I thought I’d follow on from the previous post on painting a skull with watercolorswith this attempt at Freddy Kruegers head. Starting with the loose colors and working backwards by inking last I thought it might be another quick and cool experiment and as usual I documented the steps as a process you can take a look at below.
The finished drawing itself doesn’t look like Freddy Krueger, but I still had fun having a go at creating it.
Draw a loose head and hat drawing to paint over
I painted a watery wash of Yellow paint over the face area
A wash of red paint over the yellow gives another color gradient to work with
The black paint thinned down with water creates a grey color for the hat
Slight wash of yellow over the white spaces on the hat
Yellow eyes and a grey for the teeth
Light wash of red watercolor
Paint in some yellow ears
Light watery wash of grey in the whites of the eyes and mouth
Red paint is added to create more burnt and melted looking flesh, black dots in centre of eyes
Continue adding the red in places to bring out more of the features
Still trying to define the features with the nose and brown paint on hat
Using a uni-pin fine liner pen to ink the mouth and teeth
Staring to ink around the eyes and slight touches on the face
Continue adding thin ink lines to the ears and hat
Finish off the inking with small details
Light red wash under the eyes and grey on the teeth
Final details and that’s it, a decent first attempt, but by no means are we over in this respect
How to draw a Day of the Dead skull here now and we are going to sketch an example and then color it in too once inked. Day of the Dead skulls look very decorative with all the swirls and colorful patterns you can try and draw on the skull design itself.
Draw the usual oval shape for the skull
Eye holes and nose holes sketched lightly
Cheek bones and teeth are sketched in now
Design elements that sit around the gaps of the skull are worked out now
More designs added onto the skulls forehead
Draw in some hypnotic eyes and spiky designs above the eyes
Darker outline on the skull and some other slight designs added to the skull
Inking them now we try and make the skull design more clarified and concise for the colouring stage of this drawing tutorial.
Start carefully inking the drawing, start anywhere you like
Continue inking the dead skull with a fine line ink pen
See the design elements of the skull stand out when you ink
Nearly all inked, just the eyes that will take a steady hand to ink it right
Inked the swirls in the eyes. And using Gall Paintastic pens I added a deep red around the teeth
More red under the eyes
Pink pen for the eye brows I think you could call them
Yellow for the teeth
Orange pen for the swirly hypnotic eyes
Pink nose holes
Peach color to the skulls surrounding area
Continue trying to overlay the peach color on all of the white space on the skull
The peach color has all been added to the skull image
Coloring with red on the bottom tear drops and two stripes on the top of the skulls head
Yellow upside down tear drops and yellow stripes on the head
How to draw Pikachu a Pokemon that is regarded as one of the more popular Pokemon characters from the popular cartoon. I am at the moment toying with the idea to draw lots of other Pokemons too which might be cool, even though I’ve never really watched the cartoon.
Draw a square marshmallow shape for the body
Draw a smaller marshmallow shape to sit on the body
Draw in the arms which are quite basic and resemble the ends of a scarf
The legs are drawn in and are similar to the arms in design kust obviously shorter
Draw the eyes and the mouth like this
Draw in the ears which will have black ends and the round circles on each cheek
Draw a zig zag tail and start to darken the pencil lines more
Darken the eyes and other lines with an ink pen
Nearly finished with the ink pen
The drawing has been fully inked with cleaner lines
Now onto the coloring stage. I am using these really cheap Gall Paintastic pens which have a brush tip and these were ideal for coloring this Pikachu drawing. Lets look at the simple coloring process below.
Carefully using the yellow pen start to color from left to right to prevent smudging (or if you are left handed Right to left)
Nearly colored the full body of the Pokemon remember to leave the cheeks as they will be pink
Remember to leave a small white space at the base of Pikachu’s tail as that will be pink
Final details of pink on the round cheeks and the base of the tail
Sat at another Desk in my House getting ready to draw, a typical day.
Every so often I like to do a quick video showing you the drawings and little art projects I’m working on, sort of a snapshot of art that is an update of sorts.
In this video I have various new pieces of art, some finished and some not, but this is just a brief glimpse into my world as I am constantly drawing all of the time. So what I draw one week, I may re-draw slightly different the next week. Or create something entirely new and different the next week after that.