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How to Draw Meghan Trainor

Artist: catlucker / November 20, 2014
How to Draw Meghan Trainor

Step 1.


What pencils do I use to get those wonderful contrasts and details? Mechanical and graphite pencils with the graphite crayon give you leads starting from light (H=hard) to dark (B=soft). Click on the picture to see them. I will mention a lot of these   

Step 2.


Start off sketching this oval with crescent shape and bisecting line. Draw lightly with a No. 2 pencil.

Step 3.


Sketch in lightly these lines for the eyebrows, eyes, tip of nose, and mouth. The next picture will show where these features are placed within the lines.

Step 4.


Now you can see where her eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth go. Draw as closely to what you see. Also don't forget the light lines appearing as the side of her face (part of cheek, jaw, and chin. This is where her face outline shape is taking place. You   

Step 5.


Here you are adding more lines. Draw the lines going halfway through her eyes (they are the eyelashes). Some more hair details is essential. Take your time with getting in the "humps" (curls).

Step 6.


If you are doing a professional picture and need accuracy, this has helped me tremendously. This is MY TIP of the day and it is LONG! Skip it if you want to. Those crazy lines help with placement too. Don't get me wrong, I mess up majorly most times.   

Step 7.


You've erased the guidelines and other distracting lines. Your picture won't look exactly like this, but remember my picture is only a guide... that's it. Now we are going to start with shading.

Step 8.


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 9.


Start shading with a pencil, even a No. 2 pencil will do well. Shade diagonally around the eyes. Also fill in the eyes with radial lines, leaving some highlights. Fill in the eyebrows with hair lines strokes...lightly.

Step 10.


Add lines to his hair. Follow the direction they flow. Take you time drawing the braid and scarf part of her hair. It is important to get the general shape so shading will be easier.

Step 11.


Go ahead and lightly shade with diagonal strokes with the No. 2 pencil. Notice how the shading progresses down her face, adding shading details to her nose and cheeks.

Step 12.


You can see closely how the shading progresses. 1) Simple eyebrows and eyes. 2) Shading begins. 3) darkening of eyebrows and eyelashes. More shading in pupils. 4. Darkening the eyebrows, eyes, and eyelashes with 9B graphite pencil. Adding highlights    

Step 13.


Here you can more easily capture the shading progression of the nose. If you need to, lighten the outline of the nose with your (kneaded) eraser by dabbing it very lightly.

Step 14.


We are back to shading the picture from Step 11. Shade more under the eyebrows, adding more eyelashes. Do this lightly. Also sketch in more shading around in the iris of her eyes and around her nose. I have not blended yet. Just add more lines and ma   

Step 15.


Here is the shading progression for the lips so you can see how they develop. In picture 7 is the end result of blend and highlight and darkening details.

Step 16.


First add her dress, showing the higher part of her bust. Now you can start the shading of her hair. The strokes are curved and go along with the basic shape of the hair groups. Actually, this is much like filling in lines in a coloring book. Still y   

Step 17.


Since we are doing braids, here is a quick tip. In the picture follow the arrows. They represent the direction of the strokes. You can practice this now or later. Straight, a curl, cornrows, or a single braid is just a few ways to style hair.

Step 18.


Here is where you develop the ribbon texture and her hair braids. Add more strands (shine) to her hair and also don't forget to shade in the top part of her dress.

Step 19.


Thus far, the No.2 Pencil has been used. Now is the time to blend. Use a Tortillon for detailed areas. For her skin, use a soft tissue. Thus, this is the result of getting a nice coverage...eyes, skin, hair, ribbon, lips, and dress.

Step 20.


Now we can begin on the background. Make a dark outline (if you only have a No.2 Pencil, just create a dark background with it). However, if you have a 9B graphite pencil, draw in this outline darkly and carefully. For very easy application, the majo   

Step 21.


Ladies & gentlemen, here is that nice dark background.

Step 22.


You can add your highlights here on Ms. Meghan Trainor this time with Acrylics! No using sandpaper this time. Titanium White is fantastic and more accurate than the kneaded eraser for HIGHLIGHTS! Try it, you'll like it!

Step 23.


Here is the talented singer, songwriter & producer, Meghan Trainor. I have added highlights to her pupils, shiny hair areas, and a few hair strands. It is great to be back. I missed you all and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with yo   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: November 20, 2014
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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
Description: Meghan Trainor is a very talented American singer, songwriter, and producer. It is amazing how she started writing songs when she was 11 and began producing them on her computer 2 years later: At 18, Trainor signed a songwriting deal with Big Yellow Dog Music, penning tracks for Rascal Flatts and Disney star Sabrina Carpenter. She didn't stop there. In 2011, she wrote and self-released two albums, “I'll Sing with You” and “Only 17.” In 2014, Trainor gained prominence with her debut single “All About That Bass”, which reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in other countries such as Austrailia, New Zealand, Canada, German and the United Kingdom. It's been a while, but I'm glad to do another tutorial here and this time it's Meghan Trainor. Thank you for stopping by and trying out my tutorial. If you Fav, Like It, or even Comment that would show your wonderful support. Luv n hugs to you all!