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Skull Study in Pencil with Chris Legaspi

Skull Study in Pencil
Draw the Skull! Master the proportions, landmarks, and gesture that define this crucial piece of anatomy

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Chris Legaspi
Drawing, Head / Portrait
Colored Pencil, Graphite Pencil
2h 48m 53s

Learning the structure and gesture of the human skull is an important exercise to make your head drawings and portraits more realistic. Chris Legaspi shows you his approach to conceptualizing the skull’s proportions, angles, and landmarks. Drawing from skull references photographed at various angles, he first outlines the basic rules-of-thumb for drawing a skull and then moves on to rendering accurate representations of the skull. Chris is full of nuggets of knowledge about shadow mapping, value control, and technique! Find on this page the same reference photos that he used.


  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Prismacolor Verithin Pencil – black
Beginner / Intermediate

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