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Evil clown drawings

Learn how to draw an evil clown face with this stunningly easy (and scary) step by step tutorial!


Evil clown drawings are what you have been asking for and it is exactly what I am going to deliver with this shiny tutorial on the Drawing Factory.

Be advised though, the final drawing is super scary and not for the faint of heart.

So my friends, pick up your pencil, a few colors, and your bravery with you because you are going to need it by the end of the tutorial.

The whole drawing is also presented as a Video Tutorial both at the end of the page and on the Drawing Factory channel on YouTube. Let’s start drawing!

Evil clown drawings – Step 1

As usual, the first thing you should do is establish the principal forms of the drawing. In this case, I have realized in red the general shape of the head of the clown and in green the basic drawing lines that will help us position the eyes, nose, and mouth of the clown.

This is not going to be a realistic drawing so it is not imperative that you follow the basic rules for the setup of a face. The eye’s line can be a bit higher than the middle of the face and the mouth abnormally large. I have also sketched the ears, not really human ears!

The image of the evil clown is a development in American popular culture, in which the playful trope of the clown is rendered as disturbing through the use of horror elements and dark humor.

Evil clown drawings – Step 2

In this next step we are just going to add eyebrows and the round nose (could it be a clown without it?). I am also using a black marker to trace over the construction lines. My suggestion is not to rush through these first steps.

Take your time and position these basic elements with care and look at the general feeling of the drawing before moving further

Evil clown drawings – Step 3

This is a very important step and one that is crucial to give your clown that evil gaze. Have you noticed how I have drawn the eyes apart from each other?

They are smaller than they should be if you were trying to build a regular face and positioned dramatically apart from each other. This small trick gives the clown an evil and eerie look.

Evil clown drawings – Step 4

OK, now our clown is starting to look evil already! I have worked at the eye and the mouth. I have added a row of twisted teeth as you might have noticed, I am going to correct them later but I hope you get the point here.

Try to keep your drawing always fluid, review it constantly and check if you like what is coming out.

Evil clown drawings – Step 5

In this step, we are going to define the jawline of the clown and the lower mouth. If you compare the previous drawing to this one you’ll notice that the previous one has a much softer appearance. This is due to the rounded shape of the chin.

By re-shaping the jawline we have given our clown a much harder and imposing aspect.

Evil clown drawings – Step 6

In this step, I have reworked the mouth and teeth a little bit and added a fair amount of wrinkles to the clown face. The wrinkles serve two purposes: the first is to suggest the contraction of the face that is deformed by an evil kind of laugh; the second is to give the face a bit of depth and a touch of realism which increases the scary effect.

The nose becomes reddish if you haven’t noticed.

Evil clown drawings – Step 7

Now is a good time to take a breath and give a solid look at your creation to see if it needs something particular to make it better. It is also a good time to start cleaning the drawing and start defining more clearly the lines that you want in your drawings and those that you do not want in.

I have noticed for example that my scary friend needed a prominent lower lip and a conspicuous earring! Teeth have undergone also a review. I realised they were not big enough so I have partially redrawn them.

We are almost there my friends! I was quite happy with the drawing so far (and you should be too if you have followed the steps!) and I decided it was a good time to give our pale scary friend a bit of clownish coloration.

Evil clown drawings – Step 8

In this case, I ask you to explore different solutions to what I have used for my evil clown. Search the internet and find clown make-up, put them on your drawing, and make your evil clown perfect.

With the next and last step, we will finish the drawing that, honestly, does not need very much to look perfectly scary. I will just define the contour better and color the earring. I hope you had fun drawing this evil clown!



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