How to Draw Chad Kroeger, Nickelback

Artist: catlucker / March 1, 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 red line to balance his 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, d. for mouth, e. for shoulder placements.

Step 5.

Now draw Chad's eyebrows and eyes with brow creases.

Step 6.

Observe where Chad's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose and shadow, also his mustache and mouth.

Step 7.

Watch closely how Chad's beard, cheeks and jawlines relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.

I'm breaking up his hair in two steps for easier concentration. When you sketch in the left side of his hair, add those straight lines and curls. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & curls of his hair. This will help as you s   

Step 9.

Now draw in the right side of his hair and shoulder. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.

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

Step 12.

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 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.

I confess when I have to create a pre-sketch and blend because of the complexity of a drawing, I categorize it advance. Take your time drawing this. If you have to, do the hair in sections, take plenty breaks, and come back refreshed. Listen to some    

Step 18.

With my blending stump, I smoothed out the sketch lines and added some more shading to his hair.

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.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to his beard, eyebrows, and side of face. I needed to whiten areas like some hair curls on his beard and hair strands on his shoulder. I "kneaded" to give a shine on his nose, to   

Step 21.

I first applied black pastel to his shirt and background (it lightened as I blended). I took charge and grabbed my 9B Graphite Crayon and smoothly blackened in his whole shirt and background (great stuff)! TIP: To balance the darkness I went over his   

Step 22.

I have to say this...OH, I'M GLAD I'M FINISHED... how about you? This was one heck of a drawing experience. I can't believe the details that went into his hair. But I think he's a handsome man, showing off his hair like those Vikings! I also took the   

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 Chad Kroeger , who is a brilliant musician and singer! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial wi   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: March 1, 2012
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Tags: draw famous people, draw people, draw music, how to draw real people, how to draw people, how to draw celebrities
Description: Chad Kroeger (born November 15, 1974) is a fantastic Canadian songwriter, singer, and guitarist best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band Nickelback, which I have enjoyed. Also I chose Chad as a reference for an original character. His shockingly long blond hair, dark eyebrows, deep eyes, and beard made him the perfect model for my drawings. Cut & past this website into your browser's address to check out Valden Hez, commander of a crew that flew a Peacekeeper Marauder (if you like that kind of thing): I have categorized this tutorial as advanced because of the details in his hair, contrasting shadows and beard. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.