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How to Draw a Ghost

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In this lesson - how to draw a ghost, I decided to go with something a little different. Yup - the eyes! Don't get caught up in its gaze - or you'll be hypnotized!! :-)

Really, this is just a fun little addition I decided to add toward the end of the lesson. That's part of the fun in drawing - is the process itself. It's amazing all the ideas that come into play while developing a new cartoon/character!

OK - let's go!

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First Step - A Guideline from which to Draw Your Ghost

A circle and a triangle come to mind when I first think of a ghost. It's not always like this - but with respect to this particular cartoon, posture and position taken into account, it was the way I decided to go.

Here's how it looks...

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Really though - ghosts look a number of different ways (I think!) - so of course, get creative as you come up with an original-looking structure for yours.

Now let's draw this ghost!



Second Step - How to Draw a Ghost, in So Many Steps

Beginning with the eyes - yes those hypnotizing eyes!!... go ahead and slowly bring the head of your character into view. Use the examples below as a guideline. You might want to go with something a bit more 'normal' or friendly - something like Casper!?

Step by step, here's how it all pans out...

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A look back at this lesson, and I'm thinking - wow!, that's one crazy-looking drawing! Really though, there are a number of things I could have done to INSTANTLY change the overall look. For example, I could have softened the points - making them rounded.

Larger pupils with a tad smaller eyeballs, may give this character an overall cuter look as well. So yes, there are lots of possibilities

Well, I hope you had fun with this one. More Halloween-oriented lessons to come! :-)

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