Description: Till Lindemann is a German musician known as the lead singer from the popular metal band 'Rammstein'. The band Rammstein is best known for songs like 'Amerika', 'Mein Teil', 'Du Hast', and 'Sonne'. They have gained lots of positive feedback from their fans and probably one of the most popular metal bands during this generation. If you'd like to hear some of their songs, check out Rammstein's Offcial Youtube. This tutorial will break down in simple yet tip filled steps on "How to Draw Till Lindemann from Rammstein", step by step. Take your time, and if you don't have the required drawing materials, end by completing the tutorial with the basic line art. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you until next time!
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 and neck. I added black pastel to his hair, eyebrows, and shirt. 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: A little note: If Till's hair that's falling into his eyes seem darker, they are. My 9B graphite pencil was too short to sharpen so I used ink on those hair strands. The next steps show how I made his other hairs match. To continue: Here I used my blending stump to smooth the black to his hair, eyebrows, and shirt. I followed the direction of his hair from the outline and reference picture. The hair areas I left blank, smoothed to a medium gray. I blended his face with the side of my stump and lifted some pastel to give a lighter shade on his left side with a tissue. I needed to whiten areas like catch lights in his eyes and did this with a kneaded eraser.
Description: I darkened in his eyes, eyebrows, and facial hair with my 0.7mm HB mechanical pencil. I defined his lips also. I added more darkness and continuity with my 9B Graphite Crayon in his hair and on his shirt.
Description: Here I corrected his lower lip, made it fuller on the left side facing us. Basically, I blended the sketch lines with my stump trying to match the shadows with my reference pic. I added more shading to his facial hair growth. I took my kneaded eraser and highlighted his forehead wrinkles, bags under his eye, nose shine, the white line below his lip, and I dotted some of his facial hair. At this point, I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface. I sprayed this late because I wasn't worried about the background, which you'll see why in the next step.
Description: I made sure to add some white opaque watercolor paint to his hair strands, brighter catch lights to his eyes, lip definition, and tiny facial hairs to add more "POP" to Till. 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 Till Lindermann who is an engaging singer, poet, musician, and actor! 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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