× HOME ART LESSONS REVIEWS PRICING STUDENTS GALLERY LIFE DRAWING MASTERS NEWS FAQ MEMBERS AREA

How to Make and Draw a Skull

Life Drawing Academy

Discover proportions and construction of a skull - Paper skull model

Enroll in the Life Drawing Academy now!

Online Course

Lifetime membership
One-time payment: $297 USD

ENROLL NOW

Correspondence Course + Online Course

Lifetime membership
One-time payment: $997 USD

ENROLL NOW

How to make a paper skull model

This paper skull model is designed by Vladimir London, fine artist and art teacher, for art students who would like to learn how to draw portraits from life, memory and imagination.

By making this model, you will not only get a skull to draw from, but also learn skull's construction, proportions, anatomical features, and above all, planes of its shape.

Making such a model and drawing it from life will help you to understand what lies beneath the skin and how skull's bones influence the human head appearance as well as how different planes of a skull form its three-dimensional volume. All geometric polygons of this model are perfectly flat, which will help in constructive drawing. Every polygon is tilted at some angle, which results in different tonal values for each plane; however, every plane would have a uniform value, so rendering its tones will be easier. It is also easier to comprehend virtual contours on the surface of this skull and apply pencil strokes along those straight contours. That is why making and drawing this skull model is an essential part of your portrait drawing education.

The paper skull template is available to Life Drawing Academy Correspondence Course students free of charge.

To get your unlimited one-to-one personal tutoring, enroll in the Life Drawing Academy Correspondence Course.

How to Render Tonal Values - Life Drawing Academy
How to Render Tonal Values - Life Drawing Academy
How to Render Tonal Values - Life Drawing Academy

To learn good drawing techniques, enroll in the Life Drawing Academy course:

Online Course

A self-study, self-paced course for you to learn fundamental methods of classical drawing and improve life drawing skills by watching video lessons and doing assignments

  • Unlimited access to 52 life drawing video lessons
  • Lifetime membership without deadlines
  • Unlimited support from the Academy tutors
  • Constructive critique of your artworks
  • Member access to the Academy's Art community
  • Place in the Academy's Students Gallery
  • Exclusive members-only newsletter and bonuses
  • Life Drawing Academy Diploma of Excellence in your name

One-time payment - Lifetime membership
$297 USD

ENROLL NOW

Correspondence Course + Online Course

The ultimate choice if you who would like to receive personal, one-to-one tutoring from the Academy teachers, which is custom-tailored to your skills and needs

  • Everything in Online Course, plus:
  • Dedicated team of art tutors
  • Assessment of your current level of drawing skills
  • Personalized curriculum tailored to your skills and goals
  • Up to 100 drawing tasks with by-task assessment
  • Unlimited one-to-one personal coaching with detailed per-task instructions and feedback
  • Artwork critiques and results-oriented guidance

One-time payment - Lifetime membership
$997 USD

ENROLL NOW
Old Masters Academy
Drawing Academy
Anatomy Master Class