Step-by-Step Guide To Ryuk Drawing (Death Note)

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Let’s get started with the Ryuk Drawing from the famous anime series Death Note.

Ryuk is an anime character that most people always want to see in animation because of his devilish look and the magic he possesses.

Ryuk wears an earring with the “LOVE” logo attached to the earring.

He’s outfit looks thorny, which means the outfit carries the appearance which has a thorn-like look at the collar, and his teeth are gold in color.

Ryuk’s hair is designed in a way that makes it look like a burning flame.

In this article, I will walk you through Ryuk drawing step by step without fear of how he looks or appears.

Get yourself a convenient environment, and let’s begin.

Begin With the Head

To bring to reality the Ryuk – death note drawing, you need to begin with a step.

The first real step is to draw the head; Ryuk’s head is one of the main important parts of this drawing which you must pay good attention to.

Draw a circle using a thick pencil and make sure the circle is oval.

The head should be taking 60% of your drawing paper because this drawing will be focusing mainly on the upper part of Ryuk’s original drawing.

Draw a vertical line with the same thick pencil at the center of the circle of the head; this is for the alignment of the facial features.

Also, make a horizontal line at the center of the head so that it crosses the vertical line of the head, this is the basis for the eyes.

Ryuk Head drawing

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Sketch Out Ryuk’s Face

The next step is to sketch out Ryuk’s face, which will determine the look of Ryuk’s face drawing.

The hairline and jaw automatically form the basic shape of Ryuk’s face because they are attached.

Draw the Hairline and Jaw

Let us begin with the hair so it will be easy for us to fix the jaw later.

Make a zigzag line from the sides of the head so that they meet and also form an edge at the vertical line of the head; these zigzag lines should form the upper part of the “LOVE” shape; this is the hairline.

For the jaw, draw a curved line at the sides of the circle of the head that points downward to form the sides of the jaw.

Make sure the right side of the jaw’s curved line looks rough, making the jaw more realistic.

Finish the jaw with a convex curve joining to the ends of the curved vertical line; this is the lower part of the jaw.

Ryuk Hairline & Jaw drawing

Draw Ryuk’s Eyes and Thick Circles around His Eyes

The next step here is to draw the eyes for the Ryuk simple drawing you’ve started.

The first approach for Ryuk’s eyes is to make the circle of the eyes, make sure this circle is not too small because he has evilly big eyes that suit his body.

Make a thick dot inside the circle; this is the pupil of the eyes, add lines joining the circle of the eyes to the side of the circle of the head so that makes it look like he is wearing glasses.

Join the circle of the eyes together with a thick horizontal line that crosses the vertical line of the head, which seem to align with the already existing horizontal line you drew for the basic of the eyes.

Draw curved lines at the sides of the circle and horizontal line that joins the circles to make it look more realistic.

With these few approaches, you are successfully done with the eyes.

Draw Ryuk's Eyes and Thick Circles around His Eyes

Ryuk Nose Drawing

Ryuk’s nose is also another very funny part of the drawing you cannot wait to play around with.

Draw a horizontal line at the lower part of the eyes so that it crosses the vertical line of the head.

The horizontal line should be drawn with a thin pencil or faded line.

Finish the nose with a vertically curved line which should be drawn with thick pencils; this is Ryuk’s nose.

Draw Ryuk's Nose

Ryuk Mouth Drawing

I am sure you’ve always been amazed whenever you come across his mouth, which portrays his devilish look and the expression on his face.

Draw a curved line from the side of the jaw to the side of the circle you drew for his head; join these curved lines with a horizontal cloud line that crosses the head’s vertical line (using a thin line).

Make a horizontal line under the cloud line of the mouth so that it forms the upper part of the mouth (upper lip).

Draw a convex curve joining to the horizontal line of the upper lip, and make sure the bottom of the convex curve is slightly curved; this is the lower lip.

You can also add a slantly curved horizontal line under the lower lip, whose ends touches the lower side of the jaw; this makes the jaw look more realistic.

Ryuk Teeth Drawing

The next step here is to draw the teeth; Ryuk’s teeth are also one of the features that show his devilish expression and fake smile.

Draw slant lines vertically from the horizontal line of the upper lip and join these slant vertical lines together with a horizontal line so that it looks like a convex curved line; this is the shape of the teeth.

Make a zigzag line under the horizontal line of the upper lips (inside the shape of the teeth); this is the upper teeth.

Make another zigzag line on the horizontal line of the teeth’s shape; this is the lower teeth.

With these guidelines, you’ve completed the teeth and can now move to the next step.

