How to Draw Tim Burton Style Drawings

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How to Draw Tim Burton Style Drawings
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1
Sketch an egg shape for the head.

Sketch an egg shape for the head.

2
Draw two long lines for the neck. Burton styled characters usually have long thin limbs.

Draw two long lines for the neck. Burton styled characters usually have long thin limbs.

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3
Continue with two more lines for the beginning of the shoulders.

Continue with two more lines for the beginning of the shoulders.

4
Finish the shoulders like in the picture. This makes the character look bony like most burton style characters.

Finish the shoulders like in the picture. This makes the character look bony like most burton style characters.

5
Draw the torso and beginning of the waist. The waist should be very small.

Draw the torso and beginning of the waist. The waist should be very small.

6
Add the collar bones for a more skeletal effect. Continue with the hips and the clothes. My character is going to be wearing a dress but you can draw whatever clothes you like.

Add the collar bones for a more skeletal effect. Continue with the hips and the clothes. My character is going to be wearing a dress but you can draw whatever clothes you like.

7
Add details to the clothes. Stitches and patches can make the character look more gothic and burton-ized.

Add details to the clothes. Stitches and patches can make the character look more gothic and burton-ized.

8
Draw long skinny arms. The gloves are optional of course.

Draw long skinny arms. The gloves are optional of course.

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Here is just a close up.

Here is just a close up.

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Then draw the legs. The legs of burton characters are often very long and thin with small feet.

Then draw the legs. The legs of burton characters are often very long and thin with small feet.

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Add the facial features

Add the facial features

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And last but not least, the hair. Often the hair is made up of squiggles not definite lines.

And last but not least, the hair. Often the hair is made up of squiggles not definite lines.

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And your done! Remember not to worry about minor mistakes in your drawings. Usually minor mistakes can add to the style of the drawing and make it look more burton-ized. Please comment and like! 😊

And your done! Remember not to worry about minor mistakes in your drawings. Usually minor mistakes can add to the style of the drawing and make it look more burton-ized. Please comment and like! 😊

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