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Uploaded: February 14, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 7, 2009
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In this tutorial I am going to show you how to draw a cool looking mummy that is bloody, dirty, old, crusty, and creepy. A mummy is a dead human or other form of creature that has been preserved either by embalming or by decaying naturally from extreme cold conditions, severely low humidity, or other forms of natural environmental conditions. Mummies can be found through out the world, but the most common of mummy that is usually discovered are from the remains of ancient times. When we think of a mummy, Halloween comes to mind because over the years the mummy became some what known as part of the monster clan existing of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Werewolf. Hollywood took a liken to the mummy, and since then many motion pictures depict this walking dead monster a threat to all man kind, such as the movie created in 1999 called “Mummy”. It was about an ancient Egyptian king that becomes evil and is later brought back to life some decades later to conquer the world. Cartoons are also known to contain mummy monsters chasing after people, but are usually later destroyed are unveiled as being a person inside of a costume. Even though the best known mummies are from ancient Egypt, the Egyptians not only mummified humans, but sacred animals as well such as cats and crocodiles. The Persians are known to have mummies as well using a waxing technique. Places like china use a preserving technique that involves coffins being packed with medicinal herbs. There was actually a well preserved mummy from China called Lady Dai. She was so well preserved that they were able to do an actual autopsy on her body that has been isolated since 200 B.C. Researchers came to a conclusion that Lady Dai died from a heart attack, talk about amazing huh. I believe that somewhere in the near future Scientist will be able to extract DNA from fossils and mummies to make an exact replica of them by cloning. I know it sounds crazy now, but watch and see it will happen for sure. Anyways I wanted my mummy to be one of those scary ones from the movies and cartoons. So, in this tutorial you will learn how to draw a mummy step by step with detailed instructions. I hope you have fun with this tutorial, you can even get crazy and add your own personal touches. If you would like something a bit more easier to draw, you can tackle this tutorial on how to draw a cartoon mummy step by step. Peace peeps and have fun!