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!
Draw lightly for the start once you’ve got it make it darker. Practice, and then practice more! Although it might be an overused phrase, it’s true, “Practice makes perfect!” Don’t be afraid to trace. Tracing helps you to get the feel for the drawing.
Do your best, even though when you show it to other people and they laugh. Keep practicing! Try drawing the skull at different angles. This will help greatly.
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.
Attached to the bottom of the circle, add 2 short lines (1 on each side).
Draw lines for the mouth, and then teeth. These can be rearranged depending on how your person will look.
Français: dessiner une tête de squelette, Italiano: Disegnare un Teschio, Español: dibujar una calavera, Deutsch: Einen Totenkopf zeichnen, Português: Desenhar uma Caveira, Русский: нарисовать череп, 中文: 画颅骨, Bahasa Indonesia: Menggambar Tengkorak, Nederlands: Een schedel tekenen
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.
Inside the line you drew in Step 3, draw a similar line that runs parallel to it. This forms the outline of the mouth.
On the other side of that line, draw a series of u-shapes to form the bottom row of teeth.
Draw a bunch of vertical lines to create the skull’s teeth. Now it’s smiling!
On each side, draw a line from each edge that slants downwards and connects in the middle.
Underneath the line you drew in Step 3, draw a wide u-shape. This is the jaw of the skull.
Under the cheekbones, next to the lines you drew in Step 6, draw 2 lines (1 on each side) going downwards and slanting inwards.
In this drawing lesson, you’ll learn how to draw the basic features of 7 different funky skulls. If you choose, you can then color and decorate your skull drawings for the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos)! For examples, see my skull drawings on the right.
Look at a picture of a skull, get a feeling for how it looks.
Add 2 short vertical lines, 1 on either end of the line you drew in Step 1.
Beneath the line you drew in Step 2, draw a u-shape. This will be the jaw of the skull.
Draw 2 large circular shapes for eyes. Congrats, you just drew a skull!
Here is a helpful animation that shows the order of all the step to create this skull.
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 3, draw a parallel line above it. This will be the middle of the teeth.
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Trace the rest of the outline. Add a vertical line on the sides of the forehead to make the anterior structures appear protruded.
Check out this animation to see all the steps to create this cute smiling skull.
Inside the area you just drew, draw a broad u-shape. This will be the mouth!
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.
Next to the mouth, draw 2 lines (1 on each side) that run parallel to the mouth.
Draw several lines that go up and down to form the teeth. Now your skull is smiling!
Start drawing a circle, but leave a wide opening at the bottom.
Above the row of teeth, draw 2 raindrop shapes for nostrils.
Above the line you drew in Step 4, draw a parallel line to form the middle of the teeth.
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!
If you wish to draw the skull facing you, make a horizontal line and a vertical line that go through the circle, then draw two vertical lines on the left and right side of the skull. (See illustration for further reference)
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.
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Draw two small stretched circles for the eye sockets. Add two thin triangular shapes where the nose is supposedly located.
Connect these 2 lines with a gently curved u-shaped line. Now your skull has a jaw! Almost done!
Knowing how to draw a skull can help you out if you want to draw realistic looking people.
Connect the two sides with one gently sweeping straight line. This will be the bottom of the teeth!
Draw the arc of a circle, but leave a wide opening at the bottom.
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.
Finish rounding out the cheekbones by bringing the lines back in towards the center and then down.
Add the cheek bones on each side of the circle. Draw a crossed line at the center.
Inside the mouth, draw a bunch of short vertical lines to make teeth.
Connect the 2 lines that you drew in Step 2. This forms the jawline of the skull.
Learn how to draw 7 different skulls!All you need is a pencil and paper. You can also use a pen, marker, crayons, or any other drawing materials you may have.
Add a line for the mouth and several smaller lines for teeth.
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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!
Draw small vertical lines for the teeth. Add details to the skull as you wish to make it more realistic.
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On both sides of the open circle, draw a line that slopes gently downwards.
Speed drawing of a skull. Tyler Vo is a fine artist who has been drawing for six years.
Two large circles near the middle of the circle will represent eye sockets, as well as a triangle for the nose.
Make an angled “U” shape at the bottom, closing in the chin.
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.
Continue drawing the lines, as if you were about to draw a circle. Leave an opening at the bottom.
Inside the mouth, draw a horizontal line in the middle for the teeth.
Draw a circle that is rather flat along the bottom – almost looking “squashed”.
These were all done in pencil and are the basic outline for the fancy, intensely-decorated skulls that I create for Día de Muertos. In later lessons you’ll learn how to decorate them with patterns and funky colors to create a skull drawing that is fun, lively, and uniquely you! First, let’s draw some skulls!
Watch this animation so that you understand how each step adds up to create this evil skull drawing!
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 my ebook of printable Sugar Skull Coloring Pages, containing 21 sugar skulls that you can print and color as many times as you like!
Draw 2 large circular shapes for eyes. Now you’ve drawn an evil skull!
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Draw a circle. It can be a perfectly round circle, or a slightly squashed circle, like the one above.
Draw a smaller wide u-shape that intersects the line you drew in Step 3. This is the bottom of the mouth.