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Uploaded: March 13, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: June 20, 2009
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Sketching and drawing can sometimes get so frustrating when you have something new you would like to experiment with. For the first tutorial of the day I will be showing you how to draw a snake skull step by step. This is really an image made for stickers or tattoos and is commonly seen as such. I got the idea for the sketch not from a sticker or a tattoo, but from my imagination and for my love of snakes and skulls. I wanted to draw another lesson of a skull and a snake at the same time. So what I did was combine one of my favorite snakes (which is the cobra) along with a skull that kind of had characteristics of cobra snakes. I not only drew the snake coming out of the skull, I also drew out flared sides that are attached to the skulls head as you can see. I love coming out with different designs for different characters and objects. I drew this cobra skull live online two days ago and that day was fun and epic. I always like drawing live and talking with all my DragoArt buddies and fellow artist that are not signed up with the site. One of the best parts of this sketch is how I drew the snake’s mouth wide open with the long venomous fangs ready to protrude into the skin of a predator or prey. In the end the drawing came out awesome and I am initially happy with the end results. This lesson will show you how to draw a snake skull step by step. Like always the instructions are easy to follow and the steps are simple to understand. I will be back with four more drawing lessons for you all so stay tuned in to see what else is on the way. Until my return, I bid thee farewell.

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how to draw a snake skull

How to Draw a Snake Skull

how to draw a snake skull step 1

STEP 1.

Start this first step by drawing out the guidelines and shapes to form a frame for this cool character skull. Start with a circle for the head and then add the facial guidelines. Next add the curved wing like shapes on the sides of the skull head and then a guideline for the snakes body line of position.
 
how to draw a snake skull step 2

STEP 2.

Now with this second step you will start sketching out the shape of the boney skull starting with the cheeks and flared sides. Next draw out the shape of the snakes body and then the flared wings of the cobra.Did you know that the flared parts of the cobra's body are called hoods? It is true, when a cobra gets upset or agitated it flares the extension of the ribs which is located on the back of a cobra.
 
how to draw a snake skull step 3

STEP 3.

In this next step you will draw out the shapes of the skulls eyes and then color them in. After that finish drawing out the teeth of the skull and then the rest of the body that is slithering out from the skulls mouth and eye sockets. Once that is complete you will then draw out the lining of the open mouth and tongue.
 
how to draw a snake skull step 4

STEP 4.

This is your last drawing step and as you can see you will start adding the detailing definition lines on the shape of the skulls head and then draw out the shape of the skull nose as well as color it in. Finish sketching out the cobra's head and add the eyes and fangs along with the rest of the teeth. Start erasing the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your art.
 
how to draw a snake skull step 5

STEP 5.

Once your done you should have a drawing that looks like the one you see here. All you have to do now is color it in and you have just learned how to draw a snake and skull step by step.