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Uploaded: July 3, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: July 8, 2009
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Another tattoo tutorial for the books on the way and it will obviously be on another skull. I know that I already did a lesson on a snake skull, but to me that tutorial wasn’t your typical looking skull with a snake going through the cavity of the hollow head. So what I will be showing you today is a lesson on "how to draw a classic skull" step by step. This type of tattoo design is a classic style of skull and snake that has been around for years. Even back in the 40’s men were getting different styled tattoos that represented something to them in a spiritual way. A lot of people back in those days used to travel to places like Mexico to get a unique tattoo design because there was a lot more to choose from when it came to different types of art for the skin. I liked the way that this skull and snake came out because it truly represents that classic style of an old design that began long ago. Skulls and animal tattoo designs all stemmed from what you will be learning how to draw today. I got a bit exaggerated with the snakes teeth because I wanted the snake to look as mean and as poisonous as possible. I know you will have fun learning how to draw a classic skull step by step. I do have some more drawing lessons on the way, all you have to do to see them is wait a bit longer for my return. Peace out and happy drawing people.

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how to draw a classic skull

How to Draw a Classic Skull

how to draw a classic skull step 1

STEP 1.

You will start this step by drawing two circle shapes, one for the skull head and o0ne for the snake head. Next draw facial guidelines and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a classic skull step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start drawing in the snakes facial features starting with the snake eyes. Next start sketching out the shape of the nostrils and then the open venomous mouth. Once that is done you can start sketching out the shape of the skull starting with the cheek shapes and then the actual shape of the head. Draw the nose hole and then you can move to the next step.
 
how to draw a classic skull step 3

STEP 3.

Now the fun begins. What I want you guys to do next is draw out the shape of the snakes head and then draw out the fangs. You will now draw the snake tongue and then draw out the shapes of the skulls eyes and then the snakes body that is going threw the eye cavity must be drawn out as well.
 
how to draw a classic skull step 4

STEP 4.

Start sketching out the flames that surround the skull and then start sketching out the detailing on the skulls head which includes the teeth and everything.
 
how to draw a classic skull step 5

STEP 5.

Start sketching out the scales on the snakes body and then color in the eye cavity on the skull. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one and move to the finished line art step.
 
how to draw a classic skull step 6

STEP 6.

This is what your tattoo design should look like when you are done. All you need to do now is color it in and you have completed this tutorial on "how to draw a classic skull step by step.