In this lesson we want to show you how to draw Herne the Hunter – the character of English folklore. He is represented as a ghost, wearing deer horns on his head. Herne is supposedly a local, Berkshire hypostasis of the Celtic god Cernunnos.
So, let’s (as always) start with the skeleton of our character. Here we see a standard human skeleton consisting of ovals and simple lines.
Now let’s add the volume to the body of our character. Sketch the body parts of Herne the Hunter in the form of simple geometric shapes, as shown in our example.
Now let’s add the some general details to the body of our character. On the head sketch the deer horns and a hood, which goes into a cape covering most of the body. In one hand sketch out a long spear.
Now is the time to take care of the details. Carefully draw out the outline of the face and beard. Next, draw out long branching horns and hood.
Now move a little lower and draw out the contour of the wide cape covering the whole torso. Do not forget to sketch some folds, as shown in our example.
Let’s now move the the hands, or rather the only visible hand. Draw the outlines of a clenched fist and a long spear in the hand.
Here we pass to the bottom part of the body of Herne the Hunter and accurately draw out the outlines of long boots, remembering to draw the folds.
The drawing is almost complete, and it remains only to give it a little volume. In order to do this, use dense hatching and add shadows in the least-lit areas.
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