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How To Draw A Skeleton Step By Step Guide

Skelly, our skeletal companion, boasts a grin that’s everlasting and a posture that’s undeniably upright. Cloaked in the classic ivory of well-kept bones, Skelly harbors no secrets, with each bone perfectly poised to reveal the marvels of the human framework. But don’t let his skeletal simplicity fool you; Skelly is a dancer at heart, ready to sway and jiggle through the midnight hours. Making your very own Skelly is a breeze with the steps we’ve laid out – a delightful journey through the anatomy made accessible for artists of any age.

How To Draw A Skeleton

How To Draw A Skeleton

Drawing Process

Skully’s Head: Start with Skelly’s noggin. Draw a couple of curved lines to make a dome shape for the top of the head. Then, sketch in the cheeks and jawline. For the eyes, pop in two big ovals, and for a grin, draw a series of curves for teeth. Don’t forget two smaller ovals for the sides of the mouth and a “V” for the nose.

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Necklace of Bones: Right under that happy skull, draw some neck bones by sketching out overlapping circles. Attach a long, skinny triangle for the spine peeking out. From there, draw lines down and out with a little curve at the end for the collar bones. Connect everything so it doesn’t float away.

Ribcage Rendezvous: Add more circle pairs below for the ribs. Think of it like drawing clouds that got squished a little. Connect the dots (or ends of the lines, in this case) so Skelly doesn’t lose any ribs during a dance-off.

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Arm Amusement: Time for the arms! Draw a triangle without a bottom for the shoulder blade, then add lines for the upper arm bone (humerus) and two more for the lower arm bones. Make sure Skelly can wave by getting those lines just right!


Other Arm Adventure: Just like step 4, but this time, it’s like looking in a mirror. Give Skelly another arm so it can hold more Halloween candy!

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Handy Hands: At the end of those arms, draw a round shape for the wrist, and use curvy lines for the fingers. Remember to add lines across the fingers to show where the bones meet. Skelly’s got to be able to snag candy out of the bowl, right?

Belly and Hips Hoopla: Below the ribcage, draw two curved lines that connect at a point for the bottom of the spine. Around that point, sketch two shapes that look like weird ears – these are the hip bones. Give Skelly a bit of a spine detail by banding those lines.

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Leggy Lines: Now, draw one leg by starting with the thigh bone (big and bold), a roundy kneecap, and two bones for the lower leg. A rounded triangle with circles beneath it will make a fab foot. Make sure Skelly can stand!

The Other Leg Leap: Just like with the arms, give Skelly a matching set of legs on the other side. Drawing the same shapes as before, but flipped, will make sure Skelly isn’t hopping around on one foot.

And there you have it, a boney buddy ready for adventure! Skelly can be any color you like, but white bones are classic. Happy drawing!


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