How to Draw Amy Adams, Lois Lane

Artist: catlucker / April 25, 2012

Step 1.

Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.

Step 2.

Now draw in the bisecting line to balance her facial features.

Step 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.

Step 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, and d. for mouth.

Step 5.

Now draw Amy's eyebrows and eyes.

Step 6.

Examine and notice how her nose and mouth appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in her nose and mouth.

Step 7.

Now draw in the profile of her face, her cheek, jawline, and portion of her ear.

Step 8.

Since this is categorized as a novel tutorial, I've broken down her hair into two parts and tried to keep the lines to a minimum. Just draw lightly the left side facing you.

Step 9.

Now you can draw in the right side of her hair. Hey, no neck this time! So cool!!! Now look closely at how the lines flow with the guidelines as you did with the rest of the drawing. Take your time. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'l   

Step 10.

I made this line drawing especially for you if you don't want to do the pencil shading and blending part. Otherwise, let us continue to the pencil drawing part.

Step 11.

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    

Step 12.

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 13.

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.

Step 14.

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 ca   

Step 15.

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.

Step 16.

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 he   

Step 17.

Amy Adams has beautiful, expressive, and large eyes. To give you a little info, I'd like to share something about drawing the eye. As an artist, knowledge about the eye is important, to draw it realistically. You need to know its form, how the shadow   

Step 18.

EYELASH STROKES! Here's a little tip to help draw those lovely lashes. Yes, those pesky little lashes that look like spider legs are drawn a certain way and they taper (you can add thickness to the roots as you finish stroking them in). The picture t   

Step 19.

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 c   

Step 20.

I added some more dark gray and black to her hair, shadow made from her hair over her forehead and eyes, eyelashes, and pupils. What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a blending stump (since it won't leave lines a   

Step 21.

I sketched in some more dark tones and details to her hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. For fine details in her hairline, eyebrows, and eyes, I used a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. I've also blended with some tissue to soften her skin and sm   

Step 22.

Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in her eyes, added more light stray hairs and shine, gave a little shine on her upper & lower lips--looks like lip gloss to me. Now Amy "pops" out! Not to forget, I added b   

Step 23.

Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!

Step 24.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Ryan Reynolds who is a multi-talented an infectious actor and singer. For me, she's America's sweetheart! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and    

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: April 25, 2012
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Description: Don't let her sunny-side up personality fool you. Amy Adams (born August 20, 1974) is a champion among stars, American actress, and singer. She was born in Vicenza, Italy to American parents and began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she landed the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film "Junebug," playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 film "Enchanted," a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Princess Giselle. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations the following year for her role as a young nun, Sister James, in "Doubt." Though she has appeared in a range of dramatic and comedic roles, Adams has gained a reputation for playing characters with cheerful and sunny dispositions. (Wikipedia Notes) Okay, I'm down with that, but in my opinion, she's wonderful! I put her in the category of Doris Day, Sandra Dee, Audrey Hephurn, and Sandra Bullock. Those are my favorite "Girl Next Door" actresses-- actors as they prefer to be called. I hope you have enjoyed "How to Draw Amy Adams." Go ahead, don't be shy--show me your love, comment, and fav. Thank you all for your support. Much hugs and love to you. One more thing. I tried to make this more of a Novice type of tutorial. I hope I succeeded at least with the line drawing.