How To Sketch People

Artist: catlucker / December 5, 2010

Step 1.

We're starting with four faces. Draw the four circles and guidelines to help sketch in the facial features. When talking about sketching, you can do quick pencil strokes. Do the strokes lightly, please. And try to stay as close as possible with these   

Step 2.

Now you've gotten the facial position and mass with the circles and guidelines, draw the lower jaw area and the upper lids of the eyes.

Step 3.

The wonderful thing about those guidelines that look like satellite antennae is they help with perspective and placing the facial features. You can put in the lower lids and iris of their eyes. The nose goes at the bottom of the circle. Now start dra   

Step 4.

We're doing pretty good at this point. Your guidelines are shaping into an actual face. Damon has those wonderful expressive eyebrows. Go ahead and draw place mark for them. No details yet. You can now start on the rest of his mouth, neck and ears. D   

Step 5.

As mentioned, this is a sketch so keep drawing, molding your faces. You'll see red on their jaws, eyebrows, eyes...just about everywhere. I'm constantly tweaking to make the faces look more like the characters. Don't be shocked by all those red lines   

Step 6.

Here are some tidbits about the expressive eye. First, when the eye is relaxed the upper lid covers part of the iris. Then when someone expresses shock or surprise, the eyes widen to expose all of the iris as pictured. The gal's eyes looking up from    

Step 7.

Mouths can tip off what a person is feeling. It changes with the expression of the face. The nose and mouth work together. The shading and highlights are consistent. Plus the concave and convex areas above the upper lip extend to the nose. Try sketc   

Step 8.

Now you've sketched to your heart's content. Your drawing should have a sketchy feel to it. Quick, lots of lines to mold the drawing. Whether or not your drawing looks like this, you've learned some techniques that'll help you. So go ahead and erase    

Step 9.

You've rested. Now darken Damon's face that's in the shadows. Don't worry about covering up some of his eye. Remember on the left side, facing us, part of his lower lid is hit by light so get that special effect with your kneaded eraser. I say Damon    

Step 10.

EXPRESSIONS: 1st Pic-Damon is squinting in the sun looking at the beautiful Elena. 2nd Pic-Elena does a curtsy and looks at Damon from beneath her eyelids. 3rd pic-Damon is in the darkened Mystic Grill and Bar and gets a rebuttal from Elena who   

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Artist: catlucker
Date Added: December 5, 2010
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Description: Who is more fun to sketch than Damon Salvatore of the hit TV series "The Vampire Diaries." Damon Salvatore is Stefan Salvatore's older, stronger and malevolent vampire brother. And what a hoot he is. With the most fun, riveting, and witty dialog, he can make you laugh, cry or scream. Not to mention his many facial expression. Though Damon is known to be the "bad" vampire brother, his association with his "good" brother and Elena (the woman he now loves) is slowly turning him into a better man. Still charming, handsome and somewhat a cad, I can help but love Damon. I hope that ya'll will enjoy this tutorial on "<em><strong>how to sketch people</em></strong>", step by step! Don't forget to leave some feedback on how you did!