Speed Drawing: Giraffe Skull

2년 전

Hi everyone! This week, I present to you a giraffe skull, It´s one of those weird skulls that always looks pissed off. I went through a bunch of references trying to find one with softer lines; that was pointless, they are all pissed off. I think it is some kind of natural rule about animal skulls: the cuter the animal, the angrier the skull. But i digress...

Here is the time-lapse,

D-tube link

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Pictures of the Process:



2.Ink Background:


3. Shading:


4. Final Drawing:


Tip of the day:

Place the palm of your hand inside of the curve & use it as a pivot point for increased line precision

If you want to pull nice crisp line in one shot, you should always try to lay the palm of your hand inside the curve you are drawing, not on the outside. Your palm will then act as a pivot point and you will have proper support all along the line you are pulling.

One simpler way to explain this: always pull curves toward you, never push them away. Turn your paper or change the position of your body if you see you are not inside the curve you are about to draw.

As you can see on the right side, my hand is at the exterior of the curve and I am starting to lack support & precision at the end of the line.


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Material used:

Pen & Ink Fountain Pen
Noodler´s Black Fountain Pen Ink
Water Brush
Kuretake Sumi Ink
Masking Fluid
Arches Paper

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Have a nice day!



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Greetings @skeenee,

What a lovely rendering of a giraffe's skull......if such a thing can be done....you have certainly presented and drawn it most interestingly. Nice to know the horns are bone.

Thank you for the drawing tip....had not heard of it, or if I had I have forgotten....looking forward to giving it a go.

Really appreciate the thoroughness of your post.

All the best to you.



Thanks for your comment! It´s a tip that was given to me by a tattoo artist friend of mine. It helped me a lot to increase my lines stability both in drawings and tattoos.
Glad you liked my post, I will keep them coming:)
Have a nice day!

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Dude. This is mesmerizing. I love timelapse... and all the things! Thank you for sharing!


Thanks a lot guys!

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