How to Draw Channing Tatum

Artist: catlucker / June 8, 2012

Step 1.

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

Step 2.

Now draw in the bisecting red line to balance his facial features and arm.

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 placement.

Step 5.

Now draw Channing Tatum's eyebrows and eyes.

Step 6.

Observe where Channing's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose and mouth with mustache.

Step 7.

Watch closely how Channing's facial lines, cheeks, ear, beard, jawline, shadow lines and neck relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.

When you sketch in his hair, add those straight lines and waves. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & feathered look of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.

Step 9.

Now draw in his shoulder, T-shirt strap, arm, and hand. The arm and half circle guidelines allow for a better rendering of his muscles. (Nice biceps, right?) 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. Observe how there are more details, like the dots. Be patient wi   

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. White pastels or Opaque White Watercolors also are a great help with 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.

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 18.

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 19.


Step 20.

I sketched in darker with my 0.7mm mechanical and 9B pencil his eyes, nose & mouth. I placed my 9B pencil flat and barely touching the paper went over the darker side of his face. Between the shadowed hair strands, I used the point of the 9B. To blen   

Step 21.

I took charge and grabbed my 9B Graphite Crayon and smoothly blackened the background (great stuff)! TIP: To get close to his face and hair, I went over the outer outlined areas with my 9B graphite pencil.

Step 22.

Hard work and patience paid off. I added some white pastel to his face because it was darker than the reference picture. I defined his facial and neck shadows by adding 9B Graphite Crayon black in the shadowed areas. I added white opaque watercolor t   

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 Channing Tatum, who is a prolific, talented, handsome actor! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutor   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: June 8, 2012
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Description: Channing Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and former model, I best know him for his roles in Step Up (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Dear John (2010), The Vow (2012), and 21 Jump Street (2012), which I all loved (and many more films). (Wikipedia Notes) I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.