Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Jack Skellington and a Jack Skellington Coloring Page. He’s the main character in the “Nightmare before Christmas” movie.
Drawing of Jack Skellington
Now young artists have some help in learning how to draw Jack Skellington from the movie “The Nightmare before Christmas”. He is a skeleton who is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, a fantasy world based solely on the Halloween holiday.
Jack is an extremely tall skeleton who wears a black pin-striped suit, complete with a bat bow-tie and black dress shoes. This tutorial shows how to draw his head and shoulders, and uses just a few simple supplies to keep that dark and shadowy Tim Burton look.
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Jack Skellington Coloring Page
Materials for a Jack Skellington drawing
- 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 to Draw Jack Skellington
Time needed: 45 minutes
Step by Step Jack Skellington Drawing
- Draw an oval and two eyes, as shown below.
- Add the nose holes, and the mouth with stitch lines.
- Draw a skinny neck and a bat head for the tie.
- Add the bat wings on the side of the head.
- Draw the lapel of the jacket.
- Add the sides of the jacket.
- Draw two skinny sleeves. Add flying bats in the background.
- Trace the drawing with a marker.
Fill in the eyes, add a white colored pencil, and a gray pencil.
- Finish the jacket with stripes by drawing extra dark lines with the pencil.