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How To Draw A Dalek

Updated on July 6, 2014

Dalek

The image of a true Dalek...exterminate!!
The image of a true Dalek...exterminate!!

Drawing Time With My Son Drawing Daleks

 Every now and then I have drawing time with my son, it's a chance to get drawing our favourite stuff and today it was a Dalek from Doctor Who and this was the first time that I had ever drawn a Dalek, which was quite weird particularly as Doctor Who is my most favourite show on the planet and I like to draw every chance that I get.

We had a visual reference in the form of a small sized golden Dalek figure from the daleks of manhattan episode to draw from and I drew the first Dalek so my son could watch How I tackled it.

And here is that picture below!

My Sons First Dalek Sketch

My 8 year old son had a go at drawing a dalek too.
My 8 year old son had a go at drawing a dalek too.

A Closer Look At Drawing A Dalek

 As you may know, Daleks are supposed to resemble a pepperpot or salt shaker and this is reflected in the design of the Dalek so I started off with the curved dome on the Daleks exterior and shifted the design to show the Dalek on a side view.

You can see the rough shape that I ended up with below.

Dalek Outline Sketch

Let the simple pepperpot dalek design shine here.
Let the simple pepperpot dalek design shine here.

Adding The Dalek Weapons

Adding the Dalek weapons was the next logical step to draw this at this stage was so that I would not draw over the lines and small ball designs.

The eye stalk and the two light bulbs were added to the dome head, then the whisk and the plunger as they appear to look like (Classic Doctor Who Design At It's very best!!)

See how we are progressing below.

Dalek Drawing Becoming More Recognisable

A quick build up of the Dalek drawing.
A quick build up of the Dalek drawing.
See the Dalek is looking more like a Dalek now after a little harder pencil line work.
See the Dalek is looking more like a Dalek now after a little harder pencil line work.

Just Finishing Off And Adding Detail With Solid Outlines

This is the best part of the drawing for me, everything coming together as a largely successful drawing, we have the spheres on the casing of the Dalek and the grill just below the top domed helmet, the weapons are even more defined now I've gone over the first pencil lines.

Now you if you wish can begin to draw a background for the Dalek which could help put it in a setting and just help the Dalek settle on the page in a composition.

Drawing Daleks has been fun, so I think we will be drawing Cybermen next and from there who knows...

Finished Dalek Pencil Drawing Inked

Complete Dalek drawing inked and all.
Complete Dalek drawing inked and all.

See A Drawing Video On Drawing A Dalek

I created this video to show you an alternate version of me drawing a Dalek in real time on video. This is a draft sketch idea of a Dalek and whilst it isn't perfect, it does show you how to draw the true Nemesis of The Doctor.

How To Draw A Dalek

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      Brendan 18 months ago

      I love Daleks!!!

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      zed 2 years ago

      thx a drawing for my friends b day

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      rose 3 years ago

      awesome

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      George 4 years ago

      Doctor who rocks my room is full of DW posters.

      Matt smith rules

      Geronimo

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      The Doctor 5 years ago

      Itvis awesome

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      bmx 5 years ago

      thanks so much i'll try a cyberman

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      lilly jay 5 years ago

      hi i don't know what al those idiot were talkin bout when they say rubbish as it is entirerly the oppisite and i love dr who and have a corner in my room just for all my dr who stuff and i love drawing the monsters and the tardis i know im a bit out of dateby 2 years) but hopefully my message gets through :)

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      emzy who 5 years ago

      Doctor who rocks, I maybe ten but i drew a pepperpot with knobs on, waynet you didn't draw a pepperpot with knobs on

      YOU ROCK

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      yo 5 years ago

      awesome

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good Daleks

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      jake 5 years ago

      that rocks !!!!!!! i love daleks

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      Doctor Who rock! 5 years ago

      This is awesome! Thanks a bunch. *Virtually hugs*

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      River 5 years ago

      I finally can draw a dalek. Thanx so much

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      Wayne Tully 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now! Dr Who is ace!

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      Brian L. Powell 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      Sketching and Dr. Who. This is a great hub!

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      Wayne Tully 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yay!

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      TARDIS 5 years ago

      that is awesome,I love Doctor Who

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      LOLMAN 5 years ago

      Exterminait LOL

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      jaz 6 years ago

      waw its good

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      Mohombi and selena Gomez 6 years ago

      it rocks! its so sexy!!! INOVE! INLOVE!! INLOVE!!!

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      Dan 6 years ago

      harry 15 months ago

      it is rubbish

      YOU'RE RUBBISH!

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      simon 6 years ago

      wiked

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      bubzey 6 years ago

      awesome drawing, helped me a lot. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

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      billy 6 years ago

      rubbish

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      hjgfhglsdg 6 years ago

      i love that it is awesome!!!!!!!yay 4 aliens

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I draw demons and fantasy art as well as comic book art too.....

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      Amy pond 6 years ago

      I'm intresed in art. What else do u draw?

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Amy....look after the doctor, he needs a bit of help every now AND THEN!

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      Amy pond  6 years ago

      Hay, his drawing is not so bad. I agree I needs a little bit more, mabey a bit of directional shading or something? But the shapes and the whole feel of it is very good.

      I love doctor who!!! The story lines are often bad but still it's very quirky!!!!!!!

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      benjamin Bracciano 6 years ago

      better than cybermen!

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Let's see it then! hahahaha lol! oh I forgot you are an anonymous!

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      roby 6 years ago

      the pictors of daleks r rubbish even i can do better than that and i am only nine

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      darlek 6 years ago

      daleks r awesome!!

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      dalek 7 years ago

      but the new season has modern affects depends what you like. the people who watch doctor who that i know do not like the new story lines that much and are unsure about the

      new doctor it is ditto for me.

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      dalek 7 years ago

      the new season of doctor who is no very good. tom baker is cool matt not so much

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Awesome! Daleks are cool!

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      bobobobobob 7 years ago

      this helped me so much i was drawing this for my wee cousin

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      banana 7 years ago

      Daleks are cool;)

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      Harry 7 years ago

      Nice

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      PizzaGal 7 years ago

      thanks for the help! but can you help out now by drawing a scientist dalek?

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers there Katelyn!

      I like doctor who too and drawing some of the daleks and cyberman is just cool, which reminds me I'll have to do a cyberman one and some others in time, cheers!

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      katelyn long 7 years ago

      Im a docter who fan and i love it what you have skillfully created, i wish i had your special talent

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      the doctor 7 years ago

      I am american & i love Doctor Who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank u for teacing me

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      jjjnjgvgn  7 years ago

      lawl!!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers all!

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      neil townsend 7 years ago

      that is awesome man

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      bob 7 years ago

      wweird

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      yo 7 years ago

      cool

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      harry 7 years ago

      it is rubbish

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      callum 7 years ago

      thancks

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      jimbob 7 years ago

      thanks

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cool!

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      olie 7 years ago

      it was really helpful to me

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      hehe 8 years ago

      YAY!!!!!!!

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