Description: Matthew Bellamy is an English musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, pianist, and main songwriter of the rock band Muse. As a performer, he is often recognized for his eccentric stage persona, high vocal range of 3.7 octaves as well as his piano and guitar playing abilities. (Wikipedia) One of his music pieces I love is "Supermassive Black Hole" and others. Stephanie Meyer, author and creator of Twilight used some of his songs in the first movie. This is one great musician and hugely talented artist. I hope you will enjoy drawing this tutorial. 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: 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: 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.
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 strands to his hair with a kneaded eraser.
Description: Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I added more dark tones and details to his hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I've also blended with some tissue to soften his skin and smooth his hair.
Description: I had darkened the picture too much... so I digitally lightened his skin with airbrush, light gray, at about 75% opaque. Now you can always use a kneaded eraser and lightly touch up or cover with very light gray pastel and blend in his skin.
Description: Here I added lots of highlights in his hair from the reference picture. You can do this with white pastel, white titanium acrylic or watercolor paint. I also added the lighter facial hair and digitally added a background. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the highly gifted Matthew Bellamy. 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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