Ben Affleck Drawing Tutorial

Artist: catlucker / September 24, 2015

Step 1.

Sketch in the oval and strange crescent shape on top as just a reminder that his hair will be there. Also sketch in bisecting line down the middle of the oval then slant it for his shoulder/torso area.

Step 2.

Draw in parallel lines in the next picture very lightly (if you want with a straight edge). These are to help with eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth placement.

Step 3.

Draw in the basic lines for his hair, neck, and shoulders. Observe closely where the lines connect on the basic guidelines.

Step 4.

For more accuracy, put your picture to the mirror. Also take your reference pic and put it there too! You'll see clearly differences between the two. To measure out where the features go, take an envelope, piece of paper or a ruler (straight edge)...   

Step 5.

Erase all the guidelines and other distracting lines. Your picture won't look exactly like this, but remember my picture is only a guide... that's it. Now we are going to start with shading.

Step 6.

The steps following this little help will involve stroking with your pencil to add a hairy appearance to Ben's eyebrows and facial hair. Check out the direction of the hair flow for a more realistic appearance.

Step 7.

"Tools Of The Trade" I absolutely love giving tools and tips. In Step 9 picture. Let me introduce you to the ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPENER. It'll save you plenty of time. Also I've used an interchangeable mechanical pencil size 0.7. The lead sizes used a   

Step 8.

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/det   

Step 9.

You can use your rubber kneaded eraser for reflective lights, white hair strands, or highlights on the nose or in the pupil. Remember that the reflective light area isn't pure white--it is at middle tone. Your blending tools add a smoother tone to yo   

Step 10.

Start shading with a pencil, even a No. 2 pencil will do well. Shade diagonally around the eyes. Also fill in the pupils, leaving some catchlights. Stroke the eyebrows in, giving a hairy appearance.

Step 11.

Continue to shade in the white of his eyes below the guidelines. Shade more at the corner of his eyes. Do this lightly. Also shade in the side of his forehead, cheek, and underneath his eyes. On the right side facing you, you can shade darker on the    

Step 12.

Now let's add more detail to the nose. Those pyramid type of lines help to place the shading. The tip of the nose is darkened for definition. Can you see how the basic shape of the nose is triangular? Hopefully, this will make it easier to draw. Also   

Step 13.

Here we are continuing with the mouth. The basic image is there and tweaking, erasing hasn't happened yet. Just shade lightly and remember the hair flow direction of lines when adding his facial hair and bottom lip creases.

Step 14.

Branch out to shade his cheek lines and lower part of lip. Look at my picture as a reference to see where the lower lines of the lip takes form. Also shading has started on his chin and neck. Leave a reflective light on the right edge temple/cheek--(   

Step 15.

When you follow the arrows as you fill in this hair example, it adds realism. Hair strands start at the root and then flow out. That's what you the artist is mimicking. The hair shouldn't appear flat. TIP: When you start a stroke with your pencil, th   

Step 16.

Add curls and line strokes to his hair. Notice how everything starts out real simple then I build up on the picture. Always look at the reference, draw from it, and observe the placement of your shapes.

Step 17.

Keep adding those hair strokes in the direction of the curls. It helps to keep looking at the reference and not assuming where the lines flow.

Step 18.

Keep stroking his hair, leaving white areas like in this picture. This technique ensures highlights in his hair. Make sure your pencil is sharp. Shade in the right side of his hair facing you.

Step 19.

Continue to add more hair strokes. Sketch lightly over his face with your No.2 pencil to shade all his skin. Do diagonal strokes or small circles. This technique adds tone to his skin. On the left side of his jacket, draw the collar/lapel stitch line   

Step 20.

I need to emphasize the 9B Graphite Crayon and Pencil. It's so much easier shading to a pitch black with the 9B Graphite Crayon (it's a little waxy-shiny) and it does a great job, even leaves the lighter areas a little grainy. This little tool is BIG   

Step 21.

Add darker shading with your pencil or the 9B Crayon, which I did in this picture of his coat lapels & T-shirt. On the left side (facing you), I pressed lightly. On the right side, I pressed harder. Now you can press a little harder with your No. 2 p   

Step 22.

The blending stump can work miracles for your picture. Use the skinny, tiny one for small areas, like around the eyes, in the nose and mouth. The larger stump can blend larger areas, even the cheek areas and skin tone area. Now if you want a really s   

Step 23.

This is where you learn to balance your picture. There is so much darkness added at this point. Go over with your pencil (9B pencil preferably) his hair, face, shadowed areas, neck, T-shirt, and coat. You are smoothing the tone. I went in detail addi   

Step 24.

Adding the gray background with texture giving it a light graduation on the right side makes Ben Affleck pop out more. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. Please fav, comment or LOVE IT. That would be great! Thanks everyone and hugs to you!

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: September 24, 2015
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Tags: draw famous people, draw real people, how to draw real people, how to draw people, how to draw celebrities
Description: Ben Affleck is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Oh, and he's married to Jennifer Garner. Though starting his career as a child actor, he gained fame with his childhood friend Matt Damon (did a tutorial on him too) for “Good Will Hunting” that won an Academy Award & Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay. My fav movies he's starred in are Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting and Paycheck. I'm honored to do a tutorial on him. Please fav, comment, and you can even click on Loves.