How To Draw A Cartoon Vampire

Halloween is almost here, and this year I thought I’d show you how to draw your very own cartoon vampire! 

When you’re finished, feel free to tweet, pin, email or otherwise share a pic of your vampire with me and I’ll post it over at Pinterest! And if you’d like to grab the tutorial to post on your own blog or website, you’re more than welcome to. (A link back would be appreciated.) Enjoy:

How to draw a cartoon vampire

Easy, right? You should try out my other how-to-draw tutorials too! Here’s just a few:

Feel free to check out my Halloween cartoons too!

Halloween Cartoons for 2013

It’s almost Halloween, and every year I do a new batch of Halloween cartoons. It seems like every year it gets harder to find new Halloween humor and I have to go further afield. Then again, every year gives you fresh zeitgeist to see Halloween through, so it all works out in the end.

OK, on to this year’s new Halloween cartoons:

Halloween Cartoon 1

I was thinking a lot about pumpkins with this cartoon. What do they look like, how they’re carved, the goo inside, seeds, etc… and the word “gourd” popped into my head. I was playing with the homonym “gored” for a while, like someone being gored by a bull, but instead it was a bull giving someone a pumpkin, but, as you can tell, that’s pretty weak. Anyway, the phrase “out of his gourd” presented it self soon after, and this sort of weird spooky cartoon came about. 

(BTW, I did make sure that a pumpkin was technically a gourd. Cartoons aren’t any fun if they basic premise is wrong.)

Halloween Cartoon 2

I love the scene in the original Frankenstein where the doctor is yelling ‘It’s alive! It’s alive! It’s alive! It’s alive!” and I thought if you were the monster and you’re just coming to consciousness for the first time, this guy next you you yelling and screaming might be a bit much. Connecting it to waking up wasn’t far behind.

Halloween Cartoon 3

I almost never do multiple panels. I like to think that it’s because I work best in a single frame with a single caption and that’s where my talents lie. But if I’m really honest, it’s also that I’m a bit lazy and I hate drawing the same thing more than once in a cartoon.

Still, this Star Trek Halloween cartoon was worth it. Big thanks to my pal Mike Lynch for helping me make sure that vulcan blood had actually been seen on TV before. (Again, accurate cartoons are funnier.)

Halloween Cartoon 4

This is one of those Halloween cartoons that took a long time to get right. First there’s the candy house. You can’t skimp on the drawing there and there’s a lot of detail to get right. Then you have to shade all of that. Ugh. And the caption took a really long time to trim down to something reasonable. Anyway, it all worked out well I think. (I especially like the candy orange slice shutters.)

Halloween Cartoon 5

This Halloween cartoon seemed so simple that I was sure someone else had done it. Seriously, it’s an obvious joke. But I did my due diligence, looked around online, and no one had done it. Having said that, a dozen versions of this will have cropped up between the time I drew it and the time this blog publishes.

Halloween Cartoon 6

And now the last of my 2013 Halloween cartoons. I got the idea for this one at a coffee shop. The lady asked me if I wanted my latte hot or cold and while it’d be more entertaining to tell you that this popped into my head right at the moment and I yelled “A-HA!” and ran out of the coffee shop pumping my fists in the air to the delight of onlookers, it came to me later in the day unceremoniously.

Feel free to check out all of my my other Halloween cartoons here, read what I had to say about last year’s batch, draw your own cartoon zombie, and check out these posts about costumes.

Happy Halloween!

LEGO Zombie Spaceship Powered By Brains

Recently I’ve been working on a series of LEGO spaceships based on the months of the year. So, with the Walking Dead starting up again soon and Halloween on the horizon, I present October – The Brainpower! (Click on the pics for larger images.)

LEGO Zombie Spaceship 1

It’s orange, of course, and piloted by a space zombie. Want a closer look? OK, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

LEGO Zombie Spaceship 2

The Brainpower actually runs on 12 LEGO brains built right into its twin engines. And there’s one more brain in a jar toward the rear in case our pilot wants a snack.

LEGO Zombie Spaceship 3

Apparently brainpower glows an eerie green. (Also, I was especially happy to be able to work the new orange brick separator into this model.)

LEGO Zombie Spaceship 4

Side view! Pew pew!

LEGO Zombie Spaceship 5

If you’re flying through space and you see this in your rear view space mirror, hit the gas!

LEGO Zombie Spaceship 6

Braaaaaiiiiinnnnnsss…  ZOOOOM!

And here’s one last long view:

LEGO Zombie Spaceship 7

So there you have my LEGO Zombie Spaceship! If you want to see it super huge, check it out over at Flickr.

Wanna see some of my other LEGO projects? Here’s a few you might like:

How To Draw A Cartoon Zombie – Tutorial

Halloween is coming soon, and The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, so this month we’re going to draw a cartoon zombie! No need to rack your brraaaiiiin, just follow the 12 easy steps below.

When you’re finished, feel free to tweet, pin, email or otherwise share a pic of your cartoon zombie with me and I’ll post it here at the blog! And if you’d like to grab the tutorial and post it on your own blog or website, you’re more than welcome to. (A link back would be appreciated.) Enjoy:

How to draw a cartoon zombie

Easy, right? You should try out my other how-to-draw tutorials too:

Feel free to check out my zombie cartoons here too!