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Uploaded: February 21, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: February 21, 2012
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There is no need for me to explain this next tutorial since most of you know why I am submitting this military based design. For those that don’t read my descriptions, or artist comments, I will re-brief you all. My almost seventeen year old brother wants to join the military, and as of today he decided that he wants to be a Marine or join the United States Marine Corp. Today, I will be showing you "how to draw USMC", step by step. I could have called this lesson a Marine tattoo, but that could mean anything. Anyways, there were a few things I had to choose from when picking an icon to use for my tattoo design. After searching a few, I ultimately decided that the Marine bulldog would be easiest for folks to replicate. I didn’t think I was going to have fun making this design because of the letters that I had to draw along with the bulldog. It turns out that I did enjoy making this USMC tattoo, and I think that you guys will love this design as well. You may experience some difficulty if you’re not used to making animals or dog faces, but if you keep up with the hard work, I’m confident that you will do an awesome job. Well, that’s it guys, have fun drawing a Marine tattoo, and I will prepare my next lesson for you all. Adios amigos and enjoy!

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How to Draw USMC, Marine Tattoo

how to draw usmc, marine tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

As you can see, you will be drawing the USMC bulldog. Begin with a circle for the head guide, and then sketch in the facial guide as well as the horizontal line for your four letters. This will ensure that they come out even with each other.
 
how to draw usmc, marine tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

Okay, start this step by drawing the hat for your bulldog sergeant. Draw the top portion of the hat, and then draw the lid or rim like so. Next, draw the erect ears, and then add a dimple in the hat.
 
how to draw usmc, marine tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

Okay guys, now that the hat and ears are drawn, let's begin sketching out the bulldog's head and face. Start at the side of the head, and then draw the snout. The jowls on a bulldog are very flabby so make sure you draw the jowl in this manner. Add some detailing like so, and then you are ready to proceed on.
 
how to draw usmc, marine tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

Before we start drawing the detailing, let's tackle the task of sketching out the eyes, the mean expressive eyebrows, and then draw the nose. Next, now we can begin sketching the detailing in. Start with the band around the hat, and then sketch the ear definition, as well as all the wrinkles, creases and folds on the face and jowls.
 
how to draw usmc, marine tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

Finish drawing the face by sketching out the bottom jaw. This is a big bowl or cup like shape that has a flipped bottom lip. Draw the other jowl, and then draw in the sharp teeth that makes his snarling grin look even meaner. Add some dark lining around the mouth and give this bulldog a dimple in the chin.
 
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STEP 6.

Finish your USMC bulldog by drawing a spiked collar. Take your time and you will do fine.
 
how to draw usmc, marine tattoo step 7

STEP 7.

Using the single line you made for the letters, simply draw the U and S in the fashion that you see them here and color them in.
 
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STEP 8.

Lastly, draw the M and C, and then color those letters in as well. Clean up the mistakes and guides and you're done.
 
how to draw usmc, marine tattoo step 9

STEP 9.

Here is the finished drawing when you are done. Color in your Marine tattoo to finish him off.