How to Draw a Skeleton for Kids

Artist: Dawn / October 5, 2011

Step 1.

Make an egg shape for the skeleton's head shape and then add a face and body guide like so.

Step 2.

Using the guide you just drew, sketch out the actual shape of the head and top jaw. It is sort of shaped like a spade, or mushroom.

Step 3.

When drawing out the skeleton's eyes, start off by using a light stroke. When the eyes are made, thicken and darken the lining until it's bold. Sketch in some marks or dimples in the bone surface and move to step four.

Step 4.

The first thing you want to tackle here is the ribs. Make each one in a squiggle lining manner and be sure when you do this to make these marks wide. Next, draw the bones for the shoulders, arms, and hands.

Step 5.

Draw the shape of the pelvic area, and then draw in the legs, and feet. Clean up the drawing like so, and you are ready for color.

Step 6.

The line art s awesome because you can draw in any kind of tweaks you want to add. You can make this into a coll window accent for Halloween if you like, or just use it for something else.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: October 5, 2011
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Description: This is a tutorial concept that I never thought about until the last minute. Originally I was going to name this tutorial a chibi skeleton, but after doing some thinking and observing, I decided that calling it "how to draw a skeleton for kids", step by step would be better for those of you that want to make a real simple skeleton concept for the Halloween season. I was trying to think outside the box and do something that looked exactly like a skeleton, just a wee bit different. Instead of going insane with the individual rib bones, I came up with a way to make that task simpler, just make two wiggle lines. In the end I think artists of all skill levels will love drawing a skeleton for kids. It’s just so cute and irresistible. Peace people and have fun with all this drawing excitement.