Learn how to draw a great looking Dinosaur Skull with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Dinosaur Skull.
Would you like to draw your very own fossil? This easy, step-by-step dinosaur skull drawing tutorial can show you how.
Dinosaur skulls come in many shapes and sizes. The one in this illustration is a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. You can tell by its overall shape, large jaws, big sharp teeth, and large openings for the eyes and nose.
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Want a T-rex in the flesh? You can learn how to draw a Tyrannosaurus rex here.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dinosaur Skull
How to Draw a Great Looking Dinosaur Skull for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the dinosaur skull outline by drawing a long curved line to form the top of the skull. Below it, enclose an irregular shape.
This is called the antorbital fenestra - a large opening in the skull in front of the eye opening.
Easy Dinosaur Skull Drawing - Step 2
2. From the front of the skull, extend another long curved line. This outlines the top of the skull’s mouth.
Near the front tip of the skull, use a curved line to draw a rounded triangle shape. This is called the naris or nose opening of the skull.
Easy Dinosaur Skull Drawing - Step 3
3. Extend the original long curved line to craft the back of the head. It should be near the other line of the jaw but not quite meet it.
From below the near-juncture of these lines, draw another long, disconnected line. This traces the top of the lower jaw.
Easy Dinosaur Skull Drawing - Step 4
4. From the front of the lower jaw, extend another long curved line. Double it back upon itself.
Allow it to touch the back of the skull before connecting to the back of the jaw bone, fully enclosing the lower jaw. Then, draw a short curved line connecting the upper and lower jaw at the back.
Easy Dinosaur Skull Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw the large, curved, triangular teeth in the front of the mouth.
Easy Dinosaur Skull Drawing - Step 6
6. Continue drawing the teeth at the top of the mouth, then begin drawing them at the bottom.
Easy Dinosaur Skull Drawing - Step 7
7. Finish drawing the triangular teeth. Then, enclose two more irregular shapes, one on each side of the fenestra.
The smaller one near the front is the maxillary fenestra, and the one behind it is the orbital fenestra, where the eye would be located in a living animal.
Add More Details to Your Dinosaur Skull Picture - Step 8
8. Enclose another irregular shape near the back of the skull. This is called the lateral temporal fenestra. Then, contour the shapes of the bones with curved lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Dinosaur Skull Drawing - Step 9
9. Continue to contour the skull with curved lines, especially noting those above and below the teeth. Draw a curved line through the original fenestra.
Color Your Dinosaur Skull Drawing
Your dinosaur skull outline is now complete. Color your cartoon T-rex skull. Dried bones are usually white or off-white in color.
But fossilized bones, which have turned to stone, can be many colors. Some T-rex skulls are dark gray or even black.
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