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How To Draw Bruno Mars

Artist: catlucker / April 29, 2011
How To Draw Bruno Mars

Step 1.

Start this strange shaped oval lightly in pencil. Leave enough room at the top of the page for a hat. Yep, you'll be drawing a hat today on the handsome Bruno Mars.

Step 2.

Draw the line to bisect his face for symmetry. Of course, all these lines you draw are light so you can blend or erase them.

Step 3.

Now sketch in that strange banana or crescent shape. The first curve is part of the top of his head and side burn. Second outer curve is for back of head and ear.

Step 4.

a.) Is for the hairline. Also gives placement for the hat. b.) Is for the eyebrows. c.) Gives placement for the eyes. d.) Is for the bottom of his nose, and... e.) Is for his mouth. Do these lightly. You'll either erase these extra lines or blend the   

Step 5.

Sketch in the eyebrow placements, eyes, and ear.

Step 6.

Draw in the iris of his eyes and pupil (don't blacken them in). The white circle represents highlights in his eyes. Sketch in the side curve near his eyes, nose, mouth, jaw line, and neck placement. Step "7" will give you a heads up on Bruno's Fedora   

Step 7.

An easy way to get the hat right is to draw the crown to fit directly over the skull, not his hair, no matter what angle is used for the hat as you can see from the picture. Check out how some of the crown of the hat doesn't touch the skull. This is    

Step 8.

We have the new element... A HAT! Sketch in his hair, then draw the part of the hat that touches his hairline. Now draw the brim of the hat and work up to the crown. Don't forget that sweet feather on the side. Also draw in the shoulder placements.

Step 9.

Now you can sketch in the collar and shoulder part of the jacket.

Step 10.

This is how your guidelines might look without erasing. The next picture gives an idea of how your picture looks without guidelines. At this point, you can feather in the eyebrows, fluff his hair and mark placements for you shading and reflective lig   

Step 11.

You can use light lines for shading too as in the picture of this step (instead of fine circular directions). Try it. Take your time. You're not blending yet. I used a mechanical pencil 0.5mm (barrel size) and FINE lead (F) with very light motions. R   

Step 12.

Seriously, look at that! He's forming into a realistic look! Yep, it's that tissue paper, blending stump, etc. that does wonders. And if you have dark spots, dot them off with a kneaded rubber eraser. See the transition... PEOPLE, this is the SAME DR   

Step 13.

THIS IS THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK! Sandpaper! Yep, you can purchase this at your art or hardware store. If you ever want some realistic looking texture, try my new hot commodity, sandpaper. Oh, I want to say also I haven't used any Acrylic White on my   

Step 14.

After saying that, this is why sandpaper is popular with me at this time. Look at Bruno's Fedora and check out those ultra tiny natural looking dots, specs. I'm totally satisfied... it's subtle, realistic, and makes the difference. There are other fe   

Step 15.

Here he is... our Bruno Mars who is performing on "American Idol" tonight. I'm watching the show as I've put up this tutorial. I hope you've enjoyed the journey with me. Let me know what you've done. You've worked hard and I want to "fav" the creativ   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: April 29, 2011
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Tags: draw famous people, draw music, draw real people, how to draw real people, how to draw people, how to draw celebrities
Description: Heard of "Just the Way You Are" or "Grenade"? Bruno Mars is the genius singer/songwriter behind these songs and so many more. Already nominated for seven Grammy awards, he's won for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just the Way You Are." This young man was born in Hawaii of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent and I love his Afro! He performed at an early age and was very influenced by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. I'm so happy to do a tutorial on this young artist already in the high ranks of music.