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Uploaded: April 18, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: April 18, 2012
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I don’t know how many of you know, but Tim Burton has another film that is going to be released May 11th of this year and it stars, you know it, Johnny Depp. The film is called Dark Shadows, and it is a film that is a remake of the late sixties series of the same name. The dark Gothic style Soap Oprah aired for a total of five years, and even though there was an attempt to boost the show's popularity, it still managed to get cancelled. This tutorial is going to be on "how to draw Barnabas Collins", step by step. The character of Barnabas will be portrayed by Johnny Depp and according to critics that have already seen parts of the film; they say he makes an excellent Barnabas Collins. The movie will also have stars like Michelle Pfeiffer, and Eva Green. So what kind of figure will Johnny play? He is playing the role of a vampire, and his dysfunctional family is made up of ghouls, ghosts, werewolves, zombies, witches, warlocks, and other man-made creatures. There is even going to be parallel universes and time travel. It sounds like it’s going to be lots of fun. I honestly can’t wait to see Dark Shadows and I seriously suggest that you guys watch the trailer on Youtube. Anyways, here is the lesson so I hope you have fun with drawing Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows. Adios people and enjoy!

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How to Draw Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows

how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 1

STEP 1.

Begin the first step by drawing a circle shape for the head and then sketch in the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 2

STEP 2.

Heads up, Johnny Depp's face shape is very boxy and or square. This is why it appears to be so...wide and unnatural. Don't forget his head is slightly tilted back. Using the shape you just made, begin sketching out the structure of his face. The jawline should have straight edges and the chin should be the same. Sketch in his pasted on bangs like so, as well as the hair that sticks to the sides of his face.
 
how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 3

STEP 3.

You will now start sketching out the funky, but Gothic style sunglasses that Barnabas wears. As you can see they are rounded on the insides, and straight across the top and sides. Draw the bridge part of the glasses which rests on the bridge of the nose, then draw the temples which are the parts that rest around the ears. Add some darkening around the top part of the glasses and then sketch in some of the creases around the eyes.
 
how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 4

STEP 4.

Like I said before, the head is slightly tilted back, so the nose will be drawn from a view like you where looking up his nostrils. To start, draw the flares of the nostrils, and then color in the nostril holes like so. You will then make a mark on the top which will add some structure to the nose. When that is done, sketch in the lines on the sides of his face which will give Johnny that sunken in cheek look. Sketch out the mouth as closed lips as well as the clef in his chin.
 
how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 5

STEP 5.

You are already almost done with this tutorial. You will finish drawing out his head in the form of his pasty style hair, and then draw out the simple shapes of his ears.
 
how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 6

STEP 6.

Next, you will finish Barnabas by drawing the high collar of his jacket, and then draw out the shape of his neck, as well as his stiff shirt collar. You can start cleaning up the drawing to prepare it for detailing, then color.
 
how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 7

STEP 7.

Sketch in the inner ear detailing as well as sketch in the definition to the middle part of his neck.
 
how to draw barnabas collins, dark shadows step 8

STEP 8.

Here is what your drawing should look like when you are all done. Now you can enjoy coloring in this very dark, but very colorful character.