Drawing A Zombie In 4 Easy Steps

Zombie Sketch Ideas For Inspiration

Zombie head sketch drawing, drawn to look scary and rotten.
Zombie head sketch drawing, drawn to look scary and rotten.
An unfinished drawing of a zombie rotting.
An unfinished drawing of a zombie rotting.
A gathering of zombies rotting about the place.
A gathering of zombies rotting about the place.

Zombie Drawing

The zombie has no hand but he cannot reliev himself, so he will have to eat someones brain instead.
The zombie has no hand but he cannot reliev himself, so he will have to eat someones brain instead.

Step 1: Beginning Sketches

Drawing your zombies, it is essential that you start to have some idea as to what your character will look like, as zombies can be of any personality, even if they are the undead.

Any drawing always starts with a line here or a line there, and you bring it altogether, all of your ideas and sketches to make something special, after all that's what being creative is all about.

The first step is to draw your zombie in a rough state or what is termed as a draught sketch, this is to lay out your drawing to see if it will work and will look right.

You could do this in many ways, for instance, take a look at the next step.

Zombie Sketch Chosen

Zombie Sketched with black ink as a quick zombie sketch.
Zombie Sketched with black ink as a quick zombie sketch.

Step 2: Lots Of Zombie Sketching

 To really get a sense of what you need to draw you may need to draw a few versions of your idea to make sure you know that it will look right, this is a simple exercise in artistic development.

By doing things this way, you'll always come up with a lot of good ideas and sketches to fall back on when you do get them odd few days where nothing is working right.

Step 3: Choosing A Final Zombie Design

Out of your round of zombie drawings, you should be choosing your final design.

And to the right is the one that I have chosen, I sketched this without any need for pencil, just with a black fine liner, drawing creatures and characters quite quickly is a useful method for remembering the drafting process when drawing a zombie.

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Bringing Life To Your Zombie Art

Shading of the zombie art, with added rotten filth.
Shading of the zombie art, with added rotten filth.

Step 4: Finishing Your Zombie Art

Adding the finishing touches to your zombie art, takes a small amount of effort compared to what you already have done, here we attempt to create life in the undead, with defined form of the zombie corpse.

And we do this with a little light and drak shading magic, my preferred method, also you can add movement lines and other things like flies and falling maggots which will help in bringing life to your zombie. I usually keep the old pencil lines in that I added along the way to draft out the shadow parts.

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Drawing Horrible Rotting Zombies 30 comments

freak123 4 years ago

great man ur zombies are exelent


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waynet 4 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Glad you liked it! cheers!


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Jakebrap 4 years ago from Liverpool, UK

Brilliant hub :] I voted it up and left a 'useful' feedback - also linked to it from one of my hubs ^^


the artist 5 years ago

hi...i am a young artist who would like to know on how i could improve my dawing abilities. i am fairly decent at art. i have been drawing since i could hold a pencil. my art has been displayed in some art universities and stuff like that. i would also like to note that you are a very talented artist! keep up the good work wayne!

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Hotshark4 6 years ago

I love zombieland its my favorite film! Thx so much for the help waynet.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Obviously there are different stages of zombies so to say that is ridiculous....look at the movies like Romero's zombie movies and return of the living dead, although totally undead zombies.

Zombies will have different stages of decomposition, so whilst Zombieland was cool, just imagine them zombies ageing a bit more with their rotting skin hanging off....then they would be skeletons!

okay!


phoebe 6 years ago

those don't look like zombies sorry. more like skeltons. im watching zombieland


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Hi there! I was drawing when I was still in a foetal position!!


lauren 6 years ago

hi everyone i started drawing when i was 2 years old and my name is lauren mctaggart


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Andrew!

I like to inspire with my drawings and that's why I'll be releasing my first ebook fairly soon on drawing skulls and then a whole series of ebooks on different drawing topics of interest.


Andrew Tobin 6 years ago

hey man your drawing are so awesome :) im into death metal and horror drawings are my favourite i always look off your hubs .. not to learn how to draw or anything i look for more inspiration from what you draw


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

When I was 12 years old and now I'm 31, always been one for drawing horror related stuff and my mum always wanted me to draw nice stuff....


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dragonheart599 6 years ago

when did you start drawing zombies


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Justin...never heard of ya, but I do live in a time warp, but cheers anyway, I likes to draw Zombies!!


justin beiber 6 years ago

hey,if you don't know who i am i'm the famous singer justin beiber and i love your awesome zombie drawings.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Jesse!

I will try to keep up the good work....


jesse111111111111111111 6 years ago

your drawings r off the chain my man keep up the good work


charger 15 6 years ago

you rock you drawl the best zombies ever keep it up


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Thanks Faceman!

I'll be doing some more zombie drawing, but with videos, so I'll add them to this one when done.


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faceman 6 years ago

I like your zombies that's cool, keep it up.


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Yep, I've got all the time in the world to draw this stuff now that I am taking the content writing a bit more seriously and my drawing for that matter and expect a how to draw book out soon too!


dragon4heart 6 years ago

wow this stuff is really neat i never thought that someone could have enough time to draw the pictures and then upload them to the computer just to show the world that its easy to be yourself and let your creative flow go;)


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Dragons - now we are talking! I look forward to that one.

Have a great evening!


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Great stuff!

I have over 45 more "how to draw" hubpages coming up and one of my favourite ones is how to draw dragons and I'm trying to do some videos too....just takes time....cheers now!!


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

No worries - it should get you a little traffic, and I like your work. It has inspired me to dig out the pencils for the first time in a couple of years :)


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Those zombies get everywhere....Cheers mate!


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Cool Hub, Wayne - your art is now on the forums! - Could not resist.

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/14544?page=6#post1...


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Thanks guys! Just doing my bit for Google! and I love to draw zombies too.


JAYCEE 7 years ago

grrrr VERY COOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


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EcoAsh 7 years ago from Hemet

Wow those are some great zombies! you can draw really good. I don't have patience for all the detail and shading.

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