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How To Draw Variations Of Skull Art Pictures

Updated on February 19, 2011

Skull Art Drawing And The Many Styles

Skulls feature in a lot of tattoos and fantasy art in many ways like a flaming skull, we see the skull as a top icon for death, but also a good structural element that can be incorporated into many designs and pictures. Skulls can be drawn in a tribal way or a detailed and realistic way or even a really cartoony abstract style, either way the skull is a skull and one that we should all as artists learn to draw from every possible angle.

Cartoon skull - Usually the cartoon skull is a much simplified version of a realistic skull with basic features minimalized, the grim reaper from Billy & Mandy comes to mind here.

Here is an example of a cartoon skull drawing done quickly whilst sketching out new ideas to draw skulls in many ways.

Skull Art Varieties

A cartoon skull, not exactly a perfect skull example, but it does show the variations you can draw skulls.
A cartoon skull, not exactly a perfect skull example, but it does show the variations you can draw skulls.
An evil skull design, inked with black roller ball pens.
An evil skull design, inked with black roller ball pens.
More examples of skull art, the more you draw skulls the different sorts of skulls you'll be able to draw.
More examples of skull art, the more you draw skulls the different sorts of skulls you'll be able to draw.

Skulls, Skulls, Skulls

 The importance of drawing many versions of skulls helps you as an artist, say for instance you draw tattoo art, well there will be people out there looking for different types of skull art, from manga inspired skulls to cartoon skulls and allsorts of skulls that you can think of, so having a hand in drawing them different ways you can build up an artists portfolio of varying styles of skulls.

This can be applied to other things you draw, because you want your art to appeal to as many different people as possible if you are serious about getting your art widely exposed all over the world, of course there will be some people who may not like your art,but if you diversify what you create, then there could be more outlets for your work, it makes sense!

Comic Book Style Skull Concept Art

Pencilled skull drawing, drawn as a potential tattoo, just needed inking.
Pencilled skull drawing, drawn as a potential tattoo, just needed inking.
Rotten Skull Colored Drawing. Yet another tattoo idea featuring the skull image.
Rotten Skull Colored Drawing. Yet another tattoo idea featuring the skull image.
Flaming Skull concept drawing. Nearly finished a coloured version of this skull.
Flaming Skull concept drawing. Nearly finished a coloured version of this skull.
Splattered skull tattoo design.
Splattered skull tattoo design.
Screaming skull with wire twisted through it's other eye socket which you cannot see.
Screaming skull with wire twisted through it's other eye socket which you cannot see.

All Artwork Copyright Wayne Tully 2010

Also see how to draw a skull and crossbones, a favorite way of drawing skulls and very pirate inspired too.

Drawing Skull Variations

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      jordan 

      4 years ago

      i can draw then you guys

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      bob 

      6 years ago

      easy i can draw that with my eyes closed

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      incink 

      6 years ago

      awesome thx man

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      zachary 

      6 years ago

      i can draw this

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      Paige 

      7 years ago

      That's Really Good I Printed One Out And Imma Put It In My Binder.

      You Really Good

      ... [;

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      G-Lube 

      7 years ago

      Don't troll da skulls

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      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      LOL!

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      tamare 

      7 years ago

      i can do better than that but nice try

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      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Hahahaha, you are funny mysterious monkeyman!....why don't you have a go if you think you're hard enough?!!

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      monkeyman 

      7 years ago

      why not draw some that are even better if that's possible!!!

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cool, cheers monkeyman!

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      monkeyman 

      8 years ago

      those pics are insanely awesome

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Samantha!

      Got more skulls and drawings to write about!

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      samantha 

      8 years ago

      these drawings are awesome!!!!!!!!!

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Bek!

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      bek 

      8 years ago

      these are awesome......

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