|Uploaded:||June 11, 2008|
|Updated:||September 2, 2010|
This next tutorial is going to be on a character that has been associated with Halloween. Today on DragoArt you will learn how to draw a simple Witch. I say simple because it is not your typical looking witch. You see, I gave her a witch feel along with a Gothic twist. I decided to do this witch because this is my interpretation on what a witch is and how they are looked upon in the real world. Many centuries ago witches were known to be evil and they were said to be the mistresses of Satan. Today, the traditional looking witch is generally portrayed as an old hag, dressed in a long black dress with a big pointed hat flying around the skies on a wooden broomstick. The definition of a witch has many meanings. My favorite of all definitions is a woman believed to have supernatural powers and practice sorcery, and often believed to be aided by spirits and practices witchcraft. You will often see movies and cartoons portray witches with large sized cauldrons which they stirred up their brew and spells into. They are usually sitting on a big pile of chopped wood with flaring flames running up along the sides of the over sized pot. It is also said that witches use frogs as a main ingredient to their potions. Witches also perform spells using immolations or bindings of a wax or clay image and even sometimes small dolls to cast spells on individuals. This is similar to voo doo that is practiced by many Medicine Men of other cultures from different countries. Like they could take the puppet or doll and stick pins into the arms to afflict pain, or even put a pin threw the chest to pierce the heart to give the individual the feeling of a broken heart. There are a lot of movies that I love that are about witches like The Craft, The Witches of Eastwick, Practical Magic, and even that T.V. show called Charmed. I really do dig movies like that but I do not practice any form of witchery what’s so ever. In this tutorial you will learn "how to draw a simple witch", step by step. I hope you enjoy yourself and remember you can make her look like anything you want. You can even change the style and color of her dress.