Today we are going to draw a Military skull design with lots of alternative ideas along the way. It’s this approach that really helps other Artists draw stuff with multiple drawing ideas and concepts to help them on their way.
Draw A Military Skull Video
Lets take a look through the following drawing video. It shows a complete pencil sketch design idea from start to finish of a Military or Army style skull design. I did something similar before, but I wanted to improve on the drawing and present some new ideas for you to try and draw.
Now, let us look at some pencil sketch examples I have drawn to get me in the mind set to draw something like this. At first I wanted to draw the classic idea of a skull just wearing an old military style helmet and see what I could draw from there. There is a skull with a Cigar hanging from it’s mouth which is a nice iconic touch I think, sort of reminds me of an Army Sargent or something.
Some skull drawing examples.
Classic military style skull pencil drawing
Another variation of the Military skull concept complete with bullet holes
How To Draw A Military Skull Step By Step
Now we will draw a couple of military skull examples and try and add more details as we refine the skull design more as we go along.
The first thing to consider is maybe doing as I have done first which is try and sketch a few loose pencil drawings and develop them on a separate sheet of paper in your sketchbook. You seem to learn from your first efforts more and you can be more confident when you come to draw from your rough sketches as you refine your skull designs.
Draw the usual head shape which will be the skull
Draw the rough helmet shape on top which is larger than the skull
Mark out the eye sockets, cheek bones and teeth roughly
Define the shape of the skull with the teeth and the eye sockets by shadow and darker pencil lines
More detail and pencil shading helps bring out the skulls details
Start to darken more of the skull design
All the skull outlines and some more shadows help
Extra shading on the army helmet
Sketch an oval head shape, I’ve tilted this on an angle
Sketch in the helmet shape and the eye sockets and cheek bone
Defining more of the skull with pencil shading nose holes and teeth and jaw bone
Draw the rest of the bottom jaw including teeth, make sure they are level with the top
Adding more shadow helps bring depth to the skull
Draw in a cheeky Cigar
Finish off by darkening the pencil lines and adding extra detail
Try drawing a Military or Army skull yourself and don’t forget to have fun, maybe draw them with proper US helmets or Japanese style Army hats, it’s up to you.