Drawing More Skull Art

More Skull Art Drawing Analysis

Drawing skulls is one of my hobbies together with drawing demons, in fact any monsters, demons and skulls I obsess over drawing at least once a day, but for me skulls are the easiest to draw, as you can draw them to fit in with any scene, tattoo or just for the fun of it moment!

But the "why" of drawing skulls is something of a mystery to me, it is something that I am drawn to in life, not sure why, but I am. Skulls are as much of an icon of death than anything else and the darkness that they represent, so drawing and creating dark things seems fantastic to me and also fascinating for the possibilities of real monsters and creatures that exist between our worlds in shadow and quite possibly flame.

There was a time many years back that stories were told of a skull that had magical properties, whoever held the skull and looked into it's black vacant eye sockets would become possessed by the undead spirit of a powerful god who would bestow the person with incredible powers but only for a short time as the skull would suck the life out of the host and claim their soul for all eternity...which was nice!

Skulls have probably been many a prop in legends and myths that they have become symbolic of death and power, even more the iconic nature of skull images and pictures usually instill some kind of warning of death or potential danger, they have been used to create fear by pirates of the past with the skull and crossbones black flags on their pirate ships.

Today, Skull art as tattoos is very popular and is much sought after, particularly as a customized tattoo, that no on else has, an original skull design that either embellishes the tribal tattoo traditions or abandons it in favour of just pure concept!

Also, comics and other graphic literature, uses skull art as story and plot points and just highly stylized imagery to look good and identify and relate the meaning of skulls to the viewer.

Skull drawing is here to stay, with more and more fantasy artists using skulls in their drawings on armour, swords and shields and various sculptured building imaginations. See how to draw some more skull ideas in the videos below.

Draw A Skull Outline Video

Skull Drawing

The Skull Just sat there and said blah!!
The Skull Just sat there and said blah!!

How To Draw A Simple Skull Video

The Evil Skulls

Evil Skulls - A skull pen and ink drawing taken from an upcoming horror graphic novel.
Evil Skulls - A skull pen and ink drawing taken from an upcoming horror graphic novel.

Drawing A Melting Skull Art Video

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Seen Any Good Skull Drawings? 31 comments

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waynet 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

lol haha lol haha


daniel 5 years ago

its shit! i can do better with my eye's closed.


jaymor lao-ing 5 years ago

waw its good can i see others sculls


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antgordon 5 years ago from Illinois

Hello im new to hub pages, but i wanted to tell you that i am very good at drawing skulls also, and ive been doing it since i was about 7. I learned most of my skills on my own, and your work is very good, and don't let some of these idiots that don't understand a skull masters preferences.... they are just mad cause they have never accomplished anything in their lives....Good luck with your e-book!

Blue Eyed Devil


harley 6 years ago

nice drawing


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lil momma 2008 6 years ago

~~~WiCk3d~~~~ K33p up your good creative hub work looks amazing! =D


skull 6 years ago

that's good but im 12 and i can draw way better


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cool A skull puking on a baby, nice...that's got me thinking now, might have a go at it!!!


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Mangled-Mind 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

i've been looking for a good skull artist for my next tattoo...i was thinking skulls puking on a baby...kind of a metaphor for life and death i guess


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

lol you is funny, who are you again?


You suck 6 years ago

i think its funny how your the one that puts in the comments. Each one says the same thing and miss spells everything. LOL. 3rd grade drawing here. You need a lot of work.


tato 6 years ago

i love you


deborah 6 years ago

i just drew dat ITS RAW


xx_bones_xx 6 years ago

that is badass!


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers now Phil!

Got loads of skull ideas on the way in a how to draw skull tattoos ebook..


phillip  6 years ago

dude this is awesome i love this. i do tattoos and i have 9 but i need a skull that's badass and i don't draw them i stencil them to do my own tats


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cool FTW!

That was a popular tattoo design, and I've coloured it in since!


ftw 6 years ago

hey man i just wanted to thank u for one of your awesome drawings i loved it so much i had it tattooed to my forearm


sophia 6 years ago

speaking of tattoos...... (some previous comments) lol i have 3


sophia 6 years ago

thanx man :D lmao talk t ya l8a....

peace


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Thanks sophia, I do have a couple of hubpages here about how to draw skulls and demons and witches and other fantasy stuff, just go to my profile page and you'll see them listed.

Cheers now!


sophia 6 years ago

dam!!!! that's badass! you should post something on here t show us how t do that hot sh**


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cheers Faceman!

I do have a dragon drawing one in draft and hopefully I will publish it quite soon!


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faceman 6 years ago

That's good,let me see a dragon


katie 6 years ago

wow these are amazing


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

Cool I is going to get a tattoo too of an evil demonic demon!!


manuel padron 7 years ago

hekk yeah that is what's up im gana get my first tat cant wate


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

With my pencils and a lot of late nights....and I also plan on bringing out a book on how to draw fantasy stuff.


dylan  7 years ago

how do you draw that


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom Author

I it is!!?


brett 7 years ago

That picher is sick

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