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Drawing More Skull Art

Updated on September 1, 2011

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

Seen Any Good Skull Drawings?

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      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      lol haha lol haha

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      daniel 

      7 years ago

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

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      jaymor lao-ing 

      7 years ago

      waw its good can i see others sculls

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      antgordon 

      7 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

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      harley 

      7 years ago

      nice drawing

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      lil momma 2008 

      7 years ago

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

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      skull 

      7 years ago

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

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      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 

      8 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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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      lol you is funny, who are you again?

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      You suck 

      8 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.

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      tato 

      8 years ago

      i love you

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      deborah 

      8 years ago

      i just drew dat ITS RAW

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      xx_bones_xx 

      8 years ago

      that is badass!

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Phil!

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

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      phillip  

      8 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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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cool FTW!

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

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      ftw 

      8 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

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      sophia 

      8 years ago

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

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      sophia 

      8 years ago

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

      peace

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      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!

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      sophia 

      8 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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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Faceman!

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

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      faceman 

      8 years ago

      That's good,let me see a dragon

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      katie 

      8 years ago

      wow these are amazing

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

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

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      manuel padron 

      8 years ago

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

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

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

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      dylan  

      8 years ago

      how do you draw that

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I it is!!?

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      brett 

      8 years ago

      That picher is sick

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