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How to Draw Rachel McAdams, Rachel McAdams

Artist: catlucker / February 28, 2012
How to Draw Rachel McAdams, Rachel McAdams

Step 1.


Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture. Draw it slanting to the left.

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 the eyebrows and eyes. Notice how the left eyebrow facing you is cut off. Please draw it that way.

Step 6.


Examine the guidelines and notice how her smiling line appears in the middle of the guidelines. Draw in her nose, mouth, and smiling line.

Step 7.


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

Step 8.


Since there are quite a few lines representing the flow of her hair, I've broken down this into two parts. Just draw lightly the left side facing you, along with her shoulders.

Step 9.


Now you can draw in the right side of her hair and neck. Look closely at how the lines flow with the guidelines as you did with the rest of the drawing. Take your time. Patience is your best friend because with it, you'll be able to complete your dra   

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 or Opaque White Watercolors 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.


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 18.


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 19.


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 20.


I added some more dark gray and black to her hair and eyes. 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 stump tapered pa   

Step 21.


I sketched in some more dark tones and details to her hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. For fine details in her hairline, eyebrows, and eyes, I used a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. I've also blended with some tissue to soften her skin and sm   

Step 22.


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 upper & lower lips--looks like lip gloss to me. Now Adriana "pops" out! Not to forget, I add   

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 Rachel McAdams, who is an amazing star! I am closing out now. But you all have been wonderful and it has been a great pleasure to do this tutorial with you. Please    

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: February 28, 2012
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Description: Rachel McAdams, actress, was claimed by the media as "the next Julia Roberts" and she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star. Still she reminds me of Jennifer Garner and Hillary Swank. She starred in the 2002 comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams found fame in 2004 with starring roles in the teen comedy "Mean Girls" and the romantic drama "The Notebook." She has starred in many other films. I am glad to submit this tutorial to you. I hope you have learned something from "How to Draw Rachel McAdams." Go ahead, don't be shy--vote, comment, and fav. Thank you all for your support. Much hugs and love to you.