How to Draw the Grim Reaper, Death

Artist: PuzzlePieces / November 12, 2011

Step 1.

First we're going to start with an oval for the head and draw out a elonged oblong shape that we're going to use for the body. Since he's wearing cloak, we'll just use this as the shape for the whole body, to make things easier.

Step 2.

Next we're going to go ahead and define the shape of the cloak a bit more, leaving the bottom and one of the sleeves for later.

Step 3.

Now we're going to add more detail to the cloak. We'll draw the hole for the hood and draw out the sleeve for the forward hand. We're going to make the bottom hem of the cloak ragged and swirly and add some creases and folds to the fabric.

Step 4.

In the hole of the hood, we'll draw the grim reapers face, or a skull. We'll also draw a few crescents that will represent vertebrae.

Step 5.

Now to draw his hands. There is no skin so we're just going to draw the bones. Remember that fingers have three bones in them.

Step 6.

We'll give him an hourglass to represent someone's life, and put it running even upside down.

Step 7.

Then we'll add the staff part of the grim reaper's scythe, just a long pole.

Step 8.

Now we'll just add in the blade of the scythe and we're all done.

Step 9.

And there you have it. How to draw a grim reaper. I hoped you enjoyed it.

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Artist: PuzzlePieces
Date Added: November 12, 2011
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Description: Hey guys, I know it's been quite a while but I'm finally back with some tutorials for you. This one is a bit darker than usual, but I'm sure you're all going to enjoy it. I've got a great tutorial on how to draw a grim reaper for you. It's quick and easy to do so get out your pens and paper, your tablets and drawing programs and we'll all get started in. I hope you enjoy it!