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Uploaded: February 19, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: February 19, 2013
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So in this next tutorial installment, I'll be showing you how to draw one of the strangest religious concepts I've ever heard of. It reminds me of a concept similar to Christianity, with the reincarnation of Jesus. In this lesson, I’ll show you "how to draw the Dalai Lama" Tenzin', step by step. This was sort of fun to work on, but Tenzin's face kinda reminds me of that fat king Zora from Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. The part I had most fun with, was painting the face as well as the background. If you want to draw portraits successfully, I advise you to look at many references and styles in order to make portrait drawing much easier. I've also tried to use thinner lines with this specific style so they don't stand out too much, contrasting the painterly look. Be sure to have yourself an eraser and lots of patience, because if you're a traditional artist, you're going to need it. Unlike digital art, you can't hit the undo button whenever you make a mistake. Drawing portraits digitally allow so much more confidence as you work. Anyways, I hope you'll enjoy this tut. Let me know if you want me to draw any other famous faces from history for either your school projects, or just for fun. Peace out!

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How to Draw Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama

how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 1

STEP 1.

Here you will start the first step by drawing an oval shape followed by the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 2

STEP 2.

Using the shape you just made, draw out the shape of Dali Lama's head. Draw the ears, then move to step three.
 
how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 3

STEP 3.

To begin the face, you will first need to draw out the glasses first, which are square in shape. You draw in the glasses first because it is the glasses that frames the nose. When the eye wear is drawn, sketch out the shape of his nose.
 
how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 4

STEP 4.

Draw in the Asian shape of his eyes, and when you do this make sure to draw in the wrinkles, creases and folds. This will add age as well as character. Take your time so everything comes out realistic.
 
how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 5

STEP 5.

Finish drawing the nose, then sketch the frown lines as well as his ball like cheeks. Add a simple smile like so, then draw in the bottom lip bump. Add age to Dalai's face.
 
how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 6

STEP 6.

Even though Dalai's face is old, and his head is bald, you still have to make some additions to his face. Draw in the shadow of his hairline. The Dalai Lama have to shave their heads if they are full of hair. Sketch in the forehead wrinkles, then draw out the eyebrows and crinkle between the eyes. Detail inside the ears, then proceed to step seven.
 
how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 7

STEP 7.

In this step you will draw out the shape of Dalai's neck, followed by his shoulders and shroud that he wears. Add definition to his neck, then his clothing. Erase your mistakes before calling this step finished.
 
how to draw dalai lama, dalai lama step 8

STEP 8.

Here he is, The Dalai Lama in the paper flesh. Color him in, or leave this guy as a sketch.