skull shedding skin tattoo drawing lesson

Skull Shedding Skin Tattoo Drawing Lesson

Step 1.

As always our first step consists of just a simple head guide for your skull.

Step 2.

We will begin to draw the skull's face from a profile view so this should be relatively simple or not as complicated than a lesson drawing the full frontal of a skull's melting face. Begin at the forehead and sketch the brow bone, nose upper mandible and cheek bone. When that is done carefully draw in the hollow for the eye. Notice the detailing and definition to the face.

Step 3.

Since the meat or skin is melting off the bone, you will draw in some of this skin tissue real tattered and torn. Form the chin shape and then sketch in all the definition to create the texture of the skin.

Step 4.

Color in the eye hollow and then draw in the teeth for both the top and bottom rows. When the teeth are all sketched in, color the inside to create the darkness.

Step 5.

We will draw in more skin tissue and then draw the two eyeballs at the top of the head. The melting flesh is going backwards instead of down the face.

Step 6.

Here is the last drawing step. You will take your time as you tackle this step because you want the melting flesh to be real and grotesque. Draw in the third eye and color in a pupil. If you can see the guidelines erase them now.

Step 7.

When all is said and done, your drawing should look like the one you see here. Add your shading and texture coloring before you show off your work.

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Uploaded: November 29, 2015
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: November 30, 2015
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Here is the tut I have been waiting to upload for two days now. This drawing took me a total of three hours and that is just the coloring time. The whole sketch took me about four hours from start to finish and that includes the coloring work. This tutorial will show you how to draw a skull shedding skin. I know what you're saying, "why are there three eyeballs?". The answer to that question is simple, the extra eye symbolizes our third eye. I do know that many will relate to this drawing concept. It would actually make a great, highly detailed tattoo for an arm, back or chest. You can take the line art or colored image to your tattooist and let him give you an ink job that will forever be complimented.

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