This is going to be a freakin awesome tutorial because it is on one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite bands. It is going to be on how to draw Eddie from Iron Maiden, how cool is that? As most of you may know Eddie is the official mascot of the British metal music band, Iron Maiden. Drawing Eddie from Iron Maiden may seem like it will be hard but it actually isn’t. Since I love this rock band, I naturally scribble and draw the character quite often. Believe it or not, but this figure actually has a full name given to him by the members of the band, his full name is “Edward the Head”. When the band first started up together, Eddie was nothing more than a theatrical mask, and anyone who has the first album can see that on the cover. A funny story told by the drummer of Iron Maiden, Nick McBrain, said that the name of Eddie came from a funny joke that was thrown around back in the day, and it goes like this; “Eddie the head was born with no body, no arms and no legs. All he had was a head. But despite this major birth defect his parents still loved him very much. So on his sixteenth birthday his parents found a doctor that could surgically give Eddie a body. When the parents got home they couldn't wait to tell him that he could finally have a body and be like other normal people. They go home really excited and say "Have we got a surprise for you. It's the best present ever!" and Eddie says "Oh no, not another freaking hat!" I thought that was quite corny when I first heard it, but I guess it all depends on the type of humor you have right? The image of Eddie was eventually drawn out by a British artist named Derek Riggs, he also did other zombie looking images of Eddie on later record covers. What I always wanted to know is, is Eddie a zombie or a mummy? I guess he is a combination of both. One thing is certain though Eddie from Iron Maiden is probably one of the coolest looking band characters around (aside from the Guns n Roses skulls on the cross that is). This tutorial will show you how to draw Eddie from Iron Maiden in a few simple step by step procedures. Have fun and rock on!