How to Draw Spider-Man Vs Venom

Artist: KingTutorial / January 10, 2014

Step 1.

Ok! Let's start these suckers off with some guide lines. We'll begin by drawing the two heads in profile (from the side). Keeping it simple. There's a large oval shape for the cranium, and the rest of the face and jaw hangs below.

Step 2.

In this step, we'll lay down guide lines for the rest of the bodies. Start with the necks, and then layer in large round shapes for the shoulders and chest. As simple as these lines are, they really complete the shapes of the body. From here on out,    

Step 3.

Let's do Venom first. Start by drawing the eyebrow wrinkles and upper lip. Then we'll carry a curve over the top of the head. On the back, we want to layer these curves to make it look like folds of skin where the skull meets the neck. From there we    

Step 4.

That little curve at the front of the lip helps to give a rounded shape to the mouth. It's adds some attitude to this rather smooth area. Use a large curve to draw the main smile of the upper lip. Then get crazy with the line and carry it up toward t   

Step 5.

In order to get this done in 25 steps, I'm going to simplify Venom's teeth into these large, shark-like teeth. The teeth in the middle are facing us directly, so they'll appear to be the widest. On either side of those, the teeth will be drawn thinne   

Step 6.

We've been using bold, smooth lines up to this point, but let's switch to some sketchier, jagged lines for the eye patch. This shape can be drawn very wild, like torn cloth or something like that. Venom normally doesn't have eyes, and sees through th   

Step 7.

I'm actually not a big fan of the huge tongue on Venom. When he debuted, the tongue wasn't hanging out of his mouth all crazy-like. I know if I don't draw it, though, everyone will say "You forgot the tongue!" So here it is. The overall shape is an "   

Step 8.

For the lower jaw, we're mainly following the guide lines -- just adding variation to the line to create a more interesting shape. The jaw bone looks very sharp now, and we can add some fleshy webbing in the corner of the mouth where the lips meet.

Step 9.

I think I accidentally merged two steps here. To create some depth, let's show both sides of the lower jaw. Start by adding the large teeth that are closest to us. Then add the teeth on the opposite side of the jaw. They're smaller and have a single    

Step 10.

The line drawing is mainly done for Venom, but he's supposed to have shiny, black skin. I always pictured it like a killer whale's skin. First outline the spider symbol on his chest. Then we need to go around to each curve of the chest muscles and "d   

Step 11.

Those dash marks do a lot to prevent the drawing from looking like a flat silhouette. Depending on the shape and angle of a muscle or bone, you'll want to draw those dashes in different directions to achieve that rounded effect. At this point, any wh   

Step 12.

The face is the most important part of this drawing, so take some extra time and care to think about your lines before you draw them. The dashes can be drawn smaller and thinner. When drawing a character, choose what the focal points are going to be    

Step 13.

Let's wrap Venom up by adding some grooves to his teeth, and detailing his gnarled tongue. I like to add a bit of texture in the form of taste buds on a tongue like this. When it's something this nasty, feel free to draw veins and pustules on there i   

Step 14.

Moving on to Spidey... The guide lines are strong enough that all we really need to do is go in and make it look more organic. Break up the outlines and use overlapping curves to give a rounded look to shapes like the chest muscles. We don't want to    

Step 15.

Let's focus on fleshing out the neck muscles and adding some shadow for dimension. Those short dashes will help to round out the shape of the shoulder and chest muscles. Now we can draw in the eye patch. This consists of a black ring around a white c   

Step 16.

The chest spider can also be drawn almost any way you like. It's strange, but Spidey has a sort of realistic spider on his chest, but a very simplistic, cartoony spider in the center of his back. Leave a little strip of white down the center of the s   

Step 17.

Part One of the webbing. The center of the web on Spidey's costume is right between the eyes, or around the nose area. Start your lines here, and let them curve outward. On the forehead, a single line runs up the middle. On the lower face, two lines    

Step 18.

Part Two of the webbing. This is the fun part. You'll need to exercise some focus to make sure all these little web curves match up and circle around evenly, but I find this to be a really entertaining part of drawing Spider-man. The webbing does bre   

Step 19.

And there you have it. Here's the final line art in black and white. The black really makes a difference on Venom's skin, and the black rim of Spider-man's eye.

Step 20.

The Venom symbiote was originally worn by Spider-Man after the Secret Wars. After he discarded the suit, it bonded to Eddie Brock and took on a more monstrous appearance. Venom did retain the general look of the Black Spider-man costume, though. The    

Step 21.

Here's another take on Venom. This time the top part of the head is more square and boxy. The eye patches are more rounded (more accurate to the very original design). We'll draw the open mouth this time, though, with multiple rows of smaller teeth.    

Step 22.

This is me taking Venom to an extreme. The design is loosely based on the more modern Scorpion Venom (I may do a tutorial on that in the future), but I've added a lot of my own flare to it. Rather than a smooth surface, the skin is very rough and bum   

Step 23.

Experiment with pointing teeth in different directions to get a jagged, ferocious look. I decided there just weren't enough teeth, so I started to add them growing through the skin, out from the chin and sides of the jaw. While this is extreme, somet   

Step 24.

Unfortunately I don't have time to add deep black to this drawing, but here's a quick coloring job to give you an idea of what a fleshed-out monster Venom might look like. I hope you like it, and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I feel perhaps Spide   

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