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How To Draw Stefan Salvatore

Artist: catlucker / November 10, 2010
How To Draw Stefan Salvatore

Step 1.


The first step in drawing, you need material. You can work from a model, my picture or your own reference to follow the features. We are doing a freehand portrait drawing. Basic face shape is oval looking straight ahead. I also added looking up and d   

Step 2.


An artist exercises his technique, much an athlete his body. So here are more tips on freehand drawing. Stroking, shading, highlighting gives realism to a picture. Light falls on the ball to produce shadows and reflective light. Light also makes smoo   

Step 3.


Try drawing an eye-like shape that matches the hair and stroke with your pencil. Start dark from the corner tip and lighten off near the middle. Work from the other corner of the eye-like hair shape, stroking from that opposite corner toward the cent   

Step 4.


You'll notice Stefan's face in my picture is an oval. There are many different types of shapes to faces. But an oval is very basic and easy to use. So draw an oval. Make lines where eyebrows, nose, and mouth should be. Make imaginary lines to divide   

Step 5.


As you can see, this doesn't look like Stefan, but it has the basic placements. That's what you're going for at this point. And don't worry about those light sketchy lines. They're helpful in finding your form and they blend in really well.

Step 6.


Notice the space between top of head to eyebrow arch -- eyebrow arch to bottom tip of nose -- and bottom tip of nose to chin. They are even. And don't forget the ears reach from top of eyebrow to bottom tip of nose.See the five eyes across the face t   

Step 7.


Make imaginary lines to divide face the face in thirds. Draw softly to erase later. This will help with accurate placement of the eyes, nose, mouth, etc. Notice the space between top of head to eyebrow arch -- eyebrow arch to bottom tip of nose -- an   

Step 8.


I darken, keep looking, work darker with circular motions, shading, and erasing, erasing, erasing. That's part of drawing. Sometimes I've erased a whole eye and redrew seeing the picture was very inaccurate and not following the guidelines from the b   

Step 9.


You can see his features in more detail and I've worked in shading on his skin. I work very lightly at this point. In circular or small motions I work darker around the darker parts of his face like his eye lid, edges of his lip, near bottom of his    

Step 10.


This is my finished product of Stefan drawn freehand. It's not darkened or cropped. That is why my border is crooked...no ruler, scaling grids, tracing, protractors were used--hence, freehand. Thanks for stopping by and checking this out. I hope you    

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: November 10, 2010
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Description: This is Stefan Salvatore of "The Vampire Diaries" TV show. This tutorial of learning how to draw him in pencil, freehand, will be full of tips for anyone new and a refresher for a veteran artist like me. I chose to draw this picture of Stefan because he's looking straight on. The shadows make it seem he's walking straight toward you. Also the highlights bring a sparkle to his eyes and accentuate his full lips.