How to draw a sugar skull


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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!

  1. Draw the head as an oval shape.
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  2. Draw the jawline along the bottom of the head shape.
    draw a sugar skull
  3. Draw the eyes.
    draw a sugar skull
  4. Draw the mouth with some lines for teeth.
    draw a sugar skull
  5. Draw the nose. I did this nose as a upside-down heart shape.
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  6. Let’s start adding some details! Add some flower petals around the eyes.
    draw a sugar skull
  7. Decorate the forehead. A spiderweb or cross is traditional.
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  8. 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.
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  9. 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.
    draw a sugar skull


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