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Fantasy Art Drawing: How To Draw A Demon Face

Updated on August 19, 2014

Evil Demon Creature With Added Goaty Beard

Evil demonic creature with a devilish goaty beard. By Wayne Tully Copyright  2010
Evil demonic creature with a devilish goaty beard. By Wayne Tully Copyright 2010

Adding Character To A Demonic Face

Drawing demonic faces is all about simple expressions, facial expressions that convey the current mood that you want to portray on your characters demon face.

Usually the face of evil is associated with demons, so that is the one I want to stick with for this little drawing tutorial, to be honest it is just an excuse to draw yet another demon and also this Hubpage accompanies the first one with drawing demons

Lets start with some simple expressions that could convey emotion or intent

When drawing any types of face, they usually have to show some sort of emotion that will show your characters frame of mind, but this really grounds your drawings in reality because every thing has to portray an emotional vision.

Below are the simple moods that you could add to your demonic faces to set them apart from the usual evil type of character that they often are.

  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Mischievous
  • Evil
  • Angry

 

 

Basic Outline Of The Demons Face

The first lines tell you which way the face is facing, so I decided to draw it side facing.
The first lines tell you which way the face is facing, so I decided to draw it side facing.

Demon Face Head Outline

Here we have the basic outline of our demons face, and we want to mark out exactly the markings where we will place the eyes and some of the other features later on.

So leaving space for the demonic features and just drawing the shape of the head is what this step is all about.

Whilst at this step, think a bit about what features the demon will have, maybe try to sketch these out on paper before the next step and try to come up with some great demonic facial elements like prominent cheek bones and long chin, as well as twisted horns, spikes and spiky teeth.

I like to plan a sketch out before I commit properly to paper and this is a good exercise for drawing.

The Demons Face Starts To Take Shape

The important features are pencilled in. Eyes, skull nose horns etc.  The demon is looking demon like now.
The important features are pencilled in. Eyes, skull nose horns etc. The demon is looking demon like now.

Making A Start On The Demon Face

 The features like the eyes and the teeth, horns and other charactistics become noticeable now and we take these fruther in the next step, you however may want to draw yours a different way, maybe add hair or different horns or teeth structures, it's up to you how you draw your own demonic face, this tutorial just serves as an inspiration, something that you can draw from and learn.

Starting To Shade Your Demon Face

Demon Face With Shading.
Demon Face With Shading.

Shaded And Inked - The Demons Face Takes Shape

 Something about inking a drawing and starting to shade the thing just makes it seem complete or like it's going somewhere. I use any fine liners that don't bleed or clog for best results and with minimal cross hatching on this demons face.

You may however want to do more or less detail depending on your art style, but I'm happy with the way this turned out here, all I need to do is finish off the shading.

Finished Demon Face Drawing

A fully finished demonic face drawing for your end result. By Wayne Tully Copyright  2010
A fully finished demonic face drawing for your end result. By Wayne Tully Copyright 2010

Toned Up Demons Face

Adding the full shading to the demon, you see it looks more alive and more like a demon. My hope is I've at least provided a little bit of inspiration here with this small drawing tutorial as there are more to follow as drawing from your imagination is the key to creating new and original art.

Of course you don't have to shade your drawing like I have, in fact I never shade the original drawing as I like to make copies on file of the drawing and do several photocopies, to try other colour schemes for the demon, I use either felt tips or coloured pencil crayons or a combination of both to simply mark out the colour of the demons face or any other type of creature that I draw.

I hope this little demonic drawing guide helped you in some way.

I'll be uploading all of my new demon designs at this blog  Dark Demonic Drawings if you are interested, in fact I am going to start a project that I have had on my mind for awhile now and that is a Demon A Day for one full year, I reckon I could do it!

Want Other Stuff To Draw?

Then check out my other fantasy art blog resource here for more on Drawing Fantasy Art

On this blog there are drawing videos to be inspired by, article tutorials to be inspired by and any other arts resources that I am trying to blog about, so check it out!

Another Demon Face Example

Demon line drawing of a demons face. By Wayne Tully Copyright  2010
Demon line drawing of a demons face. By Wayne Tully Copyright 2010

Evil Demon Drawing

Demon Face pen and ink drawing - Classic evil expression is apparent. By Wayne Tully Copyright  2010
Demon Face pen and ink drawing - Classic evil expression is apparent. By Wayne Tully Copyright 2010

Draw A Demonic Face

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      bobthefrog14 

      6 years ago

      omg! i am the worst artist ever, i am trying to become a better artist and this is so helpful! it is easy to do and has great results!! thanks for posting this!!!

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      GERT EVERT 

      6 years ago

      that so interesting i make it two hours that so so cool

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      Drawing lover 

      7 years ago

      dude thanks for putting up these i been trying to learn how to draw demons forever and i finally found a good tutorial

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      scarvesff 

      7 years ago

      happy new year!

      Scarves Scarves

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      jake 

      7 years ago

      your awesome

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now!!

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      Giglamesh 

      8 years ago

      Awesome.

      just awesome.

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      is realy hard 

      8 years ago

      is crazy and is also funny and that,s all i can see about this

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      branden 

      8 years ago

      I like the scary clown

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      Wayne Tully 

      9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Daniel!

      I work hard at trying to draw reasonably good...so cheers!

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      Daniel T.G 

      9 years ago

      thanks alot i have worked on finding a tutor like you and never found one.So thanks alot

      p.s hellboy rules

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      Wayne Tully 

      9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Ixxy!

      I've never summoned a demon before...must try once this hubchallenge is over and before I die!

      Hellboy is cool!

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      lxxy 

      9 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Way cool! And interesting!

      I was just hoping to summon Hellboy using this article, but I guess I'll have to create a flatlander version of him. ;)

      lxxy

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