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Uploaded: April 9, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: April 10, 2013
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Every now and then I will get the urge to draw something awesome with some cool subtle additions that can be overlooked if by chance you only glance the colored image. This lesson was drawn while I was live. It's on "how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo". The design and concept is cool, but it's the coloring and effects work that makes this image come alive. I had so much fun with this grim reaper because it's been a while since I've actually made another reaper tut. The black and white colors is all you need when it comes to adding life to your drawing. I'm sure you will enjoy this lesson, and if you're looking for more tutorials there is more coming your way.

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How to Draw a Grim Reaper Skull Tattoo

how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

Begin by making the head shape as well as the straight lined jaw structure for the reaper's mouth. Add the facial guidelines, then move to step two.
 
how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

You will focus on drawing just the Reaper's face structure. The easiest way to think of this task is to image drawing a masquerade mask in the form of a skull face. Include the top row of teeth, as well as the pointed lining for the hood attached to the cloak.
 
how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

Okay, carefully sketch out the Reaper's eyes which are a highlight of the lesson. I wanted the eyes to really stand out so I took the time to draw them big enough to notice and piercing enough to capture the essence of death. Add detailing around the eyes then draw in the nose and the notched lines above the teeth.
 
how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

Here is where you will draw out the screaming mouth. The shape looks a bit like a bowl so keep that in mind as you draw the mouth. Sketch in the teeth, then draw more if the cloak's material from the hood. It should come out looking like it's breezing through the wind.
 
how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

Slowly draw in the souls inside the mouth of the Reaper, then add detailing to these souls as well as inside the mouth.
 
how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 6

STEP 6.

You are almost done folks, there is only one more step to go. Sketch in the rest of the Reaper's hood from the cloak, then add detailing where needed.
 
how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 7

STEP 7.

Sketch in some holes which will resemble tatter. Draw the scythe, then add notches to the blade as well as the blade definition. Erase the mistakes and you're done.
 
how to draw a grim reaper skull tattoo step 8

STEP 8.

Here is the finished drawing when you are all done. Now you can choose to shade in your work, or add some color.