How To Draw The Ghostbusters

How To Draw The Ghostbusters

Drawing the paranormal investigators and eliminators of fictional paranormal activity, the Ghostbusters, can be an exciting, creative and rewarding journey. It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist or a beginner, drawing these characters can be thrilling. To make sure you nail the look, here are the steps to do it right.


Outlining your Ghostbusters is essential, especially when sketching. To make the process easier, put some of the iconic elements together. Draw the classic Ghostbusters logo onto the back of your characters and make it as big as you want, add their green jumpsuits and iconic proton packs onto their backs. Make sure to sketch out the Ghostbusters in the classic ‘V’ formation to further show the heroic dynamic of the team.

Test Out Different Proportions

Once you’re done with the outline, sketch out some different versions with different proportions. This way, you can decide which style fits better. Start with the character’s head, then move down to the body, but be sure to exaggerate the athletic physique of Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, and Dr. Egon Spengler!

Color Your Characters

Choosing the right colors can take your Ghostbusters to a whole new level! Choose a classic green for their jumpsuits and a dark tone for the proton packs, to give them a more powerful look. Then, add some lighter tones of green and white to make their shapes pop. When it’s time to give the characters faces, don’t forget to add those classic eye goggles and that signature smirk of Dr. Peter Venkman!

Give The Background A Sneak Peak Of The Ghostbuster Universe

Who could forget the famous Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man? You can give your Ghostbusters a little extra boost to your drawings by making them stand in front of iconic monsters or entities from the movie. The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is probably one of the most memorable to add in your drawing and it will add that special touch you need. Feel free to get creative and add other elements as well!

Give Them Some Extra Personality

You don’t want your Ghostbusters to feel too stiff and robotic – make sure to add a few extra touches here and there for some extra personality! Add some funny expressions to the characters or give them one of the iconic poses from the movie that looks absolutely heroic. This will make your drawings look more alive and unique.

Perfect The Details

Once you’re done with the outlines, colors, backgrounds and personalities, it’s time to get into the details. Start with the hairlines, add some small details to the proton packs, and make sure you don’t miss any details. Finishing the details might take some time, but in the end, it will definitely pay off!

Add Some Special Effects

The final step is to add the special effects! Spending some time coloring those iconic bright beams that shoot out of their proton packs can increase the power and magic of your drawings. Don’t forget to add in some smoke and small particles that come out when they fire their weapons, to give your drawing the special final touch.
And there you have it! With these steps, you can easily and confidently draw the Ghostbusters without ever feeling overwhelmed. Pick up that pencil and get ready to have some fun!

Julia is an artist and musician, who grew up in a small town in Ohio, where she played in local bands and painted murals in free time. She moved to NY City to study art at the prestigious Pratt Institute, and then relocated to LA to pursue a music career. Julia loves sharing the knowledge she gathered during the years with others.

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