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Uploaded: September 7, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: September 7, 2009
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Halloween characters are sometimes the best type of characters to draw. There is a wide variety of monsters, objects, and things that can drawn to your liking. If you look in the Halloween section of the seasonal category you will find so many different tutorials on everything Halloween. There is one thing however I still haven’t submitted, but that is about to change today. I am going to teach you “how to draw a ghoul step by step”. Does anybody even know what a ghoul is? Well, at first I didn’t know what these creatures where until I read about them. I found that they are very interesting and fun beings. A ghoul is a mythical monster/creature from old Arabian folklore. These monsters hang around or linger on cemetery grounds as well as other undesirable places. The name for this monster actually means “demon” and it is said that ghouls are sired by Iblis, which is what the Islamic people call the devil. Believe it or not there is actually a female version of this beast and they are called ghouleh. Now it is said that ghouls are shape shifters and they will often take the form of hyenas. Now I am sure that there is a bunch of different interpretations as to what a ghoul actually looks like and is. To me they are knarly looking monsters that resemble zombies and demons combined. I drew an awesome depiction on how I believe the ghoul to look according to different descriptions and such. The background came out wicked awesome because it is a stinky old burial ground and he is a monster of the night. Now I know why they always combine the two Halloween monsters together whenever they describe what lurks around cemetery grounds, ghouls and ghosts. I do hope you guys like this tutorial on “how to draw a ghoul step by step. I will be back momentarily with more drawing fun so stay tuned and happy drawing.

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how to draw a ghoul

How to Draw a Ghoul

how to draw a ghoul step 1

STEP 1.

Start with the circle shape for the ghouls head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw another circle for the torso of the monster and add the arm guidelines as well as the chest guidelines.
 
how to draw a ghoul step 2

STEP 2.

Next draw out the shape of the ghouls jaw and or mouth which is going to0 be open and roaring. Next draw the right side of the neck which flows into the right shoulder and arm. You will then draw the outlined shape of the waist followed by the leg guidelines and hand shapes.
 
how to draw a ghoul step 3

STEP 3.

Start sketching out the shape of the ghouls head and then draw in the eye sockets. Next sketch out the jaw which is full of razor sharp teeth. At this stage it looks more like an animals skull.
 
how to draw a ghoul step 4

STEP 4.

Continue to sketch out the face of the ghoul and then add some crack likes scattered around the skull. You will then start sketching out the torso which is full of bones that is covered with a thin layer of rotting flesh. Sketch out the right arm as you see it here and then begin the lining for the ghouls waist.
 
how to draw a ghoul step 5

STEP 5.

Draw out the left arms and hands and then draw the hanging torn cloth on the upper right arm as shown to you here. Sketch in the definition and detail to the cloth wraps, and then begin sketching out the lining for the thighs.
 
how to draw a ghoul step 6

STEP 6.

You will sketch out the abdomen to be muscular and defined. Next sketch out the rest of the thighs and then the bottom part of the legs as you see here. Draw the feet and then add some more detailing and definition. When your sketch is done you can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a ghoul step 7

STEP 7.

Here is what your Halloween monster comes out looking like when your sketch is done. Color it in and you have just completed this lesson on "how to draw a ghoul step by step".