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Learn to Draw: Sally from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” today with a special edition of our ongoing tutorial art series. Disney artist Stephen Ketchum from Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, who is a big fan of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” film, joins us to share easy step-by-step instructions for bringing Sally to life on paper.

As you can see in our video, Stephen begins by lightly drawing an upside-down teardrop and horizontal guidelines to help with facial features to create a perfect Sally. Watch the video for complete instructions and then grab some paper and try it yourself!

And if you like Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as much as we do, the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Combo Pack is now available at

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