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Easy How to Draw Zero from Nightmare before Christmas Tutorial and Zero Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Zero from Nightmare before Christmas and a Zero Coloring Page. He is Jack Skellington’s ghost dog from the famous Tim Burton movie.

Zero from Nightmare before Christmas Drawing

Tim Burton fans now have some help in learning how to draw Zero from the Nightmare before Christmas movie. Zero is Jack Skellington’s ghost-dog. In the movie, Jack finds the door to Christmas Town while he is taking Zero for a walk. Later, when Jack wants to take off to deliver presents, Zero has to light the way (with his nose) because of the thick fog, similar to Santa and Rudolph.

In this case, drawing Zero is more about learning how to draw a sheet than a dog. His head has a kind of a regular shape, but the body is made from a series of wavy lines, to look like fabric, without any of the usual legs to speak of.

This tutorial was made for young artists that love the movie and the imaginative world that it creates. It offers an easy way to draw a character in the style of Tim Burton, the creator, with just some help from dark paper, marker and white colored pencils.

Zero from Nightmare before Christmas Movie

Zero from Nightmare Coloring Page

Materials to draw Zero from Nightmare before Christmas

  • Paper. Card stock paper that has a light gray or brown shade for an old-fashioned black and white look.
  • SOFT Pencils. Important: Ticonderoga #2 SOFT pencils will always give you the darkest gray. Collect them and then save for all your drawing projects. The #2 Mediums will not work as well, no matter how hard you press.
  • White Pencil Crayon. Prismacolor cost a little more than the others, but they always leave the brightest color. That’s especially true for the white ones.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.

Step by Step Directions for a Zero Drawing

Time needed: 45 minutes

Zero from Nightmare movie with step by step directions

  1. Draw a circle and a collar.

  2. Add the sheet-like body below.

  3. Draw the bottom of the mouth.

  4. Add the top of the mouth.

  5. Continue the top mouth line into the head.

    Erase the gray line.

  6. Continue the middle mouth line, add circle eye and small pumpkin.

  7. Add the last mouth line, the ears and back “leg”.

    Draw fold lines around the collar.

  8. Finish with a background that has clouds, moon and more.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with pencil crayons.

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