How to Draw a Violent Criminal

Perhaps you've always had an interest in violent, scary villains with a lust for blood. You may want to draw yourself or a character, but you're not that good at drawing. This article may help you!

Steps

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    Draw a head shape. You can make it round, square, or even diamond shaped. However, you can start with a lightly sketched shape and then once you like it, darken the shape and erase extra lines.
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    Get a body. Try a circle or oval for a heavyset villain, or a rectangle or upside-down triangle for a gangly one. Sharp angles tend to look more intimidating.
    • Tip: Make it a bit more realistic looking by adding soft edges and curves.
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    Add arms and legs by drawing rectangles or ovals. Remember that arms and legs can bend in only one placeā€”the middle.
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    Draw your killer's eyes by making two ovals for the eyes, and two circles inside for the irises/pupils. Start light and darken it when satisfied. To make him look unfriendly, make his irises and pupils very small.
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    Draw the nose, mouth, and eyebrows. Consider a pointy nose and a crooked mouth for a twisted, evil look. Draw lines for eyebrows, then go over it to make it look like hair.
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    Design an evil outfit. Make a lab coat or a plaid tuxedo! It really doesn't matter. Do whatever you want him to be wearing. Art is about your mind; draw it how you picture a villain.
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    Draw pants. For pants, you would just color the legs and stop at the shirt level.
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    Give the person gloves if desired. Color the arms as much as you want, depending on the length of the gloves that you would like.
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    Add blood to the outfit if you have a murderer. You could also try adding burns and scratches, and maybe a knife.
    • If you want the person to be like Gollum, maybe he's obsessed about a certain type of jewelry from his deceased wife that he wants no one to touch. Maybe it isn't jewelry; it's a toy, a weapon or another object. It can be as mild or as gory as you want it to be. It's you drawing, so make it what you want.
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    Finish coloring the person if you haven't. You don't necessarily have to, though.
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    Show your villain to your friends and family! See what they think. Don't take criticism personally; people that you know are probably just saying what they think. If they are your friend, they won't have said something mean about it on purpose to hurt you. Be proud of what you have done.

Tips

  • Don't look at the things you may have done badly. Look at the things you did well and work to improve on your shortcomings the next time you draw something!

Warnings

  • Avoid using mental illness stereotypes. Most mentally ill people are good, nonviolent people, and stereotyping them as evil is hurtful. Stay away from asylum or mental hospital imagery (unless your character is an evil doctor who targets the psychologically vulnerable).

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Categories: Drawing People and Features