Learn how to draw a great looking Skull in Profile with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Skull in Profile.
Are you feeling like drawing something scary or preparing for a holiday such as Halloween or the Day of the Dead? You can use this skull in profile drawing tutorial to up your artistic game.
It seems that people have been fascinated by - or fearful of - skulls and other bones from time immemorial. In past times, for example, people buried their dead in underground tombs called catacombs.
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Often, catacombs included drawers or shelves full of bones and shelves of skulls for everyone to see.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Skull in Profile
How to Draw a Great Looking Skull in Profile for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the skull in profile outline by drawing the eye socket or orbit. Start with a “C” shaped line. Inside it, use a series of curved lines to create a jagged, partial-circle shape.
Easy Skull in Profile Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a wavy line in front of the eye socket, sketching the curvature of the brow bone and nasal cavity.
Easy Skull in Profile Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw a short curved line overlapping the front of the skull. This indicates the upper part of the mouth or jaw. Below it, draw several overlapping rounded shapes, indicating the teeth.
Easy Skull in Profile Drawing - Step 4
4. Continue drawing rounded teeth alongside the first, noticing the flattened bottoms or chewing surfaces. Then, begin sketching the teeth of the lower jaw beneath the first.
Easy Skull in Profile Drawing - Step 5
5. Finish drawing the lower teeth. Then, draw curved lines at the bases of the upper and lower teeth. Extend the lines from the points where the teeth meet.
Easy Skull in Profile Drawing - Step 6
6. Sketch the side of the skull using three curved lines. The first should cross horizontally below the eye and above the mouth. The second should extend from the lower line of teeth to the previous line. The third should begin midway through the first line. Allow it to cross the end of the first line before doubling back on itself and extending downward.
Easy Skull in Profile Drawing - Step 7
7. Extend the third line from the previous step to meet the line below the teeth, completely enclosing the lower jaw. Then, extend a long curved line from the top of the skull, nearly connecting to the back of it. Use a shorter line, overlapping this one, to connect it and enclose the cranium.
Add More Details to Your Skull in Profile Picture - Step 8
8. Contour the side of the cranium with a series of curved lines. Draw a short line from the last tooth on the top row to the nearby jawbone. Then, draw another curved line between the jawbone and cranium.
Complete the Outline of Your Skull in Profile Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your skull in profile outline by drawing wavy, crack-like lines across the cranium.
Color Your Skull in Profile Drawing
Color your cartoon skull in profile outline. We’ve shaded ours off-white, a typical color for dry bones.
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