Description: I'm guilty! I got hooked to the Twilight saga books and movies. I especially loved the compassion shown by Carlisle Cullen, the adopting father of the Cullen kids and husband to Esmee. And here we have Dr. Carlisle Cullen -- vampire, unduly rich, and possessing a flourishing home life. I hope you all enjoy this tutorial on "how to draw Carlisle Cullen", step by step. I'll be doing some tutorials of more awesome Twilight characters too!
Description: Here is the oval. It is slanted like the reference picture. The horizontal line is for the eyes, crossing the vertical. The vertical line helps to give you a center. Lightly sketch these on your paper enough for you to see. It's important to get as close as possible because this is your beginning foundation.
Description: As you draw more, you'll notice that you draw in layers. Everything isn't done at once, but bit by bit. Start out the top portion of the eyes and the lower part of the nose. No finer details yet.
Description: Above the eyes, draw an outline of the eyebrows with no texture or details yet. Work down to the eyes, putting in the pupil, leaving a white circle for the highlights near the left upper edge of the pupils facing you. Watch your reference picture and draw in the lower lids of his eyes. Also it's important to draw in his lower jaw area, tweak his face's frame to look like the picture. Draw his neck and shoulders as a guide for collars on his shirt and sweater.
Description: While you are drawing, make sure you don't forget the eyelids, which adds to his mood. Sketch lightly the right side of his nose. A little hill or nook is right before his upper nostril. That is a good detail not to miss. Sketch in his mouth and the collars to his shirt and sweater.
Description: Finally, you can start on his hair. Add that fluff and wave. Make sure you don't draw a straight line for his hairline and sideburns -- use strokes in the direction of the hair. Do take advantage of those smaller strokes for his eyebrows. This is where you are adding texture. Add some shadowing features to his throat as it appears in the picture.
Description: Your guidelines are still there to help you with placement. You can see he is shaping up. Now you can shade lightly with your pencil in the shadowed areas. Use a tissue, Q-tip, blending stump. Keep that white circle in his pupil white for sparkle. As the guidelines get in your way...erase them. You will see your picture form right before your eyes.
Description: Darken in between Carlisle's hair gives it depth and adds to his distinguished look. Keep shading carefully. Even if your picture doesn't look exactly like Carlisle, don't worry. You're learning very important techniques. Start adding detail to his sweater like those ridges and darkening beneath the collar's fold.
Description: You have added tone, shading and highlights. If you find you need highlights on his hair, cheekbone, nose, above his lips, within his lips -- you can do it by your kneaded eraser that you can shape to a knife-like point. Try drawing highlights with it. You will gain fantastic results.
You have given your Carlisle tone, added deeper shades to the sweater to look more like the picture. Since you've worked so hard on this picture, pat yourself on the back and file it away to glance back when you have grown more in drawing.
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