how to draw a gargoyle face

How to Draw a Gargoyle Face

Step 1.

First, let's begin with the basic guidelines for the shape of the gargoyle's head. Start with a circle then a series of hatching lines which will help proportion the facials. Take your time with this step as the basic ground work will depend on how well you draw the guides.

Step 2.

Then, we'll start sketching the face shape as well as the horns which perch at the very edge of the forehead. The face shape needs to be wide at the facial area, and narrow in the chin area.

Step 3.

Next, let's sketch the facials! The brows should have a certain amount of thickness, with the nose scrunched close to the furrowing brows. This will create the classic gargoyle look that's most seen in movies and comics. The mouth should cover 3/4 of the face shape we've drawn previously, to allow enough room for the teeth and tongue.

Step 4.

Then, we'll finish off the facials by adding the eyes, nostrils, and flexed flesh that shapes the mouth. Use thin line weights for this part of the drawing, so you have an even balance between line thickness throughout the drawing.

Step 5.

Lastly, finish off by drawing the ears and the inner details for them. Again, use thin line weights for the inner ear details.

Step 6.


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Uploaded: October 29, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: January 12, 2016
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Artist comments

How about a few lessons on some generic characters that everyone loves. I will start by uploading how to draw a gargoyle face, step by step. Drawing gargoyles is great and all, but sometimes its better to just draw the face before you tackle the difficult task of drawing a gargoyle's body. The face I drew looks as traditional as they get, and if you notice I didn't go too extreme with the expression on the face. Just a simple, clean lesson that will show you how easy it can be drawing a gargoyle's face. If you are into Gothic art and love gargoyles, you will enjoy this lesson. Please leave some feedback letting others know what you think of this tutorial. It will be a great help to know what people think because it enables me to better my drawings so that you guys get lessons that are quality. Adios people and have fun!