Description: This time we are featuring Darrell Sheets from Storage Wars an American reality television series on the A&E Network that premiered in 2010. The show features the actioneering couple of Dan Dotson and Laura Dotson, as well as buyers Barry Weiss, team of Darrell & Brandon Sheets, and the team of Jarrod Schulz & Brandi Passante, and Dave Hester. I hope you will enjoy drawing this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.
Description: Now look closely at how the lines of his hair flow together within the guidelines. Take your time to draw those spikes. If you want, you can do them in quick easy strokes. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your drawing.
Description: Last but not least, draw in his chain and shoulders (with a bit of his t-shirt showing). If you haven't already, you can now erase your guidelines. The lines you couldn't erase, go ahead and blend them in if you will be shading your drawing.
Description: Here is the outline done with a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Look closely and see if your lines look something like this. You can erase if certain areas like the eyes or nose don't line up. Take you kneaded eraser and dab off the shadow outlines or dark lines with your kneaded eraser for a more realistic look as you shade. Shading transition from dark to light (or visa versa) should be smooth... no harsh lines. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think. As you do more pictures, this will come easier to you.
Description: I didn't want to skip this. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the Tone Exercise.
Description: Best thing you can do when drawing hair is to establish the general shape then work in the main strands of hair by holding your pencil at a 45 degree angle for stroking and coverage. Then, as in the third picture, you can work in more details. But here's a TIP! Don't draw a straight line for the hairline. Do tiny strokes to represent beginning of hair at its root. Look at real people and see their hairline isn't a straight line. Practice and your picture will look more realistic.
Description: This is the first start. This is where you would sketch in small circles or lines to shade the areas. It would take hours upon hours to cover all that area with a pencil. I chose to shade with pastels. In a few strokes I've got area coverage. Applied medium, dark, and charcoal gray to his face and hair. Medium and dark gray was applied to his neck and t-shirt. Looks like a mess. That's how a beginning project will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.
Description: What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a blending stump (since it won't leave lines and will cover a larger area) and shaded laying the stump tapered part flat (like a pencil) on his skin. Then I took it's point and “drew” with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (like his eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, cheek lines, beard, mustache, side of face, and mouth. I also used this application around his neck and t-shirt. I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas. I've lightened areas with the kneaded eraser( lip shine, catch lights in his eye, forehead highlight, etc.
Description: I sketched in darker with my 9B pencil on his face. The darker areas, I applied some pressure. The highlighted areas of his skin, I sketched very lightly in order to even the tone value.I placed my 9B pencil flat and barely touching the paper went over the darker side of his face. I made extended dark strokes in his hair also with the point of my 9B.
Description: Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I first blended the pencil sketches with my toritllon to give a smooth transition. I added more dark tones and details to his hair, beard, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I also took a soft tissue to lighten up his skin area around the highlights. This gave a gray flat appearance. This allows white and highlights to stand out.
Description: Here I added more highlights of spikes in his hair from looking at the reference picture. You can do this with white pastel, white titanium acrylic or watercolor paint. I also lightened his jaw area and smoothed it more by blurring with my digital program. I white hair strands in his mustache and beard. Also his chain I created in my editing/drawing program. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on Darrell Sheets from Storage Wars. This man looks like a king of wrestlers with a great tan! (That's meant to be a compliment!) All of you have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. Please fav, comment, and show your love here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *hug* *blowkiss*
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