How to Draw Olivia Wilde, Tron

Artist: catlucker / April 16, 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. Also the bisecting line detaches and extends from the back of her neckline.

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, e. for shoulder placements. Observe line e. closely. It has a "C" curve to allow for her packed disc and it slopes forward then down for her chest.

Step 5.

Now draw Olivia's eyes and eyebrows.

Step 6.

Examine the guidelines and notice how her nose, mouth, face and jawline appear in the guidelines. Now draw them in.

Step 7.

When you sketch her hair, add those straight lines and curves. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of her hair. This will help as you shade it in.

Step 8.

This is where the "C" shape comes in handy. You can easily draw the disc cover, back of her costume and the front yoke. Don't forget to add the crosshatch.

Step 9.

Now draw in her arm. Don't forget the crosshatched sides. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.

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.

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.

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 17.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to her hair, face, neck, arm, and costume. I needed to keep those "stripes" or what I call nodes white, so I left them blank. I have not touched her eyes and eyebrows. I added mo   

Step 18.

Looks like a huge jump, right? Not really. It's like two steps put together. First, is the sketch using my 9B and 7mm HB pencils. Her eyebrows and eyes, adding darkening crosshatches were done with my above pencils. Then I blended with the stump. I d   

Step 19.

"Faint!" I have finally FINISHED!!! Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in her eyes, added more light stray hairs and shine, gave a little shine on her lower lip. Also I added some white to light nodes (strip   

Step 20.

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

Step 21.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Olivia Wilde, who is an amazing actress! HERE'S A TINY BONUS. The next 2 steps has information on how I colored Olivia with pastels!

Step 22.

I love to look for the right paper color to enhance the picture. So from my Strathmore Charcoal Assorted Tints paper, I chose blue. After sketching the outline, I applied the coloring in this fashion. 1. Opaque watercolor (gouche) is great. Applied w   

Step 23.

4. I added black and blended with my stump. 5. I found the crosshatched lines weren't dark enough and my black color pencil wasn't thin enough to make them. I reverted to my 0.3 Copic Ink pen and it worked!!! This color picture is more detailed. The    

Step 24.

I am in love with Rembrandt Soft Pastels. They apply so smoothly and brilliantly. I had a set of landscape pastels that didn't have the blues in this picture. So I went and bought four new blues and a very light pink. With a mixture of those blues an   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: April 16, 2012
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Description: I've got two treats for you all because everyone has been so kind. Dawn, that includes you too! There are tips on how to draw the "Tron" Olivia (actress & model) as Quorra in "Tron: Legacy." My traditional pencil/pastel tutorial is presented along with some help on applying color pastels. I actually did two separate art pieces. A portrait-sized color picture of Olivia as Quorra (about 11 by 14 inches) and my usual pencil/pastel (about 8-1/2 by 11 inches). Yeah, drawing and painting does take time. But for you all it's worth it! Back to Olivia. She's played in quite a few movies and TV projects. You may know her from the movie "Cowboys & Aliens," the TV shows "The O.C." and "Skin," to name a few. I just want you to have fun. Let me know what you experienced by commenting, faving and showing your love. Much love to you all. I cannot wait to hear from you.