dragoart mobile
NormalCompactSlideShowDraw Sheet
Details
Uploaded: March 30, 2013
Artist: Catlucker
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 20
Updated: March 31, 2013
P.O.V: Front
Favourited: 2 times
Interact
Artist comments

Matthew Bellamy is an English musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, pianist, and main songwriter of the rock band Muse. As a performer, he is often recognized for his eccentric stage persona, high vocal range of 3.7 octaves as well as his piano and guitar playing abilities. (Wikipedia) One of his music pieces I love is "Supermassive Black Hole" and others. Stephanie Meyer, author and creator of Twilight used some of his songs in the first movie. This is one great musician and hugely talented artist. I hope you will enjoy drawing this tutorial. Please fav, show your love, and comment. Thank you all. Peace and love to you.

Tags
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy

How to Draw Muse, Matthew Bellamy from Muse, Matthew Bellamy

how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the oval lightly with a No.2 or HB pencil. Make sure you draw it as seen in the picture.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw in the bisecting red line to balance his facial features.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch lightly the crescent red lines for hair line and head mass.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 4

STEP 4.

You can draw in the lines a. for eyebrows, b. for eyes, c. for nose, d. for mouth, and e. for shoulder placements.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 5

STEP 5.

Now draw in Matthew's eyebrows and eyes.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 6

STEP 6.

Observe where Matthew's features appear in relation to the guidelines. Draw in his nose, smile lines, and mouth.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 7

STEP 7.

Watch closely how his face outline, jawline, chin, and ears relate to the guidelines. As you draw, you will have more accuracy.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 8

STEP 8.

When you sketch his hair, add those straight lines and curls. And use short, curly lines for his bangs. Try staying close to the lines that represent the direction & curls of his hair. This will help as you shade it in.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 9

STEP 9.

Now draw in his lapels and shoulder. If you haven't already, you can erase your guidelines.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 10

STEP 10.

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.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 11

STEP 11.

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.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 12

STEP 12.

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.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 13

STEP 13.

Here is how the tools look. I used the 0.7mm 2B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, tissue, and the blending stump.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 14

STEP 14.

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.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 15

STEP 15.

Before I started the pastel application, I erased dark outlines on the nose, lips, smiling lines for a more realistic shading. Now I can 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 light to medium gray to his face, hair and neck. I added dark gray to shaded areas of his hair, eyebrows, and jacket. 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.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 16

STEP 16.

Here I used my blending stump to "draw" in more lines, add more shading to his hair eyebrows, chin, neck and jacket. I needed to whiten areas like some hair strands and catch lights in his eyes and did this with a kneaded eraser.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 17

STEP 17.

I darkened in his eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, and jacket with my 0.7mm HB mechanical pencil. I defined his lips also. Blending his hair a big with my blending stump after sketching, gave a more realistic look. I made sure to add some white strands to his hair with a kneaded eraser.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 18

STEP 18.

Drawing like this is a gradual buildup. I keep sketching, blending and sketching some more. This time, I added more dark tones and details to his hair, face, and neck with a 9B graphite pencil. I've also blended with some tissue to soften his skin and smooth his hair.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 19

STEP 19.

I had darkened the picture too much... so I digitally lightened his skin with airbrush, light gray, at about 75% opaque. Now you can always use a kneaded eraser and lightly touch up or cover with very light gray pastel and blend in his skin.
 
how to draw muse, matthew bellamy from muse, matthew bellamy step 20

STEP 20.

Here I added lots of highlights in his hair from the reference picture. You can do this with white pastel, white titanium acrylic or watercolor paint. I also added the lighter facial hair and digitally added a background. I am closing out now. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the highly gifted Matthew Bellamy. All of you 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*