How to Draw George Orwell

Artist: Dawn / December 26, 2014

Step 1.

Begin with a simple guide shape for the head then sketch in the facial guidelines.

Step 2.

Next, start at the hair line or forehead line and sketch out the structure of Orwell's forehead, right side of his face and then his nose.

Step 3.

We will now draw in the shape of the eye. Color in the shading above the eye to create the eyebrow and to emphasis on the stare.

Step 4.

Starting on the right side, draw the uneven lining to form the shape of Orwell's head and hairstyle. This same lining will also form the left side of the face as well as the mouth, mustache and some of the clothing.

Step 5.

Add the frown lines to his face, then draw the collar of his suit jacket or shoulder on the right. This shape should not be attached to his neck.

Step 6.

Now use the image in this step as a reference to color in all the solid aspects of George Orwell's face. When you're done erase the mistakes and guides.

Step 7.

That's it, you are all done. I added some texture to the solid black colored parts of Orwell, but you can leave it the way you made it.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: December 26, 2014
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Description: The fella you see before you know has got to be one of my favorite writers/authors of all time. He is known for his controversial works which are loud with words that speak of totalitarian governments, socialistic societies that are unjust by rapping humanity from liberties, freedom and independence. In this tutorial we will learn how to draw George Orwell, step by step. Those of you who are familiar with Orwell's work may only know him by his pen name. His birth name is actually Eric Arthur Blair, and he is best known for his books; Animal Farm and 1984. It's no surprise that his descriptive words are used when describing political matters. You will hear folks use the phrase "Orwellian views" which basically refers to how certain situations, ideas, or even social conditions are very much like those Orwell spoke of in his books especially in 1984 and Animal Farm. From the book 1984 there is a slogan that stays with me because it holds true to society today and how our freedoms and way of life is slowly being ripped away from our very eyes and only those who have their eyes open can see it. Those who still have the veil will not see the truth until it's too late. The words or slogan I hold to my chest is; 'War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength'. If you are a fan of George Orwell you will love this lesson.