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Uploaded: August 25, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: August 25, 2010
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Well, today I thought I would submit a lesson on a specific subculture that I used to be a part of. Everyone knows about the tutorial I did on the cartoon emo character I drew, and I also have some other tutorials on emo characters that I created in the past. Today, I will be teaching you guys "how to draw Gothic", step by step. Even though we are all familiar with this word, have you ever thought about when and where it was originated? First off, it all started in the United Kingdom back in the eighties being a rub off of the punk genre. We started to see some simplified examples of the goth subculture with bands like “The Cure”, and from movies with a lot of vampires like Dracula. Soon enough fashion started becoming more and more important and cultural with the goth genre. Chained pants from brand names like Tripp, and shirts with fishnet sleeves and arm socks where some of the fashion trends if you are or where part of the Gothic crowd. Dark eye lined make-up is also something that is very common with individuals, and sometimes one will add a white tone to their normal skin color to add a more intensifying look. Performers like Marilyn Manson also maintains a Gothic sense of style as he displays in his all of his videos, and in music. Dark black hair, dark eyes, and dark clothes, this is some of the traits that one would be equipped with, and as you can tell, it is all very similar to the emo subculture. For individuals that fall in the emo category, they are more sensitive, a bit more creative, and they are more reserved then a Gothic individual. This is why they say that emo is short for “emotional” because they truly are. I had a friend a while ago that was severely traumatized from something that happened to her when she was young. Of course I never tried to prey into her life, I just let her take baby steps until she opened up to me. When this happened, I knew she trusted me. It is very hard for an adolescent who is emo to trust people. Anyway, I think you guys will like this tutorial that shows you "how to draw Gothic". I tried to have fun with the character, and if you can’t tell, she is holding a Gothic cross rosary in her hands. That’s about it, I will be back later with more drawing fun. Enjoy folks!

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