There are many different classic monster types that have become so iconic that you would have a hard time finding someone who hasn’t heard of them!
One of these is the vampire, and when you mention this monster most people will think of Count Dracula in his castle in Transylvania.
These blood-sucking creatures of the night are also popular around Halloween, and learning how to draw a vam[ire can be great for when you need a bit of spookiness in your life!
With this step-by-step guide on how to draw a vampire, you’ll be creating a scary vampire in no time!
How to Draw A Vampire – Let’s Get Started!
In this first step of our guide on how to draw a vampire, we will be starting with the head of the vampire.
We will also be drawing some hair and his collar, but for this step we will be focusing mainly on some outlines for the head.
Using the reference image as your guide, you can carefully draw the outline of the head. The head will be ide and flat on top while being slightly more pointy and angular on the bottom.
He will also have a pointy ear poking out, and you can also draw the outline of his hairdo in this part. Finally for this step, you can draw some pointy lines coming out from his head for the collar of his cape.
Once you have the image looking like the reference image, you’re ready to proceed!
Step 2 – Draw some facial details and start on the arms
Now that you have the head outline done, we can start to add some details in this part of your vampire drawing.
First, we will be adding the face. This is a pretty spooky vampire, but he looks rather friendly as vampires go! Using the reference image as your guide, you can add the eyes, nose and mouth to the face.
You could also change his facial expression a bit if you want him to look scarier or angrier. Finally, draw some curved lines going down from his shoulders, and then add some fingers to the end for his arms.
Step 3 – Finish off his arms and start his chest in this step
We will be adding the rest of the arms and chest in this step of our guide on how to draw a vampire.
Using the lines that you started in the previous step, you can finish off his arms which are in the air. Then, you can draw a little bowtie beneath his head, and then finish off by drawing the rest of his chest.
Step 4 – Now, add some detail for his chest and draw his cape
Your vampire drawing is already looking great! In this part, we will continue to add some details and elements to it to have him looking even better.
First, you can start by adding some detail to his chest. He will be wearing a fancy jacket in this image, so you can draw that with some straight lines and dots for his buttons.
Then, we will be using some curvy lines coming down from his arms, and that will make up his spooky vampire cape. With those parts done, we just have a few final details to add!
Step 5 – Add some legs and finish off the final details
It’s almost time to move on to the final step of this guide on how to draw a vampire, but before we do, we will be adding some final elements and details.
The main thing we will be adding will be his legs, which we will be adding using some straight and curved lines. You can then finish off his legs by drawing some shoes at the base of them.
That will then finish off this vampire drawing of yours! We will be adding some color in the next step, but before you move on you should be sure to add any extra details of your own that you may want.
It could be cool to draw a background for this image, and you could maybe look up some pictures of old castles as inspiration for a background.
There are so many creative ideas you could go for, so how will you finish off this vampire before the final step?
Step 6 – Finish off your vampire drawing with some color
You have reached the final step of your vampire drawing, and this is the one where you get to have lots of fun coloring it in!
You can really let your creativity flow in this step, and you should feel free to use any of your favorite colors as you fill it in.
We showed one way that you could color in this image, but this is just a suggestion! This is your drawing and you should feel free to use any other colors that you love for this image.
You can also experiment with different color tones and art mediums depending on the type of mood you would like for the image.
Choices about the colors and mediums you choose can go a long way towards creating a mood for a picture, so be sure to have fun with it and see what happens!
Don’t forget to color any background elements or extra additions that you may have drawn as well!
5 Tips To Make Your Vampire Drawing Even Better!
Make your vampire sketch look even better with these fun and easy tips!
This drawing of a vampire that we created looks about as friendly as a vampire can look! You could make him look a little more sinister and scary if you want to give this picture a new vibe.
This could be as simple as changing his facial expression or by giving him a darker color palette. How else could you make this vampire a bit scarier?
Vampires are often connected to certain creatures, such as bats. In fact, it is said that they can turn into bats at will.
You could add some bats to this picture to make it even spookier! They could be flying around, or you could make it look like there is a transformation going on from bat to vampire.
This vampire drawing looks great on his own, but you could also add a friend for him! It could be fun to design a second vampire character that could be hanging out with him.
This would be something you could really use your imagination for, and you could also go for other classic monsters. Who would be hanging out with this vampire?
Adding a friend is one option, but vampires often have many enemies as well. For example, you could use the vampire hunter Van Helsing as a model for an enemy for the vampire.
Or, he could be up against a rival vampire or monster. These are just a few ways you could make this drawing a little tenser and filled with action.
What sorts of poses could you create with this new enemy character?
Finally, you could use a background to finish off this vampire sketch in style. Vampires are often associated with certain objects, so you would have many ways to make it more distinct.
Some of these objects could include a coffin or maybe a wooden stake. Using these and other similar objects would allow you to create a really classic background setting for this vampire.
Your Vampire Drawing is Complete!
That brings you to the end of this step-by-step guide on how to draw a vampire. We hope that with the help of this guide you found drawing this classic monster to not be too scary!
We created this guide to be both helpful and lots of fun, so we hope that it achieved both of those goals for you.
Once you have finished this guide, you can also keep the fun going by adding your own details and elements. We mentioned a few ideas such as drawing a background and other fun additions, but what else can you think of to finish off this image?
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