How to Draw Mark Salling, Glee

Artist: catlucker / April 8, 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 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.

Step 5.

Now draw Mark's eyebrows and eyes.

Step 6.

Observe where Mark's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in the his nose, grin lines, and mouth.

Step 7.

Watch closely the side of Mark's face and how it relates to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy. Now sketch in his face, ears, chin, and jawline.

Step 8.

Here's where you can focus better on his hair. Use those long strokes for his hair crowning at the top. Also the dotted technique for his shaven head, giving him the Mohawk style. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his Mow   

Step 9.

If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines. Also finish the back of his neck and T-shirt.

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. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think.    

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 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.

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 16.

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 17.

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 18.

I added some more dark gray and black to his hair, eyebrows, eyes, and mouth. 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 will cover a larger area) and shaded laying the   

Step 19.

I sketched and dotted in some more dark tones and details to his hair and head. With a 9B graphite and 7mm HB pencils, I added details to his eyebrows eyes nose, and mouth. I've also blended with some tissue to soften his skin and smooth his hair. As   

Step 20.

When I examined the reference picture, I noticed his complexion had more shading in it, so I added more dark gray to his shaded scalp and side of face. I looked closely at the reference as I applied the dark gray (his nose, lips lower chin, forehead.   

Step 21.

*clap your hands!* I have finally FINISHED! I took the pure white opaque watercolor and added more highlights to his hair strands, eye sparkles, and bottom lip shine. This pastel stuff really works well on Vellum paper that's nice and smooth. I am to   

Step 22.

Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!

Step 23.

GO WITH THE FLOW: Basically, you're following the direction of object's shape, that is the hair. The hair will curl around, flow from, and slick to the head. The head is like a curved ball, so the hair extends from that ball by the arrowed directions   

Step 24.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Mark Salling, who is a multi-talented artist! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. P   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: April 8, 2012
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Tags: draw famous people, draw people, draw music, how to draw real people, how to draw people, how to draw celebrities, how to draw glee
Description: Mark Salling (born August 17, 1982) is a fantastic American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, and musician. If you ever watched the TV comedy, "Glee", you would never forget him. Known for his role as Noah "Puck" Puckerman, you partake in Mark's showcase of his talents. I hope you enjoy "How to Draw Mark Sallings, Glee." 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.