How to Draw Bilbo Baggins, Lord of the Rings, Bilbo

Artist: catlucker / February 9, 2012
How to Draw Bilbo Baggins, Lord of the Rings, Bilbo

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 red line to balance his facial features.

Step 3.


Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for head mass.

Step 4.


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

Step 5.


Now draw the eyebrows, eyes, and bridge of nose.

Step 6.


Observe where Bilbo's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his forehead wrinkles, nose, and smile lines.

Step 7.


Watch closely the side of Bilbo's face and how it relates to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy. Also sketch his mouth, pipe stem (which I cut off at the edge of the picture), and chin.

Step 8.


If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines. Also add those small curls to Bilbo's hair. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & curls of his hair. This will help as you shade it in. Also finish his shoulder and collar   

Step 9.


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 10.


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. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think.    

Step 11.


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!

Step 12.


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 13.


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 14.


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 15.


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 16.


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 17.


This is the first start. 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   

Step 18.


   

Step 19.


Here I shaded more with the 9B Graphite Pencil. The wrinkles on his forehead and crowfeet at his eyes, and hair were defined further in sketch form.

Step 20.


The background is added with a 9B graphite crayon (they're big & clumsy). I got close to his hair by sharpening the graphite crayon with an X-Acto (an artist's utility knife). I also blended with my blending stump his eyes, mouth, outer edge of face,   

Step 21.


I blended the background with my blending stump and added more dark tones to the side of his face, hair, eyes, skin, jacket. I added light gray pastel to some of his curls to give depth. Next step, I will use white opaque watercolor. I will not spray   

Step 22.


*clap your hands!* It worked! What a difference. I darkened his tone some more to match the reference picture better. I took the pure white opaque watercolor and added highlights to his hair strands and sparkle in his eye. I am totally satisfied. And   

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 Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins, who is a brilliant actor! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: February 9, 2012
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Description: Bilbo Baggins, played fantastically by Ian Holm, with his well-know smoking pipe is the protagonist and titular (writer) character of The Hobbit and a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings, two of the most well-known of J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy writings. He is the "cousin" of Frodo (who called each other uncle & nephew) and made Frodo heir of his riches and the "Ring." Tolkien's legendarium "Lord of the Rings" now a movie that has won 17 out of 30 Academy Awards nominated in total. (Notes by Wikepedia.) However, I have enjoyed drawing this scholarly & oldest hobbit in their history. I am hoping you enjoy this tutorial. Let me know by faving, commenting and/or voting. Thank you for stopping by! Love 'n peace.