Learn how to draw a human skeleton step by step (+ coloring)

The child asks questions about the body when he or she is growing: “How do I move?”, “Why are my knees being bent?”… Draw together with your child a human skeleton to explain everything to him or her visually and tell important facts about it:

  • The bones are half made up of water.
  • Human bone is twice stronger than a stone.
  • The number of skeleton’s bones are from 206 to 215. You can’t define it exactly. Every person has a different number of bones.
  • The skull consists of 29 bones connected with joints.

Well, can we start?

1

Head and neck

You can use your compass or a coin of a proper size to draw a small circle. Draw a jaw below with the help of straight lines. It’s the only moving bone in the skull. Next, draw three cervical vertebrae.

Head and neck

2

Collarbone

It’s the only human bone which connects the body skeleton and the arm. Draw it on the right and on the left.

Collarbone

3

Thoracic cage

Thoracic cage protects the internal organs from damage. First, draw its oval shape. Shoulder blades protude at the edges on the top. It’s a flat bone of approximately triangular shape.

Thoracic cage

4

Skull's parts

We are drawing the eye holes, the mouth and the zygomatic bone. The skull’s bones protect the brain.

Skull's parts

We are starting drawing the spine.

5

Ribs

The thoracic cage includes the ribs. Human has twelve ribs on each side.

Ribs

6

Pelvis bones

The spine ends with the coccyx – a small bone.

Pelvis bones

The pelvis bones are attached to the coccyx.

Pelvis bones

7

Limbs

Attach the upper arms to the shoulder blades. Attach the thighbones to the pelvis bones.

Limbs

Next, draw the bones of the tibia – the lower part of the legs.

Limbs

Don’t forget to draw the skeleton’s lower bones of the upper limbs.

Limbs

8

Phalanges of fingers

They are the short tubular bones. Each hand has five fingers. Every finger must have three bones.

Phalanges of fingers

9

Feet

They are formed by the short bones, the heel bone is the most massive among them.

Feet

10

Coloring

It’s proved that the natural color of the bones is from beige to light brown. Samples of white color can be found in the museum, this is achieved when cleansing and boiling the bones. Choose a color you want.

Coloring

Try to color the skeleton online on the website.

11

Collage

Collage



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