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Uploaded: February 24, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 25, 2010
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It's been a while since I drew and uploaded some cool lessons that would make members and visitors say “wow” or “that's cool”. I figured it was time to get back into my old off the wall art routine, and submit a few epic drawings that I drew live yesterday. I will start by showing you "how to draw a gambler skull", step by step. I have to say, it was really hard coming up with a name for this tutorial. I have so many skull drawings that I submitted over time, that finding names for new concepts can sometimes leave me stumped. The skull design that I drew yesterday is wicked cool. It has a set of devilish horns, and evil looking eyes. The tongue is a dollar bill and there is gold pieces that are flying out of it's mouth. You heard of lucky seven's right? Well, the two cards you see in the background are 7's. To finish it all off, I also drew in a nice flaming background to bring hot excitement to the plate. This has got to be one of my favorite skull drawing to date, and I am really proud on how it came out. It shouldn't be hard for you guys to tackle this lesson that will teach you "how to draw a gambler skull", step by step. I know it's not drawn in the typical style, which is a skull wearing a black top hat with four aces spread and pinned to the hat, while the skull head is smoking a cigar. I love creating my own versions to be different and stay original. Well I guess that does it for now. I will be back with more cool stuff to draw momentarily. Peace out, and be a ruthless dealer!

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how to draw a gambler skull

How to Draw a Gambler Skull

how to draw a gambler skull step 1

STEP 1.

Draw a perfect circle to the size of your choice. Add the facial guidelines and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a gambler skull step 2

STEP 2.

Now you can start sketching out the shape of the skulls form, and then add the folding detailing lines. When that is done you can draw the outlined shape of the horns and then be sure that the cheek bones are predominate and strong looking.
 
how to draw a gambler skull step 3

STEP 3.

Add some shading to the skull for added definition and detail starting with around the horns. For the horns this technique will add the look of the head to be raised and shaded. Sketch in the detailing in the middle of the forehead, and then sketch out the shape of the eyes and nose as well as color them in. Put in more shading detail around the cheeks, and the side of the head until you have an evil looking skull.
 
how to draw a gambler skull step 4

STEP 4.

Now you will have fun sketching out the teeth for the upper jaw. The fangs and teeth should look robust, and devilish. When that is done sketching shading detail to make them look aged and worn. Next, draw the tongue which will later be a dollar bill.
 
how to draw a gambler skull step 5

STEP 5.

It's now time to finish sketching out the gambler skull's mouth. But before you do this you have to finish drawing the dollar for the tongue. When the shape of the dollar is complete you can draw the lower jaw and add the teeth as you see here. Just like the previous step, you will sketch in the shading around the teeth. Lastly, draw the rectangle shape of the two cards as you see here and add a border.
 
how to draw a gambler skull step 6

STEP 6.

Well, you did it. This is the last drawing step. Draw the seven's or if you like you can draw aces, and then draw the design on the cards as well. Next sketch out the flames and then draw the three gold pieces on each side of the gamblers mouth. Erase all the unwanted guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a gambler skull step 7

STEP 7.

Here is what your finished drawing should look like when you're done. Customize the drawing to your liking, and then you finished this awesome tutorial on "how to draw a gambler skull". That was fun wasn't it. You did a great job, and I hope you guys join me again.