How to Draw Scary Faces, Draw Scary Characters

Artist: Dawn / June 28, 2012

Step 1.

First and foremost, I want to discuss how exactly a scary or creepy face should appear, and what makes it creepy. To the left, we have a young gentleman with a calm, normal face; the nose nicely shaped, the eyes in relaxed gesture, the face evenly sh   

Step 2.

By manipulating shapes, we can create numerous characters with various characterized appearances. What really creates a scary face, is the shape of it. 'Angular' shapes are the best way to direct yourself in order to draw scary looking characters. Ev   

Step 3.

Now, I've prepared simple example facials, so we'll go through this one step at a time, examining the individual facials. Let's take a look at the steps on how the effect of a character's nose takes on the overall complexion. 1) We have a simple - se   

Step 4.

Here are a few example noses that follow the principle of being 'angular'. Most of them are sharply pointed, and aiming downwards. There's two that don't have a downwards angle, but still follow the lines of being 'angular' or 'sharp'. The fat nose i   

Step 5.

Presented in this step are a few eyes that differ from one another. Personally, the creepiest eye here is 6). 1) we have a simple eye that would fit for any character, but it isn't exactly scary or creepy looking. 2) we have a more stressed and detai   

Step 6.

To further your successes in drawing scary characters, is to choose the right hairstyle for their overall complexion. Personally, I love characters with long greasy hair, because it usually signifies darkness, evil, and sinister characteristic. Bald    

Step 7.

Here's the original character drawn in the preview image for the tutorial. As you can see, everything about this character is indeed 'creepy' or 'scary'. The limbs are lanky - anorexic, and there are only four fingers for each hand. I gave this chara   

Step 8.

Here is a draw sheet that has the whole head of the creature in the tutorial. Start off by making the head shape then sketch in the facial guideline. You will then begin sketching out the shape of the face and head. Notice how the chin of this scary    

Step 9.

Now, if you're drawing a body for your character, note that it should be angular as well, unless you're drawing a fat blob that's also an evildoer. Personally, I love anything and everything that is lanky with a touch of darkness. The character we'll   

Step 10.

Start off by drawing the top hat to this scary figure. Once that is done you can draw the shape of the face, as well as the neck.

Step 11.

Begin sketching out the hair which curls up before it reaches the shoulders. Draw in the face which includes the eyes, nose and mouth. Once that is all done you can sketch in the detailed design on the top hat. You can go with one of your own creatio   

Step 12.

Okay, face is done, hair is done. What we need to work on now is drawing the shoulders, the flaps for his button up suit jacket, and then draw the left arm and hand as well as the top parts of the hands as they come together like so. Be sure to sketc   

Step 13.

Draw out the other shoulder and arm, as well as the cane that he is holding. I chose to add pin stripes on the clothes, but again, you can go with the type of design you like best.

Step 14.

This scary figure has long hair that falls behind his jacket. Draw that in as well as the strangely strand of hair in the back that is floating about.

Step 15.

Draw out the thin shaped legs as well as his feet. He is wearing a designer shoe so be sure to sketch in some form of detailing there.

Step 16.

For the last step you will color in the hair, then draw a long tattered cape. Color the cape in solid as well. Clean up the drawing by erasing the mistakes.

Step 17.

here you have the sketch of a scary character. I hope you enjoyed this lesson, and I also hope that it helped you out.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: June 28, 2012
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Description: Okay guys, here is what I call a tutorial. This first lesson that I will submit today is going to show you "how to draw scary faces", step by step. I don't know why I never thought of this tutorial idea before, but it's actually one of the smarter ones that I submitted in a while. Unfortunately I can't take all the credit because it was a member that made the suggestion for me to make this tut. Since you will be learning the ins and outs to drawing scary faces, I wanted to make sure that it was done in detail so you have a good understanding on how to get the face for the character you want. There is a lot more that goes into creating a scary character than just the face. You also have to draw the body, pose of the body, and even the characteristics of your figure have to be drawn in well. I think that this will be a very helpful tutorial because I know there is a lot of artists that love creating new characters for projects that they are working on, and scary ones are among them. Have fun folks, and be sure to stay put because I will be back.