Drawing a cartoon skull – positioned at a 3/4 angle like the one above – is simple enough if you take the time to plan before you draw. A sphere/circle with a curved cross marked off before-hand will help you understand how the head is tilting.
Remember – this is a lesson where you can get SUPER creative! Substitute fangs for teeth. Add horns. Change the eyes to look more ‘evil’. Yes – do whatever you can to make this skull all the more unique and spooky! 🙂
First Step – A Simple Framework
First up, draw a circle with a curved cross – just like the one you see below. This represents the core portion of the head. Then, go ahead and add a simple square/rectangle for the jaw, as it drops down below.
It really is that simple! Now – if you’re thinking of adding some other features… horns maybe?… you might want to do so at this stage. Lightly sketched before-hand, it’ll allow you to focus more so on the creative part in the next step.
And speaking of such…
Second Step – Draw Your Skull, Step by Step
Alright – time to draw this cartoon skull now. Instead of beginning with the eyes – because it’s a skull… go ahead and place the eye sockets. Notice how one is only ‘half a socket’ as the head is slightly turned.
Step by step – here’s how the lesson plays out…
And there you have it. A simple drawing of a skull – one that will surely come in handy at certain times of the year. Ahem!… HALLOWEEN!! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the lesson!