how to draw an easy tattoo

How to Draw an Easy Tattoo

Step 1.

Start with making a circle for the head, and then add the guidelines for the skulls face like so.

Step 2.

Next, you will begin sketching out the actual shape of the skulls head including the front of the mouth, and the cheek bones too. See how predominate the cheeks are? This is to add a sharp definition to the skull tattoo.

Step 3.

Now you can sketch out the bottom jaw, draw in the individual teeth like you see here, and then draw out the holes for the nose, and eyes. I was going for a jack-o-lantern type of design when I drew the eyes. Add a line that will give the skulls brow some dimensional texture.

Step 4.

Now that the skull is all done, the last thing you need to do is draw out the tribal design pattern you see here, and then color the patterns in solid black, or another dark color of choice. Erase the lines and shapes you drew in step one to clean up your drawing.

Step 5.

Look how awesome your drawing looks. This easy tattoo drawing is absolutely amazing. I left the line art white because I wanted you guys to see what it would look like not colored in. Great work guys!

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Uploaded: October 2, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 14, 2010
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Artist comments

I was going to submit my last old lesson that I made a few days ago, but instead I thought since I have been uploading nothing but easy, cartoon, and kiddie stuff, everyone here would much rather have a tutorial that shows you "how to draw an easy tattoo", step by step. I got the idea for this tattoo design from a combination of things. First off, I know how much almost everyone here loves skulls, so what I did was do a rough sketch of a simple skull head and instead of leaving it all white, I thought an all-black colored skull would be much better, and more defined. Secondly, the other thing I know people like is tribal designs, so all I did was incorporate tribal art along with the skull and then I colored those designs in black as well. Anyways, this tutorial is going to be pretty darn easy to follow and replicate. When you are done with the drawing once you have followed all the steps, you can tweak the skull to your liking if you want. Perhaps you want to draw in another skull in the distance for added coolness. No matter what you choose to do, drawing easy skulls is something that I really enjoyed doing. There is a variety of ways you can draw a skull, and if you look in the skulls section under the ‘Pop Culture’ category, you will see exactly what I mean. Well I guess that’s it for now, I may be back later with some other cool stuff but if I’m not, meet me back here again tomorrow with more drawing fun. Peace out people, and make sure you enjoy the rest of your drawing day.