How To Draw Vampires And Other Nasty Creatures
Vampires are one of the oldest type of horror villains, mainly in film, but have actually been ripped from countless books, the most noticeable one was Bram Stokers: Dracula, Vampires have been in numerous films since, some great some dreadfully awful they stink!
The movies have always inspired me to create, in fact it has been the single most influential thing in my life, oh and comics, so it's the second, but also first, anyway....
Vampires are the undead creatures of the night that feed off the living, for anybody who didn't know they are fictional creatures that exist in our own societies culture as one of the bad arse movie villains, they are either super powered, or they turn into bats or wolves, which is a neat trick at best, but with their undead lives comes a cursed life, one of nighttime social lifes and all you can eat take aways.
Sun light will turn them to dust, a stake to the heart will kill them, holy water burns them and er ...garlic gives them bad breath or something.
Things like this are essential to a classic movie monster, small touches like this can be repeated through the years in any vampire film.
What follows is a few drawings of some vampires, some cool, some evil, but all done in a style that I prefer, the comic book style!
A Manga Inspired Vampire Drawing
Drawing Vampires Books To Look At
Drawing vampires are one of the easiest things to do, as they are and look almost human but with slight differences in either the eyes, teeth and eyebrows (depending on the productions budget) they often convey a lot of human emotion, even though they are the undead.
It all starts with a head sketch, building on an oval shape like in the demon hub, and taking it from there, sketching out some ideas on head angles and character.
In fact sketching out the head first is always a great idea, as it is the first thing you see on a character, so make them vampires scary by drawing the head first, because you can always imagine what the rest of the character will look like, here are a few more head ideas you can see how to draw your vampires.....
Vampire Head Example Drawings
Drawing Vampires - Figure Drawing
When it comes to drawing vampires, the figures are of great importance, because without a figure for the vampire, then a floating head won't be good enough, so try to think of a few ideas, such as different proportions of character types and just get on with drawing some ideas, it doesn't matter if they turn out wrong or not what you'd hoped, it's all about creating something that looks good in the end and sometimes that takes awhile with art.
Look at the vampire figure below and see how it is constructed and also see how you can draw your own from this example, figures are really built out of block shapes, so try and break down each example into a simple block shape figure to help you understand how the figures are constructed.
With most character studies a good idea is to draw a close up of the face to the side like I have done below.
Have a go yourself and try and draw some nasty looking vampires, be inspired and draw some cool stuff!!!
You might find Drawing Fantasy Creatures of interest too if you liked this drawing inspirational tutorial mish mash.
Quick Ink Sketch Vampire Figure Examples
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