How To Draw A Devil

Drawing A Devil

Devils are really just another excuse to draw some more demons, but call them devils for fun, devils are supposed to be horned devils, with hooves and red skin, however I find this quite limiting, so I prefer to mix it up and draw them the way I want them drawn, but I do keep the horns on their heads as this is a characteristic that must not be missed out!

To draw a devil is really just like you start to draw anything else, it's all in the planning sketches and down to your imagination for the devils to look devilish in your design.

See some rough devil sketches below for some ideas and inspiration for your devil drawing.

Devil Demon Inspirational Drawing

Demons and devils pencil drawings. Copyright Wayne Tully 2009.
Demons and devils pencil drawings. Copyright Wayne Tully 2009.

Pick An Idea From Your Draft Sketches

 Choosing an idea from your preliminary devil drawings is easy or at least it should be, once you find one that you could develop and create a good devil drawing, it is about getting on with that drawing to complete it the way that your initial sketch shows.

You need to choose a final idea that you like and one that you are comfortable in developing further.

Devil First Sketching Part 1

Developing The Devil

 Once we have selected our rough devil drawing it is time to start the sketching of some more details and building up our devil drawing further, now often I draw devils with long curled up Ram or goat like horns as I feel devils look better drawn this way, but you don't have to draw them this way.

The Devil sketch below shows some of the characteristics of a devil showing through, but we can work on them later, once you have something that resembles this step you can move on to the next stage of drawing, which is surprise surprise more drawing development of our devil.

Drawing A Devil Part 2

Finishing The Devils Missing Arm Off

 At this stage it is about drawing that arm that needed to be drawn as I simply couldn't do it earlier on and also the horn had to be replaced further back on the head and that is what this step goes through, sorting out the devil drawing ready for the inking stage.

Devils Arm Video

Inking Your Devil, Get Your Ink Pens Out!

 This stage as usual I ink the finished pencil drawing and try to improve on the pencil drawing by adding dark areas through slight bits of cross hatching and just filling in black to the right areas and you can see the finished inked version right near the end of the video.

I hope to try and go through colouring with Gimp to one of my drawings that I've finished, whether it's this Devil one or something else, so stay tuned for that as I am becoming a master of Gimp(If I can boast about that title!)

Ink Your Devil Video

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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Borge!

Sketching is always the best thing to do, to see if an idea is going to work, as often is the case one idea turns into many ideas all at once!


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borge_009 6 years ago from Philippines

You have some great talents in here. I have been practicing drawing but in always ended up in a not so nice output


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

I want to draw some comic books, tattoos and do some drawing tutorial type books and dvds and also do concepts for films and tv, although not in that order, anything that pays me to do what I love to do and that is draw all day and everyday!

Cheers Spoo!


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Spoo 6 years ago

Just a question I wanted toi ask... What do you want to do with your art skills.... what are you shooting for?


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Mike!

Got more on the way, just have books to write and draw and also a business to definitely get off the ground!!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

It's easy to see how much you enjoy your work--it shows in everything you do! Very nice hub, as always.


aaa 6 years ago

So scary oO


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Thanks Robert!

The graphic novel is underway and I'll expect to have finished the art for it early in the new year, I'll either release it as a black and white graphic novel or I may spend more time colouring each page...I'm not sure yet!


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robertsloan2 6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

This one is great! You need to do a graphic novel for sure!


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Thanks Nancy and Artguy!

I quite liked drawing this one, I don't know what I've got in store next with youtube videos as far as my drawing goes, but I'm glad you liked them as I liked drawing them and am getting used to talking on them now, just need to work on directly being on camera for a bit of branding promotional stuff.

Cheers now!


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artguy 6 years ago from Columbus

Nice series Wayne, I look forward to seeing more.


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Nancy's Niche 6 years ago from USA

Wow! Your an amazing talent...


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Hiya babes!

Yes you know I love drawing and you too...erm I'll have a nice bit of crumpet with extra cheese!!! tar very much!


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amandaD 6 years ago from Hull UK

So this is what you've been working on whilst I've been out today...looking good, what do you fancy for supper tonight? I'll cook!

Love ya!

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