How to Draw Karmin, Amy Heidemann

Artist: catlucker / May 23, 2012

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 her 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, and d. for mouth.

Step 5.

Now draw Amy's eyebrows and eyes.

Step 6.

Examine and notice how her nose and mouth appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in her nose and mouth.

Step 7.

Now draw in the profile of her face, her cheek, jawline, and neck.

Step 8.

Now you can draw her hair. Look closely at how the lines flow with the guidelines. Try to include the curves and short lines of the hair that will help you with shading. Take your time.

Step 9.

Now draw her chain necklace and shoulder. 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 your drawing.

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.

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 13.

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 14.

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 15.

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 16.

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 17.

EYELASH STROKES! Amy has some serious eyelashes. So here's a little tip to help draw those lovely lashes. Yes, those pesky little lashes that look like spider legs are drawn a certain way and they taper (you can add thickness to the roots as you fini   

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.

I added some more dark gray and black to her hair. Applied some dark gray pastel with a tortillon to her eyebrows and lashes. What's interesting is I haven't used a pencil yet during this stage. I took a blending stump (since it won't leave lines and   

Step 20.

I sketched in some more dark tones and details to her hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I also added the black dot on her shoulder. For fine details in her hairline, eyebrows, and eyes, I used a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. I've also blende   

Step 21.

I took charge again and continued with my 9B Graphite Crayon to completely blacken in the background (great stuff)! I took my blending stump to give more depth to her hair and smoothed out any white showing in the background. I made sure her pupils w   

Step 22.

I have to say this...OH, I'M GLAD I'M FINISHED... how about you? I think Amy Heidemann is a lovely woman, showing off shiny hair and eyelashes! I also took the pure white opaque watercolor and added highlights to her hair strands, catch lights in her   

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 Amy Heidemann who is an upcoming talented music star of Karmin, alongside Nick Noonan. I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: May 23, 2012
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Description: Karmin is a pop music duo consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick (real first name is Louis) Noonan. On February 11, 2012, Karmin was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing two original tunes "Brokenhearted" and "I Told You So" from their album which is scheduled for release on May 8, 2012. On April 12, 2012, they returned to the Ellen show to sing their hit single "Brokenhearted". This tutorial will give a taste of Amy's model gorgeous good looks. I hope you will enjoy "How to Draw Karmin." Go ahead, don't be shy--show me your love, comment, and fav. Thank you all for your support. Much hugs and love to you.