Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.
Now draw in the bisecting red line to balance his facial features.
Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.
You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, and d. for mouth placements.
Now draw Chace's eyebrows and eyes.
Observe where Chace's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, mustache growth, and mouth.
Watch closely how Chace's face outline, jawline, chin, ears, and a bit of beard growth relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.
When you sketch his hair, add those straight lines and curles. And use short, jagged lines for his hair at his ear. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.
Now draw in his neck and shirt collar. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gray to his face. Medium to dark gray was applied to his hair, eyebrows, eyes, hair stubble, neck & collar. 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.
Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to his hair eyebrows, side of face, neck and shirt with the dark gray pastels. 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. Then with my blending stump I "drew" in some of his facial hair.
I sketched in more facial hairs with my 9B and 0.7mm pencils. With the 0.7mm mechanical pencil (HB lead), I defined the hair strands and added more facial hair. I applied 9B to darkly shaded areas in his hair. My small tortillon helped to add details to his eyes and eyebrows with dark gray and black.
I covered the top portion of my background with black and gray pastels. I smoothed the background with a blending stump. I took my Kneaded Eraser to make circular shapes and cleaned up any dulled white areas. With the 9B Graphite pencil, I darkened the stripes. 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.
"Faint!" I could do the dance of joy. I have finally FINISHED!!! Basically, I added more highlights with Opaque Watercolor to the catch lights in his eyes, added more light hair strands for that cool long haircut. I added pen stripes to his collar also. With a lighter application of white & light gray pastel, I gave highlights to his complexion and smoothed the shading to balance his tone. Now Chace Crawford "pops"! To help out with specific areas of highlights, tone, texture, etc., the next two following steps will show you.
Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!
Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Chace Crawford, who is a great actor and handsome young man! 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*
Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985) is an American actor. He currently portrays Nate Archibald on the CW television drama Gossip Girl. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please fav, vote, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.
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