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How to Draw a Skull Step by Step   
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Today, you are going to learn how to draw the human skull in front view. Just follow my step my step instructions and pause the video at the end of each step and I promise you that you will surprise yourself.

 

Step 1: Draw a half circle shape, with two tiny half circles on each end.

Step 2: Draw the holes for the eyes and the nose. Notice that the top of the eye shape starts at the bottom of the half circle shape from step one. Also, notice that the nose shape is triangular and it starts 1/3 of the way up the eye shape.

Step 3: is a tricky step. Add the line that I just added to complete the shape. Notice the perfect symmetry on each side. Notice that the bottom has a squiggly line.

Step 4: Add the upper teeth. There are 12 upper teeth visible and the largest ones appear to be at the front of the mouth. The mouth curves back in a horseshoe shape and the back teeth are blocked. Be sure to make the teeth smaller as they go further back in the mouth. Also be sure to notice that the teeth in the front are somewhat trapezoidal in shape and widest away from the gum.

Step 5: Add the bottom row of teeth. Notice that they are slightly smaller than the top teeth. Also, notice that the top row partially overlaps the bottom. Finally, be sure to see that their widest point is also away from the gum. Here is a close up.

Step 6: Add the jawline. Be sure to notice the shapes that connect the jaw with the rest of the skull.

Step 7: Add the details on the eye sockets and nose.

 

 
 Supplies I Use for my Pencil Drawings

 

">15-Piece Drawing Set

15-Piece Drawing Set

Merrill's Opinion: Faber-Castell makes the best drawing pencils. These pencils are mixed with graphite and clay and enhance an artists ability to create and layer dark tones. You will see me use this set in almost all of my videos. 


Lyra Graphite Crayons

Lyra Graphite Crayons

Merrill's Opinion: Do you ever get TIRED of shading with a fine "tip" pencil? Get my "point"? This tool will save you time and money.

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Robert Simmons White Sable Brushes

Robert Simmons White Sable Brushes

Merrill's Opinion: Robert Simmons brushes get better with age. These synthetic brushes collect particles of graphite as they are rubbed on a piece of paper. This enables me to softly move and blend tones. Most often I use the "Flat Size 10" brush but it helps to have a variety of sizes and shapes. 


 

Loew-Cornell Blending Stumps

Loew-Cornell Blending Stumps

Merrill's Opinion- INVALUBLE tools for blending! These will cost you LESS than a trip on the subway (Less than 2 dollars) and enhance your shading capacity substantially! I like Leow-Cornell because the stump is more compact and the tips do not wear as easily as other brands. I use these tools in almost every one of my videos.


Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper

Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper

Merrill's Opinion: Really, I DARE YOU, try to find a better value than this one! 500 sheets of 80LB (thick) drawing paper for $11.50. AMAZING DEAL!......If you use computer paper to create your drawings, you are ROBBING yourself from seeing what you can really do! This paper has more "tooth" (texture on the surface) than computer paper and your ability to shade will be enhanced.


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