Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Jack Skellington from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start drawing Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don't press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: To draw Jack Skellington, start with a circle on the top half of the page. Underneath that circle, draw two lines that angle slightly to the right. These will make the basic shape for Jack Skellington's head and neck.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical line and one horizontal. When drawing the lines, bend them so that they follow the shape of a sphere. These will be construction lines that will help you place Jack Skellington's features later on.
Step 3: Now give the Pumpkin King two big ovals that sit on top of the horizontal construction line on either side of the vertical construction line for his eyes. Draw the one on the left slightly bigger than the right because of the perspective. Draw in his mouth as a line that follows the shape of Jack Skellington's head and sits below the horizontal construction line.
Step 4: For Jack Skellington's bowtie, draw a triangle that points down below his neck. On top of this triangle draw two smaller triangles that point up.