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How to Draw Christian Bale, Christian Bale

Artist: catlucker / August 26, 2011
How to Draw Christian Bale, Christian Bale

Step 1.

Start with this cut off oval by drawing it lightly with a No. 2 pencil or my recommended 0.7mm mechanical pencil.

Step 2.

Draw the bisecting line to symmetrically place his features.

Step 3.

In this step, draw the partial crescent shape for his hairline and head mass.

Step 4.

These lines are great guides to draw a. the eyebrows, b. the eyes, c. the nose, and last d. the mouth. Observe closely where his features appear on the guidelines then draw them onto your guidelines as we continue the steps.

Step 5.

Now sketch in the eyebrows and eyes.

Step 6.

Sketch in the eyelids, irises, pupils, nose, ears, mouth, chin, and neck placement.

Step 7.

Draw in his hair fluff and shoulder placements. Your drawing is forming into Christian Bales. Can you see a hint of his likeness?

Step 8.

Okay, here's the challenge. Getting all his hair drawn. Just follow those curved lines and you should accomplish those features. I've put in the hair wisps on his eyebrows and facial hair. Draw short stubby lines to represent his beard and mustache g   

Step 9.

I break most of my tutorials into two parts. One part is for those of you who want to do the line drawing. The second part is more detailed giving steps on how to complete the drawing in pencil, along with juicy tips. At this point, all the guideline   

Step 10.

You can see this outline is different from the lined drawing. Here your lines should be lighter so you can shade and add tone and value to your picture. The next steps will give some great information on tone, how to shade and what to use. If you fol   

Step 11.

Here are the tools I used. I really recommend them for you to use. You wonder how I can draw these, well tools make almost half of what you see. I didn't use as many pencils and blending stumps. Also in the second picture, those small curving arrows    

Step 12.

Here is how the tools look. I used on Christian the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, 9B crayon, tissue, blending stump. In the next picture you'll see a White Gel Pen. I used that instead of Acrylic White Paint for fine white lines and shine i   

Step 13.

Here's my new helper! The White Gel Pen with a fine point! Here's a great secret about a good mechanical pencil. Though you may buy them in different barrel sizes, like 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, etc., you can purchase different lead strengths--like 3H or    

Step 14.

For fine details like Christians eyebrows, irises or facial hair, drawing in the overhand position (like in the picture) is ideal. Shading in large areas on Christian's face with the 9B pencil on its side gets the job done quicker. Doing this underha   

Step 15.

Print out the shapes then shade them like in the example. If you say, "I can't do that picture," then this is ideal for you. It gives you control and you'll find the shapes quite beautiful! The next steps will finish the drawing. Following will be ti   

Step 16.

I used a different paper where my graphite applications were darker and my pencil glided over the surface quicker. I used straight lines to shade his face with a 9B pencil very lightly. I marveled at the great range on this paper -- real light to abs   

Step 17.

It's amazing how this picture still looks finished after blending with a tissue. Still, I did not randomly rub over his eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth and hair scruff. Another thing, I don't draw small. I draw on an A4 (or 8-1/2 by 11) paper size (like    

Step 18.

Here is the finished product. The darkness in his hair (all over), shadowed on left side of face (facing us), and neck are darkened with the 9B Crayon. This contrast is rich and bold much like the actor himself! Don't stop here, there's a highlight a   

Step 19.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Christian Bale, who is a profound actor in the film industry!

Step 20.

Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. P   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: August 26, 2011
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Description: Christian Bale is eying some movies, "Noah," "oldboy," and "A Star is Born." This handsome brooding academy award winner has his plate filled now finishing his contract with the sequel to "The Dark Knight." Wow! is all I have to say. I also enjoyed Christian in "Terminator Salvation." His excellent and complex roles go back to "American Psycho" back in 2000. Well, I've been given the privilege to draw this talented and bold actor. And I hope you all will enjoy "</strong>How to Draw Christian Bale</strong>". Please fav, comment, or vote on this tutorial. I will definitely comment back. Love you all.