- How many steps does it take to draw our number-loving friend, Count von Count? Follow these instructions from a Sesame Street artist and find out!
- Construction paper or computer paper
- Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
To draw Count von Count, you will need:
Get a "Head" Start
To start drawing the Count, hold your paper the long (landscape) way. In the center of the page, draw a round shape for the Count's head. Now, draw two dotted lines. One line should run vertically down the middle of the circle; the other horizontally. Next, draw a large, curved triangle shape around the circle. The three angles of the triangle should extend out beyond the circle's rim. You will erase the dotted line, triangle, and circle later, so keep them light.
It's time to add the Count's eyes. Slightly above your horizontal guideline, draw two ovals, one on each side of the vertical line. The ovals should tilt upward and inward. (Imagine two eggs leaning toward the center vertical.) In the center of each oval, draw a small circle for the pupil.
Put a Lid on It
The Count's eyes wouldn't be complete without his droopy eyelids. For the upper lids, draw a curved line through each eye. These should slightly overlap the tops of the pupils. Extend the lines beyond the eyes to form lashes. Add another, shorter lash on each side. Slightly below the pupils, draw the Count's lower lids.
The Nose Knows
Place a long, upside-down V-shape midway between the Count's eyes. Each side of the "V" should extend slightly below the dotted horizontal line. Now close the open "V" with a shorter, wider, right-side-up one! This will form the tip of the Count's nose. It should end approximately one thumb-width below the horizontal line. To add the Count's signature monocle, draw a circle around his left eye, overlapping the nose slightly.
Add a Smile
For the top of the Count's mouth, draw a slightly curved line that just overlaps the tip of his nose. Add a small parenthesis on each end of the line.
One, Two Fangs!
Draw a wide, U-shaped line for the bottom of the Count's smile. Give him two fangs—one on either side of his nose—and a pointed, triangle-shaped tongue.
Draw a pointed ear on either side of the Count's head.
A Hair-Raising Act
Now for the brow! Above the Count's eyes, draw a jagged, connected eyebrow (shaped like a wide, squashed letter "M"). Draw hair on the crown of his head and a pointed goatee on his chin.
The Finishing Touches
A few small adjustments will help give the Count his unique look. To make his jawline more angular, add rounded points on both cheeks. Fix his cape by curving the bottom edges of your original triangle. Draw the Count's outfit below his head.
Clean up your drawing. Erase the overlaps, the original circle, and the dotted lines you drew in the beginning. Add shading.
Color the Count with your crayons, markers, or colored pencils. You can even give him a background and draw some bats!