How To Draw Zombies Step By Step Guide - Drawing Zombies With Photo And Videos

How To Draw Zombies

To draw a zombie is to be as creative as possible with the right areas of your imagination all poured out on to the paper you are going to draw on. Drawing a zombie is what we will go through here with step by step illustrative photo guides and art video tutorials along the way. It makes sense to go into detail about drawing the subject of Zombies and so here we will.

In the Zombie picture drawing guide below you can see how a Zombie figure can be sketched out on paper and you can actually have a go yourself, the idea is just to have a go at drawing a Zombie and study all you can, maybe look up online for skeleton drawings or photos to aid your zombies design and then see about searching for figure drawing tutorials on Google to get an idea about drawing some good figures.

Click each image in order to see each step to help your Zombie drawing....


Drawing A Zombie Figure Step By Step In Pencil Draft

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It all starts with a simple curved line.Head and shoulder shapes added to the figure.Draw in the arms and a leg line.Start to define the arms, head and torso slightly.Sketch more on the arms and legs.Define the Zombies arms.Sketch in clothing rags hanging off the Zombie.Draw in some hair.Define the legs.Draw in a hand and add some detail.Shade the legs in slightly.Sketch more to the face.Extra shadows and figure definitions.Rib cage and rags more defined.Details of a rotting Zombie.Don't forget the other hand it was lonely!Draw the feet or not, I didn't....Movement lines on the floor suggests movement.The finished Zombie figure pencil draft.
It all starts with a simple curved line.
It all starts with a simple curved line.
Head and shoulder shapes added to the figure.
Head and shoulder shapes added to the figure.
Draw in the arms and a leg line.
Draw in the arms and a leg line.
Start to define the arms, head and torso slightly.
Start to define the arms, head and torso slightly.
Sketch more on the arms and legs.
Sketch more on the arms and legs.
Define the Zombies arms.
Define the Zombies arms.
Sketch in clothing rags hanging off the Zombie.
Sketch in clothing rags hanging off the Zombie.
Draw in some hair.
Draw in some hair.
Define the legs.
Define the legs.
Draw in a hand and add some detail.
Draw in a hand and add some detail.
Shade the legs in slightly.
Shade the legs in slightly.
Sketch more to the face.
Sketch more to the face.
Extra shadows and figure definitions.
Extra shadows and figure definitions.
Rib cage and rags more defined.
Rib cage and rags more defined.
Details of a rotting Zombie.
Details of a rotting Zombie.
Don't forget the other hand it was lonely!
Don't forget the other hand it was lonely!
Draw the feet or not, I didn't....
Draw the feet or not, I didn't....
Movement lines on the floor suggests movement.
Movement lines on the floor suggests movement.
The finished Zombie figure pencil draft.
The finished Zombie figure pencil draft.

Drawing Pencils For Sketching Zombies

Drawing A Zombie

Draw Zombies be inspired to draw a Zombie with this definitive drawing guide to inspire you.
Draw Zombies be inspired to draw a Zombie with this definitive drawing guide to inspire you.

Drawing A Zombies Hand

Here is a small picture guide on drawing a Zombies hand and you can click on each step in order so you can get an idea on how to draw a hand, Zombies hands are rarely clenched as a fist, so it's about drawing all of the fingers spread out like they are trying to grab someones face to eat.

Starting off from scratch when drawing a Zombies hand in simple terms like below is a great way of drawing anything, so have a good go at drawing it and studying it.


Draw A Zombies Hand Step By Step Illustrative Guide

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One line for the arm.Add a ball shape for the Zombies hand.Draw simple lines for the fingers.Define the Zombies arm.Define the fingers better.Shade the wrist slightly.Add knuckles to define the Zombies bony fingers.Extra details sketched in on the hand.Zombie finger nails, oh they really need a manicure.Darken the lines of the arm and hand.Add shadow to the Zombies arm and hand.Finished Zombie hand.
One line for the arm.
One line for the arm.
Add a ball shape for the Zombies hand.
Add a ball shape for the Zombies hand.
Draw simple lines for the fingers.
Draw simple lines for the fingers.
Define the Zombies arm.
Define the Zombies arm.
Define the fingers better.
Define the fingers better.
Shade the wrist slightly.
Shade the wrist slightly.
Add knuckles to define the Zombies bony fingers.
Add knuckles to define the Zombies bony fingers.
Extra details sketched in on the hand.
Extra details sketched in on the hand.
Zombie finger nails, oh they really need a manicure.
Zombie finger nails, oh they really need a manicure.
Darken the lines of the arm and hand.
Darken the lines of the arm and hand.
Add shadow to the Zombies arm and hand.
Add shadow to the Zombies arm and hand.
Finished Zombie hand.
Finished Zombie hand.

Watch Me Draw A Zombie Emerging From A Barrel Of Toxic Waste

The following three part drawing video series was a request from a friend on YouTube and it brought back some memories whilst drawing it from my childhood of watching all the old Zombie classics like Return of the Living Dead and Romero's Dead movies. The very idea of drawing a Zombie bursting out of toxic waste is just such a cool idea and one that I enjoyed sketching.

