Description: "It's a hard day's night, and I'm working like a dog!" That is the famous first phrase for a song that is virtually sung by nearly every working class person around the world. I wanted to do a lesson on a music band that I grew up listening to, even if I am still only an older teen. I worked really hard on this tutorial so I hope it is appreciated and admired by all you fans out there. Of course all artists are welcome to try out this lesson on “how to draw The Beatles step by step”, but I should warn you it is not for the weak at heart. And what I mean by that is, it is going to take a lot of patience and time to sketch out and finish this drawing. There are four members of the band that you will be sketching out, and every one of them are drawn out differently. Lets talk a bit about The Beatles for a moment shall we? First off they were an English rock band out of Liverpool that came out in the year of 1960. The Beatles are one of the most listened to, and recognized band to have ever hit the air waves. They were extremely successful with their music and they aided in the creation of changing the creation of music for all time. I really started getting into The Beatles after I watched the movie “Across the Universe” which is a flick that is based on some of the more popular songs from The Beatles. Songs like “Happiness is a Warm Gun”, Hey Jude”, “Dear Prudence”, “I wanna Hold your Hand”, and other incredible tracks really help make the movie a classic. The band consisted of four main members which are John Lennon who played the rhythm guitar and vocals, Paul McCartney played the bass guitar and vocals, Ringo Starr was the bands drummer and he also assisted his vocals as well, and George Harrison was the lead guitarist and vocal contributor. When John Lennon was sixteen years old he formed a group called The Quarrymen with some friends from school. Part of that young band was Paul McCartney who joined in as the guitarist. The two met each other during the month of July, and after joining the band he invited his friend George Harrison to come and watch the group play. Eventually he joined as lead guitarist at the young age of fourteen. When 1960 rolled around John went back to his college studies and all his school friends from the band left as well. It was just John, Paul, and George. John and his three man band later renamed the group to “The Beatles” after John's friend suggested they change their name as a tribute Buddy Holly and the Crickets. In 1962 Ringo Starr joined the band as the permanent drummer and that is when The Beatles became complete. All it took was for the band to release their album in the United States and that was when they made “The British Invasion”. In 1964 they stepped off the airplane at JFK airport with over four thousand screaming fans waiting for them as they came off the plane. Their music changed the way people make music for all time. I love almost every song they ever came out with and believe me there is a lot. By the time John Lennon was assassinated The Beatles already went their separate ways. It was a sad day that cold year, and all he left behind was his music, a wife, and a son. All but two members of the band died and the ones left standing are Paul, and Ringo. The sketch took me seven hours to complete over the course of two days. If my calculations are correct, this lesson on “how to draw The Beatles step by step”. I will be back in a while with more drawing fun so stay tuned in to see what pops up next. Peace out people, and happy drawing!
Description: Since their is four members of the band you will need to draw four different circles for Paul, Ringo, George, and John. Add the facial guidelines and then draw the shapes of the Beatles shoulders.
Description: Remember you can enlarge the step to see the instructions closer. You are still learning how to draw Paul McCarthy, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and John Lennon. Start this third step by sketching out their front hair line for their very "English" hairdo. You will now sketch out the shape of their faces and then add some definition around the eyes.
Description: You can start sketching out the rest of their faces as you see here and then sketch out the ears. Once that is done you can sketch out the shape of all four mouths for the members of the band. Add some detailing for the eyes as you see here and sketch in some more definition and detail.
Description: Now you will finish sketching out their hair styles as you can see, and be sure to add some definition and detail. Once that is complete draw ears, and then start sketching out the shapes of the Beatles necks, and shirt collars.
Description: Add in your last detailing lines to their faces like the mouths, and then sketch out the rest of the Beatles shoulders, jackets, and ties. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one and then you can proceed on to see what your finished drawing should look like.
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