Description: One Direction, a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson has just played at The Olympics closing on TV, 8/12/2012. I really, really enjoyed them. Since my friends here at DragoArt has requested numerous times for these guys, I opted to do Liam Payne this time, which I hope you will enjoy. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.
Description: When you sketch his hair, add those straight lines and curls. And use short, curly lines for his bangs. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & curls of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.
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: This time Acrylics has won! Sandpaper, the new kid on the block has to take a back seat to my wonderful Titanium White or Opaque White Watercolors for HIGHLIGHTS! Yaaaa! Try it, you'll like it!
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: 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: 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: Before I started the pastel application, I erased dark outlines on the nose, lips, smiling lines for a more realistic shading. Now I can start with the pastel application. If you do the whole picture in a pencil sketch, 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 to medium gray to his face, hair and neck. I added dark gray to shaded areas of his hair, eyebrows, and jacket. Looks like a mess, but that's how a some beginning projects will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.
Description: Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to his hair eyebrows, chin, neck and jacket. I needed to whiten areas like some hair strands and catch lights in his eyes and did this with a kneaded eraser. After those adjustments, I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface.
Description: I darkened in his eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, and jacket with my 0.7mm HB mechanical pencil. I defined his lips also. Blending his hair a big with my blending stump after sketching, gave a more realistic look. I made sure to add some white pastel to his hair to add more shine and hair strands.
Description: Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in his eyes, hair strands and dotted more medium gray detail in his jacket. The background was added with medium gray and smoothed out by a tissue. TIP: I darkened this picture (in my photo-editing program) to appear more like my original picture and reference because my scanner had imbalanced the brightness and contrast. Now Liam "pops" out!
Description: I cloned this background from the reference pic to add drama for my introduction picture and save time. Now, 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 Liam Payne who is an amazing singer, and I had enjoyed sooo much on the when he appeared on The Olympics closing with his band members of One Direction! 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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