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How To Draw A Witch - Witches Drawings Art Tutorial

Updated on July 12, 2014

Unfinished Witch Sketch Drawing

This unfinished witch drawing was abandoned as I already knew I had the pose right it was just a case of re-drawing it.
This unfinished witch drawing was abandoned as I already knew I had the pose right it was just a case of re-drawing it.

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Drawing Witches From Imagination

Drawing witches from your imagination is quite easy what with all the great reference material out these days in print in books and online with other artists work, you can be soon on your way to drawing some great witch designs and artwork that you will be proud of, but let's assume that you need a bit of help with forming a good witch drawing from scratch, then this article guide will show you how.

Witch inspired designs and ideas.

Drawing Wizards, Witches and Warlocks are the same thing. But to draw witches for Halloween cards and birthday cards or even your own stories is a great thing, just take a look at other artist designs for witches.

Drawing wizards and witches in the area of fantasy are what I love to draw, but for our purposes here, with witches they can be anything you want them to be, for intance the classic witch look is of the wicked witch of the west from the wizard of oz, so you could go that route if you wished, but also witches could be dark a gothic super model looking types of witches. .

A Traditional witch

Here are detailed instructions for drawing the traditional witch on explaining my take on this I go through steps with actual drawings for each step so enjoy!.

The ideas beind the classic witch design go way back beyond the scope of a history lesson, so we shall just stick to this tutorial for our purposes. A black hat, a witches broom, a black cat and an ugly looking green face with  a warty nose is the fashionable look of a witch that everyone recognizes.

Classic Witch Design

The classic witch design, complete with black witches hat and hook nose.
The classic witch design, complete with black witches hat and hook nose.

First Lines Of Your Drawing

Sketching a witch.
Sketching a witch. | Source

Step: Creating Those First Lines

 A witch is made up of a few elements that make up the design, first the hat should be taken into account, for it is to be added in detail later, but we need to acknowledge that it will be added for our reference so we pencil that in with the rough features of the face.

I try to exaggerate the length of the face, sort of like a horse(why the long face?) and then the nose becomes like a hook nose that I can make bigger or reduce that later, because it doesn't matter at this point, all the things will become clearer at step 3.

Ideally your first lines of your with drawing need to be done quickly and almost spontaneous to create a sense of urgency that should be apparent in anyones work, doing it this way you can create some brought to life characteristics if you draw with energy.

Building On Your Witch Ideas

How to draw a witch.
How to draw a witch. | Source

Step Two: Building On Those First Lines And Concepts

 In any drawing that you develop, try to think in terms of what will make a good drawing an excellent one, quick design choices usually worked well for me, but others it will not.

By expanding on rough drafts of your ideas you want to strengthen your creative belief that this drawing is going to work so you begin to reaffirm your positive drawing lines and build and refine them further, working out details and things like how much hair should show or how many wrinkles, or an evil grin, this type of thing.

I always get carried away at this point and there is no stopping me once I get drawing. I start off with one idea and end up with multiple drawings that I can spin off into separate drawings themselves so it pays to be a sketcher sometimes.

At this stage your drawing should be looking like it's going somewhere at least, not in the bin though, I never throw away a drawing that has gone wrong, because A) It's a waste of paper and B) Return to it another day and quite often it turns out better with a fresh look at it.

Bringing Your Witch Designs Together

Drawing a witch shading the witch.
Drawing a witch shading the witch. | Source

Step Three: Bringing Your Witch Design Together

If you draw like me. You often might start a few pages of A4 sized paper with a few rough sketches all sketched down, and then you can pick and choose different elements from each of these to merge together in your final design.

Your witch design must appear at this stage that it's character is showing through, whatever emotional expressions you place on that design, witches are usually evil, but you can draw them however you want, happy, sad or just back to evil again.

In this final stage with drawing, your details should beginning to surface and crystalize, and things should be looking a lot clearer now.

As with any imaginative drawing the key is your imagination and then from there you go of and try to build on top of your thoughts and ideas.

Good luck with your witch art and If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

The very bare bones of how you can draw a witch is here!

Final Inked Witch Drawing: See How It Looks More Alive

The final witch drawing it is just about defining the light and dark areas so that there is a separation of the different witch elements like the face etc.
The final witch drawing it is just about defining the light and dark areas so that there is a separation of the different witch elements like the face etc.

How To Draw A Detailed Witch's Face

Here is a 3 part drawing video series on drawing a detailed Witch's face. This is the pencil drawing stage of the process and I've tried to make it as easy looking as possible to draw this. Just follow along and draw with me.

