Description: Anyone seen "Donnie Darko" or "Day after Tomorrow"? I LOVE this man's movies. "Bubble Boy," hehehehe, yeah, I'm not ashamed. Have mercy, this young man has grown into a gorgeous Mr. Universe. He used to be so skinny, walking around in his roles with his shoulders humped up. And you know what? I still loved him. He has THE BEST SMILE in all movie land and his HAIR IS TOTALLY finger-combing good! I'll stop. I mean, I hope I see him in more "Prince of Persia"! I know, I know, I know "Brokeback Mountain" is where he won a Best Supporting nomination... BUT... "Source Code" is for me! It was hard drawing him at first because I just love this guy. But I grabbed myself and focused on the task at hand. I hope you enjoy my ranting and this tutorial as I did. It was FANTABULOUS! Please fav, comment and vote to let me know you like this and you're out there. Love you all and peace! *tighthug*
Description: If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines. Also add those small strokes to Jake's hair line. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair. This will help as you shade it in. Complete his neck and shoulder area.
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. TIP: For a more realistic picture you can lighten his hairline and line down his nose so the shading appears more natural or blended without line breaks. 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: The picture that goes with this Step 10 shows two different ways to hold your pencil to acquire certain effects. OVERHAND: Holding a sharpened pencil in normal writing form with fingers in the middle or near the lead gives you great control and thin/detailed strokes. UNDERHAND: Holding the pencil at a 45 degrees or near level to the table with end of pencil under your palm with pencil on the flat side, gives you large shading coverage. With the No.2 pencil, you have the exposed lead side to shade with. But for a wider swath, use that Cretacolor Monolith graphite pencil with no wood casing. The whole sharpened portion is all lead, like in the step's picture. Practice the toning values to help you with control.
Description: PENCIL STROKES & TONE, SHADING, TEXTURE -- For your convenience, I have inserted this step with different pencils, strokes to use. And you can study the shapes that make up this drawing universe, along with tone, shading, and texture.
Description: The picture here is a great exercise for value shading. I've got a little secret tip for you to make things easier. You can download this to your desktop. First click on the picture to have access to full size. By right clicking on your mouse, you can select "Save Image As." It should save to your desktop.
Description: After printing out a number of the above template, practice shading in the values like this picture. You become familiar with this shading technique that gives you more control and confidence.
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 light medium gray to face. Medium gray to eyebrows, mustache, and suit. I also used dark gray and black to his hair and shoulders. 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: I added some more dark gray to his bearded jaw area. 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). Then I took it's point and “drew” with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (his hair, eyes, eyebrows, lips, hairy bearded area, and even his shoulders). I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas.
Description: On this picture, I sprayed first then I sketched in some more dark tones and details to his hair, face, and neck. With the hair, I'm still following its direction. At this point, I have not blended with anything. TIP: Take the sharp edge of a white pastel stick and sketch in Jake's lower lashes. I wish us girls had those gorgeous lashes and hair! *faint* Jake is shaping up!
Description: I knew our Jake still looked flat. So I came back looked at the tone on my reference picture and darkened his facial areas with a blending stump and went over his hair, eyebrows, and shadowed area with my 9B graphite pencil. To make some of his features POP out, I added white opaque watercolor to his eyes, lashes, hair, beard, shoulders, and made the pen stripes too. I am totally satisfied. And I hope you are too. To help out with specific areas of highlights, tone, texture, etc., the next two following steps will show you.
Description: Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Jake Gyllenhaal, who is, for me, one of the best actors in the film industry! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. Please fav, comment, and vote here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *heart* *tighthug*
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