How to Draw a Blue Monster

For artists, one of the major appeals of monsters is that it is a chance to let your imagination really run wild, a monster can be anything you conjure up! Let’s get creative and learn how to create your very own blue monster creature in just a few simple steps.


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Start with a black fineliner pen and draw a small circle just to the right of the center of your page.


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Then, outline this first circle with another, slightly larger circle, so that you have a “ring” effect.


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Next, add a large “semi-circle” shape to the outside of the ring, making sure the bottom of this is flat.


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Just above the top curve of the semi-circle, add another parallel line reaching across the top. Extend the bottom lines of the semi-circle out slightly.


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Now, add a large semi-circle shape, this time with the corners facing upwards, just underneath the shape you have already made.


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Add another line below this shape, to create a “crescent moon” shape.


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Next, add a series of bumps along the top and the bottom of this crescent moon shape, inside the lines, to create the fearsome teeth of your monster.


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Add another bumpy line just above the bottom row of teeth.


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Now, return to the line at the very top of the drawing. Extend this out slightly on the left, and then extend the line on the right across and down, past the bottom of the monster’s mouth.


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On the left-hand side, add a large horn, with two curved lines moving across and up, to meet in a shop point.


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Repeat this on the other side, so that you have two sharp horns.


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Add a series of horizontal, slightly curved lines, all along the length of the horns.


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Then, move to the left-hand horn, and draw a line extending downwards from beneath this, which curves across to the right at the bottom of the page, curving back up on the right-hand side, to join the vertical line you made earlier, and complete the body of the monster.


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Now, add two “teardrop” shapes roughly halfway down the body, one on either side.


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At the end of each of these “teardrops”, add four smaller teardrop shapes, to give you monsters and fingers.


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Next, add two pairs of two parallel lines to the bottom of the body, extending down towards the bottom of the page, with both pairs being joined with a straight horizontal line – these are the legs.


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At the bottom of the legs, add a few small bumps to represent the toes of your monster.


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Now return to the arms and add a small “cactus shape” to each of these arms facing towards the top of the page.


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Add another shape just to the left of the eye – this should be almost a heart shape, with the bottom joining the top line of the monster’s head.


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Now, use the black pen to fill in the dot right at the center of the eye.


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Switch to a light blue pen and use this to carefully fill in the body of the monster, leaving the horns, mouth, fingers, and toes blank for now.


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Use a blue pen to fill in the ring outside of the black dot and finish the eye of the monster.


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Use a green pen to fill in alternating stripes on the monsters’ horns.


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Then, use a red pen to fill in the remaining stripes on the monsters’ horns. You can also use this color to fill in the tongue, the fingers and toes.


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With a purple pen, fill in the rest of the mouth.


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Finally, use the blue pen to add a little dot to the monster’s belly.


And just like that, you have brought your very own blue monster creature to life – now let’s try making him a friend, using different colors and combinations – let your imagination run wild!

From the creatures that lurk under our bed during childhood, to the many-headed serpents and monsters of Greek mythology, the idea of the “monster” is a crucial archetype underpinning many elements of our society.

Monsters can take many shapes or forms and have been depicted across art and literature for as long as human beings have been creating this. They can take a number of forms; from twisted, grotesque “human” shapes, to completely fantastical creatures, far removed from anything we’ve seen on Earth. Werewolves, vampires, aliens, ghosts, spirits, zombies, mutants… there are a huge number of variations in what we consider a “monster”.

The term has also been used metaphorically, allowing authors to tell stories featuring “monsters” of all types, some of which are more grounded in reality than others. The depiction of “monsters” is often a reflection of wider society and can be used to reflect and understand the mindset, position, and ideas of a particular culture at a particular moment in time.

Artists have always used their creativity and skill to bring the world around them to life, to reflect their surroundings and capture them forever in art; Monsters are merely another way for this creative process to occur and taking a closer look at the creatures and monsters of literature, fiction and art can offer an extremely revealing insight into the artist themselves, the world they were creating in, and the message they were trying to convey.

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