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How To Sketch Monsters
Sketch A Monster
How to sketch a Monster is a series of videos that go through the creative process of drawing a creature that has no name yet looks effective as a stand alone monster drawing. The idea is to work out what type of monster that you want to try and draw first. And you do this with a series of quick sketches that are concept drawings which can be developed and worked on separately in the next stage of the drawing process.
Take a sheet of A4 or A3 size paper and start sketching down some ideas for scary monsters that you can work on later. In the following video I attempt to sketch down some Monster ideas very quickly and it's these you can develop when it comes to the more focused concept sketching stage.
Sketching Monster Ideas Video
Sketching Your Monster
When starting to sketch your monster you are able to think up your concept through referring back to your collection of quick sketches and you can combine certain elements from them quick drawings to make your monster/creature idea unique. By sketching lightly you are able to create a framework with which to build on and develop your drawing further.
I did draw another creature drawing a similar way and you can find that video here - Drawing Alien Creature which was in a similar style and always reminded me of the Movie The Thing.
Watch the video below to see how to start to draw a monster and continue with the sketching process as we go along.
How To Draw A Monster - Developing An Idea
Inking Your Monster Drawing
Now it is the inking stage in which we can solidify our idea and settle on a more developed form for the creature. Even though the finished ink version of this monster looks very similar to the pencil drawing I've tried to improve some of the original drawing with some more varied ink lines.
Try and experiment with cross hatching and even scribbling in the ink in dark areas to create more spontaneous portions of ink work that might have some energy that will help bring this creature idea to life.
I always seem to use gel ink pens as they are cheap and the ink flows nice and fast if you ar working quick into the drawing,