I've been posting these halloween guides all week, and today it's the turn of DRACULA!
All you need is a pen and paper - or a computer and mouse. It's not too difficult and it's easy to personalise if you want to be creative too!
And there's a FREE downloadable colouring sheet for kids at the bottom of this post!
DRAWING DRACULA - STEP BY STEP GUIDE
To start with, make a shape like this;
And another one, exactly opposite. They want to be as near symmetrical as possible, and the same size!
Then, draw this strange shape. This is the most difficult part, I promise!
And as before, draw it's mirror image opposite. All these shapes should connect and create one shape - the face!
Next, add this line and curve as above. Try to end it about 1/5th of the way down from the top, and in the centre of the face.
Do the same on the other side, making sure they meet in the middle!
Now we'll be adding ears. You can draw any shape ears you like, pointy ones work very well for Dracula. It's good to keep them symmetrical.
His nose, again, can be customised to create your own look, but pointy, long and thin are always a winner.
Next, we add the eyebrows. Have them meet in the middle, but not touching - you can leave a little gap. Arch them high in the middle for that menacing, evil effect!
At either side of the nose, draw small curves like this...
... then connect them with a menacing smile!
Add a little curve under that smile to give him a bottom lip!
Next, draw a long line downwards from the chin, and flick it outwards at the end.
Do the same on the other side too
Then, find where the very bottom of the nose is, and starting from the cheek besides it, draw a long curve, stopping at about the same length as his chin.
From this curve, draw another curve (not quite so curvy!) inwards, but stop before you get to his neck!
Apply the same to the other side, and you're nearly there!
Add two little beady eyes underneath those eyebrows you drew earlier.
Now we can add some details to the inside of the ears... but wait!
We're forgetting the most important bit!!
The fangs! Draw these nice and big, with sharp points on the end!
He wouldn't be Dracula without them.
And there you have it! A sinister vampire cartoon of your very own!
Add some colour and share him with the world! Or me... at firstname.lastname@example.org
And as promised, here is a downloadable colouring in sheet for the kids, little and big! Just right click on this massive image below, 'SAVE AS' then print onto A4 paper.
See you next time!