How to Draw Fun, Nate Ruess

Artist: catlucker / April 9, 2012
How to Draw Fun, Nate Ruess

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 Nate's eyebrows and eyes with brow creases and shadow outline.

Step 6.


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

Step 7.


Watch closely how Nate's jawline, chin, and a bit of beard growth relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.


When you sketch 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 shade it in.

Step 9.


Now draw in his neck and T-shirt. 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. Take you kneaded eraser and dab off the shadow outlines or dark    

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.


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 16.


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 17.


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 18.


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 19.


Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to his hair eyebrows, side of face, neck and T-shirt. I needed to whiten areas like some hair strands and catch lights in his eyes and did this with a kneaded eraser.

Step 20.


I first applied black pastel to his hair and shaded face (it lightened as I blended). I took charge and grabbed my 9B Graphite Crayon and smoothly blackened those areas in! Then I took my blending stump to give more depth to his hair, eyes, nose, lip   

Step 21.


I added background with a medium gray pastel and rubbed softly to get that blended effect. At his shoulders, I added a hint of dark gray and used a blending stump to give it depth. Since spray was applied earlier, the outer edges of his hair and shou   

Step 22.


Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in his eyes, added more light stray hairs and shine, gave a little shine on his lower lip--looks like lip gloss to me. Now Nate "pops" out! You can use the original backgro   

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 Nate Ruess (Frontman for the band Fun), who is an amazing songwriter and singer! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleas   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: April 9, 2012
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Description: Nate Ruess (February 26, 1982) is an American indie/indie pop singer-songwriter from Arizona. Nate was the singer of "The Format" and currently lead vocalist of the band "Fun". His vocal style has been praised for its "unreachable moments of vivid theatricality to the most raw intensities", resembling that of Tracy Chapman or Freddie Mercury from Queen. (Wikipedia Notes) Also looking at his pictures, he reminds me of Mick Jagger or Steve Tyler with that wide smile and look. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.