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Uploaded: December 21, 2012
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 16
Updated: December 22, 2012
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Jensen Ackles born March 1, 1978, is popularly known as the character Dean Winchester from the long-running CW TV series, Supernatural. Adding to his talents, he has directed three of the Supernatural episodes. Let me know what you think of this tut by commenting, faving or clicking on "Love It"! Peace n love to ya!

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How to Draw Jensen Ackles, Dean Winchester, Supernatural

how to draw jensen ackles, dean winchester, supernatural step 1

STEP 1.

To allow for more shading steps, I've cut down the guidelines. Let me know if this works for you. With the No. 2 pencil, start lightly drawing the oval, bisecting line, and crescent lines (for head mass). Then lightly draw lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, and d. for mouth placement. Make sure you draw these as seen in the picture.
 
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STEP 2.

Observe where Jensen's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his eyebrows, eyes, and bags underneath eyes.
 
how to draw jensen ackles, dean winchester, supernatural step 3

STEP 3.

Now draw in his nose, the shadow, face profile line with chin, and lips.
 
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STEP 4.

When you sketch his hair, add those straight lines and curls. 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 5.

Now draw in his ear, neck, and collar. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.
 
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STEP 6.

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 7.

Here is the outline done with a 9B Graphite 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.
 
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STEP 8.

I didn't want to skip this. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the Tone Exercise.
 
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STEP 9.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump
 
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STEP 10.

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.
 
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STEP 11.

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 dark gray to his hair, face and jacket 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.
 
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STEP 12.

I took my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more strokes to his hair. His eyebrows, chin, neck and jacket I also smoothed with my blending stump. I used a tissue (which is soft) to smooth out his face around his cheek, jaw, nose and under his eyebrows. I needed to whiten areas like the reflective light on the side of his face, highlights on his nose and lips. I did the highlights with my kneaded eraser.
 
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STEP 13.

I darkened in his eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, lips, face shadows, and jacket with my 9B graphite pencil and dark gray pastels. I also added lighter hair strands with a light gray pastel stick. Then I blended with my blending stump to give a smooth texture.
 
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STEP 14.

Basically, you can add more highlights with Titanium White Acrylics to the catch lights in his eyes, reflective light on the tip of his nose, the side of his face, and on his lip's shine. I also added more accurate hair strands in a light gray. TIP: I lightened this picture (in my photo-editing program) to appear more like my original picture and reference. Now the Jensen "pops" out!
 
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STEP 15.

Without highlights, your picture would have a flat appearance. Click on this picture to learn how to make your own picture POP out!
 
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STEP 16.

Click on this picture to see how Tone, Shading, Texture, and Reflective Light affects Jensen Ackles who brilliantly plays the Dean Winchester! 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*