokes for the section where the wing meets the body.
Step 12: Use the line on the right as a guide to draw the porg's first leg. Follow the guide and draw the shape of the leg, foot and toes around it. Draw a curved line in the middle for the middle toe pointing forward. The other two toes point outward. At the tip of each toe, draw a short, angled line for the claws.
Step 13: Use the angled line on the left as a guide to draw the porg's other foot the same way. Draw the shape of the foot around the guide. The foot is pointing left, so the toes will overlap.
Step 14: For a more finished look, carefully go over the final sketch lines with a pen or marker.
Step 15: After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser.
Final Step: Color your porg drawing using color pencils, markers or even crayons! Use black with a bit of brown for the eyes. Don't overlap the tiny glare circles! Add the colors lightly at first, and then gradually build up to the level of darkness that you like. Use yellow-orange mixed with a bit of light brown for the sides of the head. Use gray for the top of the head and the wings. Let a bit of the paper come through for some white.
Use gray along the bottom of the porg's body to create a shadow and give the figure more volume. Lightly add a bit of black and brown to the porg's head and wings for more texture. Add a bit of gray to the mid- section for extra texture. You can also leave it blank if you'd like. Color the feet using a blend of yellow-orange and brown, like the head. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.