How To Draw Monsters

Monsters And Horrible Creatures

Monster Monster!
Monster Monster!

Drawing Lots Of Monsters Ideas And Creative Insights

Drawing lots of monsters and how to draw monsters is a subject that is very easy thing to do and once you get your head around the fact that monsters are not all the same.

Drawing monsters is as much as drawing them from imagination and tapping into the creative concepts that anyone has is the way to invent new monsters every time.

Inspiration from drawing monsters for me is the films, horror films in particular, they just seem to be the ideal background for movie monsters to inspire the creation of new original monsters in the form of sketches and drawings. I try to watch some classic horror films and recent horror films when I can to get some drawing of some monsters done.

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Drawing Monsters Should Be A Fun And Creative Process

All monsters should not look like one and other as this should be the fun part about drawing monsters and creatures. You could start off with intentions of creating a demonic monster and then something in your head could just alter your perception about what you want to achieve on the paper, you could draw a line and then decide no I'll draw this way and then before you know it the drawing has taken on a life all on it's own.

Monsters can be demonic, ugly deformed thing creatures, or other movie inspired monster variations.

The creative process of drawing monster creatures all starts with an idea just like any drawings, but monster drawing is something that I lose myself in by drawing them a bit too often as this is my specialty as I just love the design of nasty looking monsters, I'll quite often watch a horror film and pause it at the moments when a monster is on the screen so that I can sketch ideas down on paper.

Draft Your Ideas

So the first thing to do is to get some sketches and rough ideas down on paper first and this will be your starting point for creating more depth to your monster drawings, I like to draw multiple monster sketches as every drawing you do will be of some use, somewhere along the lines you could use unused drawings for other projects.

Develop You Sketch Ideas

Developing your sketches and your ideas further is the logical next step and one that you may have some sort of idea of anyway, but it's really worth spending a bit of time on developing your drawings further by adding movement and life to your creations.

The imagination is a great thing when it comes to drawing, so try to come up with fantastic monsters, as you'll be selective in the next step.

Choose One Monster Design - The Best Out Of The Lot

Choosing just one of your monster designs to work on at a time, you will be able to focus and finish all of your monsters one at a time, but when you have chosen your monster design, you can then finish it by adding details and colours or black inked lines for further depth with shadow, I'm a fan of pencil shading, but you may choose to paint or colour with pencil crayons.

Imagination is the creation of all things that may or may not exist!

Draw A Monster Like This One In This Drawing Video

Monster Pencil Drawing Ideas: Get Your Ideas Flowing

Monster creature head design, one of many sketch ideas in my sketchbooks. Art by Wayne Tully Copyright 2011.
Monster creature head design, one of many sketch ideas in my sketchbooks. Art by Wayne Tully Copyright 2011.
Digital demon artwork Copyright Wayne Tully.
Digital demon artwork Copyright Wayne Tully. | Source

Drawing Video Game Monsters

Every now and then drawing already established monsters and creatures can be so cool to try and draw from a fan art perspective as you might love playing the video games or watching the movies with these creatures in and drawing them feels like you are paying homage to them characters and monsters.

Here I drew a Doom monster, one of the Cacodemons that float around the corridors and shoot fireballs at you in the game. They are quite straight forward to draw and sketching lightly at first you can plan your whole drawing, including all of the demon design elements like horns and demonic teeth.

Watch the video below!

Draw Doom Monsters - The Cacodemon Video

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Drawing Monsters Tips 51 comments

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waynet 4 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers now!


Eliseo Gomez 4 years ago

i used you first monster pic for a class project, i redrew it myself just by looking at it cool drawing, i love your style


emily 4 years ago

That's cool! I think he should post more of those crazy creatures!:)


spade47 5 years ago

actually, i think that the maonster lost it's seriousness when you added the potbelly. It's kind of insulting from a demons point of veiw. Even so, a bit more detail on the stomach area (even if you have the pot belly) just add some shading to add more perspective to the picture. GREAT JOB THOUGH!!!!


deacon 5 years ago

wow cool monsters


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orlansison 5 years ago from Pangasinan Philippines

Wow great art and technique. I've been a cartoonist of a club during my college and I find this page as motivation to move again my pencil on my drawing board...Thank you.


plao 5 years ago

popopopopopopopopopopopo


KC 5 years ago

who eva drew dat had mad skillz


Luke 5 years ago

Who ever drew them there absoloutley amazing and i could neva draw like tht ther cool!!


