Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Jack Skellington (Full Body) from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Stay tooned for more tutorials!
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To draw Jack Skellington step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to go at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below. The new lines in each step are shown in red, and each step is explained in the text below the photo, so you'll know exactly what to draw in each step. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods! Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The written step-by-step video tutorial:
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Draw a small circle at the top of the page as a guide for Jack Skellington's head. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid.
Step 2: Inside the head, draw two intersecting lines as a guide to help you place Jack Skellington's facial features later. Pay attention to the placement of these lines. Curve the lines so that they contour to the circle.
Step 3: Below the head, draw a big triangle as a guide for the Pumpkin King's torso. Start with a horizontal line at the top. Add a big, V-shaped line at the bottom to complete the triangle. Jack Skellington's has a long body, so make this triangle long.
Step 4: At the top, draw two short lines that connect the head to the torso to create the guide for the neck. Below the triangle, draw a small, square-like shape to finish the guide for this Nightmare Before Christmas character's torso.
Step 5: Under the torso, draw two very long vertical lines as guides for this Halloween Town resident's legs. Jack Skellington has really long legs, so make these lines about one and half times the length of the head and body. The line on the right should slope to the right slightly, while the line on the left should be more vertical. Bend the bottom tips of the lines to indicate where the Pumpkin King's feet will be.