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Learn how to draw a skull!

There are 9 different fun and funky skulls to choose from. Grab a pencil and paper and you're ready to go!

Learn how to draw this skull!You can also use a pen, markers, or crayons, but to practice you might want to try with a pencil first. That way you can erase your mistakes. If you like the final drawing, you can always go over the lines with a marker or other art material!

This drawing lesson will show you all the steps to create the skull on the left. This is one of the more complicated skulls, so if it feels overwhelming, start with an easier skull.

In total, there are 9 different skull designs to choose from. Choose the skull that most suits your fancy, or try them all!

When you're done drawing your skull, you can then color and decorate your skull drawings for Day of the Dead! If you don't know what Day of the Dead is, read all about it! For examples of my Day of the Dead art, see my skull drawings on the right.

how to draw a skull

Click on each skull to be taken to simple step-by-step instructions for drawing each one.

Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!
Learn how to draw this skull!

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How to Draw a Skull
Skull Drawing Lesson 9

Steps for Drawing a Skull

This skull is a bit more complicated than the other skulls, so there are more steps. Watch the animation on the left before you start drawing, so that you can see how the individual steps build to create this cool skull drawing!
 

Step 1

Step 1: How to Draw a Skull

Draw the upper half of a half-circle.

Step 2

Step 2: How to Draw a Skull

Continue drawing the lines, as if you were about to draw a circle. Leave a wide opening.

Step 3

Step 3: How to Draw a Skull

Add 2 lines, 1 inside each side of the circle. Start the lines inside the circle and gently curve them outside the circle.

Step 4

Step 4: How to Draw a Skull

Continuing on these 2 lines, draw 2 lines (1 on each side) bringing the angle of the lines back inwards. These lines will form the cheekbones of the skull.

Step 5

Step 5: How to Draw a Skull

Complete the checkbones by continuing these 2 lines inward again at an angle.

Step 6

Step 6: How to Draw a Skull

Start the jawline by drawing 2 lines (1 on each side) that angle slightly towards each other.

Step 7

Step 7: How to Draw a Skull

Finish the jawline by connecting the 2 sides of the skull with a gently curving u-shaped line.

Step 8

Step 8: How to Draw a Skull

Now you'll draw the teeth. Go back to the bottom lines of the cheekbones, and draw 2 lines (1 on each side) going downwards.

Step 9

Step 9: How to Draw a Skull

Connect the 2 lines you just drew with a gently curving u-shaped line that runs almost parallel to the jawline. This will form the bottom of the teeth.

Step 10

Step 10: How to Draw a Skull

Above the line you just drew, draw a similar line that runs parallel to the previous line. This will be the middle of the teeth.

Step 11

Step 11: How to Draw a Skull

Above the line you just drew, draw a similar line that runs parallel to the previous line. This will be the top of the teeth.

Step 12

Step 12: How to Draw a Skull

Add vertical lines for the teeth!

Step 13

Step 13: How to Draw a Skull

In between the cheekbones, just above the teeth, draw two tear-drop shapes for nostrils.

Step 14

Step 14: How to Draw a Skull

In between the nostrils and the sides of the skull, draw two large circular shapes for the eyes.

skull animation

How to Draw a Skull

Here is an animation showing all the steps to create this skull.

 

 

Cool, you've just drawn a skull! There are 8 more skull styles to choose from, so once you've mastered this one, go back to the beginning of How to Draw A Skull and try your hand at a few more funky skulls.

If you like drawing skulls, and you want to get more advanced, check out these Day of the Dead skulls. They are colorful, detailed and fun!

Would you like to learn how to draw more realistic skulls? Visit my friend Ivan's page about how to draw skulls for an easy step-by-step tutorial about drawing skulls!

Learn how to draw at Easy Drawings And Sketches.com! 

Check out my ebook of printable Sugar Skull Coloring Pages, containing 21 sugar skulls that you can print and color as many times as you like!

 

 

Sugar Skulls 2015 Calendar

Thaneeya's newest sugar skull art is now available in a 2015 wall calendar by Andrews McMeel Publishing, so you can enjoy her sugar skull art every month (and every day) of the year! The calendar features high-quality reproductions of 13 of her Day of the Dead sugar skull designs; plus a page for September, October, November and Decemeber, 2014 — so you can start using it this year!

The 2014 calendar sold out, so order now to secure a copy!

Sugar Skulls 2015 calendar by Thaneeya
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learn how to make real sugar skulls

If you like sugar skull art, try your hand at making real sugar skulls which you can decorate with colored icing, beads, foil, and more! Check out my site dedicated to the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead.

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  • Check out this collection of Day of the Dead art! View colorful and intricate skull art that celebrates Dia de los Muertos in style, while learning what November 1 and 2 are all about.

Draw Groovy, a fun new step-by-step drawing book by Thaneeya McArdle, to be published by F+W Media

Buy Draw Groovy from Barnes and Noble Buy Amazon Button Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

 

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