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Uploaded: January 10, 2010
Artist: Paintertwin
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: January 10, 2010
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In this tutorial you will learn "how to draw the evil Witch King from Lord of the Rings, step by step". The recent blockbuster movie trilogy by Peter Jackson was phenomenal not only for it's effects but it's fantastic realizations of J.R.R. Tolkien's characters- including the evil Witch King. When I was a kid, I remember drawing many pictures from The Hobbit- and Frodo adorned many book covers of mine (we used to wrap our books in brown paper from the grocery store). My influence at that time was the animated movie by Ralph Bashkie- which I highly recommend to any LOTR fans out there. A lot of his frames were hand painted over the original film- giving it a really eerie feel- check it out! This drawing may seem complicated at first glance, but don't let that scare you off- really all drawings are just a collection of shapes built upon other shapes- just try to keep that in mind and don't get too uptight- draw from your shoulder, not your wrist! Stay loose and pretty soon you'll have a drawing of evil incarnate. Paint it in any way you wish- I did mine with Photoshop, but I use techniques I learned by doing things the old fashioned way- with paint. If you learn this way, you can do almost any thing- it's just a new tool. Enjoy this tutorial on "how to draw Witch King, step by step".

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How to Draw the Witch King

how to draw the witch king step 1

STEP 1.

first draw a shape like this- sort of a long "u".
 
how to draw the witch king step 2

STEP 2.

Next we'll sketch in where the head, body and arms will go.
 
how to draw the witch king step 3

STEP 3.

now for the evil eyes and "mouth".
 
how to draw the witch king step 4

STEP 4.

Now it gets interesting as you sketch in the rough outlines of his shape. These are the large shapes where the details will go.
 
how to draw the witch king step 5

STEP 5.

Start sketching out the shape of the Witch Kings helmet and or mask. Once that is done, you can add the eyes, and then sketch in the detailing for the cloak that this LOTR character is wearing. As you can see the hands and arms start taking form as well.
 
how to draw the witch king step 6

STEP 6.

The last details go in such as the spikes sticking out from the helmet, the intense detailing on the steal glove or forearm protectors, and the fully sketch out shape of the Witch King's sword, and cloak. Now you can see how important the underlying structure you created is.
 
how to draw the witch king step 7

STEP 7.

Once you have erased the under drawing or guidelines and shapes, you're finished- all that's left is to add color (shades of grey and dread)! I hope you had fun learning "how to draw the Witch King from LOTR, step by step".