How to Draw a Fantasy Creature
One of the biggest categories on DrawingForAll is a category called “Myths and Legends” where we publish drawing lessons about different monsters and heroes. Basically, we draw specific creatures, such as the harpy or centaur. But in this lesson on how to draw a fantasy creature we will show the collective image of a creature.
We draw a creature with a horse’s head and a human body. Therefore, as a whole, we draw a human skeleton using light lines. In order to learn more about drawing a human body, visit the lesson on how to draw a man.
Now we are sketching ears and a long muzzle. Next, using simple geometric figures, we outline the torso and the shape of the limbs. Here and in the previous step we use very light lines.
Using clear and dark lines, carefully draw out the outlines of the eyes, and muzzles. Remove unnecessary guidelines from the face. By the way, in order to learn more about horse head, visit the lesson on how to draw a horse’s head.
Now carefully draw out the long ears, the outlines of a powerful and muscular neck and a long mane on the head and neck.
Now let’s move on to the torso of the creature and draw out the outlines of the wide pectoral muscles and the abdominal muscles.
Now arms. Draw them using clear and dark lines, taking into account all the lines of the muscles. Here we draw two arms, but you can make your creature more interesting by drawing four arms, like in the tutorial about Goro.
Now move lower and draw a loincloth as in our example. Next, draw powerful legs with all the muscle lines on the legs. Notice that instead of feet we draw horse hooves.
Let’s make our fantasy creature more realistic by adding shadows that are drawn using hatching of varying intensity. In order to make the shadows darker, add another layer of hatching.
As we have already said, today we were drawing the collective image of a mythical being. Applying the tips from this lesson, you can draw a creature different from what we have shown in our example. Also you can visit our category called “Myths and Legends” in order to learn how to draw other mythical and fantasy creatures.