What should I use for shading?
You can use any type of pencils or pens for shading - whatever makes you comfortable. Some people prefer using darker shades for outlining first and then adding lighter layers on top while others do the opposite. It’s all about finding what works best for you and your individual style.
Is it okay to use color when drawing skulls?
Yes, you can definitely add color to your drawings if you want. This can be a great way to express yourself and add more detail to the image.
Can I use a reference photo with a skeleton?
Yes, you can use photos of skeletons as references for your drawings. Just be sure to note any differences between the two - like how skulls have joints where bones meet that skeletons usually don’t show.
What type of paper should I use?
Any type of paper will work for skull drawings but if you want something that will give you good results, try using canvas board or Bristol paper instead of regular printer paper. This is because they are thicker and less prone to smudging or tearing.
How do I make my drawing look three-dimensional?
Adding shadows and highlights is one way to give your drawing more dimensionality. You can also experiment with different angles and lighting situations until you find what looks best to you. Remember, practice makes perfect!