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How To Draw A Clown
Drawing A Clown
Clowns are those classic characters that we either loved as a child or were scared to death of them, the phrase clowns and midgets haunts many people as they struggle to adjust from their childhood as they tried to rid themselves of the evil clown images of the past.
However most clowns are happy and they are quite friendly looking so we shall start off with this way of drawing them. What interests me more is that if you get a whole bunch of clowns in the same room they never ever look the same as they all seem to have their own personalities and look.
If you've ever seen that classic film Killer Klowns From Outer Space, you can get an idea of the types of costumes aswell, but of course there are other sources of reference for your clown designs and you need to take all that you can to learn how to draw more clowns.
Clown First Sketch
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The First Clown Sketch
In this first clown sketch we just map out the rough guidelines for our little clown, I do this with a medium to light pencil such as a HB(which is the standard pencil.) I already have a rough idea of how I want my clown to look like, but I just need to confirm this with a rough sketch, it either happens or it doesn't at this stage, if it happens all well and good but if it didn't then I would go and do a few seperate sketches to try and find a clown design that would look great.
On this occasion, I have got it right and will continue from here.
Clown Image Is Decided Upon Here
Working The Pencil Lines To Build Your Clown Drawing
Once you have your rough frame for your clown drawing, adding thicker and more defined pencil lines to your drawing helps to assure your design, plus you can start adding details on the face and the costume of the clown.
I've added a red nose and a silly clown wig together with totally daft clown shoes.
You could draw what you want on your clown.
Fully Inked Clown Drawing
Finishing Off Your Clown Drawing
Adding the finishing touches to your clown drawing can be just about erasing unwanted pencil marks and lines and drawing in more details and personal touches to your style of drawing and to the character of the clown.
After this step you may wish to ink the drawing and colour it to your own colour scheme, this is the fun part of drawing for me, adding colours really work to bring the clown alive.
I'll probably upload the colour clown drawing at some point, but you get the idea with clowns, the more you look and be around clowns and immerse yourself in a subject, then the better you will be able to draw them.
Draw Other Clown Drawings
Other Clown drawings to consider could be Demonic Clowns or scarier looking clown faces which are more disturbing if you actually draw them the none friendly way and maybe a Zombie Clown which could be quite fun to try and have a go at sketching.