Suzanne 5 years ago

I really liked these examples...very good concepts for creative drawing.


jack 6 years ago

ah so scary


lache boles 6 years ago

its good im a arties my self im pretty good dut not that good im look ford to go to the school for the arts


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Rock$tarant 6 years ago

Love those drawings :)


thjnjejd 6 years ago

i agree with babygirly these pics sucks as crap


C.J 6 years ago

lol nice pictures there well describing


joey 6 years ago

your pics suck i'v seen a lot better


yogert lover 6 years ago

i like the 1st pic but the others are not so good >_>


john glace 6 years ago

satanist


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Andrew!!

More drawing help to come soon!


Andrew Tobin 6 years ago

wayne you amaze me :P


lilly 6 years ago

nice drawings


bieber 6 years ago

cool a guess


6 years ago

it was ok


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers now!


Jesse 6 years ago

ALALALALALALALALALALALALALALLALALALALALA BOOM


candy 6 years ago

the drawlings rock my socks lol!!!!!!!!!


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Ok, I'll try to draw a monster hot next time!

Cheers babygirl!


babygirly 6 years ago

this picture of the monster is cold.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Wise one!

I like to draw monsters and demons, but I am going to draw fairies and nice stuff soon for a change.


wise one.. 6 years ago

i love to draw monsters n demons..but i have to just let my imagination flow into paper.all i do is draw..n keep sketching.people are going to see me around some day..all there is to do is practice n let the time fly by.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Glenn!

I've got more drawing hubpages coming up as I am going to publish them one by one, as it looks like I've got nearly 20 in draft.


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Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

I found you from your post in the forum and read all three of your hubs on drawing demons/monsters. I'm a doodler, not the same thing, but I related to your work and enjoyed your hubs. You're very creative and you give a lot of good information on drawing. Thanks.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Ah yes Sweets I did get them, am working on the answers now, although one question at the end was cut off, but I am answering the rest of your questions, cheers now!

P.S I will email you just to acknowledge I received the questions, (I should have done that first!..insert red face smiley!)


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

Waynet,

Sent you the questions, but now I think there is something wrong with my email since you did not tell me if you got them or not. If you are just to busy to do it could you please let me know, as I think there might be something wrong with my email :).


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Chris!

This hubpage is due an update, like some of my other hubpages, as my intended point with this one was to provide a step by step way of drawing a monster and I just didn't have the time back then, but now I do, so will update this one with some good stuff.


Chris Friend 6 years ago

Pretty good stuff.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Thanks Jennifercindy (all rolled into one!)

Demons are everywhere and they should be drawn to capture their inner beauty, so thanks for your comments and next time don't be so demonist...it makes them sad, they have feelings too y'know!!


cindy 6 years ago

these are so ugly!!!!!whoever drew all this is like a demon worshiper or something


jeniffer 6 years ago

these are not good pictures they are too full of demons


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Sweets!

Gotta do some more of these, but with lots of pictures soon!!


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

Great one for Halloween Waynet! I just stumbleupon it!


seth adams  6 years ago

that was scary


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Yeah that bitch needed putting in her place, the undead ghostly MFR!


I. M. Nameless 6 years ago

Haha you showed "Queen Elizabeth"


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers for your comments hector and tee hee Queen Elizabeth the 1st who has been dead for years...haunting hubpages eh? I wonder why?


Queen Elizabeth 1st 7 years ago

Hello, I am her majesty of England. I absolutely adore your website and for this reason I want everybody who has written something or posted something or anybody who has helped in the making of this sight to come to Buckingham palace and join in a party. It is on the 6th december 2009 please do come. From Queen Elizabeth yours truly.


hector 7 years ago

this site is soooooooooooooooooo cool


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Funny you should mention venom as I have a how to draw venom in the works and a spiderman one too..oh and a hulk and batman one...heck all the comic book heroes you can think of!!!!


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EcoAsh 7 years ago from Hemet

Dang thats good. Kinda looks like Venom. I can only draw simple cartoons. I can't do detail and shading like that.


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers again Nancy....I did have a video to go with this showing me draw a monster, but I spent at least an hour on it and when it came to uploading it to youtube and other places the file was corrupted or something and it was good as well, I shall have to try and redo it!!


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

Scarrrrrrrrrrrrrrry! Nice peek into the world of creating a monster.

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