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How to Draw Cthulhu | Step-by-Step Art Tutorial

art lessons draw scary cartoons Nov 01, 2022

Watch my step-by-step tutorial on how to draw Cthulhu, the classic horror creature from H.P. Lovecraft. This is the perfect Halloween monster to draw because it's a classic monster. Drawing monsters is one of my favorite things to do because of how imaginative you can be with your creature designs. Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw Cthulhu step-by-step!


Mythos and horror stories have been around for as long as mankind has been writing stories. "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft, is a prime example of this.

If you're more into coloring than going through sketching and inking, download this printable outline of CTHULHU!

You can right-click on the picture, click "Save as", download it, and then print it out to color.


Today, we’re going to give you a step-by-step guide to drawing this infamous deity.

One of the things that makes horror art special is that it is a genre of art that is often misunderstood. It is sometimes thought of as being scary and dark, but that is not always the case. 

Horror art can also be a way to express thoughts and ideas about the world around us. It can be used to explore the human psyche and the idea of what our world would look like if we could see it from a different point of view.

Cthulhu is one of the most famous monsters in horror and fantasy fiction. He is known to have a number of tentacles, which are sometimes depicted as squid-like. He has a huge, octopus-like head with a mouth filled with sharp teeth.

If you are interested in drawing a character, then you should first learn its anatomy. This can be done by googling the subject and finding suitable reference images.

Once you have learned the anatomy of Cthulhu, you should then start drawing the character. 

Cthulhu is definitely a terrifying creature and has become a popular subject for artists and designers to create pieces inspired by.


Follow the basic process in the video and you should be able to draw tons of creepy creatures like Cthulhu!

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Guess what? I have a lesson on another creepy creature: Siren Head! Check it out here. For more lessons on drawing cartoons, check out my live classes here.


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