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How To Sketch Monsters

Updated on February 11, 2012

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,

How To Draw A Monster Part Two - Inking

Drawing A Monster

How to draw a monster through video drawing tutorials. Art Copyright Wayne Tully 2012.
How to draw a monster through video drawing tutorials. Art Copyright Wayne Tully 2012. | Source

Sketching Monsters

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    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Your a loser for not learning to spell!

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      cool gey 

      5 years ago

      your a lozr

    • WindMaestro profile image


      6 years ago from Rhode Island, United States

      I have done some doodles in the past, and am a fairly good drawer. I have never put up my pictures before. If I did, do you think people would appreciate them?

    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks Sweetie! I'm trying to incorporate more steps and details into these tutorials to make them more in depth.

    • SweetiePie profile image


      6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Wonderfully detailed drawings Wayne. Some of these look as if they would make good designs for people who are into tattoos.

    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for your comments! Drawing is fun no matter what the outcome!

    • Eliminate Cancer profile image

      Eliminate Cancer 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I used to draw a lot - not sure monsters are my subject of choice, but the process would work with many things - I'm inspired to start drawing again - thank you!!

    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you! Hopefully there will be more drawings to come!

    • Wayne Tully profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks! I love creating my own videos and drawing is my most favorite thing in the world! cheers now

    • loveofnight profile image


      6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      Drawing is something that I so love to do but have never been good at it. I will test drive some of your ideas as well as picking up other skills from the hubs that may have preceeded this one....wish me luck

    • WindMaestro profile image


      6 years ago from Rhode Island, United States

      It's really neat that you make your own videos; that is very helpful. Also, wonderful drawing by the way. Do keep it up!


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