How to draw the Grinch

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The work was created with materials:


Colors used:

  • G33 - Meadow Green
  • G62 - Grass
  • G92 - Leaf Green
  • G81 - Nile Green
  • G110 - Forest Green
  • BG40 - Brunswick Green
  • B122 - Horizon Blue
  • R111 - Red 
  • R112 - Mandarin
  • BR30 - Bordeaux 
  • BG14 - Fossil 

Step 1

Make a sketch with a pencil.

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Step 2

Use G33 to color the shape of Grinch. Make strokes in the direction of hair growth. Leave eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and a tie untouched.

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Step 3

Color in the shadows and a nose with G62.

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Step 4

Paint the eyebrows and add depth to the shadows with G92.

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Step 5

Put some strokes under the lower parts of the eyebrows and on the body using G81.

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Step 6

Draw some more hairs on the eyebrows with G110 and deepen the shadow on the nose.

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Step 7

Color irises with G33 and pupils and outlines with BG40.

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Step 8

Take BR30 and outline the eyes drawing a couple of small eyelashes on each eye.

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Step 9

Lets’ make the eyes look more realistic. Use BG14 to darken the lower parts of the eyeballs and with the same color add a shadow under eyelashes.

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Step 10

Apply R112 on the lips.

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Step 11

Draw the darker part of the lips with R111.

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Step 12

Color the inside part of the mouth with BR30.

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Step 13

Draw the shadows on the tie with BG14.

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Step 14

With R112 draw the stripes on the tie and add R111 to the shadows.
Use BG40 to deepen the shadows on Grinch’s body.

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Step 15

With G92 add some more hairs to Grinch’s head and body. And done!

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