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Uploaded: April 10, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 24
Updated: April 10, 2012
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I just love this actor, Ryan Reynolds (born October 23, 1976). He is a Canadian film and television actor. Reynolds is known for playing the role of Michael Bergen on ABC's sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001), Wade Wilson of Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", and Hal Jordan of Green Lantern in "Green Lantern." He has also appeared in films such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, "Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe", "The Proposal", "The Change-Up", and "Safe House." (Notes by Wikipedia) I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.

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How to Draw Ryan Reynolds

how to draw ryan reynolds 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.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw in the bisecting red line to balance his facial features.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 4

STEP 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, and d. for mouth placements.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 5

STEP 5.

Now draw Ryan's eyebrows and eyes.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 6

STEP 6.

Observe where Ryan's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, mustache, and mouth.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 7

STEP 7.

Watch closely how Ryan's temple, face outline, jawline, chin, ears, and a bit of beard growth relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 8

STEP 8.

When you sketch his hair, add those straight lines and curls. And use short, jagged lines for his hairline. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & curls of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 9

STEP 9.

Now draw in his neck and shirt. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 10

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.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 11

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. Take you kneaded eraser and dab off the shadow outlines or dark lines with your kneaded eraser for a more realistic look as you shade. Shading transition from dark to light (or visa versa) should be smooth... no harsh lines. Be patient with this, it's not as complicated as you may think. As you do more pictures, this will come easier to you.a
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 12

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 or Opaque White Watercolors for HIGHLIGHTS! Yaaaa! Try it, you'll like it!
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 13

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 ryan reynolds 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 ryan reynolds step 15

STEP 15.

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 here's a TIP! Don't draw a straight line for the hairline. Do tiny strokes to represent beginning of hair at its root. Look at real people and see their hairline isn't a straight line. Practice and your picture will look more realistic.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 16

STEP 16.

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.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 17

STEP 17.

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.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 18

STEP 18.

This is the first start with the pastel application. 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. 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 medium & dark gray to his face, hair, neck and the shadow in his shirt. Looks like a mess, but that's how a some beginning projects will appear. Keep patience with you and keep applying those layers of whites, grays & blacks. You'll have a great outcome.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 19

STEP 19.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to his hair eyebrows, side of face, neck and shirt. I needed to whiten areas like some hair strands and catch lights in his eyes and did this with a kneaded eraser and white pastel.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 20

STEP 20.

I first applied black pastel to the darkest areas (between strands) in his hair. I shaded his face more with dark pastel (it lightened as I blended). I took charge and grabbed my 9B Graphite pencil and added more definition the his hair, beard scruff, eye pupils and eyebrows! With my eraser on my mechanical pencil, I added more hair strands. Then I took my blending stump to give more depth to his hair, eyes, nose, lips, neck, and shirt.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 21

STEP 21.

I added background with a medium gray pastel and rubbed softly to get that blended effect. At his shirt collar, I added a hint of dark gray and used a blending stump to give it depth. After those adjustments, I sprayed the picture with "Krylon Workable Fixatif" to adhere the pencil & pastel to the paper for a non-smudging and workable surface.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 22

STEP 22.

Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in his eyes Now Ryan "pops" out! You can use the original background in Step 21. This background was cloned from the reference pic to add drama and save time. Now, To help out with specific areas of highlights, tone, texture, etc., the next two following steps will show you.
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 23

STEP 23.

Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!
 
how to draw ryan reynolds step 24

STEP 24.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Ryan Reynolds who is an amazing actor, and soooo much fun to watch as an action hero and comedian! 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 show your love here. And I will definitely reply back soon or eventually. Love, peace, happiness, success, and more beautiful days to ya! *hug* *blowkiss*