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How To Draw A Predator Face

Updated on December 8, 2010

Drawing A Predator Face

Predator - Drawing a Predator.
Predator - Drawing a Predator. | Source

Drawing A Predators Face

When drawing a Predators face I had to have a reference photo so that I could remember how they look and this is what I first recommend you do yourself. It's been a while since I last drew a predators face, in fact it was way back in college that I first attempted to draw a Predator which didn't turn out too good at the time, because I've incorporated the art of foundational sketching since then and have become more of a sketcher to get a good end drawing result.

The first thing I ever remember about the Predator was that the alien make up was a superb job in the first movie, it looked believable and really that's what inspired me as a kid, even though I never attempted to draw it back then as I was more interested in drawing comic book stuff like Spiderman and Batman.

I have a YouTube video below of me drawing a Predator face, but before you watch it or maybe after you've watched it, do read my notes here as I will attempt to explain my way along sketching the Predators alien face.

I've speeded up some of the sketching to save file space and cut down on time to watch the video, now the early sketching is as you can see really sketchy as I attempt to work out the proportions of the head and the complicated teeth which many people complain about drawing. As I mention in the video that the Predators facial structure has somewhere hidden inside it a human skull that could be considered as an exaggeration, the top and bottom jaw are there as are the eye sockets and the dome of the head and also the cheek bones too.

The reference photo above is the one I used to try and create the Predator drawing and you'll notice I didn't copy it, I only used it as a reference and that's how it should be. The very idea of tracing the photo wouldn't be considered cheating if you learnt how to draw the Predators face in the process, but I drew it by looking at the photo on my computer monitor.

As you see the drawing progress, you can see that the face of the Predator becomes more Predator like as I continue adding and darkening the pencil lines (I used a 4B and a 5B pencil) Certainly it helped by having a reference photo, but don't feel limited by this drawing aid as no one will know if you decide to add different lines here and there, the emphasis is on drawing the subject matter and not a perfect copy of a photograph. I will always tell you that the beginning sketch is the most important as it sets up the final drawing and really it does help you learn to draw certain things on the way.

I can tell you, when I first thought of drawing a Predator this way I felt quite daunted by drawing one, particularly since I haven't drawn one in a while, but on a whim, I decide to just video the drawing process and put my lack of confidence aside, because as the drawing progressed I soon realised that the lack of confidence was unfounded.

At the end of the video I just show you the final inked drawing as done off camera, as that would have took more time within the video. Really the drawing video I just wanted to show the building up a sketch and the process, so that if anyone watched it could see how it's done.

So do watch the video below and tell me what you think.

Drawing Predators Face

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Drawing A Predators Face

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    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers K9!

      I did an alien head drawing video and I placed it on my alien head drawing hubpage too which was sort of similar to this one.

      There's certainly more drawing videos to come!

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      India Arnold 

      10 years ago from Northern, California

      You kick-fooffies Waynet! Drawing a predator face this perfect takes real talent. I am more impressed with each drawing lesson you present my friend. Very well done.

      Up and awesome!


    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks for the comments Steveo!

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      10 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      I don't have an art bone in my body, but for some reason I love your drawings. This nasty creature is a good one. Thanks.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Artguy!

      More on the way and I do want to do a full Predator figure drawing video too.

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      10 years ago from Columbus

      Nice drawing, the finished product came out nicely. I start my drawings out the same way with a loose sloppy sketch. It makes it easy to come back and put in the details.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Dame!

      I'm getting used to drawing on video now and it's quite fun to do!

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      Gin G 

      10 years ago from Canada

      Wow! that's a awesome job. I draw and somehow manage to get the face off centre, lol. Well done! :)

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now!

      An Alien one coming soon!

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      10 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Wow.. Great talent!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now, this is one of the few drawing videos that I am pleased with as I just went for it and hoped for the best and it turned out great.

      I've done an alien one, which looks good too, just have to edit it together.

      Cheers Robert!

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      10 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      This one's fantastic. You got great accuracy and did successfully change the angle of the Predator's head from the photo reference to your original drawing. That's one of the best uses of a reference photo I've seen yet. Thanks also for using those soft 4B and 5B pencils to darken the pencil drawing, it helps a lot to see the strong darks the soft pencils create. Great video!


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