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How to Draw Snoop Dogg

Artist: catlucker / January 28, 2013
How to Draw Snoop Dogg

Step 1.

To allow for more shading steps, I've cut down the guidelines. Let me know if this works for you. With the No. 2 pencil, start lightly drawing the oval, bisecting line, and crescent lines (for head mass). Then lightly draw lines a. for eyebrows, b. f   

Step 2.

Observe where Snoop's sunglasses and eyes appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw it in.

Step 3.

Now draw in his nose, mustache, and lips.

Step 4.

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

Step 5.

You can now draw in the rest of his braid, his ear, profile, goatie, and lovely sideburns.

Step 6.

I wanted to make this step separate so you can focus on his braid. I'll have some tips later on how to do hair and braids.

Step 7.

Now draw in his earring, neck, and collar. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.

Step 8.

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 9.

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 10.

Here is a quick tip on different types of hair. 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 different ethnic group   

Step 11.

The tools that are great for a beautiful pencil portrait are the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump, which I have used on previous traditional portraits.

Step 12.

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 13.

Basically all the different methods (pencil, pastels or SAI paint tool) follow the same rules--tone, highlights, and detail. 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.    

Step 14.

After I got the shades of gray in, I highlighted with a huge airbrush tool and got the lighter tones in his face, even the white dots on his sunglasses. I went in with a dark gray to detail his eyes, sunglasses and hair.

Step 15.

I went over his hair, mustache and beard with black small strokes. Enjoyed doing his slicked hair gathered into braids. I darkened the highlights on the braids for a more realistic look when I give it more highlights. I noticed I didn't balance out t   

Step 16.

For more realism, I detailed his glasses and paid close attention to the reference pic. I added more highlights to his sunglasses, hair (facial hair too) and earrings. This is the first time I've created a portrait from scratch digitally. And I thank   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: January 28, 2013
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Tags: draw famous people, draw music, draw real people, how to draw real people, how to draw people, how to draw celebrities
Description: I have always wanted to do Snoop Dogg because of his gorgeous braids. This man is a music rapper giant that is set apart all the rest because of his soft speaking voice. Not only does he rap, but he also is a singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. This tutorial was drawn a little differently. Instead of using pencils/pastels, I've used my digital program SAI. Let me know what you think of this tut by commenting, faving or clicking on "Love It"! Peace n love to ya!