How to Draw Evil Looking Skulls

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Evil skulls carry a certain expression, setting them apart from normal skulls. Add expression to your skulls with this free video tutorial presented by a professional artist.

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Video Transcript

Hi I'm Dori Decamillis from Red Dot Gallery. We're going to learn how to draw evil looking skulls. For the top of the skull, draw the dome. I drew a line down the center and some points on the side so I can make it equidistant. From here to make an evil looking skull as opposed to a not evil looking skull, I am going to draw the eyes, I'll put a slant up at the top so he has angry eyes and his pretend eyeballs are going to be poking out of the bottom. The more slanted and coming down over the eyeballs you have it, the more evil he looks. You may want, if you have more time, you may want to make your eyes equidistant here from that point. Then the nostril holes in the skull, we're going to draw here just below it. The side of the skull is going to come down, the little cheek bones coming out to the sides, coming down to the top of the mouth and the jawbone below that. Now we can make teeth, pretty easy to make them equidistant to the line but just so we can get really scary, we'll give him some fangs. The teeth are going to get smaller as they come back here. Now I'm going to go ahead and fill in the eye sockets, make it extra scary. I'm going to fill in the nostrils and I can give my teeth a little more definition with a stronger line, make it a little rough there. Then it wouldn't hurt to have a little shadowing. You can get more detailed with your shadowing than this but I'm just going to give it a sense of where the indentations in the skull are by some simple shadows and where it goes over the back. It looks like I'm giving a little bit of a comb over here, so I'm going to do some crosshatching, darken up the top line here so it stands out more, just a slightly darker shadow right under where the eyebrow is hanging over the eye socket and make him extra dramatic with some darker eyes. That is how you draw an evil looking skull.


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