How to Draw Jack Skellington's Face

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Learn how to draw a great looking Jack Skellington's Face with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Jack Skellington's Face.

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Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11
Complete Jack Skellington's Face drawing

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a cartoon musical created by Tim Burton and Henry Selick. Learn how to draw Jack Skellington's face so you can sketch your favorite character.

In The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington, who is the ruler of Halloween Town, decides to celebrate Christmas when he discovers Christmas Town.

Unfortunately, his plan unravels, but it all works out in the end. If you like Jack and Sally, you can draw the happy couple together.

Jack Skellington and his friends are spooky characters. In fact, Disney originally thought that the movie was too scary for kids.

However, kids love scary movies--and this movie is the perfect combination of silly and spooky.

While it's incredibly expressive, Jack Skellington's face is actually a skull. If you've never drawn a skull before, you could sketch a cartoon skull.

This teaches you about human anatomy so you can make drawings of real people more realistic.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Instead of black and white, this drawing uses shades of tan to make the skull a little more colorful while maintaining the "white" look.

Many artists are surprised to learn that they can color white objects without ruining them. In fact, this can make your drawing more vibrant than black and white.

In any case, start with a pencil sketch, then use a black pen and coloring tools to complete your cartoon drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cartoon Skeleton, Jack O' Lantern, and Skeleton Hand.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Jack Skellington's Face

How to Draw a Great Looking Jack Skellington's Face for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Start with an oval with a curve at the end. Fill in the oval with black.

Easy Jack Skellington's Face Drawing - Step 2

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Repeat the first step with another oval that's slightly longer than the other.

Easy Jack Skellington's Face Drawing - Step 3

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Sketch curves underneath the eyes. Use teardrop shapes for the nostrils.

Easy Jack Skellington's Face Drawing - Step 4

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use deep curves to outline the mouth with a dash on each end.

Easy Jack Skellington's Face Drawing - Step 5

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw lines over the top half of the mouth to represent the stitches on Jack Skellington's face.

Easy Jack Skellington's Face Drawing - Step 6

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Add more lines on the bottom half of the mouth.

Easy Jack Skellington's Face Drawing - Step 7

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Outline the left side of the head with a wide curve that surrounds the mouth.

Add More Details to Your Jack Skellington's Face Picture - Step 8

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Repeat this process with the other side of the cartoon face.

Complete the Outline of Your Jack Skellington's Face Drawing - Step 9

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Finish your cartoon drawing with a curve that completes the head.

Color Your Jack Skellington's Face Drawing

Jack Skellington's Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Finally, outline your entire drawing in black with a thick pen or marker. Use shades of light and dark tan to color the skull to make it look realistic.

Now that you're done, challenge yourself with a full-body drawing of Jack Skellington. You could also sketch a skull in 3/4 view.

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