Introduction: Halloween Silhouette Drawing

This is a fun and easy Halloween project that requires very few supplies. 

Step 1: Supplies

Nice size sheet of watercolor paper, light board (If you have a watercolor block you dont need the board or tape) tape, I like to use orange liquid watercolor, Pan watercolors work as well, then of course you need a cup of water, wash brush, pencil, assorted size permanent markers. 

Step 2: Tape Paper to Board

Securely tape the watercolor paper to the board. When the paper gets wet it will stretch and swell. By taping it to the board it will shrink back as it dries and dry flat.

Step 3: Orange Watercolor

Paint an overall watercolor wash

Step 4: Pencil Drawing

When the paper is completely dry and flat again begin a very light pencil drawing of your Halloween theme. Be sure to draw lightly, It is very difficult to erase without lifting the paint.
You can take the paper off the board it you wish at this point. I like to keep it taped, for me it is easier to handle.

Step 5: Begin Outline

When the pencil image is complete, use a thin marker to go over the pencil.

Step 6: Finish Outline

Finish outlining entire image

Step 7: Fill In

Continue using the thin marker to fill in tight areas of the drawing

Step 8: Large Areas

Once you have filled in the tricky little spaces use a thicker marker to continue filling in shapes. Work slowly and carefully so you dont leave and spaces of orange showing. The silhouette should be very solid and black. 

Step 9: Completely Filled In

When the silhouette is completely filled in solid black......

Step 10: Detail

Go back with the skinny markers and begin to enhance with detail.

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Step 16: Finish

My Halloween silhouette is complete

Step 17: Haunted House

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Step 22: Halloween Parade

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Step 27: Boneyard

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John Induna AD made it! (author)2012-10-12

Nice pictures of your nice pictures. I like this one.

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Barbara Stromberg made it! (author)2012-10-04

These are unique, also like the creepy critters surrounding the main figure!!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2012-09-28

I love these! I really like silhouettes :)

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