The first video is the pencil sketch stage and I got quite a few reactions to the way I started off drawing it too as some people wondered why I drew a diagonal line and then a circle midway. And I just say, just watch the video, it's quite long at 22 minutes for a video, but I wanted to take my time really and not have to rush the Zombie drawing too much.

The original pencilled Zombie sketch was drawn with a HB pencil, I normally use a softer and more darker pencil like a 5B or 6B but my kids have been into my art stuff and lost half of my pencils Grrrrr!

Watch the first video and have a go yourself at drawing a Zombie leaping out of a toxic waste barrel.....

Drawing A Zombie Bursting Out Of Toxic Waste Art Video

Inking Toxic Waste Zombie With Gel Ink Pen

When it comes to the inking stage we use a gel ink pen or something that you might be more comfortable with like a fine line ink pen. The trick with inking is to improve the original pencil lines and add to them with more details and other cool stuff.

At the end of the long video see how the drawing looks vastly improved and different as you can see more clearly how the zombie is inked with the pen and sometimes the sketchy way that you can achieve some areas of shade and shadow.

Inking The Toxic Waste Zombie - The Inking Process Video

Coloring In The Zombie Drawing With Crayola Twistables

Crayola Twistables are my tool of choice when it comes to adding color as are the original Crayola color pencils as they are cheap to buy and my personal favorite. When applying the color I start off with the toxic waste first and then work around the drawing coloring in in stages so that you can see how the process works, but it's fairly straight forward as you can just experiment with color on your own drawings and see what happens.

Coloring in the drawings is quite fun as you can bring to life a drawing that looks quite flat in just it's inked form and really make it shine and that's hopefully what I did in this video series...Mind you if I would have made these videos High Definition the file sizes would have been astronomical and would have taken hours to upload, although for quality reasons this was a shame, but any shorter videos I will make them HD as the video quality is better to watch.

Draw yourself a cool toxic waste Zombie....

Color A Toxic Waste Zombie With Crayola Twistables

How To Draw A Zombies Head In Ink Video

Draw A Zombie Head

In the following drawing video I use a fine line ink pen to sketch a loose version of a Zombie head and this is th type of art that excites me drawing without any guides as to drawing the thing, just getting on with it can be very useful for your own artistic abilities. Whatever the end result, you should try this at every chance you get.

There's no magical way of learning to draw except that age old phrase "Practice makes perfect!" whilst this doesn't necessarily mean true perfection it really means you'll start to create better art the more you draw and create new stuff. In the drawing video you'll see that the Zombies head can be sketched quite quickly and this can be learned too.

A little exercise for you to try is to draw lots of small head drawings on a sheet of A4 and try to draw them from different angles and this will give you a good image to select to begin drawing your Zombie head.

Bonus Drawing Video - Drawing A Zombie Cat

Just for fun I thought a nice video on drawing a Zombie Cat would be a nice way to round off this drawing tutorial. This Cat was modelled on no Cat in particular, just a random Cat Zombie Drawing. Here's the link - How To Draw Zombie Cat

Or, you can watch the Zombie Cat Drawing video below!

Draw A Zombie Cat

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An In Depth Guide To Drawing Zombies 15 comments

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Wayne Tully 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Cheers now! Yes they do take awhile to create and edit, especially the videos.


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Manna in the wild 4 years ago from Australia

Great instruction and well presented too. I have to vote this one up as I also write art hubs and know how much work you put into it. Well done.


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Wayne Tully 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

cheers now! I definitely enjoyed drawing these zombie drawings....got more planned!


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Richawriter 4 years ago from On Top of the World

Cool. Just my kinda hub! ZOMBIESSSSSSSS

I will never attempt to draw one. I'll leave that to my mum aho is an excellent artist, however writing about them is something I love doing.

Cool hub!

Up and Awesome!


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Margie Hill 5 years ago from Bluffton, South Carolina

Very talented! I hope to see more of your work.


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Wayne Tully 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Please if you like this drawing guide, then Google+ it or share it on Facebook or Twitter.


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Wayne Tully 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Wow Thanks! Going to try to do more of these larger drawing tutorial hubs...


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JiveTalkinRobot 5 years ago from California

Hahah great hub!


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JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

Yikes, so amazingly creative. Your videos are awesome. Very cool hub. Congrats on making it into the contest! Voted awesome.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Wow - I would have loved doing this as a kid~ Maybe I should do it now just because!! Congrats on making it into the contest and great idea!


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amandaD 5 years ago from Hull UK

Well that's great Wayne! more Zombies, can't you draw something nice like rabbits and angel fairies or something?


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Wayne Tully 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hey cheers KJ! Yeah I thought about just doing drawing hubs for a while on this channel just to build up some quality content...


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Kangaroo_Jase 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Hey great Hub Wayne, and good to see you back making hubs mate.


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Wayne Tully 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Cheers Simone! It took me awhile to write...well two days at the most, but I wanted to make it a chunky Zombie drawing tutorial....cheers now!


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Holy crap, Wayne Tully. This is incredible. I don't know what else to say. But holy crap. This. Is. Awesome.

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