how to draw a longhorn head skull

How to Draw a Longhorn Head Skull

Step 1.

Okay start off this step by drawing out some simple shapes and guidelines to form a frame for the longhorn head. Start with a circle for the top of the skull and then draw an oblong squared shape for the muzzle or snout bones of the steers skull. Once that is done you will draw out two curled lines for the large horns and then move to step two.

Step 2.

Now the first thing you will do in this step is add more shape top the horns by thickening them up as you see here. All you do is add a parallel line to make them a bit bolder. Next move down and start sketching out the actual shape of the boney looking nose of the steer. Once that is complete you can add the seven teeth for the top jaw of the longhorn head. The two teeth at the ends are suppose to be pointed and thick.

Step 3.

Now that you have accomplished steps one and two, you will start again at the top of the skull and draw another curled parallel line to add shape and dimension to the horns. You will then sketch out the boney brow lines and then make an opening for the nose hole in the lower middle of the longhorn skull. Detail and define the teeth by adding crack lines and then draw a semi long line for the feather strings and a half circle for an earring.

Step 4.

Now that you have made it to the fourth step, you are that much closer to accomplishing the finish line. You will now add more detail and definition to the skull by adding cracking lines on the forehead, on the snout, and around the eye holes. Once that is complete you can draw out the pointed almond shaped devilish eyes as seen here. You will then draw out the feather and add some beads at the top.

Step 5.

Well kiddies you have made it to your final drawing step and all you will have to do is add some more crack detailing lines on top of the longhorns head and add some more beads at the top of the string. Detail the feather a bit and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 6.

Now once you are done your drawing should come out looking like the one you see here. All you have to do now is add your own colors to complete this tutorial on how to draw a longhorn head skull step by step.

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Uploaded: December 27, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: June 20, 2009
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Well, I’m almost done with my tutorials for the day and for my fourth one I will be showing you how to draw a longhorn head skull step by step. Many of you may or not be familiar with this type of skull image it all depends on how much you are into pop culture. A longhorn head skull is a popular object to a lot of Texans down in where else.., Texas. The longhorn head is from a steer’s skull. A lot of Native American’s use this skull as décor, headdresses, as well as many other things. We people of today will use a longhorn head skull as tattoo art as seen on many men and woman that find the longhorn head or skull cool or fascinating. This steer skull is often seen in art sometimes combined with dreamcatchers, or feathers commonly used by Native Americans. I figured that this would make a cool tutorial to do because there are many artist and members that love this kind of thing. This steer head is very simple to draw and you can add any kind of décor you would like to make it your own. I will show you how to draw a longhorn head skull step by step using easy to read instructions and simple to follow steps. I hope you love this lesson as much as I had fun drawing it.