How to draw a sugar skull
One fun way to spend an otherwise boring afternoon is drawing pictures to colour. Kids like to draw pictures for holidays, so why not try drawing a sugar skull to celebrate Dia de los Muertos?
It isn’t difficult to draw a sugar skull. With a little practice, even a small child could draw an acceptable-looking sugar skull of their very own.
If you enjoy drawing and would like to give it a try, follow along with these easy steps to draw your very own sugar skull.
Let’s get started!
- Draw the head as an oval shape.
- Draw the jawline along the bottom of the head shape.
- Draw the eyes.
- Draw the mouth with some lines for teeth.
- Draw the nose. I did this nose as a upside-down heart shape.
- Let’s start adding some details! Add some flower petals around the eyes.
- Decorate the forehead. A spiderweb or cross is traditional.
- Finish adding whatever details you like to the rest of the face. I have included hearts, dots, and vining flowers. Try to fill it in as much as possible.
- When you are done, clean up your linework if necessary. Once it’s clean, color your sugar skull. Traditional colours used are bold primaries and secondaries. No pastels, please.