Drawing A Witch's Face

Inking The Witch Face

Coloring The Witch's Face

Inking And Coloring The Witch's Face

Inking the Witch face is always more than simply drawing over the pencil lines you have drawn in the beginning. It's about defining the drawing and in this case the Witch face needs to be fleshed out in the inking stage.

I use gel ink pens mostly for inking and I try and improve the drawing as I go along with the inking process. At this stage it is about setting up the inks for the coloring process.

Coloring the Witch face I use Crayola pencils and layer the colors with a blending technique top get the required color I want, in this case it is a green color for the Witch's ugly looking face.

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      adam 5 years ago

      i found this tutorial well cool, the claws are awesome!i had a go at the Troll and Goblin but the goblin turned out as a human

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      Wayne Tully 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes they do...I've seen them! They look like Witches!

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      Sara 5 years ago

      I find this rude...there are people who are witches but do NOT look like this!

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 5 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      I'm always happy to see your work.

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      kaylee 5 years ago

      so cool

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      lance 5 years ago

      very good keep up the good work its helping me a lot thanks

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      Wayne Tully 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now!

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      rohith 5 years ago

      you are the best drawer in the world i have ever seen

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      Draw Fantasy Art 6 years ago

      Ok, will create some drawing tutorials on drawing hot witches, cheers now!

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      Noel 6 years ago

      HEy Wayne, if ur gonna draw witches, draw hot witches not creepy ones! :D

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      3badpets 6 years ago

      Had fun drawing it and it looks GREAT

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      Rodney Fagan 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Well done

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      hannah 6 years ago

      the pictures are scary

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      hope  6 years ago

      hey atless i tried to drawl

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      marco 6 years ago

      loveed it awesome

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      w2 6 years ago

      wow amazing

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      That happens all the time!

      I draw something and then I get side tracked an draw lots of other related stuff too, it's a good thing!

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      mnm_myhoney 6 years ago

      that's really cool. wish i could draw like that...got some good sketches going. hey, do you ever get one sketch going, then get an idea for another while doing the first, cause that happens to me a lot. i have a bunch of drawings that are linked in some way.

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      artist (>")> 7 years ago

      nice

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      Drawcartoons 7 years ago

      Hello waynenet I Just came here from your Youtube Video you should include it in the Hub Page Also it would complete a Great hub on Drawing Witches.

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I draw what I want and help anyone who wants to with my drawing.... cheers now!!

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      Bruttakis 7 years ago

      Grats! You can draw like 12 years old kid. But you shouldn't teach others, even kids like Hana.

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      hana 7 years ago

      that's cool that's very nice i liked so much now i can draw tht's ugly witch in my story ooo that pic. is very ugly and that's what make it cool i never seen before a witch who's ugly like that i went in another webside the pic. was very bad not like that ugly witch i liked so much the girl or the boy who drawed that's pic. can really draw his or her are great7perfcet at drawing i'm 9 years old and i liked so much that's wonderful and beautiful and ugly witch hehehehelol

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      hana 7 years ago

      that's very nice&perfcet that's the most ugly witches that's very beautiful

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I like the traditional witch design as I could draw it all day and every day, as for the demon claws that was my own personal touch because I'm demon obssessed at the moment with drawing lots of demons for the demon power.

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      robertsloan2 7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      What's interesting about the hat and the features of the Traditional Ugly Witch is that she looks like the typical Puritan woman who would burn other women at the stake for being witches, but with demon claws. Maybe it's the whole idea of Salem -- like psychokillers who look like anybody else.

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      missy 7 years ago

      this is so cool! I can't beleive someone drew this. I can't copy it! This is hard and not easy!

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      missy 7 years ago

      good work! this is awesome

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now QuirkyPearl!

      A bit of drawing practice is all it takes, I'll have a good computer graphic up here soon finishing off this little tutorial, as the final drawing needed a little bit of computer graphic magic!! and I may go back and make the first images look clearer so you can see them better!

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      QuirkyPearl 7 years ago from England - UK

      I enjoyed the tutorial, maybe I can impress my niece and nephew with my own attempts...

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Vmbuzz!

      Thanks, I'll have more witch drawing stuff up soon!

      Thanks Amy too, why all the questions?

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      vmbuzz 7 years ago

      I think it´s cool, just keep up the good work!

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      amy 7 years ago

      how do you do so awesome

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Oh well at least I tried with this drawing a witch tutorial, might update it again sometime!

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      Unknown 7 years ago

      Can't believe how bad ero nero spells.

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      ero nero 7 years ago

      bad phots and cant believe how bad how do u exped to lear

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