How to Draw a Realistic Skull

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Learn how to draw a great looking Realistic Skull with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Realistic Skull.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Realistic Skull

How to Draw a Great Looking Realistic Skull for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Outline the eye sockets with two uneven ovals. Draw an upside-down V with a round bottom between the eye sockets, then draw a much smaller upside-down V underneath this line. Connect both shapes with horizontal lines.

Easy Realistic Skull Drawing - Step 2

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw uneven curves around the eye sockets to give them depth.

Easy Realistic Skull Drawing - Step 3

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Sketch two dashes between the eye sockets. Use rounded teardrop shapes for the teeth underneath. Make sure the shapes overlap for realism like you're drawing a cartoon skull.

Easy Realistic Skull Drawing - Step 4

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Sketch loops underneath to start the bottom row of teeth. Draw curves on either side of the teeth to outline the realistic skull face. Add more teardrop shapes with uneven bottoms for the rest of the teeth.

Easy Realistic Skull Drawing - Step 5

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Repeat the previous step to draw the rest of the bottom teeth.

Easy Realistic Skull Drawing - Step 6

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw a dome for the top of your cartoon realistic skull. Sketch lines on either side of the teeth.

Easy Realistic Skull Drawing - Step 7

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Sketch a loose W-shape underneath the teeth for the jawbone. Draw two dashes above this line, then connect the shape to the rest of the jaw. Add more short lines around the head.

Add More Details to Your Realistic Skull Picture - Step 8

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Sketch dashes around the teeth and nose for added detail.

Complete the Outline of Your Realistic Skull Drawing - Step 9

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw squiggly lines throughout the face to make the skull look cracked.

Color Your Realistic Skull Drawing

Realistic Skull step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Finally, outline your cartoon realistic skull with a black marker or pen, then color the skull off-white with darker shades for the inside of the skull. Yellowish-white looks more realistic than plain white because it makes the skull look aged. Leave the teeth white so that they stand out.

For more great scary drawing tutorials, see the collection of How to Draw Scary for Kids.

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Learn More About The Realistic Skull Drawing

A skull is a bone structure inside an animal's head that encloses their brain. Learn how to draw a realistic skull to practice your anatomy skills.

Professional artists draw skulls because they teach you about human anatomy. You can draw a realistic face, but the head could look oddly shaped if you don't know much about the bone structure underneath.

Drawing skulls in different positions, such as skulls in profile, teaches you how to draw heads at different angles.

Many people think that skulls and skeletons are spooky, which is why they make popular Halloween decorations.

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Others merely see skulls as a normal part of the human anatomy. In any case, you can sharpen your skills and create a spooky character at the same time.

Find a pencil and a few blank sheets of paper so you can draw your cartoon realistic skull. Leave the background white, or draw your skull in a colorful setting. Skulls often appear in graveyards and witches' lairs.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw Anime and Manga Eyebrows or Male Face from the Side Profile Drawing tutorials.

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