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Uploaded: November 10, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: November 10, 2008
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This next and final tutorial is going to be freakin awesome because it is going to be on a mythological creature that was created from my imagination. I received a comment on one of my tutorials which said that I should do more demon tutorials. So here I am with this sweet tutorial on how to draw an Imp. Now as history goes an Imp is a mysterious being like fairies and demons. There is countless tales of Imps in old folklore that date back centuries ago. Most relate Imps to being the Devils minions or attendants of the Devil. They are described as being very small and sometimes child like. These creatures are almost like Smegal from Lord of The Rings how they are bad but can be turned over to the good side. But when and if they do turn to the good side it is only because they want social interaction and acceptance from being so lonely. There are also other beliefs that Imps were spirits that served witches in the middle ages as well as wizards. Some Imps where kept hidden inside precious gems and cork covered glass jars and they were later summoned to serve there keepers. The mystery of Imps is so unknown and unverified which is why they remain a part of the myth and folk. There are a few character Imps from DC Comics such as Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bat-Mite, Qwsp, and Thunderbolt. My Imp is more demon like and evil. I gave him a raised brow to make him look more mischievous so that carries a mysterious image. This tutorial will show you how to draw an Imp step by step. I will be back tomorrow with more fun drawing lessons for you all so keep your eyes open people.

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How To Draw an Imp

how to draw an imp step 1

STEP 1.

In this step we are going to create the basic and easy frame layout of the Demonic Imp. This should be very easy to do. First draw out the circle shape for his head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw a short line for his neck and then the shape of his torso witch is squared on top than rounds out in at the end. You will then draw the limb lines as shown and then the shapes of his hands and feet.
 
how to draw an imp step 2

STEP 2.

You will start this step by drawing out the shape of his right ear and add ripped detailing along the edges. Begin adding the shapes of his eye balls and brows and then draw his nose. The next thing you need to do to make this easier is to sketch out the curving guidelines along the feet. These lines will make drawing the individual toes easier. Also start drawing the legs and arms. Draw the long curve to start shaping up your Imp's tail. I hope your ready for the next step on how to draw an imp.
 
how to draw an imp step 3

STEP 3.

In this step we will first start off with drawing the other features of the head. This includes sketching the tiny tusks that are protruding from his mouth. To make your Imp more realistic, add stretching folds of skin below the tusk. This will make the tusks look like its actually sticking out of its mouth. After you have done that, draw the rest of the ears. Make sure you sketch the starting point of ear two inches close to the ripples. As you draw the ear to its tip, make sure its space streams out smaller. Anyways, finish off the claws and and rest of the legs. As you can see drawing the individual toes and fingers are easier after you've added those guidelines. To make your Imp look more lankier, skanky, and feebish, add some ribs and a little definition of its stomach. Well you ready for the next step??? I know I am!
 
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STEP 4.

In this final step we are going to finish the rest of the details to this fiendish demon Imp. This should be really easy too! Add the rest of the tail and extra details to the legs. Add the other devilish horn to the top of his head. After you've done that keep in mind the tiny details that matter in your image. This is essential to making your images rich and unique. The details you have to keep in mind is the toning of the muscles. This technique is really cool to use! I use it all the time when I make up my own creations. So anyways, I hope you've learned something!
 
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STEP 5.

Well my peeps! This is the finale! Its the line art! *sarcastically* Yay...XD I know you've must have learned a lot in this tutorial. It took me some time to draw this Imp. I used most of my creativity to think of a unique and ancient looking Imp. You can print this image out and color it and then post it on your refrigerator. Its your choice. Adios amigos!