How to draw a ghost

Ghost of a knight rising out of a tomb

The fun thing about drawing ghosts is – unlike when you draw people – you get to play with supernatural light sources and ambiance in your scene. This is particularly true of any painting set in a tomb, cave or other dark environment.

When considering how to draw a ghost rising from a tomb, you want to try to light the tomb or effigy as if it's the ghost itself that's illuminating the stone. 

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Charlotte Creber, also known as Tanzenkat, is a freelance concept artist for games and film. Currently based in Cardiff, she works mainly in oil and digital.