How To: Draw the human skull in frontal view

Draw the human skull in frontal view

Halloween is the holiday of goblins, ghouls and witchcraft, and also death. So, what better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a skeleton drawing? More specifically, a human skull? Merrill K has you covered with this drawing tutorial. He'll show you the trick to sketching out a human skull (frontal view) in step-by-step instructions. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing.

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 1. 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 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.

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.

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