How to Draw Skelanimals

Drawing characters you love can be a great way to have fun and impress your friends, but where do you start? While many seasoned professionals can produce fan art from memory, a step-by-step example can be a helpful tool for those of you who are still budding. Here is a simple guide for drawing some of the more popular Skelanimals- Maxx, Jack, and Diego.

Steps

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    Start by drawing the most basic shapes that make up the outline of the head, body, and ears.
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    Add the shape of each animal's skull. Maxx's is made of three separate parts, while the other two have simpler, more oval shapes.
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    Add the legs and toes. Maxx and Jack have extremely similar bones, and you'll find that Diego's is a very simple set of six little toes.
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    Sketch in the eye sockets and nose holes for all of your critters. Notice Diego's nose is just an inversion of the others.
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    Add the hearts and accessories. The hearts are small and go directly in the center of your animal's chest. Maxx is the only character in this tutorial with an accessory; his spiked collar is the last thing you will draw.
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    Color away! The creators of Skelanimals use a nice traditional black, white, and red color scheme; as the artist you can use any medium and color palette that you like! Don't be afraid to get creative, and make sure to sign your name when you are done.

Tips

  • Use a light pencil for steps 1-5, as it is a more forgiving medium. It will be easy to cover it with crayons, markers, or paint when you get ready to add color!
  • The more you draw these little fellows, the easier it will get! After a while you'll find that you're even able to draw them from memory.

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