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The War Devil: Fantasy Drawing

Updated on April 7, 2011

Battle With the War Devil Drawing

Drawing a battle scene is easy when you know how to place the compositional elements of the scene and knowing what the main focus is going to be of that war. In the drawing that I created I drew the main focus at the top of the ruined mountain of a war devil, a creature that resembles a dragon in some respects but not quite, a war devil is almost a demonic creature that has many evil powers than a regular winged creature.

Drawing the scene, I sketched the whole scene lightly to find my way and sort out what the main structures and elements would be and then I took a 5B pencil which is a lot darker than other pencils and started to sketch more solid darker pencil lines to really flesh things out and obviously as there was a good light source coming from the moon at the top of the page, I wanted to try and cast some shadow here and there for now.

Then I inked the whole thing with a fine line Uni-ball Signo which is a great ink pen with a super fine tip to draw in cross hatching and other ink effects to imitate some forms of shadow. The inking stage is the fun part for me as I really see the drawing come to life and you will too.

Once inking has been completed, I start to shade with a HB and a 2B pencil like I have done on the drawing and try to add to where the light source has been placed and it certainly compliments the black ink lines of the uni-ball pens very well I think.

Sometimes battle drawings are the best to draw, as a kid I used to draw spaceship battles much like star wars and the like, but when I got into the world of warhammer and the art of dungeons and dragons, I always used to draw battles between the undead armies and some all powerful and near invincible creatures.

The war devil is a little artistic creation of mine that just happened and sketched right off the pencil, I started to draw and it just came to life, while my art is not to everyone's tastes, I sure do like to draw lots and this will never stop.

Battle scenes are great to draw, because there is usually lots going on at the same time, so I like to work in some little mini dramas within the battle scenes. Often if you think about it, a fantasy drawing like this is like a fantasy painting, in that a good fantasy painting always tell some sort of story even though it's just one image. Well the drawing should do the same and really be a concept that reflects some kind of narrative behind it.

I hope to draw more of this type of stuff again here at hub pages as drawing plays a large part of my life, but that is all to be changing as I am nearing the completion of my first graphic novel The Witches Evil!

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The War Devil battling the undead armies in the wastelands of filth,  © Copyright Wayne Tully 2008.all Rights Reserved
The War Devil battling the undead armies in the wastelands of filth, © Copyright Wayne Tully 2008.all Rights Reserved

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Brayden!

      Drawing a WW2 battle scene is easy and I do have a fantasy battle scene hubpage coming up soon, all you have to do is sketch some potential scenes and make something or one of those sketches the focus of the battle, you could have a battle going on in the foreground and the background mixed with explosions and gunfire.

      So the best thing I would do is to just sketch out some battle ideas of soldiers holding guns and other stuff and take it from there....hope that helps somewhat!

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      Brayden 8 years ago

      nice drawning...any advice on how to draw say a ww2 battle scene?

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      joniki 10 years ago from manassas

      simply awesome wayne. I love the DnD Batlle type stuff as well.

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

      That drawing is incredible. I have always wanted to be able to draw. So exciting- a graphic novel. I'm so jealous. Maybe I'll be able to say 'I knew him when'....

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      Wayne Tully 10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Hey thanks! I like your hubs too!!

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      Annalene 10 years ago from Richards bay South-Africa

      You can easily be a set or costume designer for the play "Lord of The Rings" that is playing in the UK at the moment, I think.