How to Draw Prodigy, Prodigy from Mindless Behavior

Artist: catlucker / February 13, 2013

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 bottom of sunglasses, c. for nose, d. for mouth, and e. for shoulders.

Step 5.

Now draw in Prodigy's eyebrows and sunglasses. Don't forget the shadow lines of the glasses. Observe where these drawn lines fall near the guidelines.

Step 6.

Note where Prodigy's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, cheek line, and mouth.

Step 7.

Watch closely how his face outline, jawline, chin, and ear relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.

Step 8.

When you sketch his hair, dot it in. Try staying close to getting in the v-shape parts of his scalp. This will help as you shade it in more.

Step 9.

Now draw in his jacket's collar and shoulders. 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.

I didn't want to skip this. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the To   

Step 12.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump.

Step 13.

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 14.

It is always great to shade in your drawing lightly. You can use a circular or diagonal sketching direction to shade his face, hair, and jacket collar with a 9B pencil very lightly. Use the pencil on it's side as in step 10 for a wider swath (coverag   

Step 15.

It's amazing how your picture will look after blending with a tissue (much like this picture, though I went a little darker). Still, do not randomly rub over his eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth and hair. Another thing, don't draw small. Draw on an A4 (or   

Step 16.

Here is the finished product. The darkness in his hair (all over), shadows on his face, jacket, and sunglasses are darkened with the 9B Graphite Pencil. Adding the background and blending it makes this contrast rich and bold for our talented Prodigy    

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: February 13, 2013
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Description: Mindless Behavior is an American boy band, best known for the singles "My Girl" and "Mrs.Right." The band was put together in Los Angeles in 2008, by Keisha Gamble, Walter Millsap, and Vincent Herbert. The band trained in dance and singing for two years before relasing a recording. They have toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo, and was the sole opening act for Janet Jackson's 2011 tour. They have been predicted as Future Stars by This Must Be Pop! (Notes from Wikipedia). Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.