How to Draw Adam Lambert

Artist: lozzababe090 / June 14, 2011
How to Draw Adam Lambert

Step 1.


For this tutorial you will need : A4 paper (portrait side) A 2B,4B,6B and 8B pencil,charcoal,eraser,sharpener,white ink,white acrylic paint. Begin by drawing the half oval shape. Keep it light using a 2B pencil. I've added measurements if you need th   

Step 2.


Now to add the dividing line and middle line. Try to copy were i put mine as closely as you can and keep them light!

Step 3.


This is were we change the shape of the face to suit his perfectly. We also need to add the hairline, which in his case is very low. Once again try to mimic my diagram as much as you can. You'll notice three red lines. The bottom one and the side one   

Step 4.


Once you'd changed his face shape it'll be time to add the eyebrow and eye lines. The eye line is already done (centre line) so just label this "A" and "B". You now need to add the eyebrow line which from my calculations is placed just before the fac   

Step 5.


Now that you have the eyebrow and eye lines done you can now proceed to draw both. As you can see the middle line cuts through the middle of the pupil and the top line cuts through the top of the eyebrow. Try to make sure it cuts at the same places a   

Step 6.


You may now rub out both the eye and eyebrow lines before proceeding to the next step. Next we add the mouth,nose and ear lines. The mouth line we can do first, i've labeled this "E" and "F". The nose and ear line we label "G" and "H". Only label it    

Step 7.


From the two previous lines you just drew you can now use these as a stencil for drawing the mouth,nose and edge of his ear. As you can see from the diagram his nose touches the top line and his mouth cuts through the bottom line. Also make sure the    

Step 8.


You've now drawn the outline of the face and are nearly halfway their! Now its time to add his neck, hair, top and necklace. Keep it light and only do the details loosely like i did in the diagram.

Step 9.


Its nearly time for shading his face. I find that it makes it easier if i mark were the lighter parts and darker parts will be before beginning. You don't have to draw these on, you could always just use them as a reference from my diagram. The red m   

Step 10.


TONAL TIP 1 - The first box is a shading exercise for beginners. Its called a "grey scale" box. Draw a row of squares, not too big. Leave the first one blank and the second one shaded as lightly as possible. As you proceed along go heavier and heavie   

Step 11.


TONAL TIP 2 - For this shading exercise i've included a number of boxes which have different ways of shading in each. I've labeled each box so you can see how to achieve them. Try to copy each box as closely as possible.

Step 12.


This is how he appears without all the guidelines. It's extremely light (I darkened it with photo editor)so don't make it this dark!. Compare it to your own and try to fix any areas your not sure of before beginning the darker shading.

Step 13.


Now your going to need your darker pencils (4B,6B,8B) and a charcoal stick. Now the fun part begins! So go along light with your charcoal stick and build in the darker parts (cheekbones,neck,eyes,eyebrows,hair) then go back over them with your 4B pen   

Step 14.


Now all you'll need is your 4B,6B,8B pencil and charcoal. As you can see all of the shadows have been deepened and he's beginning to come to life! Also his hair has been went over with pencil (remember to shade it in by drawing the hair). Don't just    

Step 15.


Now just go in with the eraser and lighten his jacket and hair like i did, do it rough if you like as you can always just go over it with charcoal and we'll be fixing it in the next step.

Step 16.


You won't notice much difference between the previous example and this one but actually this is the most important step! This is were we go back in and add light to parts of his face to give him more character. You may use white ink,acrylic paint or    

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Artist: lozzababe090
Date Added: June 14, 2011
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Description: Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor from San Diego, California.