Attached to the bottom of the circle, add 2 short lines (1 on each side).
Start drawing a circle, but leave a wide opening at the bottom.
Add 2 lines, 1 inside each side of the circle. Start the lines inside the circle and gently curve them outside the circle.
Above the line you drew in Step 4, draw a parallel line to form the middle of the teeth.
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Draw a circle that is rather flat along the bottom – almost looking “squashed”.
Add 2 short vertical lines, 1 on either end of the line you drew in Step 1.
Underneath the line you drew in Step 3, draw a wide u-shape. This is the jaw of the skull.
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On top of the line you drew in Step 4, draw a series of upside-down u-shapes to form the top row of teeth.
Next to the mouth, draw 2 lines (1 on each side) that run parallel to the mouth.
Connect these 2 lines with a gently curved u-shaped line. Now your skull has a jaw! Almost done!
In between the bottom of the circle and the line you just drew in Step 2, draw a parallel line. This will be the middle of the teeth.
Continue drawing the lines, as if you were about to draw a circle. Leave an opening at the bottom.
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Draw 2 large circular shapes for eyes. Congrats, you just drew a skull!
Continuing on these 2 lines, draw 2 lines (1 on each side) bringing the angle of the lines down and slightly inwards. These lines will form the cheekbones of the skull.
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Inside the line you drew in Step 3, draw a similar line that runs parallel to it. This forms the outline of the mouth.
In between the lines you drew in Steps 6 and 7, draw another parallel line. This line will be the middle of the teeth.
Check out this animation to see all the steps to create this cute smiling skull.
On each side, draw a line from each edge that slants downwards and connects in the middle.
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On the other side of that line, draw a series of u-shapes to form the bottom row of teeth.
Above the row of teeth, draw 2 raindrop shapes for nostrils.
Draw a circle. It can be a perfectly round circle, or a slightly squashed circle, like the one above.
Draw 2 large circular shapes for eyes. Now you’ve drawn an evil skull!
Above the line you drew in Step 3, draw a parallel line above it. This will be the middle of the teeth.
Here is a helpful animation that shows the order of all the step to create this skull.
Draw a horizontal line that connects both ends of the u-shape that you drew in Step 5. This is the outline of the mouth!
Inside the mouth, draw a bunch of short vertical lines to make teeth.
Draw several lines that go up and down to form the teeth. Now your skull is smiling!
Connect the two sides with one gently sweeping straight line. This will be the bottom of the teeth!
Inside the mouth, draw a horizontal line in the middle for the teeth.
Under the cheekbones, next to the lines you drew in Step 6, draw 2 lines (1 on each side) going downwards and slanting inwards.
Underneath the cheekbones, draw a broad u-shaped line that connects one cheekbone to the other, crossing over the lines you drew in Step 4. This will form the top of the teeth.
Draw the arc of a circle, but leave a wide opening at the bottom.
Connect the 2 lines that you drew in Step 2. This forms the jawline of the skull.
Draw a smaller wide u-shape that intersects the line you drew in Step 3. This is the bottom of the mouth.
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Add a line for the mouth and several smaller lines for teeth.
On both sides of the open circle, draw a line that slopes gently downwards.
Beneath the line you drew in Step 2, draw a u-shape. This will be the jaw of the skull.
At the bottom of the circle, start inside of the circle on one side and draw a graceful u-shape that dips down and comes back up inside the circle on the other side. This will be the outline for the teeth.
Inside the area you just drew, draw a broad u-shape. This will be the mouth!
Draw a line connecting the 2 lines you just drew in Step 5. This line should run parallel to the mouth to form the jaw.
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Draw a bunch of vertical lines to create the skull’s teeth. Now it’s smiling!
Finish rounding out the cheekbones by bringing the lines back in towards the center and then down.
Connect the 2 lines you drew in Step 2 with a gently curving line that runs parallel to the bottom of the circle. This is the skull’s jaw!