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Uploaded: June 6, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: June 6, 2010
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It's been a week or two since I drew and submitted a new skull tutorial, which means today I have to definitely submit the one I drew yesterday when we had no lights for an hour due to thunderstorms that passed through my area. Anyway, this next lesson is going to show you a cool way you can learn "how to draw bones", step by step. Now, we may not associate the skull as being a bone when it comes to art. The fact is, skulls are bones, and so is every other body part that we humans have. The idea to do a lesson on drawing bones came from my six year old sister who asked me to show her how she can draw a dog bone. She wanted to make something for our German Shepherd because it was her birthday. Anyway, once I taught her how to do it, she asked me if Dragoart had a lesson she can look at. Of course I said no, because there was no such lesson. Anyway, instead of doing a superficial drawing of a bunch of bones stacked on top of each other, I decided to be creative and draw two bones, a skull, and a femur bone. The femur bone is being broken by the skulls teeth with little pieces of bone fragments dropping from the mouth. I think it came out pretty cool, and if you want to "draw bones", you will have a blast with this tutorial that shows you how to do just that. Anyways, I still have some more fun stuff to submit, so stick around a bit longer to see what I have in store for all you drawing nuts. Peace out guys, and have one heck of a drawing day!

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How to Draw Bones

how to draw bones step 1

STEP 1.

Start with a round shape for the skull, then draw a bump for the jaw, and two slanted lines for the broken femur bone. Add the facial guidelines before you move to step two.
 
how to draw bones step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start sketching out the eye sockets, and to make the skull's face look mean or angry, I drew the left eye down, and the right eye arched up. Color in the sockets, and then draw out the shape of the hollow nose hole and then color that in as well.
 
how to draw bones step 3

STEP 3.

Here you will start sketching out the shape of the head, and the sides of the head which would be the temples. Incorporate that same lining for the cheek bones, and then add some definition or detailed lining for the brow, and cracks on top of the head like you see here.
 
how to draw bones step 4

STEP 4.

Start sketching out the top part of the jaw, and then add the indentation lines for where the teeth will go. Detail the cheeks, and between the eyes, and then begin drawing the femur bone that is broken in two.
 
how to draw bones step 5

STEP 5.

Draw the gum line, and then draw the bottom jaw and teeth. Add the shards of broken bone pieces that you see here and then you can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your work.
 
how to draw bones step 6

STEP 6.

When you are done, the awesome drawing should look like the one you see here. Cool huh? I do hope you guys enjoyed learning how to draw bones, step by step.