Learn how to draw a great looking Cartoon Death with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Cartoon Death.
The Grim Reaper has arrived to claim souls. Learn how to draw a cartoon death who's a little cute and a little creepy.
The Grim Reaper's skull is their most recognizable feature. This character has a simplified version of the skull from our cartoon skull drawing guide. Notice how this drawing hints at the bones, especially the teeth, without outlining them.
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Use wavy lines when you draw the cloak so that the fabric looks soft and flowing. Do you see how the shadows follow the way the cloak drapes over the body?
Why do you think that people associate death with dark colors? Color your drawing with the drabbest, dustiest grays that you can find. You can draw a shadow underneath to make your cartoon death look like they're floating above the ground.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Death
How to Draw a Great Looking Cartoon Death for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Draw a row of hills near the middle of the page. Add a hook on either side, then sketch an upside-down heart for the nose. Use semi-ovals with dashes on top for the eyes, and draw the pupils with smaller ovals.
Easy Cartoon Death Drawing - Step 2
2. Outline the head with a loose, uneven heart shape. Sketch curves on either side of the face to complete the skull.
Easy Cartoon Death Drawing - Step 3
3. Sketch wide curves around the head, then draw an uneven triangle on top. Carry the line over to a hill on the right, and bring it down into a backward S-shape. Complete the hood with a loop.
Start the left arm with a vertical curve.
Easy Cartoon Death Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw the fingers with three ovals. Sketch lines inside two of the ovals, then add a curve for the palm. Use straight lines for the wrist.
Sketch the sleeve with a horizontal and vertical curve.
Easy Cartoon Death Drawing - Step 5
5. Add another finger, then draw a long tube with a shorter, wider tube on top. Sketch two small hills on top of this shape. Complete the sleeve with another curve.
Easy Cartoon Death Drawing - Step 6
6. Outline the blade with a long, narrow triangle with a semi-circle cut out of the base. Make the bottom of the blade slightly uneven, and sketch a line in the center of the triangle.
Start the right sleeve with a semi-oval. Add two swooping curves that start to come together near the shoulder.
Easy Cartoon Death Drawing - Step 7
7. Sketch banana shapes for the fingers with an oblong oval for the palm. Draw the arm with two straight lines.
Add More Details to Your Cartoon Death Picture - Step 8
8. For the left side of the cloak, draw a tall hook that ends in a point. Add a wavy line to the right. Complete the sleeve with a curve, then draw lines inside the fingers and palm.
Complete the Outline of Your Cartoon Death Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete the cloak with a wavy line like the edge of a puddle. Sketch more wavy lines inside the fabric.
Color Your Cartoon Death Drawing
Outline your cartoon death with black, filling in the nose, eye sockets and space behind the skull. Color the cloak dark gray with light gray for the bones, yellow for the eyes and brown and gray for the scythe.
If you want to draw the same character in a different style, check out this cartoon grim reaper drawing tutorial.
For more great Halloween ideas drawing tutorials, see the collection of How to Draw Halloween Ideas for Beginners.
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