How to Draw Colonel Stars and Stripes from Kick Ass, Jim Carrey

Artist: catlucker / June 17, 2013

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 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, and e. for shoulders.

Step 5.

Now draw Jim's mask, eyebrows, eyes, and nose.

Step 6.

Observe where Jim's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his mouth, teeth, smiling lines, and top of chin.

Step 7.

Now draw in the profile of his jawline, ears, and chin.

Step 8.

Look closely at how the lines of his hair and strokes flow upward in the middle and curve downward on both sides within the guidelines. Take your time to draw those curls and waves. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to comp   

Step 9.

Last but not least, draw in his neck and shoulders, along with the t-shirt folds and the colonel rank insignia. If you haven't already, you can now erase your guidelines. The lines you couldn't erase, go ahead and blend them in if you will be shading   

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. Take you kneaded eraser and dab off the shadow outlines or dark    

Step 12.

I didn't want to skip this. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the To   

Step 13.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump.

Step 14.

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 15.

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 16.

What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a tortillon blending tool (since it won't leave lines and will cover a larger area) and shaded laying the stump tapered part flat (like a pencil) on his skin. Then I took it'   

Step 17.

I sketched in darker with my 0.7mm mechanical and 9B pencil his eyes, mouth, and mask shadow. I placed my 9B pencil flat and barely touching the paper went over the darker parts of his face. Between the shadowed hair strands (of the light hair strip    

Step 18.

Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I first blended the pencil sketches with my toritllon to give a smooth transition. I added more dark tones and details to his hair, face, uniform a   

Step 19.

I smoothed his eyes, mask, skin, hair, mouth, and uniform a little more in my SAI program by blurring it. I added darker hair details between his strands. Also added lighter hair strands to pop out his hair as contrast against the background. I added   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: June 17, 2013
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Tags: draw famous people, draw characters, draw people, how to draw real people, how to draw people, how to draw celebrities, how to draw kick-ass
Description: This tutorial features Colonel Stars and Stripes played by the comedy icon Jim Carrey from the movie Kick Ass. It is about a teenager who yearns to be a superhero, and a little girl who is the star of her own splatter-happy head trip. If it's Quentin Taranteno satire stylistic blood and guts! I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.