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Uploaded: October 6, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: October 6, 2010
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Hey guys, I'm here with another helpful lesson that will bring you on a journey to learn “how to draw a reaper, step by step”. This guy was drawn entirely during today's LiveStream broadcast as of October 7th, 2010. I really enjoyed drawing the skinny body and creepy skull head. The scythe was a fun part to design as well. It was one of my favorite Livestreams I've had in a while, thank you all for joining! In this tutorial, I show you a few tips and techniques on drawing a reaper, or other known as “grim reaper”. This lesson can be fun, but it can also be a bit difficult to master when drawing tall, skinny figures made of bones. The anatomy of this creature is pretty straightforward. The super thin lower body and large scythe give this appearance of a sneaky, cruel character. It also builds a sense of a cartoon style mixed in with horror. Originally, the reaper was suppose to be a full figured body, and wispy clothing. I decided to change the appearance and say 'why not make it thinner?', after all, a very thin – almost anorexic character does symbolize death. When creating art, you don't want to deliver a random emotion, you want to add emotions and symbolism that make the art more interesting and memorable. It's very similar to music and other forms of art. You want to give your viewers a smack to the emotions, so you can create a true piece of art. Bleh, I'm not going to keep babbling about random stuff. Let's move onto learning “how to draw the reaper”. Keep in mind to use the right colors to create a deathly mood. I recommend using blues and greens, since they yield a very depressing mood (green and blue are cool colors, therefore 'cold'). I hope you enjoy folks!

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