How to Draw Sally




Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Sally from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!




Intro: Start drawing Sally with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don't press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.


How to Draw Sally Step 1

Step 1: To draw Sally, start with a circle near the top of the page. You don't have to draw the circle perfectly. It's just a basic shape for Sally's head. Draw two angled lines under the circle as a guide for Sally's neck and shoulders.


How to Draw Sally Step 2

Step 2: Next draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. When drawing the lines, bend them so that they contour to the shape of the sphere. These will be construction lines that will help you place Sally's facial features later on.


How to Draw Sally Step 3

Step 3: Sally has big eyes, so draw two big circles that sit on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical line. Under the horizontal construction line, draw a long curved line as a guide for Sally's mouth.


How to Draw Sally Step 4

Step 4: Draw a guide for Sally's hair by drawing a line that starts at the left shoulder, goes over around her head and ends at the right shoulder.


How to Draw Sally Step 5

Step 5: That's it for the initial sketch of Sally from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas! You have the basic shape for Sally, so now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.

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