Description: Chris Hemsworth (August 11, 1983) is an Australian actor best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Studios films Thor (2011) and The Avengers (2012). Now he is making a huge mark on movie goers as The Huntsman in "Snow White and The Huntsman," which this tutorial is based. Did you know that Chris is also the older brother of Liam Hemsworth and the younger brother of Luke Hemsworth, both actors. (Notes by Wikipedia) I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.
Description: Watch closely how Chris's face outline, jawline, chin, and a bit of beard growth relate to the guidelines. Don't forget to also draw the shadow line of his face on the left side facing you. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.
Description: When you sketch his hair, add those straight lines and curls. And use short, jagged lines for his parted hair at the top of his head, hairline, and sideburns at his ear. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction 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: Before we go any further, I want to mention some tools I used, which is the famous white acrylic (this time white opaque watercolor) and also sandpaper. During the shading process on Chris's shirt and tunic top, I used 180-grit sandpaper and rubbed over it with a blending stump. You will see what I mean in the upcoming steps.
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: This is the first 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 medium gray and black on his face, neck, and collar (tunic). Black pastel was applied to his hair, mustache and beard growth. 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, side of face, neck and shirt with the pastels. I smoothed the lighter gray in his face with a tissue. After that, 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 sketched in more facial hairs with my 9B and 0.7mm pencils. With the 0.7mm mechanical pencil (HB lead), I defined the hair strands, darkened his eyebrows, eyes, and added more facial hair. I applied 9B to darkly shaded areas in his hair, face, and neck. To lighten the right side of his face, facing you, I smoothed in white pastel. Also this is where I placed my 180-bit sandpaper under the paper and blended to get that gritty texture in his collar/tunic. Then I sprayed again to make sure his hair would not smudge while adding the background.
Description: "Faint!" I could do the dance of joy. I have finally FINISHED!!! Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in his eyes, added more light hair strands for that cool long haircut. I added more light texture to his collar & tunic. Now Chris Hemsworth "pops"! 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 Chris Hemsworth, the huntsman, who is an excellent actor that portrays depth & character. Oh, and not to forget, he's very handsome! 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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