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How to Draw a Snake Head

​​Adored by some, feared by many – what reaction does the slithering snake illicit in you? Since ancient times, cultures across the world have used snakes in religious iconography. ​The biblical account of the Garden of Eden disguises the devil as a cunning snake. Archaeologists have discovered carvings of snakes dating back thousands of years. Cobras […]

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How to Draw a Flaming Skull

​​​​​The veneration of skulls by humans has a long history. Prehistoric evidence suggests that in some cultures, the skulls of deceased ancestors were cleaned and set apart for worship. Animal skulls were used in rituals meant to aid in the hunt.​​​In art and culture, skulls often represent death or evil. Some ancient cultures made crystal […]

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How to Draw a Ghost Rider

​​​​Marvel Comics introduced the Ghost Rider persona in the early 1970s. The Rider has undergone a number of incarnations – originally, he was Johnny Blaze, who sold his soul to the devil. Later, Johnny’s long lost brother Danny Ketch, a woman named Alejandra Jones, and youth Robbie Reyes inherit some of the antihero’s powers.​​What is […]

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How to Draw a Werewolf

​​​Today, werewolves are known to be fictitious creatures. They appear in movies as teenage heartthrobs, in children’s cartoons such as Scooby Doo, and in the decorations and costumes of Halloween. In fact, people who believe they are a wolf or some other animal may be diagnosed with a psychiatric condition called lycanthropy. But there was […]

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How to Draw an Alien

​​Aliens are frequent denizens of science fiction, from Star Trek to Star Wars to Disney’s Toy Story, and the search for extraterrestrial life is carried out by some serious scientists. This, however, has not always been the case.​Aliens are often linked with sightings of UFOs, or unidentified flying objects. These sightings generally did not occur […]

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How to Draw a Scary Clown

​Clowns are easily recognizable the world over, adorned with painted faces, big red noses, fanciful hair, and colorful costumes. Clowns have a long history in various world cultures. The idea of the clown as a comical figure can be traced to court jesters in ancient Egypt and other regions. Later, William Shakespeare included clowns in […]

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How to Draw a Vampire

Vampires are familiar sights as breakfast cereal mascots, Halloween costumes, horror film stock characters, and teenage film heartthrobs. Where did the idea of the bloodsucking undead originate?Ancient mythologies contain the predecessors of vampires. In Persia, for example, pottery shards have been unearthed that depict frightening creatures attempting to drink blood from humans. India, Babylon, Greece, […]

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How to Draw the Grim Reaper

Throughout history, humans have sought to explain death – and to allay their fears of unknown things to come. Many ancient cultures, for example, had mythologies involving guides to the afterlife. In ancient Greece, the handsome god Thanatos, brother of the god of sleep, led the deceased to Charon, ferryman of the River Styx. Charon […]

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How to Draw a Mummy

During the Halloween season, representations of mummies abound. They are featured on decorations, in costumes, in the media – some are seen as charming, others frightening. What is a mummy?A mummy is, by definition, a body that has been ” embalmed, naturally preserved, or treated for burial with preservatives after the manner of the ancient […]

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How to draw Jack Skellington

How to Draw Jack Skellington Jack Skellington is the star of the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas, and he has since become a popular icon on clothing and accessories. Now, you can draw your very own Jack Skellington by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. To draw Jack Skellington, you will need a piece […]

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