How To Draw A Deer Skull Step by Step

How To Draw A Deer Skull easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginenrs and eveyone.

How To Draw A Deer Skull

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

In the first step of the tutorial on how to draw a deer skull, we will start with the skull itself. You can start this off with two black shapes that are slightly angled and have some lines extending into the inside of the skull.

Then you can draw the mouth of the skull. This will extend down from some circles for some cheekbones.

The mouth of the skull will be long and thin, and you can draw two connected circles for the nostrils near the bottom of the mouth.

Finish by drawing the top of the skull, and use two circles for the base of the antlers that we will draw shortly.

Step 2 – Next, start drawing the antlers and skull details

This painting wouldn’t be complete without some antlers, so we’ll start with the first in this section of your deer skull drawing.

For now, we’ll draw the velvet on the right, and you can start it off with some slightly bumpy lines going up from the circle you drew for the base of the velvet.

It will expand into a pointed overhang, and then curve into a further larger overhang.

Then we’ll add a lot of line detail to the velvet to give it some texture. Finally for this step you can also add some line detail all the way through the skull itself to get some more texture there.

Step 3 – Finish the first deer velvet

The velvet is still incomplete, so we’ll be finishing it up in this step of the deer skull drawing tutorial.

The deer will roll inward and stretch towards the viewer.

To draw this part, we will add four more prongs to the antlers, and each will extend inward towards the skull.

You can then wrap up this new four-pronged section with some more detailed lines before we continue to step 4.

Step 4 – Next, start taking the second velvet

The next steps of your deer skull drawing will essentially duplicate what you did in the previous 2 steps of the tutorial when you drew the second deer antler.

The second antlers will practically be a mirror image of the first, and the more symmetrical you can make it, the better.

This second antlers will have the same two protruding prongs as the first, and we will aim to make them the same size and proportions.

We’ll leave the same space on the side of it as you did with the first antlers, as this is where we’ll add the final prongs along with some final strokes in the next step.

Step 5 – Complete the antlers of your deer skull drawing

Just like you did with the first deer antler, we’ll finish the second with four prongs in this step of the deer skull tutorial.

That means drawing these prongs moving inward on the antlers, and then finishing off with some detailed lines across the entire antlers.

Once you’ve completed this second gauze, you’re ready for the final step! Before continuing, you can also add your own details and finishing touches.

There are many ideas that you can try to add your own stamp to this drawing. One idea is to draw a wooden board behind the skull to make it look like a trophy.

You can also look up a picture of a whole deer skeleton and then draw some more skeletons connected to the skull. What else can you think of to end this image?

Step 6 – Finish your deer skull drawing with some colors

Now it’s time to finish your deer skull drawing with some color! In our reference image, we used some realistic, muted brown tones for the antlers with some light gray and beige for the skull itself.

You can recreate this palette for a more realistic look, but you can also get creative with it if you want the drawing to be more stylish.

Regardless of which color you decide to go with, you can change the shade and tone depending on the different art media and tools you use for it.

You can choose from several acrylic paints and crayons for brighter, more vibrant shades, or watercolors and crayons for more muted colors.

These are just a few suggestions, but feel free to use any color and medium you want to finish!

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