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Boo! Today we will create a friendly looking but still a little scary cartoon style ghost drawing.
Drawing a ghost is pretty simple. Basically, it's made only of a triangle, two rectangles, and a few ovals. Ectoplasm is optional.
We will first draw the simple shapes. Sketch softly, as those lines will be erased later.
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The guide has only ten steps. If you follow the step-by-step instructions, your ghost drawing will be ready in no time at all.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Ghost
Start by drawing a large triangle and an oval on top of it.
Add two rectangles, one to each side, for the arms.
Draw two ovals for the ghost's hands.
Add a wavy line at the bottom of the drawing.
Draw eight ovals for the fingers.
Now we will start making the drawing more "real". Sketch slightly curing lines outside the triangle and rectangles. The ghost needs to look soft and not too precise.
Erase the inner lines. Tweak the finger shapes to make them look more real. Also, add a couple of lines for the thumbs and palms.
Add two ovals for the eyes. Draw the pupils inside. The ghost is frowning, so the eyebrows need to be close to each other and angled down. Draw a peanut shape for the open mouth.
Add the final details; two sharp teeth and the tongue.
Tweak as needed, erase the stray lines, outline the drawing with black lines, and color it.
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