How to Draw a Skull (Side View) for Halloween Step-by-Step Pictures
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To draw this scary Halloween Skull, follow 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.
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 curved line that's similar to the letter J for the scary skull's eyebrow. The line curves on the left side and then angles sharply on the right side. Draw this line close to the left side of the paper so that you have enough room on the right side for the rest of the skull.
Step 2: Below the eyebrow, draw a curved line for the bottom part of the skull's eye socket. Above the eyebrow, draw an angled line to make the shape of the brown thick and bony.
Step 3: Starting on the left side of the eyebrow, draw a long, angled line for the nose and front part of the skull. The top of this line slopes to the left and then curves back inward to create the nose cavity. Below the nose cavity, draw a curved line for the front part of the skull. Add an extra curved line in the nose cavity for a hole-like appearance.
Step 4: Draw a series of small shapes across the bottom for the top row of the skull's teeth. The shapes are square-like but the tops are rounder. Make the third shape from the left pointy at the bottom as that is the canine. Don't draw these shapes too big. Notice that the row of teeth slopes up a bit.
Step 5: Draw a line that angles up from the right side of the teeth for the rest of the skull's top jaw. Draw a long, angled, horizontal line from the right side of the nose to the right for the cheekbone. Above the cheekbone, draw a big, angled line that's similar to a blocky letter C for the temple. The top of the temple should be as high as the brow. Notice how far right the lines for the temple and cheekbone are. Below the eye socket, draw a line for a grove on the skull.
Step 6: Draw a big round shape that starts on the left side of the brow and then curves to the right all the way around the face and ends under the cheekbone for the top of the skull. To draw this shape, first make a small mark above the brow to determine the height. Then make another small mark far to the right of the temple to determine the width. Connect the small marks using curved lines to complete the shape of the cranium. Pay attention to how the shape curves on the top, left side and all of the bumps on the lower, right side. If you only want the top part of the skull you can stop at this step.
Step 7: Starting on the side of the top jaw, draw a curved line for the first part of the skull's open lower jaw. To the left of the line, draw a series of small shapes for the lower row of teeth. Make these shape square-like as with the top row of teeth. Make the third tooth from the left pointy for the canine.
Step 8: Draw a long, curved line that starts at the bottom, left side of the row of teeth and then curves up and ends under the cheekbone for the rest of the skull's lower jaw. At the to of the shape, below the cheekbone draw a wavy line for the jaw's hinge and a curved line for a crevice.
Step 9: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Fill in the eye socket and the inside of the nose cavity too. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing of a skull.
Step 10: You can skip this step for a white skull or you can add some color for some shadows that'll make the skull more three-dimensional. Use yellow to create the shadows. Add some yellow on the temple, under the cranium and cheekbone and along the eye socket and teeth.
That's it! You know how a finished drawing of a creepy Skull for Halloween!