How To Draw George Carlin, George Carlin

Artist: MichaelY / July 1, 2013

Step 1.

To draw the legendary comedian, George Carlin, we should first sketch out some basic guide lines. Use a 2H or harder pencil and draw very lightly so that the lines are easy to erase later on after we ink. Sketch the basic oval shape of the head, as w   

Step 2.

Now that our guide lines are place, let's start with the eyes. Make sure that they line up evenly on the horizontal construction line. They should be almond shaped, but fat in the middle. Be sure that the iris and pupils of each eye are the same siz   

Step 3.

Next, draw his eyebrows which are rather long. The right eyebrow should be directly above the right eye, but the left eyebrow should be raised high above the left eye. It should have a smooth arch to it. Draw numerous curved wrinkles on the forehead    

Step 4.

When drawing the nose, use your vertical guide line to help place it in the center of the face. The bottom of the nose should end about half way between the eyes and chin. The tip of his nose is fairly wide and has a slight indentation on the bottom.   

Step 5.

His mouth should be half way between the nose and chin. The mouth line should be almost perfectly straight across with short diagonal lines in the corners where the mouth meets the cheek. You don't need to draw his upper lip since we will draw him wi   

Step 6.

Next, draw the contours of his face and jaw line. Because of his receding hairline, he has a rather oval shaped head. But he has a large chin. The jaw line should curve upwards and end about half way up the nose.

Step 7.

At this angle, we should only be able to see the very tip of the right ear, but we will get a clear view of the left ear. His ears are a bit large, with large earlobes. They should rest a bit high on the face with the tips align with the middle of th   

Step 8.

He has a significant receding hairline and a strong widows-peak in the middle. The hair should be combed back so that it molds to the contours of his head. There should be a tuff of hair behind the ear where the strands curl forward at the ends.

Step 9.

Carlin often has a full beard, or at least a goatee. It's always been part of his look and was very controversial when he was first starting out in the business. The bear should fully cover his jaw line and wrap around his mouth. Be careful not to dr   

Step 10.

The head is done so let's move on to the neck. The front of the neck should start in front of the chin, and the back should be beneath the back of the jaw line. The bottom of the neck should be cut off by a curved line for the collar of his shirt.

Step 11.

Carlin often performs with simple black shirts. Draw the upper shoulders of the shirt sloping downwards from his neck. Notice how the right shoulder line appears high up at this angle, almost aligning with his mouth.

Step 12.

Now that we're done penciling the image, let's ink it using either Micron markers or a brush and ink. A brush works great when inking hair since you can use it to do feathering. Be patient and make sure not to go over any unneeded guide lines. When t   

Step 13.

Let's add greater depth to the image by giving it shadow. Establish the light source, and in this case it is coming slightly from is upper right side. Draw heavy shadow below the jaw ling, inside the ears, beneath the nose, and beneath the brow. Also   

Step 14.

And that's pretty much it! If you need to make corrections, you can use opaque white paint or white ink. And that's how you draw the one and only George Carlin!

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Artist: MichaelY
Date Added: July 1, 2013
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Description: George Carlin has always been my favorite stand-up comedian. Whenever I think of his act, I can't help but think of him being agitated. I also love his cameos in Kevin Smith films. Learn how to draw the late comedian in a step by step demonstration.