June 07, 2023 4 min read

Welcome to the thrilling Step by Step Drawing Blog featuring the one and only Teen Kraken! 🖌️🦑

Prepare to embark on an artistic adventure as we dive into the incredible world of "Teenage Kraken," the upcoming animated masterpiece from DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures. Directed by Kirk DeMicco and co-directed by Faryn Pearl, this action-packed coming-of-age fantasy comedy is set to captivate audiences of all ages.

Meet Ruby Gillman, the extraordinary sixteen-year-old protagonist brought to life by the talented Lana Condor. Ruby is a student at Oceanside High, longing to find her place among her peers. Little does she know, her life is about to take an extraordinary turn when she discovers her true heritage as a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens.

In this Step by Step Drawing Blog, we invite you to join us in exploring the depths of Ruby's incredible journey through the power of art. Our tutorials will guide you in creating stunning illustrations of Ruby, capturing her strength, determination, and adventurous spirit.

Unleash your creativity as you bring Ruby to life on the canvas, capturing every intricate detail of her distinctive features, mesmerizing eyes, and iconic Kraken-inspired elements. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, these step-by-step instructions will help you capture the essence of this remarkable character and her thrilling underwater world.

Get ready to dive into the depths of your imagination as you follow our tutorials, unveiling the secrets behind each stroke and creating your very own Teen Kraken masterpieces. From her epic battles against formidable foes to her moments of self-discovery and triumph, let your artwork reflect the courage and resilience that define Ruby's character.

Stay tuned as we continue to unveil exciting drawing tutorials, providing you with insights into the creation of "Teenage Kraken," behind-the-scenes stories, and exclusive glimpses into this captivating animated world.

So grab your drawing tools, let your imagination run wild, and join us on this thrilling artistic journey with Teen Kraken!


In this tutorial we used the 36 pcs Fine-liner & Dual Tip Brush Pen Set:

  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Fine-liner Pens:
    • 0.05 Pen for finest details,
    • 0.1 overall outline,
    • 0.4 eyelashes and shoe laces 
  • Dual Tip Color Pens:
    • Light Blue
    • Blue
    • Purple
    • Violet
    • Green
All tools used in this tutorial and more you may find at NIL-Tech Store
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Let’s start Drawing Ruby Gillman (Teenage Kraken)

Teenage Kraken  Step 1. How to draw Ruby Gillman (Teenage Kraken) body outline.

Start by drawing a perfect circle for Ruby's head. This will be the shape of her face. Next, draw a vertical line that starts from the middle of the bottom of Ruby's head. This line should go downwards and be about half the size of the head circle. This will be Ruby's torso. Now, draw a horizontal line that crosses the torso line about one-third of the way up. This line represents Ruby's shoulders. At each end of the shoulder line, draw small circles to mark Ruby's shoulders. These circles should be the same size as the head circle. Then, draw a curved line from each shoulder circle for Ruby's hands. Below the torso line, draw another vertical line. This line should be at the same height as the shoulders and hips and should be about one-fourth the size of the head circle. This line represents Ruby's hips. Lastly, draw two curved vertical lines that go downwards from the hip line. These lines represent Ruby's legs.

drawing Ruby Gillman the Teenage Kraken

Step 2. Drawing construction lines for Ruby Gillman's hands, face, shorts and sneakers.

Inside the head circle, add one vertical line and one horizontal line that cross each other. These lines will help us with the face later on. Now, draw two small vertical lines where Ruby's neck should be. Connect these lines to the head and shoulders, creating a connection between them. Draw a trapezoid shape using the hip line as the top line of the trapezoid. This will be Ruby's body shape. At the bottom of each hand line, draw small oval shapes to represent the palms of Ruby's hands. Then, draw four longer lines for her fingers. Remember, since Ruby is a Kraken, her fingers can be longer and more tentacle-like! For Ruby's feet, draw medium-sized circles at the bottom of the leg lines. These circles will represent her sneakers.

And there you have it! You've successfully added more details to Ruby's drawing. Keep going and have fun adding colors and more special details to make your artwork unique!

 How to draw Ruby Gillman, the Teenage Kraken

 Step 3. Drawing an outline of Ruby Gillman aka Teenage Kraken.

Now using the construction lines we created we will draw an outline. Main thing to remember is our outline should be going around our construction lines, leaving space in-between. 

 Teenage Kraken

Step 4. Adding details to our drawing of Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. 

Draw wide eyelashes towards the outer corner. Pupils should be drawn closer towards the inner circle. Ruby is wearing a turtle neck and shorts, add details of sleeves and turtle neck top. She's wearing stripped tights, add stripes. Draw shoelace detail. 

 draw teenage kraken

Step 5. Erasing construction lines of our Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. 

Easiest step! Erase all construction lines, paving the way for the last and best step coloring Ruby in!

Teenage Kraken

Step 6. Final Step of drawing Teenage Kraken! Coloring Ruby in. 

 Ruby has Dark blue hair with light blue stripes for light and dimension. Her ears, face, hands, eyes and neck are light blue. Ruby is wearing a green turtle neck and purple shorts. Ruby's tights are stripped with purple, violet and white stripes. Her sneakers are purple with black shoelaces. 

Remember to have fun and be creative. Well done on completing the drawing!

All tools used in this tutorial and more you may find at NIL-Tech Store

Get yours today, and don't forget to you the code WELCOME for a 20%OFF

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