How to Draw an Army Skull, Army Tattoo

Artist: Dawn / February 18, 2012

Step 1.

This is going to be an awesome lesson to follow if you love skull art or skull tattoos. Start with a circle for the head guide of the skull and then draw a facial guide as well.

Step 2.

Slowly start drawing the beret. Begin by making a V lined rim that sits on the forehead like so, and then continue to draw the beret or hat like you see here. You will need to sketch in the detailing to the hat. Add a nice trim around the hat's lid l   

Step 3.

You will now start drawing out the shape and structure of the skull. Start with the rounded sides of the head and then draw the sharp raised cheek bones. Thin out the nose part of the skull's face like so, and move to step four.

Step 4.

Next, use the facial guide to begin drawing out the eyes which are in a very crazed expressive manner. Color one of the eyes in solid, and then draw the eyeball in the other. Sketch or draw in the brows in a downward motion, and then draw in the deta   

Step 5.

You will now draw the top part of the skull's jaw. The teeth should be long and narrow like so, and there should also be dimples sketched in above the teeth. Also draw the beginning lines of the lower jaw under the cheeks.

Step 6.

Continue to draw the bottom jaw as well as the bottom row of teeth. The dog tag is in the mouth which is being gripped in a tight manner. Draw the word 'dead' on the tag and then add detailing.

Step 7.

You are almost done guys. Here you will draw the two bullets in the background like so. I used an AK-47 style round because I know that it is the most popular. When your rounds are drawn, add some detailing to the ends and move along.

Step 8.

All you have to do here to finish off your army skull is draw the indents on the forehead and on the temples. This will give your skull definition. Clean up the drawing to perfection.

Step 9.

This is how your drawing looks when it is all cleaned up and inked out. I love how it looks and I hope you do too.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: February 18, 2012
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Description: Remember when I told you guys that my brother was really considering joining the military? Well, because of this fact, I wanted to make a tutorial on another skull that represented both the military and the hell that the guys go through when they are there. Keeping the ARMY theme going, I am going to show you guys "how to draw an ARMY skull", step by step. For those of you that have been with Dragoart for a while, you might remember a particular skull that was in the Top 50 for almost two years. It was called a solider skull and I can guarantee you that if I was to redo or clean up the drawing in the fashion that I do now, it would be devastatingly awesome. The face paint on the Army skull you see here is an idea I conjured up from one of the characters in the movie Apocalypse Now. I believe it was Martin Sheen who had the face paint on. It was the scene when he killed Marlon Brando’s character and it was so awesome. I could literally watch that film again without a doubt. Anyways, the Army skull has a Green Beret style hat, with a dog tag being gripped by the teeth that says β€˜dead’. The bullets and flames in the background are supposed to convey war and hell. I love how the drawing came out and I hope you guys enjoy this amazing skull lesson on how to draw an ARMY skull. I will be back with some requested characters so stick around to see who I upload next.