how to draw a zombie tattoo, zombie tattoo

How to Draw a Zombie Tattoo, Zombie Tattoo

Step 1.

Start with the basic guideline build for your Zombie tattoo. Begin with drawing the guides for the circle first, then the jawline guides. Take your time, and the next set of steps will totally depend on how accurate/well the guides were drawn. Don't rush with this process and use a few tools to draw the lines. I'd recommend drawing the circle by tracing around a circular object and quickly draw the curved lines. DRAW YOUR GUIDES LIGHTLY!

Step 2.

Alrighty, let's begin with the shape for this zombie tattoo. Start drawing the outer shape for the skull, ear, and brow lines for the right side. Take your time, and stray from rushing, you don't want to get frustrated and mess up. I know this type of drawing can be tedious work, so please be patient!

Step 3.

Next, we will work on the facials for the zombie, slowly working from the top to the bottom end. Take your time and draw the sockets and brows of the eyes first, then the nose. Keep in mind to vary your line weights to add interest and variety in your drawing. You can simply do this by using a variety of black marker widths or Micron pens. Remember to take your time, and keep the nose smaller than the eyes to retrieve a deadly, scary look!

Step 4.

Then, time to work on the jaws of this flesh eating beast, slowly working from the top jaw to the lower. Take your time with each tooth, keeping them in human form, with a few kinks in a few, rare spots of the teeth. The jaw should be smaller in comparison to the head so it looks rather, rotted and skeletal. This part can be tedious work, but if you drew the guides right, it would be much easier ;)

Step 5.

Let's work on the eyes first, before we move onto detailing the jaws and cheeks. Keep variety in the line weights! Make a few parts darker, depending on the light source you're drawing this in. Take your time, refrain from rushing. Use lighter lines for intense detailing.

Step 6.

Then, we shall work on the twisted and intensified neck for the zombie to look even more deadly, as if he were about to attack. Keep the outside lines thick in line weight, as well as the sectioned parts of the neck detailing. Later, we will add lighter lines to spice up with more details.

Step 7.

Lastly, we will add details, by varying our line weights. Using very dark spots for the under space where the neck meets the head. Add dark spots where there is intense shadows. This is a skill learned by practicing with light source.

Step 8.

By detailing a few more specks on this guy, using textured spots and etchy lines, you'll have an epic, cannibal ready to strike even the toughest of badaces. I really hope you've enjoyed this tut on drawing a Zombie Tattoo, as much as I had creating this fiend. With inspiration of tons of music, you should mend well. My choices were Tool and Rob Zombie. Peace out!

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Uploaded: July 19, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: July 19, 2011
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Is anyone getting sick of the tattoo designs that I have been submitting lately? If you are I’m sorry but I have to make tutorials for everyone and these designs just happen to be some of them. I think you may like this next tattoo I have because almost everybody likes these particular monsters. To start things off I am going to show you how to draw a zombie tattoo, step by step. Zombies have become such an inspiration for me lately because of that fact that I have been playing Left 4 Dead these past few weeks. I posted the drawing of the zombie tattoo on my Facebook wall and so far I have been getting positive feedback. There are also members waiting to see the tutorial posted on Dragoart, so here it is now. The complexity level may be challenging and if you’re a novice artist you may find it hard to complete the lesson. All I can say to those of you that are new to the drawing scene is, keep practicing and don’t shy away from a drawing that seems too hard for you to tackle. It’s good to take on more than you can chew when it comes to art because at least you know what you can do, and what you can’t do. You may be strong with drawing eyes, or you may be strong with drawing mouths. When you find out what your weakness and strengths are it will enable you to recognize what you can tackle with ease, and what drawings you will struggle with. One thing is certain, you will definitely have fun learning how to draw a zombie tattoo, step by step because it’s always fun drawing a zombie. I shall return soon with more drawing fun so stay tuned in to see what else I have in store. Peace peeps!