Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, is the central character of any Halloween celebration. Unknown to many, the fictional figure can be instrumental in teaching children a lesson or two in drawing, as depicted in the following steps.
- Draw a roundish petal-shaped and flat-based structure with a small circle above it. They signify the body and the head respectively.
- Draw the guidelines for the slender pair of legs that resemble baseless triangles. Small ovals at their ends signify the feet.
- Split the face into vertical and horizontal halves with the help of curved guidelines. Make the round center and the arched guides of the bat bowtie.
- Create guidelines for the pair of arms. The right arm rests on the right knee while the left one is parallel to the axis of the body.
- Sketch the crescent mouth and large dark holes for the eye sockets.
- Give shape to the crooked neck and the serrated bowtie covering the shoulders.
- Draw the lapels, button and the triangular bottom edge of the tailcoat at the front.
- Give the torso a shapely definition. Structure the long serrated tails of the suit.
- Detail the bent right arm.
- The right hand is represented by a set of four jointed bones that act like
- The thin left arm comes down in a slanting manner before ending in a quadruple of jointed fingers.
- Draw the right leg with the shoe in accordance with the guidelines. Make the bat center of the bowtie.
- Complete the left leg and the cuboid box that rests the right leg.
- Finish off by coloring the suit in black leaving white lines for the pinstripes. You can sketch a Halloween face before painting the rest of the box black.
Kids will be delighted to bring this thrilling character of fantasy to life albeit on canvas. Up the spook quotient this Halloween with this easy lesson in drawing.