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Uploaded: November 21, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
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Updated: November 21, 2012
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So I'm sure you guys are aware that there is a movie that is being talked about called 'Life of Pi'. It is a movie based on a novel that was released back in 2001 by Yann Martel. This lesson will show you "how to draw Pi", step by step. The book is classified as a fantasy novel which makes the story even more enticing to want to read. The main character or protagonist of the story is a boy named Piscine Molitor Patel, or Pi for short. He is an Indian boy from Pondicherry who goes on a journey to seek out the many different aspects of spirituality. The book is broken up in three sections. The first section tells the tale of Pi as an adult, and from there he begins to have flashbacks of his childhood. From there the story goes off on an exciting journey that some kids may actually relate to because childhood was difficult for Pi. When he was young other kids used to make fun of his name Piscine Patel. They used to tease him by calling him 'Pissing Patel'. When he got old enough he later changed his name to Pi. I could go on and on about the story but then I would be giving it away of spoiling it for those of you that haven't read or watched the movie. Instead I will tell you that Pi goes on a fantasy like journey as he is shipwrecked out in the open sea for two hundred twenty seven days with a large Bengal tiger who he later befriends. I know you will love the book because it sounds so intriguing to me. Or you can just wait for the movie which opened today. Have fun drawing Pi folks, and I will have fun making new lessons for you all. Peace people!

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How to Draw Pi From Life of Pi

how to draw pi from life of pi step 1

STEP 1.

Let us begin by making the guides for the face and head. Start with a short oblong head followed by the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw pi from life of pi step 2

STEP 2.

He is wearing a turban so you will need to make a slanted line going across the forehead for the turban. Sketch out the actual shape of the face like so, then move to step three.
 
how to draw pi from life of pi step 3

STEP 3.

Start this step by using the facial guidelines as you draw out and color in his thick eyebrows. Sketch the sides of the nose like so, then start the lining to form the top lip line.
 
how to draw pi from life of pi step 4

STEP 4.

Continue drawing the face by drawing the shapes of his eyes. Make sure to give his eye some bold lining for an intense stare. Color the pupils, then sketch in detailing to the nose until you form the nostril holes, and frown lines on the sides of the nostrils. Finish drawing out the mouth by sketching out his lips and then add the small arched line for his chin.
 
how to draw pi from life of pi step 5

STEP 5.

Here you will work on drawing the turban. This is a traditional headgear that is worn by a lot of men from the middle east. Other cultures also wear turbans too, so let's get started. The best way to tackle this step is to start by drawing out the layered outline of the turban. When this is done you can draw in the creases, folds, and detailing to add texture to the headdress. Draw in his ears like so, then proceed to step six.
 
how to draw pi from life of pi step 6

STEP 6.

You are almost done guys. Sketch out the shape of his neck, then draw the stiff collar for his shirt as well as the shoulders. Add detailing to his shirt before you move along to step seven.
 
how to draw pi from life of pi step 7

STEP 7.

Lastly, sketch out the hair which is sort of long. All that you will see is the bangs peaking through the turban as well as some hair behind the ears and head. Sketch detailing inside the ears, then you can begin erasing your mistakes.
 
how to draw pi from life of pi step 8

STEP 8.

That's it you are all done. Now you can color in Pi. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on drawing Pi from Life of Pi.