These cool skull drawing and sketch ideas are absolutely amazing.
You won’t just find your typical skull drawings below. While I’ve included classic skull drawings, I’ve also included drawings that are unique and creative. There are portraits, skull crowns, and more. If you’re looking for a step-by-step tutorial, you’ll also find one of those below.
I hope you enjoy checking out these awesome drawings and sketches and are able to find inspiration for your next art project.
Gather Your Drawing Supplies
- How to Draw Flowers: Learn how to easily draw flowers with these printable worksheets.
- Learn to Draw: When it comes to learning to draw, you can’t go wrong with the book You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less.
- Colored Pencils: I love using the Castle colored pencils whenever I add color to my drawings. They’re amazing!
Artist Credit: lady2
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How to Choose Your Pencils
If you’re a new artist, you may be wondering how to choose the best pencils for your drawing or sketch. I recommend starting your sketch with H pencils. H pencils are light and are perfect for lightly sketching.
Once you’re done with your light sketch, you can move to a B pencil, as they make darker marks. Additionally, B pencils are great for shading.
Artist Credit: ennemi_art
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Use Blending Stumps for Blending
Some artists don’t know that it’s actually not recommended that you blend your work with your fingers. This is because the oils from your finger can ruin your drawing.
That’s why it’s ideal that you use blending stumps for your drawings. They will allow you to blend marks made with charcoal, pencils, etc.
Practice Sketching Daily
I don’t agree with the phrase that practice makes perfect, but practice definitely does make you better. If you want to get better at drawing, I strongly recommend practicing sketching daily. Even a simple 5-minute sketch is better than nothing.
Have you ever seen when artists share a drawing they did from years ago, compared to a recent drawing? It’s always amazing to see how far they’ve come. These improvements don’t come without practice. Stay patient and enjoy the process.
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Follow Drawing Tutorials on YouTube
If you’re a visual learner, you might enjoy following along with drawing tutorials on YouTube. Some drawing video tutorials you might want to watch are:
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Look Though Anatomy Books
The book Skulls and Skeletons: An Image Archive and Anatomy Reference Book for Artists and Designers by Kale James features a collection of 173 high-resolution anatomical drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries. If you’re looking for a great collection of skull and skeleton references, I think you’ll love this book.
Along with looking through pictures, I also recommend getting your hands on an anatomical skull model. This mold that I’ve linked separates into three pieces, the calvaria, the base of the skull, and the mandible.
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