Gold on Black Skull Drawing for Halloween

Halloween skull drawing - gold on black doodling

Let’s draw some skulls! I wanted this Halloween to be all about projects that were more nods to Halloween, as with my hand shadow monster drawings, as opposed to traditional Halloween projects.

And with this skull drawing, I tried to not make a Day of the Dead skull, because I just didn’t want to, that’s why. But it’s damn near impossible to draw a doodled skull without it looking like Day of the Dead. Especially when you’re trying not to, and then those cute little loopy flower petal eye shapes creep in, and then you’re wondering why you were trying so hard in the first place to make sure it didn’t look Day of the Deadish.

What the hell am I yammering on about?


Black card stock

Gold Sharpies


Draw or print out this skull.

Skull drawing

Transfer it with pencil onto your black card stock. (trace the lines of the skull on the back of the skull print, then flip it over onto the black paper and trace over the front of it to transfer a light pencil outline of the skull.)

Now is time to break out the gold Sharpies. Beckett and Fen were right beside me making their own skulls, so I would have more than one gold Sharpie around if you have kids.

kid skull drawing- =easy Halloween art project for kids!

I was inspired to make this skull based on these napkins I bought at Target, which completely justifies me spending hours walking around Target each week. The napkins are much cooler-looking in real life, sort of an aged, hand-drawn map of mystery. This is the sort of thing I would have sat with on the couch as a kid and looked at for about an hour.

Target Halloween napkins

Why dontchya go check out my Halloween Pinterest board for more fun arty crafty Halloween ideas?

Follow Craftwhack’s board Celebrate: Halloween on Pinterest.

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.



Horrific Hand Shadow Monster Drawings of Doom

Pasta Mosaic: Because Just Eating Noodles is so Boring