How to draw a ghost

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Draw a centre line. Draw an oval to define the place for the ghost’s head.

Step 2

Outline the general shape.

Step 3

Using a smooth line, show the lower part of the ghost. Add guidelines for its facial proportions.

Step 4

Detail the shape of the lower part of the ghost. Draw ovals for the mouth and eyes.

Step 5

Work on the whole figure, adding more details.

Step 6

Contour the ghost, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Erase all the guidelines.

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