How to Draw Jack Skellington

How to draw Jack Skellington image

Jack Skellington is the main character in Tim Burton's hit movie - A Nightmare Before Christmas. And I don't know about you - but whenever I think of this character... that same song pops into my head... 'This IS Halloween - This IS Halloween'!? Know the one I'm talking about?

Anyway - this'll be fun as I've made extra sure that this version of the character is all the more 'Halloweenish!'

Let's get drawing!


First Step - A Stick Figure for a Stick Figure!

Truly, Jack is one of the easiest characters to draw. Many times, before creating a particular drawing - I'll recommend you sketch out a stick person framework, to get the structure in place ahead of time.

Here - our main character, pretty much IS a stick person!...

Jack Skellington framework drawing Jack Skellington completed framework drawing

Things to note with this character too... notice how small his feet are - and also - check out how I've mapped out the placement of his 'bat collar' ahead of time. Do the same if you find it to be helpful.

Here goes...

Second Step - How to Draw a Jack Skellington

From head to toe, here are the steps that I suggest you take in drawing your own version of this super cool cartoon character. Not too far in - and already, you'll surely see just how easy he is to recreate.

THIS IS - how to draw Jack!...

How to draw Jack Skellington - drawing the head How to draw Jack Skellington - drawing the bow How to draw Jack Skellington - completing the head How to draw Jack Skellington - drawing the torso How to draw Jack Skellington - drawing the body How to draw Jack Skellington - drawing the hands and feet How to draw Jack Skellington - final black and white cartoon image How to draw Jack Skellington cartoon picture

A look at the finished product, and yes - I'm liking it! The only thing I'd suggest you do differently regarding the coloring/details - is the pin stripes on his suit. I've only added lines where space allowed, but in your case - take your time and make his suit a bit darker all around - carefully leaving finely placed white pin stripes.

Well hey - nice job! And oh yeah... today is October 31st.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!