In this post, I will show you how to draw a bone, I’ve included a video tutorial as well as written instructions so you can learn from scratch.
How To Draw A Bone
Step 1 – Gather your supplies. You’ll need a pencil, eraser, and paper. If you’d like to add color to your drawing, you’ll need colored pencils, markers, or paints.
Step 2 – Study a reference photo of a bone. You can find plenty of images of bones online or in anatomy textbooks. Pick a photo that you like and that you’d like to draw.
Step 3 – Sketch a rough outline of the bone on your paper. You don’t need to be precise here, just a basic outline of the shape of the bone.
Step 4 – Begin detailing the bone. Start by adding the crevices and curves of the bone. Pay attention to the details in the reference photo.
Step 5 – Add details to the bone. Draw the pattern of ridges and grooves that run along the bone.
Step 6 – Refine the shapes of the bone. Redraw any parts of the bone that don’t look quite right. Make sure the bone looks proportional and that the details are accurate.
Step 7 – Erase the lines that you don’t want. Clean up the drawing by erasing any unnecessary lines.
Step 8 – Start shading the bone. Begin by adding a light layer of shading to the bone. Focus on the shadows and highlights of the bone.
Step 9 – Add more shading. Continue to refine the shading of the bone. Add more shadow in the crevices and highlight around the ridges.
Step 10 – Add texture to the bone. Use a pencil to draw short lines that mimic the texture of the bone.
Step 11 – Blend the shading. Use a blending tool or a cotton swab to blend the shading together. This will give the bone a more realistic look.
Step 12 – Outline the bone. Use a darker pencil or pen to trace the edges of the bone. This will give it a more defined look.
Step 13 – Add shadow and light to the bone. Use a darker pencil to draw shadows in the crevices and a lighter pencil to draw highlights around the ridges.
Step 14 – Deepen the shadows. Use a darker pencil or marker to further define the shadows.
Step 15 – Make any necessary adjustments. If you want to make any changes to the drawing, now is the time.
Step 16 – Add color to the bone. If you’d like to add color to your drawing, use colored pencils, markers, or paints.
Step 17 – Blend the colors. Use a blending tool or cotton swab to blend the colors together.
Step 18 – Outline the bone with color. Use a darker color to trace the edges of the bone.
Step 19 – Add details with color. Use a lighter color to draw the pattern of ridges and grooves.
Step 20 – Add finishing touches. Look over your drawing and make any final adjustments. Congratulations, you’ve drawn a bone!