Ryuk Teeth drawing

Draw Ryuk’s Ear & Earring

Draw a curve at the sides of the upper jaw (position of the ear).

Be sure the curves are not too small or too big for the ears, add lines and circles inside his left ear so that it will be easy to draw the earring; this is the ear.

For the earring, Ryuk only wears an earring in his left ear, which makes him look very dangerous.

Draw vertical lines (which should not be too long but moderate) from the ear downward; this is the upper part of the earring.

Draw the “LOVE” shape under the vertical lines so that the curved area of the Love shape is attached to the vertical line; this is Ryuk’s earring.

Draw Ryuk's Ear and Earring

Ryuk Hair Drawing

The next step here is to draw his flame-like hair, which is attached to the jaw and covers the whole head.

You can start drawing the hair from the jaw or start drawing from the upper part of the hair.

Make vertical lines forming a “V” letter at the upper part of the head while leaving enough space so that the hair can look more pragmatic.

Draw a vertical curved line to the end of the “V” lines so that it looks like a curved letter “M” with sharp edges; this is the top of the hair.

Add a slant line to the end of the curved line that made up the top hair and join another curved line with the slant line so it forms an edge.

Keep adding curved lines and slant lines together to form edges around the head so that these sharp edges lines form a curve around the head and make it look like a burning flame; this is the hair.

The hair ends at the side of his right jaw and the vertical line of the earring.

At this point, you are almost done with the Ryuk death note drawing so that you can move to the next step.

Ryuk Hair drawing

Draw Ryuk’s Neck and Collar of His Clothing

Ryuk’s neck is not too obvious because the collar of his cloth covers the neck, but since the collar is resting on something (which is the neck), we can make lines for the neck so that the drawing can look more natural.

Draw a curved vertical line at the left side of the jaw closer to the “LOVE” shape of the earring and another slanted line at the right side of the hair; these lines are for the neck.

To draw the collar of the cloth is another technical part of the drawing which you must pay full attention to.

Firstly, you need to draw the shoulder of the cloth attached to the collar, make a curved horizontal line on the right side of his hair, and vertical line of the earring.

Add a little curved line to this curved horizontal line so that it forms an edge.

Add more slant lines to form edges that these lines are horizontal; this is the shoulder of the cloth.

Now to the collar of the cloth, the collar is round in shape with different designs which make it look more detailed.

Make a slant line from the right side of his hair and add an oval circle.

Draw another slanted line from the oval circle and add a square at the end.

Draw a little curved line from the square and add a semi-circle.

Draw another little curved line from the semi-circle and add flat oval circle which looks like a cucumber.

Make a curved line from the flat oval circle and add another oval shape; this is the right part of his cloth’s collar.

Make another slanted line from the vertical line of the earring and add a small circle with an oval circle at the end of the slant line.

Make another slanted line from the oval circle and add another oval shape at the end too.

Add a few more curved lines and necessary shapes joining to the lines so you can complete the left part of his collar’s cloth.

All these circles are the designs on the collar, and the slant and curved lines are what joins these designs together to have a better outcome of Ryuk’s outfit.

Draw Ryuk's Neck and Collar of His Clothing

Enhance Ryuk’s Outfit

Enhancement here means doing everything necessary to the outline to have a better result of the outfit.

Add lines and dots to where it is needed.

Erase excess lines and dots so your drawing will not look weird, and use thick black lines for the border of the lines that made up the outfit and thick black lines for the border of the shapes too while the inner is white.

Use a thick black line for the border of the earring while the inside remains white; add shadows and highlights to the necessary part of the outfit, making it beautiful and natural.

Enhance Ryuk's Outfit

Enhance Outline

At this stage, you are almost done with the steps, and this is the last chance you have to add more details to your drawing or erase excess lines and dots to have a better outcome.

Use a thick line for the border of the outline, and trace all the lines and dots with a thick black line.

Add a thick black line to the border of the hair and hairline, and use the best colors that suit the outline.

Use black color for the pupil.

Add a small circle at the top of the pupil and color it white and color the rest of the iris yellow.

The teeth should be gold and use the appropriate color for the space between the teeth.

Add shadow and highlighting to the outline so your drawing can be realistic.

Enhance Outline

Conclusion to Ryuk Drawing

Ryuk might look difficult because of its details, but at this point, you can confidently tell others that Ryuk’s drawing is easy if they can follow the steps above.

The only requirement is to ensure you have all the important and necessary materials ready so that you won’t have any problems while enjoying drawing.

You can also get an image or picture of Ryuk’s original drawing so you can have a reference.

Enjoy!

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