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Uploaded: March 23, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 24
Updated: March 24, 2012
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Haymitch Albernathy, played by the amazing Woody Harrelson, becomes a pot bellied drunk. You wonder why the victor of the 50th Hunger Games would be such a drunken slob. After 2 weeks of his victory, Haymitch's mother, younger brother, and girlfriend were killed by President Snow, as punishment for Haymitch using the force field to his advantage killing one of the opponents leaving him the victor. That murderous act could take the life out of anyone. So this tutorial is in tribute to one of the engaging characters of this already popular movie and bestselling book. I wanted to treat you in this "Hunger Games" tutorial. You can draw Haymitch's 3/4 view, profile or both. I just want you to have fun. Let me know what you experienced by commenting, faving and voting. Much love to you all. I cannot wait to hear from you.

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How to Draw Haymitch, Hunger Games, Woody Harrelson

how to draw haymitch, hunger games, woody harrelson step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture. As it is not a perfect egg shape.
 
how to draw haymitch, hunger games, woody harrelson step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw in the bisecting line to balance his facial features.
 
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STEP 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.
 
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STEP 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, e. for shoulder placements.
 
how to draw haymitch, hunger games, woody harrelson step 5

STEP 5.

Now draw Haymitch's eyebrows, eyes, and nose.
 
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STEP 6.

Observe where Haymitch's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in the his mustache, scruff, and mouth.
 
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STEP 7.

Watch closely the sides of Haymitch's face and how it relates to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy. Now sketch in his face, forehead wrinkles and beard.
 
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STEP 8.

Here's where you can focus better on his hair. Use those long strokes for his hair sloping down. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.
 
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STEP 9.

If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines. Also finish his collar, lapel, and shoulders.
 
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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.
 
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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. As you do more pictures, this will come easier to you.
 
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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 for HIGHLIGHTS! Yaaaa! Try it, you'll like it!
 
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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/detailed strokes. UNDERHAND: Holding the pencil at a 45 degrees or near level to the table with end of pencil under your palm with pencil on the flat side, gives you large shading coverage. With the No.2 pencil, you have the exposed lead side to shade with. But for a wider swath, use that Cretacolor Monolith graphite pencil with no wood casing. The whole sharpened portion is all lead, like in the step's picture. Practice the toning values to help you with control.
 
how to draw haymitch, hunger games, woody harrelson step 14

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
 
how to draw haymitch, hunger games, woody harrelson step 15

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 can select "Save Image As." It should save to your desktop.
 
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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.
 
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STEP 17.

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 light medium and medium gray to face, collar, and hair; medium and dark gray to hair, beard, and suit lapel. I decided to fill in his left eye in the next step. Looks like a mess. That's how a beginning project will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.
 
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STEP 18.

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 part flat (like a pencil). Then I took it's point and “drew” with it's pointed edge in the smaller areas (his hair, eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, cheeks, side of face, mouth, chin, and even his shoulders). I will be using a pencil soon for darkening and very refined areas. I've lightened areas with the kneaded eraser and took a shortcut to really darken his eyes with black pastel and a blending stump.
 
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STEP 19.

I sketched in darker with my 0.7mm mechanical and 9B pencil his eyes & mouth. I placed my 9B pencil flat and barely touching the paper went over the darker side of his face. Between the shadowed hair strands, I used the point of the 9B. To blend, I twisted and curled my stump around like a car on a winding road in-between his hair. *sorry for my ranting* Then I sprayed with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface.Let's check out the next step.
 
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STEP 20.

I took my small sized paint brush and opaque white watercolor to add more defined strands, beard hairs, sparkle to his eyes, and texture lines on his lapel & suit jacket. I worked some more details in his wrinkles, adding shadows and taking my kneaded eraser to add highlights to the hilly areas.
 
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STEP 21.

*clap your hands!* I have finally FINISHED! I took the pure white opaque watercolor and added more highlights to his hair strands and sparkle in his eye. I also added the black background with my 9B graphite crayon. This pastel stuff really works well on Vellum paper that's nice and smooth. I am totally satisfied. And I hope you are too with your creation. To help out with specific areas of highlights, tone, texture, etc., the next two following steps will show you.
 
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STEP 22.

Click on this picture for Highlights and Tone, Shading, etc. Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out! In the picture below Highlights, see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Haymitch played by Woody Harrelson, who is a fantastic actor! HERE'S A TINY BONUS. The next 2 steps you can learn how to draw Haymitch's profile with the HG logo!
 
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STEP 23.

If you want to draw this, click on this picture for the 1st 4 steps. PIC 1: Draw in guidelines, including that small looking earpiece placement for the HG logo. PIC 2: Draw in eyes & eyebrows. PIC 3: Add forehead, nose mouth, chin and neck profile. PIC 4: Draw in outline placement for shading on his forehead, nose, mouth, cheeks, chin, and neck.
 
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STEP 24.

PIC 5: Now draw in his hair, collar, tie, and suit. PIC 6: Now sketch in the logo. I made it separate for you to easily focus and draw it. PIC 7: Now you've completed a drawing of Haymitch's profile. You can color it in to match the profile picture or sketch in the shadings with your pencil. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. 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 fav, comment, and vote here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *hug* *blowkiss*