How to Draw Something Bleeding

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How to Draw Something Bleeding
Draw a graphically bloody picture using these simple steps. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Create morbid or deep drawings by sketching something that is bleeding. It doesn't matter what you choose as the subject of this drawing. You can choose to symbolically draw a bleeding heart, rose, or planet Earth. If desired, you even can illustrate an injured person or animal. What you choose as the bleeding subject of the drawing can change the emotional or political meaning of the image, so choose carefully.

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Things you need

  • Reference picture
  • Pencil
  • Paper

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  1. 1

    Select a reference picture of the subject you would like to draw for the picture.

  2. 2

    Draw the subject in the centre of the paper, using your reference picture as a guide. Don't add too much detail to the drawing at this stage; that will be added after the blood is drawn.

  3. 3

    Draw gashes in the subject. These should look like long, narrow rips in the subject's tissue. Use a jagged line to draw the edges of the torn flesh to make them look realistic. Add as many gashes and tears as you desire. The more you add, the more graphic and bloody the picture will become.

  4. 4

    Draw jagged pieces of the torn skin and flesh rising up on either side of each gash. Use a zigzagging pencil stroke when drawing the torn skin.

  5. 5

    Lightly sketch long, wavy streaks of blood dripping out of each gash. Connect some of the blood drips together to create a spider-web effect that captures the way that blood flows from a real cut.

  6. 6

    Draw blood dripping from the bottom of the subject using long U-shaped pencil strokes.

  7. 7

    Finish adding detail to the drawing's subject.

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