Sunday, 3 June 2012

Drawing A Vampire Skull

How to draw a vampire skull

This drawing tutorial is derived from a tattoo art idea I drew some time ago. And so I thought why not make a drawing tutorial out of it. Drawing a vampire skull was and always shall be a design that looks cool as skulls always look great as a tattoo idea. This Vampire skull I wanted to draw on a side profile, so that the teeth looked prominent and so that I could sketch in the all of the detail which helps bring out the evil looking skull design.

The first art video below you can see that I was exploring the drawing as you should in the sketching stage.

Inking the Skull now with a fine line gel ink pen. I tried to add better detail and help clarify some of the drawing by going over the pencil lines and adding extra details.

Coloring the Vampire Skull with Crayola color pencils. The idea is to create a flesh color for this Vampiric skull and let the colors create the three dimensional nature of this skull design and improve the drawing.

Watch a step by step vampire skull bonus drawing video

How To Draw A Pirate Skull

How to draw a pirate skull step by step

A simple step by step drawing tutorial for drawing a pirate skull. Drawn with a popper pencil and really broken down into bite sized steps so that you can follow along and draw this yourself. Start off with a shape much like an oval for the skull head and notice I've put the oval on an angle which helps to make the skull design look unique and better to look at.

When starting to draw any kind of head or face, the starting point should always be a rough oval shape. And this pirate skull drawing is no exception. Take a look at the following step by step photos of each drawing stage to see how to draw this Pirate Skull image and once you see how it's done you can draw better and more improved skulls as time goes on.

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Draw an oval shape for the skulls head.

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Sketch the eye holes and a small line for the temple of the skull.

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Sketching in the cheek bones of the skull and working on the skulls structure.

Loosely draw the top teeth of your skull.

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Draw loosely the lower teeth and jaw.

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Sketch in the Pirate bandana.

Draw the eye patch on the skulls eye.

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Define the top teeth by darkening the pencil lines.

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Sketching the bottom teeth now again darkening the lines.

Adding more detail around the skull face.

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Shade the eyes and mouth with dark pencil shadows.

Final Details sketched in.

Write or draw your signature.

How To Draw Spawn

Drawing Spawn with helpful and inspiring video tutorials

I'd consider this as my first attempt for a good few years at drawing Spawn. I wanted to try and get all of the chains and main costume details in there and just make this a solid looking pencil drawing. When sketching this piece of art the most difficult thing to work out is the cloak which will obviously need me to practice a lot more, but on the whole the Spawn drawing turned out quite well and it was a good re-visit to a popular comic book character such as Spawn.

I first started buying my Spawn comics back when Spawn first came out in 1992 as I was and still am a fan of Todd McFarlanes art and the story of Spawn. The art drew me in and then the story followed not long after and as the years went past there was this massive array of characters you came to know, some died whilst others disappeared for awhile and that's to be expected in any long running comic book.

Watch the drawing video below and try drawing Spawn yourself as practice makes perfect when you exercise your drawing muscles.

Draw the Spawn half masked

Here we have video slideshow of the steps to take to draw a Spawn face masked. You can pause this video at any time if you are following along with the drawing process. This drawing more reflects the current Spawn incarnation as you can tell with the spikes on the head and the Demonic like teeth. It's always a good idea to plan any sketch beforehand and practice drawing the Spawn from many different angles. (This is something we shall do coming soon!)

How to draw Spawns face unmasked

When drawing Spawn's face it is always a good idea to draw it without a nose as that makes the Hellspawn look more evil with the eyes glowing his hell power. The teeth remain white at the pencil drawing stage. When I eventually come to ink this drawing I'll add some cracks and thin ink lines vertical on the tooth. Excessive pencil shading helps bring out the oozing shape of the power coming from the eyes and it creates a good contrast between dark and light areas on the Spawn face.