Description: So, now that I’ve submitted the tutorial on Leonardo, I’ve decided to go ahead and submit another tutorial on a well-known artist from history. In this lesson, I’ll be guiding you the steps to learn ‘<strong><em>how to draw Michelangelo</em></strong>’, step by step. This face was pretty easy to draw, and honestly, when I first searched him up in Google Images, I didn’t expect Michael to look the way he did. I’m sure you folks who have history projects on historical artists will enjoy this lesson. Anyways, I hope you guys will enjoy this tut, I had so much fun working on this. I’m not sure if you can tell, but the background art behind Michelangelo is of his infamous artwork. Let me know if you know what it is! Peace and love!
Description: Alright, let's begin this tutorial by starting off with a frame of guidelines. Drawing these guidelines are very important because you'll be placing most of the major features on top of it in order to proportion them in balance. Be sure to sketch these guides LIGHTLY!
Description: Then, let's sketch the face shape, a simple face shape. Try to stick close to your guidelines since they will help you create the shape evenly. Sketch the beard with a few fluffed - tapered lines for indication of beard.
Description: Next, let's sketch the eyes and brows for Michael. Take your time and work on one eye to the next. First, sketch the brow, and then the eye. Use tapered - thin lining for the corners of the eye shape. Once you've got the facials drawn, sketch the wrinkles above the forehead. Know that Michael has wrinkles on his forehead that kind of meld into the shape of his brow directions. They're not straight like most forehead wrinkles.
Description: Using thin line weights, sketch the definition of his beard. Don't use too many lines, unless you're aiming for a realistic look. Take your time, and remember to take your time. I know once you're near the final stages of the steps, you'll get anxious to finish. Train yourself to avoid that!
Description: Now that you've finished the sketch of Michelangelo, ALWAYS review your progress before you slip into the inking process. Inking is permanent and you cannot change it. Remember to use varied line weights depending on the light source. The darkest areas of shadows will have thicker line weights.