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How to Draw a Gingerbread Man with Markers

Let’s draw a Christmas Gingerbread Man. Today we are going to start with his head, draw with markers and finish up coloring our Gingerbread Man. This is a great art lesson for homeschool or classroom project. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to draw a Christmas gingerbread man using markers. This is a fun and easy way to learn how to draw a figure using simple shapes. 

If you're looking for a fun way to learn how to draw figures using simple shapes, then this tutorial is for you! We'll show you how to draw a Christmas gingerbread man using markers, and by the end of the video, you'll be able to create your very own gingerbread man! 

Materials Needed:

  •     Markers: Choose a set of markers with various colors and tip sizes.
  •     Paper: Use a smooth, heavyweight paper to prevent bleeding and feathering of the ink. I use marker paper.
  •     Pencil: Use a pencil for sketching initial outlines if needed. Start with a Light Sketch (Optional)
  •     Eraser: To clean up any pencil lines after the marker is applied.
  •     Reference Images: If you're drawing a specific object or scene, it's helpful to have reference images.

Miss Karen's favorite brands.


Sharpe Markers Variety Pack in Black

Tombow markers

Bianyo Alcohol Markers

Marker Paper

Bianyo Bleedproof Marker Paper Pad, A4(8.27"X11.69"), 50 Sheets

Course curriculum

    1. Supplies You Need For The Class

    2. Gingerbread Man YouTube

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🔵 How to Draw A Christmas Gingerbread Man with Markers

Drawing with markers can be a fun and versatile way to create artwork. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started:


1. Start with a Light Sketch (Optional):

  • If you're more comfortable sketching first, lightly outline your drawing with a pencil. Keep the lines loose and simple.

2. Choose Your Colors:

  • Decide on the color scheme you want to use. Plan which areas will be filled with specific colors.

3. Test Your Markers:

  • Before starting your actual drawing, test your markers on a scrap piece of paper to understand their colors and how they interact.

4. Define Your Lines:

  • Start outlining your drawing with the markers. You can use different line weights (thick and thin lines) to add depth and detail.

5. Layering and Blending:

  • Experiment with layering colors to create new shades or gradients. Some markers allow for blending by layering colors while the ink is still wet, like alcohol markers. One of the brands I recommend is Bianyo Alcohol Markers here is an Amazon link.

6. Create Texture:

  • Use the tip of the marker to create various textures, such as cross-hatching, stippling, or diagonal lines.

7. Think in Layers:

  • Work in layers, starting with lighter colors and gradually adding darker shades. This helps create depth in your artwork.

8. Leave White Spaces:

  • Don't feel the need to fill every inch of your paper. Leaving white spaces can add contrast and make certain areas pop.

9. Correct Mistakes Carefully:

  • If you make a mistake, try to correct it as soon as possible. Some markers allow for correction using a colorless blender marker or by carefully layering a lighter color. Alcohol markers have colorless blender markers in most sets.

10. Experiment with Techniques:

  • Try different techniques like stippling, cross-hatching, or pointillism to add visual interest to your drawing.

11. Protect Your Work Surface:

  • Since markers can bleed through paper, place a protective sheet beneath your drawing to prevent damage to your work surface.

12. Final Touches:

  • Once your drawing is complete, allow it to dry completely before handling it. You can add final details or touch-ups if needed.

Remember, drawing with markers is about experimentation and enjoying the process. Feel free to let your creativity flow, and don't be afraid to make mistakes—sometimes, they can lead to interesting discoveries!