how to draw a gothic witch

How to Draw a Gothic Witch

Step 1.

Make the guides first to create a workable frame for your witch and bird.

Step 2.

Using the face guides from step one, you can begin sketching out the shape of the witches face like so, then draw in the slightly parted bangs.

Step 3.

Next, draw in her thin eyebrows, then sketch out the shape of her ear.

Step 4.

We will now draw the eyes. As you can see the lids are dark with lashes. When the eyes are done you can draw in the nose and crescent shape of a moon on her forehead.

Step 5.

Here you will draw the shape of her head which also happens to be her hair at the same time. Like a lot of witches she has long straight hair.

Step 6.

Draw the long necklace, then draw in the pentagon pendant.

Step 7.

The next thing you will do is sketch out her loose or baggy shawl. Add detailing to the base of the neck which is her collar bones.

Step 8.

Okay guys you are coming closer to the end of this lesson. You will now draw in her arm, then draw the hand. Add a finger for where the raven will be perched on.

Step 9.

Draw in the rest of the fingers, then draw her thumb. Add detailing to the hand too which is her palm.

Step 10.

Before you draw the bird's feet, you will need to draw the head of the raven followed by the beak.

Step 11.

Now sketch out the raven's body followed by the wings. The wings are expanded like you see here.

Step 12.

Add detailing to the wings which are small feathers. When that is done you can draw the tail, then draw the legs and talons clutched on the finger. Don't forget to draw and color in the raven's eye too. Erase the mistakes and that's it.

Step 13.

Here is the line art. Now you can color in your witch using Gothic shades.

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Uploaded: July 29, 2014
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
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Updated: July 30, 2014
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Artist comments

Drawing witches is usually not my thing but I came across an idea that I thought would make an awesome witch tutorial. Here is my take on "how to draw a Gothic witch", step by step. She is dressed all in black, has black hair, and a tattoo of a crescent moon on her forehead. Another common thing with witches is the animals associated with them. They can be cats, dogs, birds, or even frogs. I chose to go with a black raven, but you can draw a small cat sitting on her shoulder. Anyways drawing a Gothic witch will be fun for all you fans of this craft out there. Enjoy and don't forget the feedback.