I have been getting requests for a simple tutorial for drawing sugar skulls.
The skull is basically a circle for the head and a box for the jaw which can be sketched in two parts.
Once the jaw is sketched, it can be rounded out a little on the bottom.
Sketch in the cheek bones from the temple area, a simple curved line like a backwards J.
Draw the eyes sockets low on the head leaving room to embellish them near the temple. Notice the sockets aren’t perfect circles.
The nose is like a long up-side-down heart.
Now sketch in the sides of the jaw from the cheek bone. Use a curved line to place the teeth. The teeth are just bumps above and below the curved line.
When you have finished your skull sketch, take a Sharpie or other ink pen and ink the drawing to your liking. Be sure to erase all pencil lines.
Add flowers or curls to the inside of the eye sockets, and flower petals to the outside of the eyes sockets.
Now add flowers to the head, cheeks and jaw. Any flowers will do, these are simple and quick.
Finally, add swirls, curls and additional embellishments.
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