Description: Liam Hemsworth, Australian born, is a new star, brother to Chris Hemsworth of Thor and Luke Hemsworth (all actors). In "The Hunger Games", Liam plays Gale, a long-time friend and hunter with Katniss. He is romantically inclined toward Katniss, but never pushes it. Also he has a temper and sometimes uses The Capiitol's methods, which puts him at odds with Katniss. So this tutorial is in tribute to one of the engaging characters of this already popular movie and bestselling book. I wanted to treat you in this "Hunger Games" tutorial. You can draw Liam's front view, Liam's character profile (Gale) or both. I just want you to have fun. Let me know what you experienced by commenting, faving and showing your love. Much love to you all. I cannot wait to hear from you.
Description: Here's where you can focus better on his hair. Use those long strokes for his hair sloping down. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.
Description: Watch closely the sides of Liam's face and how it relates to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy. Now sketch in his ears, jawline, and chin. Don't forget to use small sketch lines for his beard. Also finish his neck, lapel, and shoulders. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.
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. 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 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 medium to dark gray to face, 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: with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (his hair, eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, cheeks, beard, mouth, chin, and even his shoulders). I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas. I've lightened areas with the kneaded eraser and took a shortcut to really darken his eyes with black pastel and a blending stump.
Description: I sketched in darker with my 0.7mm mechanical and 9B pencil his eyes, mouth, and beard. Between the shadowed hair strands, I used the point of the 9B. To blend, I twisted and curled my stump around like a car on a winding road in-between his hair. *sorry for my ranting* Then I sprayed with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface. Let's check out the next step.
Description: I took charge and grabbed my 9B Graphite Crayon and smoothly blackened in the background and shoulders. TIP: To balance the darkness I went over the darker areas in his hair and used my 9B graphite crayon on his eyebrows and beard. Then I took my blending stump to give more depth to her hair and smoothed out any white showing in the background.
Description: I have to say this...OH, I'M GLAD I'M FINISHED... how about you? This was one heck of a drawing experience. I can't believe how much details two pictures take. But it's well worth it if you're enjoying the tutorial. I also took the pure white opaque watercolor and added highlights to his eyes. I also mixed white and black to make gray opaque paint for his hair. And I darkened his hair to nearly blend with the background. (I was trying to stay close to the reference picture.) TIP: If you ever find the white opaque stands out too harshly, then blend it with some gray from your picture (finger) or blending stump. I am totally satisfied. And I hope you are too with your creation. 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, and Texture affects the Liam, a fantastic actor, who plays Gale in "The Hunger Games" movie. HERE'S A TINY BONUS. The next 2 steps you can learn how to draw Gale's profile with the HG logo!
Description: If you want to draw this, click on this picture for the 1st 4 steps. PIC 1: Draw in guidelines, including that small looking earpiece placement for the HG logo. PIC 2: Draw in eyes & eyebrows. PIC 3: Add forehead, nose mouth, chin and neck profile. PIC 4: Draw in outline placement for shading on his forehead, nose, mouth, cheeks, chin, and neck.
Description: PIC 5: Draw in hair and T-shirt. PIC 6: Now sketch in the logo. I made it separate for you to easily focus and draw it. PIC 7: Now you've completed a drawing of Cato's profile. PIC 8: If you would like, here is a full color picture for you to color in your drawing. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. 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 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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